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11 minutes ago, jkarpf said:

From a 1962 Green Giant ad in the New Yorker. A James Beard recipe can be trusted, right? . . .

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Not a fan of mega agra food but the ad guys at Green Giant did make vegetables cool for kids as did Popeye w/ spinach.

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2 hours ago, liuzhou said:

I'm not sure if this is bad or just sad.

 

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What are "tested quality donuts"?  Is there a USDA (or other governmental standards agency) set of standards to test them to?

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Wow.  I found "Tested Quality Donuts"  by Mayflower and Downyflake had a pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair.   So, essentially this is deviled ham, mixed with avocado and crushed nuts on a split sweet bread.   Sounds like the next step in "Avocado Toast" for $15.   Hipsters might line up for this while washing it down with their iced Kombucha lattes!

 

Or is it make this and find 6-8 people you hate and serve it to them?

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On 5/9/2021 at 8:10 AM, KennethT said:

I just saw an add for this on FB.... I think this company is several years too late...

https://www.spherificator.com/

This has been around for years - there is one sitting in my chocolate room up on the shelf from my molecular days. 

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8 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

there is one sitting in my chocolate room up on the shelf from my molecular days. 

 

You had a spherificater when you were a molecule? Isn't that a it precocious?  😆

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7 hours ago, liuzhou said:

I'm not sure if this is bad or just sad.

 

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Oh, dear God. We can end this thread right now--nothing could be worse than this. I think it's the deviled ham that did it for me. Or the Worcestershire sauce. I especially like the way that 18 donuts will serve 6-8, which works out to 2 or 3 donuts per person. Is it possible to eat 3 of these? 

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10 minutes ago, Nancy in Pátzcuaro said:

Oh, dear God. We can end this thread right now--nothing could be worse than this. I think it's the deviled ham that did it for me. Or the Worcestershire sauce. I especially like the way that 18 donuts will serve 6-8, which works out to 2 or 3 donuts per person. Is it possible to eat 3 of these? 

The deviled ham and the additions seem ok to me; kinda "fancy" for the era. The doughnuts may not have been the mainly air and sugar concoctions we see alot now. Perfect county fair offering? 

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32 minutes ago, Nancy in Pátzcuaro said:

I especially like the way that 18 donuts will serve 6-8

In the vintage ads, they appear to be mini-donuts, not the Krispy Kreme style size.

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To my horror, I spotted this in a store this morning.


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Microwave for two minutes. Shelf life - 12 months! The worst thing is that it is actually imported from Spain! Well Navarra, the Basque region. Not Valencia.

 

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4 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

To my horror, I spotted this in a store this morning.


 

 

Microwave for two minutes. Shelf life - 12 months! The worst thing is that it is actually imported from Spain! Well Navarra, the Basque region. Not Valencia.

 

 

Are you going to take one for the team? 

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Are you going to take one for the team? 

 

Certainly not. As I have said before, I have standards. Astonishingly low standards, but there is only so far I will  go.

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10 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

 

Certainly not. As I have said before, I have standards. Astonishly low standards, but there is only so far I will  go.

Not an adventuresome eater, eh? 😂😂

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1 hour ago, liuzhou said:

 

Certainly not. As I have said before, I have standards. Astonishingly low standards, but there is only so far I will  go.

 

But...but...it's 100 percent natural, with no artificial preservatives! And gluten-free! And sort of nutritious! 

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2 hours ago, liuzhou said:

To my horror, I spotted this in a store this morning.


paella.thumb.jpg.17e6b2af58c79a53233611eb5e8268ba.jpg

 

Microwave for two minutes. Shelf life - 12 months! The worst thing is that it is actually imported from Spain! Well Navarra, the Basque region. Not Valencia.

 

I assume the seafood is not included though, right?

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Oh but there’s more!

 

Interesting that they don't include a list of ingredients on the website. I'm sure the packaging has to under EU regulations.I have to pass that store later today, so I'll check to see, but I'm reasonably sure the seafood is included.

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I've noticed shelf stable products like that more frequently in other countries, not US. A mental block? Maybe similar to a frozen product of same ilk. Not on my shopping list but all that product testing money - who knows?

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1 hour ago, liuzhou said:

 

Interesting that they don't include a list of ingredients on the website. I'm sure the packaging has to under EU regulations.I have to pass that store later today, so I'll check to see, but I'm reasonably sure the seafood is included.

How old are the room-temp stored dried shrimp sold in bulk at my neighborhood shop?

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2 hours ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

How old are the room-temp stored dried shrimp sold in bulk at my neighborhood shop?

 

Who knows?

 

But I do know they are not restored to plump juiciness by two minutes in the microwave.

 

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3 hours ago, liuzhou said:

 

Interesting that they don't include a list of ingredients on the website. I'm sure the packaging has to under EU regulations.I have to pass that store later today, so I'll check to see, but I'm reasonably sure the seafood is included.

 

Here you go (from the Spanish as translated by me):

 

Ingredients: Cooked rice (68%), vegetables (12%) (red pepper, peas, onion and tomato), seafood (10%) (squid (mollusk), mussel, shrimps), sunflower oil, natural flavors (fish and shellfish), salt and saffron extract.
 

 

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