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Lunch 2019

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2 hours ago, rotuts said:

 

 

on top of a communal paltrier 

 

with crepe like , but a bit spongy " bread '

 

that you ripped off

 

and used to help your self to the various items 

 

on to of the bread !

 

what a revelations it was to me !

 

 

When I did my Ancestry DNA test last year, it showed me only one surprise -- 1.5 percent Nigerian (the rest was the UK, Western Europe, and a scattering of Mediterranean). So I immediately set about attempting to find Nigerian cookbooks and try my hand at "my people's" food.

 

I can only conclude that I did not get my cooking genes/flavor preferences from that crop of ancestors. I tried two or three chicken dishes, and a bean and sweet potato stew that sounded promising. They all lacked. 

 

Oh, well. Wish I could find that Nigerian ancestor. Math tells me he/she was a four-times-great grandparent, or sometime in the early 1800s. Lots of my family lived in Virginia and North Carolina at the time. I suspect there was a liaison in the slave quarters, and the offspring emigrated west and "passed" for white.

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6 hours ago, rotuts said:

@Kim Shook

 

You are driving me to Drink !

 

some MR with all  those restaurants you have 

 

 and I do not !

 

BTW  a long time ago , my father visited me.

 

Id heard of a Ethiopian restaurant ' on the Orange Line "

 

that the MBTA

 

I took my father there , and we had the most unusual food

 

and delicious it was

 

thai and that

 

on top of a communal paltrier 

 

with crepe like , but a bit spongy " bread '

 

that you ripped off

 

and used to help your self to the various items 

 

on to of the bread !

 

what a revelations it was to me !

 

pls take some Pics if youy chose to go to

 

the various restaurants you have

 

esp :  West African ?

 

cheers!

 

I've got to admit that African food is not my favorite.  I always find it too spicy.  Our church is home to an Ethiopian congregation that meets on Saturday mornings.  To thank us for that, they made a feast for us one Sunday after church.  I ended up eating the bread a a couple of non-spicy things.  But Mr. Kim was in heaven!

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@.33 cents an Avocado

 

Avocado /cucumber/bacon/shallots/meyo/ everything bagel

 

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Lunch today, we had some asparagus so hmm what to make - polenta!  And we found Asparagus fried in bacon fat is good... so some bacon on the side!

 

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Dumplings with various filings.

Quark, honey, pistachio.

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Half has potato and the other half chickpea puree. Fried Speck and Sauerkraut because they go so good together.

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Potato-quark and Sauerkraut fillings.

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I'm almost ashamed to post after those splendid photos above, but this is my tommorow's lunch (WIP). I'll let it sit overnight, shred the flank simmering in the pot, add peppers being roasted in the photo, stuffed olives, parsley (if I find any in the fridge) and simmer some more. ^_^

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“The Fat Crab” at Colombo, Sri Lanka. We had the large crabs (500g+), as curry crab (for me) and garlic crab (for the rest of the family). Extra shrimps with bacon & Pankow for the little one. All served with dhal, coconut sambol and some sort of Pullman loaf that was just perfect for mopping up the sauces. Enjoyed with tonic and a virgin strawberry mojito that was surprisingly delicious ...

 

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56 minutes ago, Duvel said:

“The Fat Crab” at Colombo, Sri Lanka. We had the large crabs (500g+), as curry crab (for me) and garlic crab (for the rest of the family). Extra shrimps with bacon & Pankow for the little one. All served with dhal, coconut sambol and some sort of Pullman loaf that was just perfect for mopping up the sauces. Enjoyed with tonic and a virgin strawberry mojito that was surprisingly delicious ...

 

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I love those Sri Lankan crabs!!

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Feeling a bit less ashamed now... ^_^ Ropa vieja (with fire roasted peppers) plated without the rice, which looked a bit overcooked but was perfectly fine (cheap supermarket brands tend to piss me off in that regard). Turned out absolutely fantastic (even though I cut down on amount of spices). :D

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I don't know that I ever saw a crab with an expression on its face, but that crab looks purely pissed off at its impending fate.

 

Gorgeous food.

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Lunch Al Desko from the only food establishment in walking distance from my work - The Servo / Petrol / Gas Station. 

Chicken Ceaser Wrap. It wasn't bad, actually kinda tasty, and according to the label, only 8 hours old at the time I purchased it. Was it worth $12.50? Probably not. But I could only manage half (due to size) and it was way better than any of the hot box offerings. 

 

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On 4/14/2019 at 7:54 AM, Wolf said:

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Feeling a bit less ashamed now... ^_^ Ropa vieja (with fire roasted peppers) plated without the rice, which looked a bit overcooked but was perfectly fine (cheap supermarket brands tend to piss me off in that regard). Turned out absolutely fantastic (even though I cut down on amount of spices). :D

Very Nice!!

 

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Posted (edited)

Two "poached" eggs with polenta, tomatoes & parsley, and parmesan.

 

The eggs were actually cooked SV at 167º F for 13 minutes, as discussed on the Sous Vide thread.

 

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@chord

 

Wow

 

i almost fell off my chair and hit my head when i saws the pic !

 

many would know the head thing might not just be a big deal

 

I recognized the eggs , and the polenta !

 

I thought the ' Red " was Char Siu !

 

after noting it tomatoes , look like nice ones

 

still, congratulations !

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Tuna Salad-  But boy is hard to find Tuna

 

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New twist on an old favorite. Oil packed tuna, cannellini beans, capers, oil and vinegar. Greatly enhanced by a third of a cup or so of @HungryChris' marinated mushrooms.

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Some take away bourekas -  one with bulgarian cheese, one with potatoes and one with spinach.

I had better.

 

 

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Since this was the only thing we ate all day, I'm not sure what to call it, but as it was eaten near lunch time, we'll settle for that.   So, Mr. Kim has this week off and yesterday we had one of our “Wild Hair” excursions.  “Wild Hair” trips are spur of the moment things that we get a craving for – almost always centered around food.  Just before I had my weight loss surgery, we drove up to Philadelphia (a 4 1/2 hour trip) so I could have a cheesesteak (I’d never had one and many people can’t eat that kind of thing after the surgery).  Anyway, we were craving something I grew up eating.  As a matter of fact, it was my mother’s craving when she was pregnant with me.  The place is Mario’s Pizza House in Arlington VA (a good 2-3 hour drive depending on the traffic), home of sublime subs and pizza that I think you have to be a native to love:

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I got a coveted corner slice.  I’ve never known anyone who didn’t grow up with it to like it, but I love it.  I think of it more like pizza bread.  The crust is thick and crunchy and chewy, the sauce just a thin swoop and the cheese is smoked provolone.  The main event is the ham, steak and cheese sub:

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There is bread there under that huge pile of shaved rib-eye, ham slices and cheese.  My toppings of choice are slaw (really just thinly sliced cabbage), catsup and mayo.  Mr. Kim goes with pizza sauce and slaw.  I ate maybe 1/3 of mine.  It was satisfying and absolutely delicious.  Utterly worth 6+ hours on the road.  This is one of those places where you hear stories in line about when people started coming.  Or that they have moved away and the first thing they do when they get back to town is come to Mario’s.  I told a pregnant lady that her baby was getting his first taste of Mario’s the same way I did. 

 

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Potato and paneer kuftah in cashew curry, warm spices, poppy, paneer, peas. 

Couscous salad with coconut, mint, chili, lime, cilantro.

 

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went to visit a friend yesterday.  She asked if I wanted some split pea soup - H E double hockey sticks!!! YES.  I adore split pea soup; I love split pea soup.  NO one in my current familia likes ham so NO HAM BONE!!!!!

I had a bowl with some toasted (Shoprite) yellow American cheese and tomato.  I even shared it with a friend of John's who was visiting for a concert and had NEVER had split pea soup!!  He allowed as it was tasty(he is originally from North Carolina).

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Nothing is better than frying in lard.

Nothing.  Do not quote me on this.

 

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II am not a ham person. Taken to usng baked soyrizo (ok eye rolls accepted) but you have inspired me to get some going wit saved roasted lamk shank bones. Thanks! It is COLD here.

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