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when you plan your driving stops for your vacation by what towns you'll be in for lunch and dinner.

Years ago, I started my vacation by driving from Los Angeles for twelve hours to the Eureka/Arcata area in Humboldt County just in time to have dinner at the Samoa Cookhouse (yes, I did it. Might have to do that again). :cool:

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When you discuss your next meal while still half-way through your current one.

When, living abroad, you arrive home for a vacation and insist on driving straight from the airport to your favorite eating place, luggage and all, so that you can sample your favorite dish that you've been dreaming of for months in anticipation of going home.

When you actually seriously considered flying six hours just because friends had an unexpected cancellation for their reservation at the French Laundry. And when you finally did mobilize a crew of friends and workers to work the French Laundry reservation line and did fly six hours to have lunch at the French Laundry.

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When you're a heterosexual male with unlimited computer access, and you spend more time on food sites than porn sites.

Your ability to turn out an impressive meal on short notice frightens your Gay friends.

:huh: ? i dont get it

Then I doubt you would get the explanation.

how odd...when my fiance explained it to me..i had absolutley no problems with my comprehension....perhaps your possible "explanation" needs more work... :laugh:

at this point i think we should leave it at this and get back to enjoying the topic at hand and the site in general

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Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we have here what may be the only U.S. citizen to have slept through the entire run so far of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."

just because i didnt get it doesnt mean im stupid and yes i have heard of the tv show queer eye for the straight guy and ive even seen a few episodes...however ive also known plenty of straight guys who could cook very well and on short notice and of all the gay men ive known in my life i actually only know of one who WAS NOT a complete disaster in the kitchen ..i dont believe in sterotypes and quite frankly shame on ya'll for perpetuating them as well..so just because i didnt get it doesnt mean you have to sit there and insult my intelligence either...this is a nice food forum and i love this site but what i dont care for is snobbery or belittling people and people who try to create an atmosphere for intolerance of any kind...an ability to cook well and on short notice is not determined by ones sexual preference, ones race or releigion or even gender ..or whatever it is that may make one different in some way....your comment was totally uncalled for

I'm one of five black men on the entire planet with no natural rhythm. At karaoke night, my friends all laugh at my efforts to move in time with the song I'm singing.

I'm openly gay, and my apartment is an utter mess. My dress habits make Peter Falk as Colombo look like someone who just stepped out of GQ. Outside the kitchen, I'm in desperate need of the Fab Five's ministrations myself. And all five are walking stereotypes, but I love the show all the same in part because of its mix of self-mocking humor and seriousness.

I was trying to be clever, but obviously my attempt at humor misfired. Please accept my apologies.

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-you wrap all your left overs up in foil so they look like little ducks.

-you feel woozy when someone uses one of your knives.

-its 4AM and you are wide awake thinking about beggar's purses filled with beluga.

-you know damn well that Champagne does not taste better in a hot tub.

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You have pictures of the food from every holiday meal. Heck, you have pictures of the food from regular meals too!

You have pictures of you with big lobsters you order at restaurants, just before you devour them.

I am a foodie and a photie, I guess :raz:

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best --" and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called. - A.A. Milne

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I'm one of five black men on the entire planet with no natural rhythm.  At karaoke night, my friends all laugh at my efforts to move in time with the song I'm singing.

I'm openly gay, and my apartment is an utter mess. My dress habits make Peter Falk as Colombo look like someone who just stepped out of GQ.

Not to fear--you need Straight Plan for the Gay Man!

Now I'm as virile as the next Neanderthal, but I find cooking to be most relaxing, especially after a day of going cross-eyed in front of a computer. Plus I eat RAW garlic!

Does that make me an uber-foodie?

There are two sides to every story and one side to a Möbius band.

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when you plan your driving stops for your vacation by what towns you'll be in for lunch and dinner.

Years ago, I started my vacation by driving from Los Angeles for twelve hours to the Eureka/Arcata area in Humboldt County just in time to have dinner at the Samoa Cookhouse (yes, I did it. Might have to do that again).  :cool:

My mom & I have been doing this for years! We used to drive from South Carolina to Austin, TX using one route on the way there and another for the trip home just so we could hit all our favorite food spots along the way (probably would have been cheaper & less caloric for us to fly, but then we wouldn't have found Sheps BBQ in Palestine, TX either).

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Wow, given all the stuff most of you do I guess I am only a foodie in training :biggrin:

I do generally prefer to cook my own birthday meal and dessert, I get more presents of food related items than anything else. Most of my family calls me for food advice. So my additions to you know you are a foodie when:

You love finding new varieties of vegetables at the farmers market and can't wait to get home and make things with them.

You find where the ethnic markets are before the supermarkets when you move (or at the same time).

Your spouse doesn't always get that your disection of the meal you have just had is NOT a complaint about it but rather a learning experience.

When freinds ask you for the recipe for the dish you brought you just shrug your shoulders and say "I didn't use a recipe"

You read cookbooks mostly for inspiration not step by step ideas.

You plan EVERY meal when people come to visit making sure you make one show stopper dish during their stay (even if it is just for an hour or two).

Your nephew does his best to visit from 3 hours away at least once a term from college for your food.

Ok, I think that is it for new ones.

AlisonA

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When your wife asks what you want for dinner and you say "onglet with anchovy-garlic butter and pommes persiladier," and she says "again?"

When you feel you need to go back to Europe again because you're almost out of the "good" olive oil.

When you sneak a little red wine and beef stock into the tomato sauce your kid is making.

I'm on the pavement

Thinking about the government.

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when you spend two days doing prep work for a special valentines dinner for your sweetheart....and at dinner you discuss adding the entree to the list of foods you want to make for your next christmas party..... :laugh:

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You include your favorite ethnic grocery stores on the grand tour of your city when you have out-of-town guests.

"It is a fact that he once made a tray of spanakopita using Pam rather than melted butter. Still, though, at least he tries." -- David Sedaris
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When your daughter reads the quote on the wall at Central Market

"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all "

and says: "That sounds like you Mom!"

If you can't act fit to eat like folks, you can just set here and eat in the kitchen - Calpurnia

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Hmmm..perhaps when:

- your vacation destinations are restuarants instead of resorts

- you fly to Paris for dinner

- you spend 2 yrs looking for the best Argan oil

- this site is you default homepage (instead of bookmark)

- your wine cellar, bar and humidor is better stocked than the restaurants

- most of the behavior posted on this thread reflects your reality / insanity

- you post on this thread !!

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:laugh: I defintiely know I am a foodie because: one of the primary reasons I quit my new job (that's a short commute from home) after four months and returned to my old job in downtown New York City (an hour & 45 min commute each way) is because I missed the great food so much! Vietnamese sandwiches at Sau Voy Corp on Lafayette, goat cheese omelettes at Kitchenette in Tribeca, Cajun fried shrimp and crab cakes at Jeremy's Ale House, trips to Chinatown for dim sum and cheap delicious congee, the Union Square Farmer's market, Grimaldi's for pizza, the fresh fruit smoothie truck parked outside my building. I could go on and on.
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When you work in a professional kitchen for 10-12 hours a day and then come home and cook dinner in order to relax.

When your Dad comes to visit you in Las Vegas the highlight of the trip is a visit to the really odd International Market, and then you realize that your problem might be genetic, because it was the highlight of his trip as well. :laugh:

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When the day is wet and miserable and the streets are flooded and you stay home because the drive to work is going to be horrible and instead of kicking back with a good book (and I have lots to read), you pull out a large roasting pan and cut up a bunch of vegetables, pull out your big jar of oil-roasted garlic and make roasted vegetables, not for any particular recipe, JUST BECAUSE.

And here it is just before going in the ovengallery_17399_60_177177.jpg

3 hours at 275 degrees later:

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All done and ready to be incorporated into "instant stew" or pureed into soup or simply dished up as a side dish.

Even though this has no meat in it, it has a "meaty" flavor.

Carrots, parsnips, potatoes, celery, onions, sweet peppers, garlic and seasonings.

"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" Terry Pratchett

 

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- When you find yourself planning vacations around places you can shop for food! (Well... let's see, if we have a stopover in X city, maybe we can take a taxi to Y ethnic grocery store and still be back in time to catch the connecting flight without unloading our luggage... )

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"She sells shiso by the seashore."

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