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Duvel

Random "culinary" souvenirs from the US

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5 hours ago, Duvel said:

One tiny request more: since I have been know to drink the occasional alcoholic beverage - what would make a nice liquor to bring home ?

 

There are several types that are "classic" American. Rye, certainly, as Mitch wrote. Bourbon, too. We're currently enamored of Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10 Year, but there are *so* many to choose from. At a reasonable price point and probably not hard to find, there's also Evan Williams Single Barrel, Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 10 Year, and Elijah Craig 12 Year.

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Don't know if hauling home cheese is possible but these two represent my state well.  Both have won numerous  awards.  Prairie Breeze from the Milton Creamery and Maytag Blue from Newton do us proud in Iowa.

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I finally made it home. Of course I had to depart on the only day it snowed in Baton Rouge, and everything was cancelled or delayed. Despite all attempts of American airlines to prevent me to get home I managed to get rerouted through Dallas and LA and made it home after a 28h journey with only half a day overall lost ...

 

Thanks again for all you suggestions. Here are the spoils of war, curtesy of Amazon prime and Walmart 24h :) (so no farmers market produce or artisanal cheeses):

 

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It seems that a home-made package combining junk food and a copy of Modernist Bread is highly suspicious to the folks at Homeland Security. Especially when carefully packed in cardboard and nicely secured with layers of packing tape. I initially thought it was the hot sauces that ticked the officer in charge off, but it turned out that MB was the culprit (note to @Modernist Cuisine Team: I noted there are still some gaps between the wrapped book and the outer cardboard layer - please put some chocolate mints for officer on duty in there for international customers). On the positive side, they re-wrapped it more or less well and I can start to enjoy the read once I have overcome the 14h time difference ...

 

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So glad you got the Pickapeppa! I need to get some next time I'm at the store. I'm out.

 

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