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How about modifying the "Camp Cooking" forum" so it's open to all outdoor and outdoor oriented cooking -- including barbecue and grilling?

 

And how about modifying the "Pairing Wine and Food" forum so it's open to a discussion of any and all beverages. 

 

Camp Cooking gets almost no play.  Maybe it's regional or something, but it certainly doesn't have the general interest of outdoor grilling and barbecue (if they're even different).  

 

Wine and Food is mostly just reviews.  Besides there are limits to how far you can take the subject unless people have access to the same wines and are cooking similar dishes.  On the other hand, "a good Zinfandel," doesn't convey much information.  It would be nice to see some discussion of liquor, liqueurs, cocktails, chasers (like sangrita for instance), and even soft drinks.

 

What do you think?

BDL

 

 

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outdoor grilling and barbecue (if they're even different).

Yes, BDL, they are different! Talk to anyone from states with any kind of barbecue religion (NC,TX, TN) and you will see that grilling involves a live fire, yet barbecue involves smoking in one form or another along with a live fire.

 

I like your suggestions, especially regarding pairing food and beverages. As one who enjoys wine and alcoholic beverages, but cannot drink them-they invariably trigger migraine-I'm having a lot of fun exploring some of the new soft drinks coming on the market.

 

Some new ones I've tried recently-

Fentinman's botanically brewed sodas-wild flavors like Dandelion-Burdock-great with asian barbecue

Dry soda-the Blood Orange is terrific-wonderful with seafood.

 

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As a matter of fact, I have planned to do a Food and Sparkling Water and Mineral Still Water matching guide as well as a Dessert and Coffee pairing guide ... Herbal Infusions and Toddy Mug Drinks and black, green, white, red and other varieties of Teas are also a fine idea too ...  

 

Cool idea.

 

In older posts I had also written one on Dessert Wines and Liquors. I also had some lovely Asturian Ciders ( Sidras ) this morning at the FITUR ( Interntl Travel Convention in Madrid held yearly ) ... These have 5% alcohol content on the average and are exported to the USA ...

 

I am returning to Convention for some additional stands I wish to cover editorially and thus, shall be posting a mini matching guide over wkend with European Cheeses which are exported by several European nations and especially Spain´s enormous cheese culture and how it has been influenced by France ( cheese pairing platters for desserts ).

 

  

 

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Or perhaps changing camp cooking to a group?  Keeps the focus and topicality better perhaps.

 

 

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How about modifying the "Camp Cooking" forum" so it's open to all outdoor and outdoor oriented cooking -- including barbecue and grilling?

 

 

 

Camp Cooking gets almost no play.  Maybe it's regional or something, but it certainly doesn't have the general interest of outdoor grilling and barbecue (if they're even different).  

 

 

What do you think?

BDL

 

 

 

   BDL brings up a great point.  The Camp Cooking, while a good idea, just doesn't have the activity to warrant its own forum.  But it would fit perfectly inside an "Outside Oriented Cooking" forum.  As would Bbq, grilling, smoking, turkey frying, outdoor paella, whole roasted pigs, spit fired whole lamb...etc.  

 

Great idea!

 

  I like the beverage idea too

 

 

Dan
 

 

post #6 of 9

Good Idea,  and how about a forum on purchasing, what to look for , how much you need etc.

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Thread Starter 

Note to the Powers That Be:

 

My purpose was to suggest a slight retitling to encourage greater contribution, and open the site to more conversation on subjects of interest to many.  Consequently I meant to title this thread "What About Opening Up a Couple of Forums."  instead of "What About Opening a Couple of Forums."  Obviously the forums in question are already open. 

 

Oops,

BDL

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I'm all for camp cooking forum.  But, it still leaves me out b/c my "camp" cooking is super lightweight backpack cooking.  A whole 'nurther entity.  But I'm sure I'll pick up ideas from a regular camp cooking thread.

 

And I'd definitely consult a food/wine pairing thread.   I don't have a clue about that.

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Nicko, it's really up to you.   As it stands, the Camp Cook and Pairing Food and Wine forums don't get much participation.  What about retitling them to get more diverse posting on already popular subjects?

 

An Outdoor Cooking forum here could be a smashing success.  That's partly because there's so much general interest here and across the net while it seems all of the barbecue forums everywhere else have become very tired and one-note. 

 

And as to Drinks, who among us doesn't like a refreshing beverage now and then?  But who among us only drinks wine?   

 

BDL

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