What ya'll eating...Man I love food...

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  1. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    fresh peaches and fried shrimp with mushrooms and squash[​IMG]

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    I ate all of that yesterday^! ....good stuff!
     
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  2. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Got a lot of pork should meat leftover from last night. Made some sliders using Kings Hawaiian rolls, Bush's baked beans, and red potato salad.

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  3. big ROBOT bill

    big ROBOT bill Maha Guru

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    Gluten free and lactose free pizza, it is possible and tasty. Cheese smoked beef salami red peppers olives fresh herbs and more cheese :)

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  4. 386SX

    386SX Master Guru

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    Got an easy recipe for you guys (sadly no pics):

    Fried sweet aubergines:
    (Spanish recipe)

    You need for a small to medium portion:
    1 aubergine
    2 plates
    A surface where you can cut on
    A sharp knife OR a graper which is able to give you SLICES (not all do that)
    A fork
    some flour or some grated bread (grated real fine so you get almost flour but with some small bread pieces left)
    2 - 3 eggs (probably 4)
    A pan
    Some fat (oil, butter, as you like to fry things)
    Some honey, preferably in those "squeeze packages" where you can do fine lines of honey with, you know? (standard honey from a jar is fine, too. But you will need a spoon then to apply later)
    Some sheets of paper towel

    Prep work:
    Take one plate and put some flour on it. Spread it until the whole plate is covered with it.
    Take the other plate and put those eggs on it and stirr them with the fork until it's completely mixed and you get an orange / yellow mass.
    Take the sharp knife or grater and slice the aubergine into real small slices. The smaller you slice, the more (and the tastier) it gets.
    Not take those slices and put them (one by one) first through the egg mass, then through the flour or grated bread, so you get a panaded aubergine slice.
    Repeat this with every single slice of aubergine until all of them are panaded.

    Main work:
    Fry them, but be a bit careful and do not put them over each other. They have to be separated, otherwise they will stick together and that's no fun eating.
    After you fried them until the cover is "dark yellow" and it starts to get brown at some edges, take them out and put them on some paper towel to let the fat soak into the paper and out of the aubergines.
    Put them with a little bit of space to each other, because now it's SUGAR TIME!!!! :D

    After work:
    Take the honey and squeeze it until the honey comes out. Then do fast movements with your hand over the aubergines, so the honey package shoots out a small stream of honey, which you spread across the aubergines. You do not need much, but you may. Just as you like. If you use a spoon, do slower movements but yet fast enough so you get only small lines of honey, like from a "squeeze package" (I do not know the exact name).
    When everything is covered, immediately serve it. When it gets too cold, it is still tasty, but warm / hot they taste a lot better.

    It sounds like much work, but I was only intended to give you as much details as I can. Prep work is done within some minutes, frying takes only minutes too (because of the size of each slice) and the "after work" with the honey is done in minutes, too. I would estimate you need about 10 to 15 minutes to do one portion with the size as mentioned above. 2 or more aubergines only add some minutes to the total time.

    I saw this first in Spain, when I was invited by some spanish landlord to his birthday. The wife of the landlord did that recipe for about 50 guys in under half an hour, and there was PLENTY of stuff. Just for your info. :)

    Be warned though:
    - It's addictive!
    - It's very "dirty" eating them! (Your hands will get covered in honey! Or you eat it with a fork!)
    - Depending on the oil / fat you use (I wasn't prepared for pure Spanish olive oil back then) you have a VERY VERY long session at the stall. :D

    I hope it is as tasty for you as it was for me. ;)
     
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  5. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    I don't understand why they call it The Atlas Of Prejudice o_O
    I swear a god it looks scientific


    PS
    Eggplant is the best!! And so is Italy.
    Well ok Spain is decent... and no doubt Turkey too. And Greece is wonderful. And its not like anyone can complain about French food... that is if they actually agree to serve you :eek:
    Still it looks like a pretty good map of Europe :D
     
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  6. 386SX

    386SX Master Guru

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    I live somewhere between "Caution is advised" and "Fattening". :D
    (And when I look around and see our local meals I guess this is VERY accurate, so I seem to live exactly on the line between those two!)

    Ever tried to eat a heart, a lung, a kidney, a brain or a liver? If you can't decide, you put everything in a blender and RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ... meal. (This will be my quote of the day for today!)

    I live near the French border and I can agree with that. A good bowl full of frog legs with some escargots, together with some herb butter ... T-A-S-T-Y ... right? :D
    Don't tell me you don't know they eat this. Look at the map again: French is "Caution is advised", too. Now you know why. :p
     
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  7. big ROBOT bill

    big ROBOT bill Maha Guru

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    We of course are not on this map at all, it is truly amazing how often maps don't have New Zealand on them at all. We actually quite like it this way, we quietly hide away down here and keep out of harms way :)
     
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  8. Noisiv

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    I don't know what I was thinking. But I am back to my senses now. France be damned.
    Over-complicated and pretentious, they are traitors of the Mediterranean spirit :D
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Homemade three cheese manicotti. Don't have a piping bag so I just put the ricotta in a zip lock bag and cut off a piece of the corner to squeeze it in the shells. I cut the hole a little too big so some didn't come out that pretty, but in the end it tasted great along with the garlic knots from wal-mart neighborhood market.

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    Before going in the oven.

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    After the oven.

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  10. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Wendy's Triple :D

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    DEAR LORD! DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DO TO THIS OLD GERMAN HERE WITH THAT?! I am sitting here with my mouth watering because of THIS! At work, without any Wendy's anywhere near the next thousands of kilometers / miles.

    THAT IS MOUTH RAPE! :D
     
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    DW75 Maha Guru

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    Generally, I make quite healthy food choices. For dinner tonight though, I ended up having pizza with pepperoni, ham, salami, black olives, and garlic. It was so good. Regarding pizza, if anyone ever wants to take a Hawaiian pizza to the next level, you should try the following:

    ham, pepperoni, bacon, pineapple, garlic.

    Once you have this, you will never want a regular Hawaiian again. :p
     
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  13. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Wife made beetroot gazpacho and lentil hummus. Fresh home bread just helps the palate to really enjoy homemade food. About that map, Atlas prejudice it's a bit off. I have family both in Spain and Italy and I say that both countries have their highs and lows.
    But the general line is not only Italy is the center of the map. Does anyone know where buffalo are sent to pasture to obtain special mozzarella? Did you know how much garbage is dumped into the fields where poor cattle eat whatever is discarded, and every chemical is passed onto the flesh and cheese?
    Nah, why bother inform you about that, Napoli has a huge issue with garbage disposal.
    Not my intention to start an argument here, but there is always more to the story, as usual.
     
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    big ROBOT bill Maha Guru

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    I drive home (5 mins) and have leftovers or a simple sandwich/toast most days.
    Today was good bread toasted with rocket leaves, tasty cheddar, mashed avocado and my own chilli sauce and a good grinding of black pepper (great on the avo), not bad :)

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  15. 386SX

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    I agree: Nothing beats the image of seeing a Spanish guy having his coffee in the morning together with some rustical bread dipped in a plate of olive oil where he mashed two or three pieces of garlic before. Spnaish coffee with garlic and olive oil is the best thing to start your day. Being the one who has to speak to this fella shortly after, THAT is the last thing I want to happen to me. ;)

    (Please don't get it wrong. I lived a long time in Spain and I really appreciate all the things I learned there. I agree, the culture is a bit different than others, but it isn't bad in any way. I think we are just not "used to" the other culture as well as to our own, that's all.)

    And regarding the map: If you really take this SERIOUSLY ... then I have to tell you that nobody else does. ;)
     
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    Coffee with garlic bread? Dunno ... I don't think I can handle it :p I love cardamom tea though.
     
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    There are a few preparations you have to make before having breakfast like this one time:
    - Use only high quality materials. Cheap garlic? HELL NO! Cheap coffee? Oh gosh lord NO! Cheap olive oil? That will be your imminent death!!!! :D
    - Keep out of the reach of children! (It could lead to very unsatisfiying experiences like your kid smashing through the bathroom door while shouting FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU*CK and slaming his/her ass on the toilet so hard the pot will break, leading to a splatter scene which you will memorize your whole life in complete HORROR. And if you ask: YES, my friends describe me as the mo**erfu**er who is able to get them vivid pictures into their heads by describing cruel happenings! That's me, correct! :D)
    <EDIT: We Germans have a word for that: "Kopfkino" ("head cinema") >

    Then proceed as follows:
    - Make some coffee, preferably the Spanish way: Do NOT give ANY frack about how much coffee powder you do in there, regardless of how big and what at all THERE is or maybe could be or has been. Doesn't matter, put coffee in it.
    - Now take a plate of big size and pour olive oil on / in it until you get a small "sea" of oil sitting in the plate to get you diarrhea.
    - Depending on the level of "badassness" you are on, put garlic knolls in there, DON'T BE SHY! At least 2 for a young adult, 3 for a grown man, 5 if you are married and sum them all up (2+3+5=10) if you don't like anyone you may see this day.
    - Now take anything to smash these little garlic knolls, a fork, spoon, knife (works best if put down from the sides, not the sharp edge) and smash them. The garlic oils should pour into the oil and release a smell what could kill Dracula if he would reside on planet Mars.
    - While the garlic juices mix with the oil, cut bread into small pieces, like a fondue or like you get them in an Italian restaurant sometimes together with some dip.
    - Then dip them on the plate and let the mixture of pure and fresh olive oil together with a "dracula-killing load" of garlic sink in until the bread is soaked with it.
    - And now be a good boy and eat up and have some coffee. :p

    if you do not kill yourself with it because of the immense smell of garlic which is covering your human being now and for all times, if not used to it, you will search for a toilet within the next hour, and with ... "a little more haste than you are used to".
    (Like I wrote above)


    Bon appetit! :)
     
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  18. Noisiv

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    Chinese garlic needs to be banned!! Fresh local ingredients are what Mediterranean cuisine is all about.
    I do bread, olive oil and garlic all the time. Throw in one Cuore di bue and some coarse grained salt and it's a regular breakfast.
    Anyone tried red wine and bread. It's Jesus stuff, but it's kinda forgotten. What about red wine and goat milk? Anyone? I doubt it haha...

    PS
    don't buy Chinese garlic ffs
     
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    Morning breakfast: freshly baked bread, a few slices went on the toaster, you take a peeled garlic clove and you grind it onto the toasted bread, then sprinkle olive oil.
    The second step is adding fresh tomatoes mashed and mixed on low setting. Sprinkle black pepper then add some very very thin Jamon serrano slices on top of it and some cheese. Looks like this:
    Ps just forgot to take pictures, I hate having my phone when I am eating.
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    Strawberry yoghurt with fresh blueberries....yeah. Prolly not cool but it's yummy lol.
     

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