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post #1 of 7
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Hello guys!
Ive been thinking about those little things at the table that just make me smile. I wanted to share one of the things that is so simple yet so goooood. Is so simple it can be even stupid; the always humble warm rice, tuna and some olive oil, all of this wrapped in a small square of nori seaweed.
I dont know why but I just love this! The idea came to me after watching the japanese movie "Tampopo".
What are those little things that makes you smile at the table?
post #2 of 7
Depending what restaurant i eat at the "little things at a table" vary from just salt and pepper next to some napkins to bread, butter, olive oil and balsamic to a variety of chile spices.

is that little Nori and Tuna nosh like free bread here in the states?
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post #3 of 7
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Not really :p is just something I saw in Tampopo. There is this scene where they are all having breakfast and suddenly one of the guys picks up a square of nori seaweed, wraps some rice in it and eat the whole think. I decided to try this and really loved it, the trick is that the rice must be very very hot so the nori becomes softer. To me is like eating rice wrapped on fish skin :smiles: The tuna and olive oil is just an invention of mine, since nori tastes pretty much fishy I tought It will taste good with seafood.
post #4 of 7
ahh....misunderstood your meaning. well at that point I gotta say...pan fried chicken livers....little delights I eat while my whole chicken is roasting away.....mmmmm
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post #5 of 7
Gunnar, I'm with you, only it's the turkey liver and neck I make for a cook's treat. I season and bake the liver in the toaster oven. The neck, gizzard and heart get simmered with aromatic veggies for my lunch.
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post #6 of 7
I may be misunderstanding.
i'm thinking of what makes me smile while sitting at a breakfast table in a hotel. My expectations low and I'm pleasantly surprised that there is a butter dish with a big chunk of butter in it. A bowl full marmalade. and a cup of freshly brewed coffee to my right. So far no plastic, individually wrapped jams, butters.

Then comes the full Scottish. Bacon, mushrooms, sausage, square sausage, black pudding etc. Grilled. NOT DEEP FRIED. Hot plate

I dont eat breakfast unless we're away from home and i look forward to it, with as mentioned, low expectations. Always makes me smile when i see it done nicely
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post #7 of 7
Fruity dipping oil, herbs and crusty bread. Take it away from me or I will not eat my dinner.

Something other than "bread" offered in the bread basket. We frequent a restaurant in ATL called South City Kitchen. They offer small southern-style biscuits and small seeded crusty rolls. There are also very long, crispy "crackers" in the basket. What temptation!
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