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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
We all heard of shabby chic, seem to be the newest fad in decorating and just about everything else. Can you believe it’s now a food trend? I read that somewhere this week.

I can see you all trying to figure out what could shabby chic food could be. You’ll never guess so you may as well give up. Here’s the thing, it’s not good but it’s in.

Shabby chic is comfortable and nostalgic. What am I talking about? Imagine a platter of mac & cheese in parmesan crisp. That’s shabby chic food.

Anyone interested?
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post #2 of 12
this sounds hilarious. Im already getting visions of catapulting mashed potatoes and sausages across the kitchen onto plates nailed to the wall.

Of course, everyone in the kitchen has to wear safety goggles.
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post #3 of 12
Would that be along the same lines as taking the good china when you go camping ? or are we talking along the lines of the Kafeteria at K-mart ?.
post #4 of 12
what's the difference between "shabby chic" and already-existing trends like comfort foods and peasanty-type cooking?

when i hear "shabby chic" it makes me think more of presentation than the actual food.

maybe it just means not being so fru-fru with presentations...just slopping everything on a plate together.

or maybe someone will start using the old cafeteria-style plates with the little indentations in them. or even tv-dinner style platings with separate compartments for your peas, main course, and dessert. that would be fun.

me and a co-worker once fantasized about opening a kitch-cafe, where every table (or tv tray) would have a little toaster oven or ez bake on it and we'd serve little tv-dinners that people could heat and serve. or bake their own cookies that they'd slice off a roll.
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post #5 of 12
Sounds like it's time to take out the Murano vases out of storage to display your smarties or m&m's; also, TV Dinners would be ultra-chic served in depression glass!

;)
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post #6 of 12
Just do a search on google.com by clicking right here

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post #7 of 12
I googled for shabby chic and I'm still confused although Iza's example would definitely fit. In regards to interior decorating, shabby chic appears to focus on comfort with somewhat eccentric little touches that are supposed to make it all elegant. So for food, I would think it's taking comfort foods and dressing them up (and not just with the plates). Like scrambled eggs with truffle shavings. But then wouldn't that fall in with bistro food?
post #8 of 12
So, this would be Gen-X growing up, who have just gotten their first few paychecks in the dotcom industry, longing for food their mother used to make, but with a twist that says "I'm special?"

I thought we did all this years ago in college when we couldn't afford bookshelves. So we just got some milk crates from the back of the Seven-Eleven when Abu wasn't looking and some planks from Builder's Emporium. A coffee table was an overturned packing box with an old Kashmiri shawl draped over it.

Your date was over and the meal was served on mismatched plates, wine glasses were from the Salvation Army, and the bread was "grain of the day" from the local campus co-op.

Am I just missing the point?

Kuan
post #9 of 12
Hi!!
Could someone tell me what's "shabby chic" mean. please ??
I'm an ignorant.
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post #10 of 12
I think I get it! I made black trumpet duxelle on hot buttered crouton....it's a mushroom lover's comfort food...just button shrooms, black trumpets, cream,etc. on a hot buttered crouton....yep...Richard Perry is opening a restaurant any day and I think of his food in this way...something recognizable with a twist.
(Really bad name for a food trend)
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post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Think of it this way: It's an excuse for people who think they are better than the rest of us to eat the food they really crave but wouldn't touch if it was just called comfort food. ;)
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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post #12 of 12

Just came aacross this 2001 post and replies, and  getting a giggle out of thre remakrs....the prediction...and what actually happened.  Thought I'd move it forward for everyone to  read.

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