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You're meeting your lover for a secret rendezvous


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So much to think about nowadays with a rendezvous:

perhaps a brief checklist?

cash or credit card?

reservations?

Food? vegan, ovo lacto veg, low fat, low carb, too much fibre, not enough fibre ...

breath mints for Italian garlicky snacks?

clothing? optional?

getaway car? enough petrol?

pager and cell? .. on or vibrate?

Plugra and/or Viagra? doctor phone number for too much Viagra?

paper knapkins for greasy hands, lips, if fried chicken option is selected?

Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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GG, what the hell kind of rendezvous are you having?????? :blink:

By the way, Phaelon...cappuccino is also very romantic. Especially if one's beloved makes a little heart shape with the foam and coffee swirl on top... :wub:

K

Edited slightly because I apparently can't spell.

Edited by bergerka (log)

Basil endive parmesan shrimp live

Lobster hamster worchester muenster

Caviar radicchio snow pea scampi

Roquefort meat squirt blue beef red alert

Pork hocs side flank cantaloupe sheep shanks

Provolone flatbread goat's head soup

Gruyere cheese angelhair please

And a vichyssoise and a cabbage and a crawfish claws.

--"Johnny Saucep'n," by Moxy Früvous

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GG, what the hell kind of rendesvous are you having??????  :blink:

Well organized by an anal retentive personality with an OCD ...

always prepared for anything .... bring a complete first aid kit to the rendezvous ...

waivers to be signed ....

micromanage your affair, anyone?? :laugh:

Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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Needless to say - all the basis were covered. I cracked up when I saw that someone had brought fried chicken!

great minds think alike!

Gotta love it!

This thread had the SO looking at me very strangely late last night. He asked me if I was hungry and couldn't understand why that made me laugh so hard I cried. :raz::laugh: Totally changed the mood though! :shock:

Barbara Laidlaw aka "Jake"

Good friends help you move, real friends help you move bodies.

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GG, of all the postings I've read of yours in the brief time I've been logging onto eGullet, this subject seems to truly involve you and bring out many sides of your creativity. :smile:

It could be that the time has come for you to write a novella. I personally think it would be wonderful! You could perhaps (as the author/journalist) wander from tryst to tryst as the protagonists try their various approaches to this 'touchy' :shock: subject, regaling your readers with their quiet stories....

Oh, do! This is maybe another area you are gifted in....seriously....!

Then post it as a main story on eGullet...

What fun! :smile:

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GG, of all the postings I've read of yours in the brief time I've been logging onto eGullet, this subject seems to truly involve you and bring out many sides of your creativity. :smile:

It could be that the time has come for you to write a novella. I personally think it would be wonderful! You could perhaps (as the author/journalist) wander from tryst to tryst as the protagonists try their various approaches to this 'touchy' :shock:  subject, regaling your readers with their quiet stories....

Oh, do! This is maybe another area you are gifted in....seriously....!

Then post it as a main story on eGullet...

What fun! :smile:

Perhaps you may have missed my initial foray (in public anyway ...) into sensual food writing ... enter only if you are 18 years of age or older .. which comes with the disclaimer that my writing carries a mature readers only warning ...

And I have just accepted a position with eGullet, this very day, which I know will require me to use much more discretion in my posting ... although I have been known to sneak in a bit of bawdy humor, albeit sub rosa (whoever she is!) :laugh:

Melissa Goodman aka "Gifted Gourmet"

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Congratualations on your new position (oh, no...now I am seeing double-entendres everywhere!). It is well-deserved. You add a lot of interesting and involving subject matter to the site....

Now I have decided my answer to this secret rendezvous question. It was not easy, after reading all these mouth-watering (!), thoughtful responses.

I would bring my latest favorite cookbook for reading together, a really good bottle of wine for drinking together, and the local phonebook.

He would bring (along with the usual one imperative item that I assume he carries with him at all times...now guess what that would be...) an idea of what sort of take-out food he likes and the ability to pay for what we ordered.

(Ah! Sexist, yes?!) (Pah!)

For sometimes, just like the old joke, my favorite recipe is take-out.... :wink:

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what a prescient topic...having just returned from a vacation my SO couldn't take with me - every moment together has felt stolen.

ripe juicy fruit. tomatoes from the garden, strawberries and perfect peaches are personal favorites. cream optional.

from overheard in new york:

Kid #1: Paper beats rock. BAM! Your rock is blowed up!

Kid #2: "Bam" doesn't blow up, "bam" makes it spicy. Now I got a SPICY ROCK! You can't defeat that!

--6 Train

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OK, potential NC-17 rating: If you are easily offended, now would be a good time to click the little back arrow button. :wink:

Hmmm. If my lover were male, I'd vote for chocolate mousse. It seems useful, and of course, exceedingly sensual. Hell, with the chocolate mousse there, I might not need the lover :wub: Maybe some lamb chops for reganing strength. I like the idea of offering the lover a bite while I hold the bone.... :shock:

Kinda like the old grape offering scenario.

And shiraz. Don't forget the shiraz.

If my lover were female, cantelope, strawberries, honeydew melon and mangos.

There is something exceedingly appealing about the thought of sharing each bite of lucious fruit with said lover, and licking up the inevitable drips of juice, or sliding the satiny fruit over soft, smooth skin. And having the favor returned, for that matter. A Grand Regnard Chablis seems apros pro. Perfect for..... sipping.

Roast chicken for something more substantial, as its also a good candidate for eating and sharing with fingers.

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Let's see, for a day like today... cold and rainy.

The compulsories:

Hot chocolate (homemade)

port

frangelico

mugs

whipped cream

The voluntaries:

fettucine al fredo

roasted peaches

chocolate mousse

For days like last saturday... hot and strangely spent at a secret rendezvous somewhere in Nebraska...

The compulsories:

rose` or champagne

seasonal succulent fruit (we had cantaloupe)

forks/skewers/corkscrew

wet wipes

chilled water

soft cheese

sharp/hard cheese

crusty bread

shaved/chunked dark chocolate pieces

The voluntaries:

thinly sliced ham

summer sausage

apple slices

q'ed brisket or pulled pork or ribs

Edit to add: Nessa, shiraz with males? It's quite delightful with females...

Edited by jsolomon (log)

I always attempt to have the ratio of my intelligence to weight ratio be greater than one. But, I am from the midwest. I am sure you can now understand my life's conundrum.

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Edit to add: Nessa, shiraz with males? It's quite delightful with females...

well, yes. Shiraz is really my fav for just about anything, but I do (obviously) like variety :raz: That, and the bottle that the Regnard Chablis comes in is shapely, like a woman. Better with melon too, I think.

Gosh, now I'm... thirsty!!

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I realized one other thing shortly after my previous post. I'll broach the subject, because I (faultily) trust people on eG for advice. Caveat: I've never personally met an eG-er.

So... my hot-weather secret rendezvous went south... and not the hoped-for way. Suggestions for tweaks?

For champagne, I prefer Bellefon, but that's because it's remarkably tasty and within my occasional price range.

I always attempt to have the ratio of my intelligence to weight ratio be greater than one. But, I am from the midwest. I am sure you can now understand my life's conundrum.

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I realized one other thing shortly after my previous post. I'll broach the subject, because I (faultily) trust people on eG for advice. Caveat: I've never personally met an eG-er.

So... my hot-weather secret rendezvous went south... and not the hoped-for way. Suggestions for tweaks?

For champagne, I prefer Bellefon, but that's because it's remarkably tasty and within my occasional price range.

Rendez-vous with someone different?? Food sounds good, as an eG'er we know you're not the problem, therefore must be the other person. :wink:

Barbara Laidlaw aka "Jake"

Good friends help you move, real friends help you move bodies.

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I realized one other thing shortly after my previous post. I'll broach the subject, because I (faultily) trust people on eG for advice. Caveat: I've never personally met an eG-er.

So... my hot-weather secret rendezvous went south... and not the hoped-for way. Suggestions for tweaks?

For champagne, I prefer Bellefon, but that's because it's remarkably tasty and within my occasional price range.

As the song says: "its too damn hot. want to 'sup with my baby tonight..well you can have my baby tonight...its too damn hot."

Wait till the weather breaks.

P.S. ditch the wet wipes. use tongue. :biggrin:

Menu was just perfect!!

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Strawberries and champagne.

It worked for Scott Peterson.

Not to kill the mood of the thread, but isn't that sort of one-off of saying "Electric Kool-aid worked for Jim Jones"?

I always attempt to have the ratio of my intelligence to weight ratio be greater than one. But, I am from the midwest. I am sure you can now understand my life's conundrum.

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Strawberries and champagne. 

It worked for Scott Peterson.

Not to kill the mood of the thread, but isn't that sort of one-off of saying "Electric Kool-aid worked for Jim Jones"?

Uhhhh.... I think that was grape (purple) Kool-Aid that Jim Jones served up.

One might consider bringing "Electric Kool-Aid" to a rendezvous but amorous activities would likely digress into mutual staring at blades of grass and pondering the nature of the universe a short while after quaffing a cup :laugh:

(read "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Tests" by Tom Wolfe if the reference is still unclear)

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I think Ecstasy along with a couple of hits of Viagra replaced the dear old acid test these days, I'm afraid to tell ya... although I have a certain nostalgia for old school. Hence I would do it Stones style, a la Marianne Faithfull - a bottle of Jack and a Mars Bar :wink:

We need to find courage, overcome

Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction

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What I remember from early mornings as a checkout girl at the grocery store...he usually had bagels, cream cheese, orange juice, champagne and a tan line where his wedding ring belonged. :huh:

Pamela Wilkinson

www.portlandfood.org

Life is a rush into the unknown. You can duck down and hope nothing hits you, or you can stand tall, show it your teeth and say "Dish it up, Baby, and don't skimp on the jalapeños."

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