Missing...and comfort food

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by lynne, Oct 6, 2000.

  1. lynne

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    Just realized how much North Carolina food I've discussed in posts lately -- and after 20 some moves all over the world, it's definitely not because it's all I've been exposed to -- I guess I'm a little homesick and of course, I guess I'm thinking in the food context. Right now a big plate of cheese grits and shrimp would bring a smile to my face.

    Any of you get homesick and connect it with a certain food? What would you want to remind you of home? (and I'm not even sure which one--!!)
     
  2. cookm

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    Even though I wasn't born in the Bay Area (but I've lived around this area since 1971) I consider it home. What I would really miss is all the produce. I went to Maine 2 years ago and I was shocked at the produce. We went to a Farmers' Mkt., which was exciting to me cause I thought I'd get some summer produce, but it was like winter produce mostly!! No diss to Maine, it was very beautiful, but I just couldn't live there. Good seafood, though!!
     
  3. shroomgirl

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    Cheese grits....I havn't thought of those in forever....I've lived all over also, what I miss are mainly La foods, boiled crawfish and potatoes thrown on newspaper strewn tables with cold beer. Soft shelled crabs, lump crab, oysters, smothered okra (okra, bacon, onion, garlic, Tony Chacere season salt).....hmmmmmm
     
  4. pete

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    nothing says home to me like mom's rhubarb pie or dad's saurbraten over mashed potatoes.
     
  5. bevreview steve

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    My grandma used to make these excellent english muffin pizzas... I really miss those...
     
  6. nick.shu

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    the bizarre thing is that i dont miss types of food. I miss Aussie beer when O/S - Victoria Bitter. But apart from that, ive got a pretty comfy life.

    Just the beer. Heheh (bloody Aussies)

    Oops, i forgot to say, that im too busy trying local fare to miss homefoods stuff.

    [This message has been edited by Nick.Shu (edited October 07, 2000).]
     
  7. shroomgirl

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    Nick does all the beer in Aussieland come in HUGE SIZE CANS???? Why is that? Doesn't it get hot before the last swigs?
     
  8. cape chef

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    I miss my grandmothers matza ball soup and her incredible potato ladkas with tons of warm apple sauce, and my moms two day braised beef brisket with carmilized onions,My Grandfather was a baker and I so miss his jewish corn bread, every sunday we would all go to the bakery and pull our own loaf right out of the oven to bring home, then dad would bye some lox (only if he could read the new york times throught it)
    we would go home and me and my brothers would devoure Pops bread MMmmmmmmmm
     
  9. mezzaluna

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    Cape Chef, MB soup is my absolute fave for comfort food, too! I like to add lots of greens (leeks, celery and leaves, dill, green onion) to it as my grandmother did. Nothing beats it! Well, maybe her cinnamon kichlach (rolls), or her challah... or her kasha varnishkes made with schmaltz! I'll stop there. The Yom Kippur fast will be starting in a few hours, and it won't do to let my food cravings carry me away today...
     
  10. cape chef

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    L,shona tova Mezzaluna, I will be fasting soon to. But I look forward to breakfast with my family. good yontov
     
  11. david jones

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    My Mom used to make "Salmon Patties" with canned salmon. Unbelievable that I crave them.
     
  12. mudbug

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    Let me know when you want to make a trip to LA and I'm right there with you shroomgirl!
     
  13. live_to_cook

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    My mom likes my cooking more than I fancy hers most of the time, but I do miss her hummus, the way she browns the garlic and half-mashed the chick peas in a cast iron skillet, plenty of fresh lemon. Store bought only brings regrets.
     
  14. shroomgirl

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    Never heard of cooked garlic and smashed in the pan chickpeas
    I really like Moosewoods (#1 book) Molly Katzen's hummos....oh....cumin, parsley, lemon, green onions, garlic, tahini, chickpeas, salt, cayene....Raves are all I get when I make this.
     
  15. cookm

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    Sroomgirl and live to cook, I'm going to have to try your hummus methods next time I make it.
    David Jones, my mom also used to make salmon patties. I loved those too. It was especially good when we lived in Alaska.
     
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    Lamb Shanks braised in garlic and yogurt with a pilaf of bulghar wheat! Fresh mint and red onions on the side.
     
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    Chef Michael Kornick used to make a Braised Lamb Shank with Lemon-Thyme Aioli at Marche. I could eat it every day!
     
  18. shroomgirl

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    Mashed potatoes
     
  19. greg

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    Chili John's chili!! It's a restaurant in Green Bay, WI, that's been around for about 40 years. They sell the chili in grocery stores; every time I go back, I stock up. The key ingredient? Beef suet!
     
  20. nick.shu

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    Shroomgirl, we have a few sizes of beer here.

    Throwdowns - small 250ml bottles
    Stubbies - 375ml bottles
    Long Necks - 750ml Bottles

    Cans - 375ml cans
    Depth charges - 750ml cans, but you cant get these very often now.

    Kegs -

    either small 5litre cans
    or commercial size - 15 litre or 30 litre kegs, sometimes 50 litre.

    Thats just container sizes.