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post #1 of 50
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Which foods do you find irresistible? Which do you find youself chowing down on when you're already sated?
I have several, but I'm interested in knowing where others' fundamental tastes lie...

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post #2 of 50
Dear FoodnFoto:

They are so many!

If I had to choose only one it would be "Kokoretsi". I have not had any for twelve years now and I am ready for it!

:D
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post #3 of 50
My mother's German potato pancakes... not fresh-hot, but the leftover ones, sitting on the counter after supper. Eaten slowly out of hand, sprinkled with garlic salt.

Pickles. Pickled anything, pickled anyhow. I never met a pickle I didn't like.

Bittersweet chocolate. Extra-salty licorice. Guylian Seashells. Chocolate-covered malt balls (like Whoppers, but I get these ones from the grocery which are bigger, with thicker chocolatey coatings).

Any or all of these, depending on the day.
post #4 of 50
Chocolate and seafood...but not together!

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post #5 of 50
Almendras rellenas
Popcorn (I just can't stop!)
Artichokes (weird, I know)
Neuhaus pralines (not tonight honey I have a ..um...headache)
Al Fresco's Caramel ice cream
Sushi pizza (on the fried rice bed and the 'Japanese thousand island' dressing)
post #6 of 50
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Ok here is my list. Includes, but not limited to:

Popcorn with nutritional yeast (wierd, I know, but you try it and see if you don't agree)

Champagne truffles!

Guacamole

Crispy fried okra

Double crust blackberry pie

Peel & eat shrimp w/ drawn butter

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post #7 of 50
Fried okra? Cool!!
post #8 of 50
Dear Papa,

I'll bet not too many people know what Kokoretsi are!

Here's a recipe

Is yours different in any way, Papa?

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post #9 of 50
I like different food at different time, depends on my mood and energy level.


There are some food only a mother can make like scramble eggs and french toast too. My mom makes the best.

A bit more gastronomical: duck with just about everything. Can't forget my mom apple duck, she makes the best.

Lobster of course, foie gras, not that I have it often.

Pear & almond tart. Clementine on it's own, it's the perfect fruit.

Let's not forget ginger scones.
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post #10 of 50
Iza!!

I am not a mother and I make incredible scrambled eggs,Warm pan,foamed butter and a constant gentle stir.My girls love em.

I adore lamb,Anyway it's prepared.

I can eat 2 racks myself.

Also give me a big fat scoop of skippys peanut butter on a spoon and I'm smiling

:D
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post #11 of 50
Fresh Jam, European butter and croissants (or good bread)
Pan au chocolate....every Sat am...
Frita Misto with a good sauce...
Mashed potatoes with loads of sauteed mushrooms, a blue cheese, sauteed onions, Sour cream, butter (all the dairy one would want), green onions, bacon....a spoon.

We had a pie and ice cream professional class tonight...peach pie, concord grape pie, blueberry tart and vanilla ice cream!!!!There were 3 dieticians out of 10 of us. Pretty funny. Anyway you may include ice cream and pie on my list.
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post #12 of 50
You know, it can be almost anything, depending on my mood. I can munch salad until I burst when longing for fresh veggies. Or too much freshly smoked roast beef. Chocolate, of course, in almost any form.

Ah, but what destroys the diet the worst is freshly baked bread with butter.

On the other hand, you will never find me eating too many lima beans or too much liver.
post #13 of 50
Dear Kimmie:

You are full of surprises!

This link has a more authentic recipe. I hope you can read it!
http://www.elais.gr/pages/mistika/kokoretsi.html

May be the altavista translator can help. If it sdoes not, I will write it for you.

Best regards,

Constantine
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post #14 of 50
Dear Constantine,

ti kanis?

Greek was mandatory in College but I forgot most of it.

Therefore, I will need your translation, at your convenience.


:rolleyes:
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post #15 of 50
I don't know Papa, It's all Greek to me :)
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post #16 of 50
Hey KyleW,

Come and see what happens to jokers...


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«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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post #17 of 50
Hello Guys!

You are really funny!

I will translate it and post it for you. Just give me some time.

:D
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post #18 of 50
All right sir! Take all the time you need.

Thanks again Papa.


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K

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«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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post #19 of 50
If I had to choose two foods to exist on for the rest of my life it would be popcorn and a spoonful of peanut butter:::::::::running for the peanut butter jar :D
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post #20 of 50
Popcorn
Hot Dogs
Fish 'n Chips
Peel and eat prawns
Chinese food
post #21 of 50
Papa, I saw kokoretsi when I was in Athens 21 years ago in a taverna in a corner of the Plaka where the clientele was mostly Greeks (we were just about the only Americans). However, it'd take more ouzo than I could down to get me to eat them... sorry! I did try the Greek version of menudo, though, without asking what was in it.

What is irresistable to me??? Oh yes, you mean edibles. :p Here's my list:

Hot gribines
Baguette smeared with rillettes du porc (eaten in France, of course!)
Artichokes in warm butter with lemon (hardly weird, Anneke)
Tiropitakia
Hot, buttered popcorn sprinkled with parmesan
Pickled mushrooms
Nueske's bacon, fried crisp
Strawberries with cream
Prime rib on the bone, crispy on the outside
Another vote for pain au chocolat
Extra sharp cheddar

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post #22 of 50
My husband is fascinated watching me eat this particular item, I guess because he'd never eat it, but I just love salmon roe sushi (ikura) topped with a raw quail egg (yolk only). I don't know if raw quail eggs carry salmonella, but they taste sooo good.

Fried calamari with tabasco

Grilled cheese (not American), crispy with butter. I can only eat that once in a long while.

Cantaloupe

Chocolate (all shades)

Halvah
post #23 of 50
New England Clam Chowder.

...Can't forget that!
post #24 of 50
Oooh... forgot cheese, especially Brie or Camembert, Caerphilly, and applewood-smoked cheddar!
post #25 of 50
Momo,

Was it Jasper White's?


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[ August 24, 2001: Message edited by: Kimmie ]
K

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«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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post #26 of 50
Dear Mezzaluna:

This is a dish that drives the palate crazy! Hundreds of different sensations in every single bite! Sweet flavors intermingle with spicy ones making every bite a constant discovery.

Kokoretsi was first created out of religious offerings to the gods by the ancient Greeks. The intestines of the animal were "read" by the Priests who tried to interpret the gods' will.

Kokoretsi also serves a very practical purpose since it utilizes parts of the animal that are thrown away in other cultures. The creation of this dish shows respect for the animal that was sacrificed for the feast.

I cannot emphasize enough the wonderful mix of flavors that a well prepared kokoretsi provides to the palate.

I will be posting a recipe for kokoretsi at the recipe section for the brave ones in our Cafe who would like to explore this wonderful delicacy.

I am with you on tyropitakia (small cheese pies, wrapped in phyllo).

:)
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post #27 of 50
I grew up with offal. That's my French heritage I suppose. ;)


I look forward Papa.


:p :p

[ August 24, 2001: Message edited by: Kimmie ]
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post #28 of 50
Amen, CoolJ! :D
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post #29 of 50
Okay, Papa, if I can eat French offal (tripes a la mode de Caen, andouille), I guess I can eat Greek offal! If you're coming to the East Coast get-togther, maybe you can bring some.

Since we're adding things we forgot, I have to second Momoreg's calamari with hot sauce. I never tried it on calamari until I ate conch in Nassau with hot sauce. Now it's a favorite and I often order it when I can't look another piece of meat in the eye (well, figuratively speaking! :eek: ) Fricos made from good Parmesan are getting pretty high on the list, too! Oh, hey, did I say roasted almonds??
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post #30 of 50
So Mezzaluna, at the end of the day, all food groups qualify as irresistible foods don't they!


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