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  • * THE FORUM FOODIE THREAD !!! *



    W
    E
    L
    C
    O
    M
    E

    TO THE

    THREAD






    !!!

    *

    PLEASE NOTE:

    THIS THREAD HAS BEEN

    INSPIRED BY "DELIVER THE DISH TO THE

    POSTER ABOVE" THREAD IN POSTING GAMES, PLUS

    THE FACT THAT I HAD THE PLEASURE OF OWNING

    ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK

    FOR MANY YEARS

    !!!

    *

    WHAT

    IS A FOODIE ?

    DEFINITION: A PERSON

    KEENLY INTERESTED IN FOOD, ESPECIALLY IN

    EATING OR COOKING;
    SOMEONE WHO ENJOYS AND CARES ABOUT FOOD VERY MUCH



    !!!


    *

    DOES

    FOOD EXCITE YOU

    AS MUCH AS IT DOES ME ?

    WHEN YOU'RE DINING IN A RESTAURANT

    OR AT HOME, IS FOOD STILL ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE SUBJECTS TO DISCUSS ?

    IF

    YOU'RE

    ANSWER IS YES,

    THEN YOU ARE MOST LIKELY

    A FOODIE AND IN REALITY, MOST OF US PROBABLY ARE

    !!!

    *

    PLEASE

    FEEL FREE

    TO POST ALL THINGS



    AND FOOD-RELATED HERE...


    YOUR

    FAVORITE FOODS:


















    !!!


    FOOD FUN FACTS,


    RECIPES,


    FOOD HUMOR,


    FOOD QUOTES:

    "PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO EAT ARE ALWAYS THE BEST PEOPLE."

    ~JULIA CHILD~


    "THERE IS NO SINCERER LOVE THAN THE LOVE OF FOOD."

    ~GEORGE BERNARD SHAW~


    "NOTHING BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER LIKE GOOD FOOD."

    ~UNKNOWN~

    !!!


    FOOD POEMS,


    SONGS ABOUT FOOD,


    PERSONAL FOOD EXPERIENCES,


    FOOD ETIQUETTE,


    FOOD ART:




    FOOD PIX OF WHAT YOU ARE EATING OR COOKING:















    FOOD GIFS:












    AND

    YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS AND RESTAURANT FOODS:



    !!!


    A
    F
    T
    E
    R

    ALL,

    FOOD IS SUCH

    AN IMPORTANT, POSITIVE

    PART OF OUR LIVES AND SHOULD BE CELEBRATED



















    AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE

    !!!




    BON APPETIT,






    Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way...






  • #2
    Great looking thread Nela......I hope everyone gives it a try.

    I found some cute Food Art to share.



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    When my sons were small it was a great way to get them to eat.....make it fun.



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    ​There were so many ways to make it fun and it was easy to do.....and no fighting to get them to eat.




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    • #3



      Wow!!!

      Nela, i want to eat your post! All of it!


      Especially the chocolate cake!!!


      I wish i was a wizard to make all these sweets to appear in front of me!

      I would not say I am a foodie ...
      I can't live without chocolate and any kind of sweets, but,
      I could live with bread -cheese- tomato.

      There is something though for which, I will never say: no more thanks!




      Mousakas!


      Good luck to your thread Nela!


      I hope many will come to share their love for food ... and for the sweets ...




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      • #4

        Well we all need food,
        and it is a subject close to my heart!



        I was thinking of food songs, and
        the first one that came to mind was Vindaloo,
        written for the England football (soccer) team FIFA World Cup in 1998






        Vindaloo is a very hot spicy curry much favoured after a lads' night out!





        It certainly sets your mouth on fire...






        Which is why it is usually accompanied by large quantities of beer!







        Good luck with the thread Nela!







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        • #5



          This Weekend





          McGregor vs Mayweather














          Who will end up with the Victorious Sponge ?











          And who will end up eating Humble Pie ?








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          • #6

            A

            GREAT

            BIG THANX TO

            LINDA, KOSTAS, JENNY, & NANNY:

            FOR GETTING THIS THREAD OFF TO A GREAT START WITH

            YOUR TERRIFIC AND CREATIVE POSTS AND FOR THE GOOD LUCK WISHES



            !!!


            A

            RECIPE:

            IF YOU LIKE THIS



            THEN I THINK YOU WILL ENJOY THIS TWIST



            ON THE CLASSIC COOKIE...


            "CHOCOLATE COVERED OREO POPS"



            !!!


            SUPPLIES:

            1-2 Packages of Oreo’s – any flavor
            2 12oz packages of Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers
            Sprinkles
            Lollipop sticks
            Stand for drying pops


            DIRECTIONS:

            1.

            Heat your chocolate in a double boiler pan.
            You will need to keep you chocolate melted for a long time and this keeps the chocolate
            from getting too hot or cooling too quick. You want your water hot but not boiling!
            It’s very important not to let any water drip into your chocolate!

            2.
            While the chocolate is melting, carefully break apart your Oreos
            and scrap out a spot for your lollipop stick to lay.

            3.
            Dip the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and make
            sure it fits nicely into the filling tunnel you created.

            4.
            Then add the other side of the Oreo before the chocolate sets.
            Add some chocolate to the back of the Oreo cookie on a few
            just to make sure they were securely stuck together.

            5.
            Let them dry completely before the next step.

            6.
            After the lollipop sticks have set, you can dip the
            entire Oreo in your melted chocolate. If you let them dry properly,
            you shouldn’t have any issues with them falling off the sticks.

            7.
            Continually rotate the pop, letting the excess chocolate drip off.
            The chocolate will begin to set and stop dripping.

            8.
            Before the chocolate dries, add your sprinkles or any decoration of your choosing




            !!!


            "ENJOY YOUR FOOD, ENJOY YOUR LIFE."

            ~VICTORIA MORAN~





            Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way...





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            • #7
              I probably posted this elsewehere already, but some delicatesses from my bday; bacon-potato pie, salty liquorice-rasberry parfait (selfmade both) and sparkling spruce drink. :-p



              I love to cook & bake, but it's boring if there's no one to share it with...

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              • #8


                W
                O
                W

                SANNA:

                THANX SO MUCH FOR SHARING

                YOUR DELICIOUS BIRTHDAY DINNER PIX WITH US



                !!!



                YOU

                SURE ARE

                ONE GREAT COOK...





                AND I DEFINITELY AGREE WITH YOU RE: YOUR FOOD COMMENT, BECAUSE THERE'S

                NO DOUBT THAT GOOD FOOD TASTES EVEN BETTER WHEN SHARED WITH SOMEONE SPECIAL




                !!!



                Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way...





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                • #9

                  Ladies Who Lunch

                  I am a lady who goes out weekly to lunch,
                  Meeting all my friends, what a wonderful bunch!
                  With elegant poise, the menu we peruse.
                  Sat on high stools, showing off our Jimmy Choo's,

                  Just a salad for me as I need to keep trim,
                  But surely it can't hurt to sip on a Pimm's?
                  I giggle with my friends over Cosmo's last issue,
                  While dabbing perfect lips, with a fragrant white tissue.

                  We order the wine, a Prosecco spumanté,

                  And Chardonnay and Reisling and a nice sweet Chianti.
                  Then cucumber sandwiches, minus the crust,
                  And a chicken comsommé is always a must!

                  Time now for desert, a sweet lemon paté,
                  Followed by coffee, well a skinny latté.
                  After drinking and eating and talking to excess,
                  I open my Louis Vuitton for my American Express.

                  The bill is soon settled and my taxi is ready,
                  Time to wobble off home, just a wee bit unsteady!


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                  • #10
                    Another poem inspired by a previous "contributor" to this thread

                    Sour Grapes

                    When plucking the fruit from the vine,
                    Search not for the sweetness divine.
                    It may not be well known,
                    About those who moan,
                    But sour grapes make the best WHINE!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sizzzler
                      This thread is spam.

                      Please make it stop.






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                      • #12



                        Shepherd's Pie will always be a favorite of mine.

                        It was a family tradition growing up.....always brings me back to my roots.



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                        • #13






                          !!!


                          T
                          H
                          I
                          S



                          IS

                          BACON.


                          BACON

                          IS DELICIOUS AND IT KNOWS IT.


                          BACON

                          DOESN'T NEED ANYONE TO TELL IT HOW DELICIOUS IT IS.


                          BACON

                          IS SMART.


                          BE

                          LIKE

                          BACON



                          !!!



                          THE

                          RULES

                          OF BACON...



                          1.
                          THERE MUST ALWAYS BE BACON IN THE FRIDGE. ALWAYS.

                          2.
                          ALL FOODS GO WELL WITH BACON - ALL OF THEM!

                          3.
                          THERE ARE 2 KINDS OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD:
                          THOSE WHO LOVE BACON AND
                          THOSE WHO WILL BE USED AS FODDER IN THE CASE OF A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE.



                          4.
                          EVEN THE PIGS LIKE BACON. THAT'S A FACT.

                          5.
                          CRISPY AND CHEWY ARE BOTH ACCEPTABLE WAYS TO COOK BACON.
                          THOU SHALT NOT DISCRIMINATE.

                          6.
                          MOST OF THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS CAN BE SOLVED BY COOKING MORE BACON.



                          7.
                          BACON PRESENTS ZERO HEALTH RISKS.

                          8.
                          IF GIVEN A CHOICE BETWEEN BACON AND ANYTHING ELSE,
                          BACON SHALL ALWAYS BE PREFERRED.

                          9.
                          A MEAL IS RARELY WORTH EATING WITOUT SOME BACON.



                          10.
                          BACON SHOULD BE EATEN FOR BREAKFAST,
                          LUNCH, DINNER, DESSERT, AND ALL MEALS IN-BETWEEN.

                          11.
                          IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOUR FAVORITE TEAM WINS OR LOSES
                          BECAUSE BACON WILL BE CHAMPION IN THE END.



                          12.
                          BACON IS A GREAT APHRODISIAC.



                          !!!





                          "IT IS A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT BACON CAN IMPROVE ANY SITUATION."

                          ~JEN RASMUSSEN~




                          "BACON IS PROOF THAT GOD LOVES US AND WANTS US TO BE HAPPY."

                          ~BENJAMIN FRANKLIN~




                          "BACON IS SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL."

                          ~UNKNOWN~




                          !!!









                          Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way...





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                          • #14






                            ​I agree with you Nela......bacon makes everything taste better.


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                            • #15

                              I have to agree with you both, I love bacon too!

                              Smoked...





                              Streaky...




                              Kevin...



                              Oops!



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                              • #16
                                I was going to put this in photo chain but it fits perfect here.





                                ​Chocolate dipped bacon.


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                                • #17


                                  Burmese Chicken Khao Suey
                                  (pronounced Cow Sway)











                                  • 300 grams egg noodles, cooked and drained
                                  • 300 grams chicken thigh fillets, cubed
                                  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, baby corn)
                                  • 2 onions, finely chopped
                                  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
                                  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
                                  • 9 cloves of garlic
                                  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
                                  • 4 teaspoons coriander seeds
                                  • 1 " piece of ginger
                                  • 10 dried red chillies
                                  • 2 tablespoons gram flour
                                  • 250 milliliters coconut milk
                                  • Salt, to taste

                                  Condiments:
                                  • 1/4 cup Deep-fried onions
                                  • 1/4 cup raw onions, finely chopped
                                  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
                                  • 4 sprigs coriander leaves, finely chopped
                                  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
                                  • Lime or Lemon wedges



                                  1. If you’re making your own coconut milk : add 1 cup of freshly grated coconut to 3 cups of water and let it sit for 10 minutes. Blend together and then strain. This is your first extract. Remove the strained coconut, add 1 more cup of water, and repeat once more. Mix the two extracts together, measure out 250 ml, and set aside.
                                  2. In a small pan, dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and dried red chillies for about a minute to intensify its flavours. Add these to a blender with garlic, ginger and a dash of water and blend to a smooth paste.
                                  3. In another wok/pot, heat the oil and sauté the onions until they soften and get a little colour. Add the aromatic paste mixture* and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Put in the tomatoes and stir together for a further 5 minutes until the tomatoes become pulpy and darken slightly.
                                  4. Add the chicken, boiled vegetables, salt, gram flour, and coconut milk along with 3 cups of water to the pot; bring to a boil, and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes to let the flavours emulsify (Note: add more water if it thickens up too much – you’re looking for a consistency that’s a little thicker than soup)
                                  5. To serve, add noodles to a bowl and top with a generous ladleful of soup. Garnish with the toppings and a good squeeze of lime/lemon and serve hot.


                                  ****************

                                  The above is the "proper" way to make this dish, but if you want an easy version just get some ready made mild curry sauce and save yourself all that effort.
                                  When I make this dish it is just the chicken in sauce poured over the noodles and garnished with chopped spring onions and a sprinkling of paprika and lemon juice, and it is
                                  delicious !




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                                  • #18

                                    T
                                    H
                                    A
                                    N
                                    X

                                    FOR

                                    THE TERRIFIC

                                    POEMS AND DELICIOUS POSTS,

                                    GUYS - PLEASE ENJOY THESE YUMMY APPRECIATION CUPCAKES:



                                    !!!




                                    S
                                    O
                                    M
                                    E







                                    !!!



                                    FOOD HACKS

                                    ARE TRICKS, SKILLS, OR SHORTCUTS

                                    THAT ARE MEANT TO INCREASE A PERSON'S PRODUCTIVITY OR EFFICIENCY

                                    WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD - OR IN OTHER WORDS, HELPS THAT MAKE OUR LIVES EASIER. FOR EXAMPLE:


                                    1.
                                    WHEN EATING A SALAD,
                                    FORGO FORKS FOR CHOPSTICKS SO NONE OF THE PIECES FALL AWKWARDLY INTO YOUR LAP.


                                    2.
                                    NEVER SUFFER THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF FREEZER-BURNT ICE CREAM AGAIN.
                                    ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SIMPLY TURN AND STORE THE PINT UPSIDE DOWN.


                                    3.
                                    IF YOU PUT A THUMBPRINT IN THE MIDDLE OF
                                    YOUR BURGER WHEN IT IS RAW, THEN IT WILL COOK FLAT, NOT PUFFY AND ROUND...


                                    *

                                    HERE

                                    ARE A FEW MORE

                                    FUN FOOD HACKS - TAKE A LOOK:



                                    !!!



                                    Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way...





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                                    • #19

                                      Here
                                      are one
                                      or two tips
                                      for cooking
                                      with eggs

                                      I hope you find
                                      these ideas an
                                      egg-cellent
                                      help
                                      in
                                      the
                                      kitchen!




                                      To check an egg's freshness, drop it carefully into a tumbler of water.
                                      A fresh egg will sink, and an old egg will float




                                      To separate an yolk from the white, hold an empty plastic bottle over the cracked egg yolk, and squeeze the bottle slightly. When you release the pressure, the yolk will be sucked up into the bottle!



                                      If you boil an egg for 10 seconds before poaching, it will keep a nice shape.






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                                      • #20








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