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Poll Results: What would you do?

 
  • 45% (14)
    Hunt for truffles in the perigord
  • 25% (8)
    Fish for Lobsters off the coast of Maine
  • 16% (5)
    Work the harvest in Bordeaux
  • 12% (4)
    Let everyone else do the work, and just enjoy the benifits
31 Total Votes  
post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
What would you do if oppurtunity knocked?
Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן
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post #2 of 28

Lets go a huntin'

Truffles! I wanna go! I wanna go! I don't eat much AND I'm good with a shovel....
What a relief! To find out after all these years that I'm not crazy. I'm just culinarily divergent...
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What a relief! To find out after all these years that I'm not crazy. I'm just culinarily divergent...
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post #3 of 28
Absolutely it's got to be truffle hunting. Lobstering can be cold and dangerous, and picking grapes has got to boring beyond belief. And besides, the pigs do most of the work.
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post #4 of 28
Don't care about cold and dangerous...the chance to eat really, really fresh lobster would be worth it.

Anyone extending an invite? Can be there this weekend.....:roll:
post #5 of 28
You come up with some pretty creative threads, CC.
I vote for truffle hunting. It sounds like a more exotic/educational vacation, as much as I love lobster (and I'm sure I could learn a lot on that excursion as well).
post #6 of 28
Truffles!!!! As I recall foie is big in Perigord too....may find trump d morte or chanterelles, or morels or boletes in the process.....
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post #7 of 28
I suppose I can't pick all three!!! Well, if that is the case, I would have to choose working the harvest, but only if I get to get into the vat and stomp on the grapes!!!!:bounce: :eek: :bounce:
post #8 of 28
The grape picking is over rated. Trust me I've done it. In the village the cafés were selling postcards of smilling people picking grtapes in the vineyard under a warm September sun.

The harvest took 12 days. For 12 days it rained daily. It was very cold and so damp. We slept in a concrete garage on small cots with no heat. Of course there had to be this loud guy snoring. About 25 people slept in this garage and there was one shower.

We work form 8 until 1 and 2:30 until 7. The grapes were moulding on the vine. I still have scares on my hands form the knife I used.


And the pay? 100 francs per day.
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post #9 of 28
While I love truffles and hunting them in the woods and then having true fresh Perigord Truffles to eat is enormously appealing, the lure of pristine, cold Atlantic waters, nature at it's most beautiful and dangerous. The rocky shores of Maine is irresistible to me! Maine lobstering wins hands down:bounce: Maybe this summer finally.
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My latest musical venture!
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post #10 of 28
Just shut up and cook supper for me!

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-T

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post #11 of 28
It was not as easy to reply to this question as I thought It would be when I first saw the thread...

Hunting truffles with a special dog would be something
Fishing lobsters in the cold waters... what an experiece ! So different from the waters of Mare Nostrum (this is how Julius Caesar called the Mediterranean , Our sea)

But... I am too old fashioned.

I will do what I am used in doing every early September.

I will go for the grapes...

PS Cape chef allow me please a remark. It would be fun to add " pick olives in Greece or Spain or in Greece. Yes, in Greece "
"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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post #12 of 28
Thread Starter 
Actually Athenaeus, Thats a great idea.
I thought it would be fun to use the forth option for people who just wanted to sit back and enjoy the others work ;)
Two people voted for that, But they didn't post to the thread:D

next will be olives in greece....:chef:
Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן
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post #13 of 28
Actually CC, I voted and posted. Also, fwiw, we never used animals while truffle hunting in France. We merely turned over logs and voila, there they were.

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post #14 of 28
Oh kokopuffs was very honest with his vote...
Check above ;)
"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 
I am sorry Kokopuffs, I missed your post:blush:
Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן
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post #16 of 28
I actually voted for the fourth option, just sit back and enjoy. However, if I had to choose another option it would be the truffles.
I have pretty much lived in the woods my whole life. I am orginally from the midwest, and every year around the middle of april Morels start popping up everywhere. My family always goes on walks through the woods together looking for them. Plus the added benfit of looking for Morels or Truffles, is that you feel so wealthy afterwards. I have found up to six pounds of Morels on one hunt, but I could only imagine finding Tuffles that I could use entirely for my own satisfaction.
post #17 of 28
Actually CC et al, I would prefer spending my time in the kitchen - to improve my technique - by preparing pate, tartes and bread. Perhaps some rabbit braised in Guinness beer would go well.

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

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post #18 of 28
I would like to start a business training lobsters to hunt truffles in the vinyards.
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FOR YEARS I LIVED TO WORK! NOW I WORK TO LIVE!
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post #19 of 28
Good one Panini! :)
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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- Desiderius Erasmus
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post #20 of 28
ROFLMAO panini!

You owe me a keyboard now, you realize....?
post #21 of 28
Heheh! We are a bunch of grapes with charecter! I voted for the truffle hunting because it is something different and it seems like it might be more of an experience.:)
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Take A Little Swim But Don't Fall Asleep!
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post #22 of 28

Truffles??

Ive heard of all the rest and my MIL has grapes in her backyard in NY. So I opted for the truffles since Ive heard about them but have never seen one.
Jodi


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post #23 of 28
I opted for the harvest of grapes....My ancestors are from France I don't know where but it would be an experience to be in a place where I could imagine my ancestors were.....nostalgia and a longing to know another homeland
Just Ducky!!!
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post #24 of 28

Truffles- my type of fungi

I think hunting for truffles would be easy because at times I've been known to act like a pig.:)
"Life is a banquet - and most poor suckers are starving to death" - Auntie Mame
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"Life is a banquet - and most poor suckers are starving to death" - Auntie Mame
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post #25 of 28
Done them all but the truffles. So that's what I'd do as long as we can keep what we hunt. So how many can you actually find in a day?
Ciao!

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Ciao!

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post #26 of 28

The image of myself in my head

I have to admit, I was picking based on where I'd want to go. I have this picture in my my head of wearing a cream sweater and jeans, with my hair in a braid, walking along the sand. There would be rocks and grass and a house, but wait, I don't see any lobster... hmm... maybe I"ll have to rethink this.....

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post #27 of 28
Well, I have to admit that I picked the one that seems the least work. Lobstering is HARD! Getting up in the middle of the night to get out on the water at first light, all cold and wet and hauling up heavy (one hopes) traps, in all kinds of weather, especially winter. (Sorry, Shimmer, it's nothing like you imagined ;) ) And grape-picking is hard, too, reaching into the vines and cutting off stuff, out in the hot sun. No thanks, I'll take a tramp through the woods, chasing a dog (or even a pig) any day over those 2 activities. At least that's SOME exercise!
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post #28 of 28
I vote for truffle hunting...Because it's like looking for a diamond in a mine...very challenging and interesting...
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