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Foodblog Fanfare: Feb 23!

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I'm happy to report that a member has stepped forward and volunteered to do a week of foodblogging!  The blog starts sometime on Feb. 23, and I've been provided with a selection of teaser images.

 

I've taken some liberties with the first image, to see whether y'all can identify the object from a visual excerpt.  I had to look for a while at the full image before I could figure it out. 

 

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I'll check in later to see how the guessing goes. 


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Sort of looks like a chocolate fountain.

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2 hours ago, ElsieD said:

Sort of looks like a chocolate fountain.

 

You're better at object identification than I am.  Here's the entire photo:

 

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Is that the one in the Bellagio in Las Vegas? I've eaten some killer pastries while looking at that fountain.

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Smokeydoke?

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Jeez Louise!

 

1. I am such a hick.  I should have assumed that a chocolate fountain like that would be readily identifiable to folks more worldly than I. :$  You'll see some of her other teaser photos in the next couple of days, and you can feel free to tell me in what order I should have done them to prolong the game. O.o

 

2.  I told her you lot were quick, but y'all outdid even my expectations.  xD

 

So yes, Alex wins the No-Prize, with assists from ElsieD, munchymom and FauxPas.  It's Smokeydoke, live to you from Las Vegas.  In a couple of days.

 

Next time, I think I'll try to run the guessing game in, oh, 2 hours.


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Ha  - even I who have never seen a choc fount guessed it ;)   Looking forward to it. Do please "cross-promote" the whole index- it is a veritable "fount" of information!

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5 hours ago, Smithy said:

 

You're better at object identification than I am.  Here's the entire photo:

 

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Why are the lower tiers light brown?  Dare I say gravy color?  (Please note I have never seen a real life chocolate fountain.)

 

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I like the idea of a gravy fountain more than a chocolate one

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9 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Why are the lower tiers light brown?  Dare I say gravy color?  (Please note I have never seen a real life chocolate fountain.)

 

The Bellagio chocolate fountain circulates dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. I suspect the colors in the photo are a tad "off" and the gravy is milk chocolate.

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At my friend's daughter's bat mitzvah (many moons ago) they had a chocolate fountain and somehow a piece of fruit or something got stuck in one of the levels and the thing started whirring around very fast, splattering everyone with chocolate until someone finally thought to pull the plug out. It was hysterical! But I don't suppose that will happen at the Bellagio. 

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Chocolate fountains are kinda gross, to me. Mostly oil aren't they?

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2 minutes ago, gfweb said:

Chocolate fountains are kinda gross, to me. Mostly oil aren't they?

Probably. But they're fun. Sometimes that's the highlight. :)

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12 hours ago, heidih said:

Ha  - even I who have never seen a choc fount guessed it ;)   Looking forward to it. Do please "cross-promote" the whole index- it is a veritable "fount" of information!

 

Yes it is!  Those who wish to "dip" into previous foodblogs should check out the index here:) 

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Perhaps I should have started with this photo first, but I've certainly enjoyed the chocolate fountain discussion. :)  

 

In a past life, Smokeydoke worked in a pizzeria.  This is one of her productions:

 

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Looks good, doesn't it?

 

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I'm looking forward to this one.  Great city with great restaurants and great inspiration for a home cook like me. 

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Here are two more food shots she sent me.  She says she used to run a Thai Food Meetup group.

 

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I'll save the last location photo for tomorrow.

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Here's the last location shot.  I understand it's also from Bellagio, and it's for their Chinese New Year celebration.

 

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