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Plus, I'll read any of Doddie's (aka Domestic Goddess) stuff on the food festivals of Korea with great glee.

(I've got a lot of glee to go around)

Thanks Peter! *blush*

I still have your China and Korea trip reports boookmarked. Whenever I burst out laughing on the computer, hubby asks me if I was reading one of your posts on eGullet. :laugh:

Doddie aka Domestic Goddess

"Nobody loves pork more than a Filipino"

eGFoodblog: Adobo and Fried Chicken in Korea

The dark side... my own blog: A Box of Jalapenos

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Inspired by the ramen thread over on the Japan board last week, I decided I must must must (http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=2298&hl=ramen) make my own ramen. After spending hours and gallons of (now precious) gasoline driving all over town looking for the right ingredients (fully recounted on thread above), I managed to turn what should have been a $5-6 bowl of noodles in broth into a $42.50 venture.

Driving home, I was chuckling to myself at the fact that this isn't the first time I've fallen down the proverbial 'eGullet rabbit hole' and done crazy things in the name of food...

First, there was Charcuterie (http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=79195&hl=) resulting in a wonderful 2lbs of bacon and some fabulous corned tongue. Freaked my sister out when she opened up the bottom drawer of the fridge and wanted to know what those scary cryovac'd things were doing there (tongues) and left me with a bunch of curing salts all neatly labeled 'DANGER DO NOT USE' (for fear one day while dogsitting my mom might think the pretty pink salt would be nice on eggs or something).

The Bibimbap thread (http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=10301) caused me to immediately jump in the car for a 40 minute drive to the Korean grocery store. $70 and untold hours later (who would have known there was so much goodness in one Galleria store?!) I had what my husband called 'rice with a bunch of stuff on top'--he didn't get it (especially since there was a food court where I could have easily bought a bowl to get my fix). But as only you guys would undertand, it wasn't just a bowl of rice with 'stuff' on it. It was a beautiful bowl of new crop koshihikari rice with lots of tasty little nibbly bits in it, a balance of spicy salty umami goodness.

Finally, let's not forget the ever popular 'Behold my Butt' thread (http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showto...&hl=behold+butt) resulting in every smoke alarm going off in the house (note: on a warm breezy day, make sure and move that sucker well off to the side of the house) and a bunch of startled neighbors rushing over to make sure we were okay. I swear, a year later, if I sniff carefully I can still smell faint traces of applewood in the curtains near the backyard (which have been laundered many times since).

So what I'd like to know is what eGullet thread(s) have inspired you to abandon all reason and do crazy things in the name of food?

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Here's another thread many of you would find interesting (I did!):

Trip Report: Northern Vietnam for Tet

Wow, I must confess I didn't think anyone other than Pan and Peter Green had read that thread. I must warn y'all, I'm going back for a visit in August, and it'll be an eating orgy...my list of things that I miss is huge.

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Inspired by the ramen thread over on the Japan board last week, I decided I must must must (http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=2298&hl=ramen) make my own ramen.  After spending hours and gallons of (now precious) gasoline driving all over town looking for the right ingredients (fully recounted on thread above), I managed to turn what should have been a $5-6 bowl of noodles in broth into a $42.50 venture.

Standard bowl of noodles--- $5-6

Handmade bowl of noodles--- $42.50

Knowing that you made them yourself--- Priceless!

"Fat is money." (Per a cracklings maker shown on Dirty Jobs.)
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