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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by The Sybian » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:18 pm

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Our semi-local we brew weird brewery just released a Candy Corn sour.
Did they name it Sink Pour?
Ha!!!!

Butterfingers are good. Candy corn is just a waste of sugar, but not offensive. The worst cand as kid were the weird unnamed peanut butterish things wrapped in black or orange wax wrappers, and Mary Janes. Those were just ammo for throwing at your friends.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by Rush2112 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:23 pm

I'm sure I'd not be a fan, as fucking candy corn should be destroyed.

They've done a spaghetti gose and a hot sauce barrel-aged beer that were getting rave reviews (the spaghetti was the only one I had, it was an excellent example of the "style" like you could taste the basil, tomatoes, pasta, etc. I only needed to drink the 8 oz or whatever.)

I like Butterfingers, but Zagnut is my go-to if I want a peanut forward candy bar.
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Post by Rush2112 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:24 pm

and I'd put circus peanuts and that vein of candy as the worst of the worst.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

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I don't get why it's cool to hate on candy corn when Butterfinger is RIGHT THERE.
The two worst non-fruit things to get on Halloween were candy corn and Brach's hard caramels.

Butterfinger's fine in my book.
Incorrect. Dots. Good n Plenty. Black Licorice. Candy corn is meh. Just don't mix it with peanuts like a psychopath.
Black licorice is what the give out on Halloween in hell. So vile.
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Post by A_B » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:43 pm

I like Dots and Butterfinger.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

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I like D...and...finger.

Saved you some time, rass.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

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I like D...s ... Butt...finger.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

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I like D...s ... Butt...finger.
Leave it to the experts ; P
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

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A_B wrote:
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mister d wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:47 pm
A_B wrote:
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I like D...s ... Butt...finger.
Leave it to the experts ; P
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by rass » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:34 am

Since we were just discussing sandwiches and NJ, here is one that you can pretty easily find in the right towns around here but probably won't find anywhere else lacking a sizable population of people of Portuguese descent.

I had never heard of them before cerrano went to Portugal a couple of summers ago and sent back some glorious photos. We have friends from Portugal, and one of them got a restaurant in town to make me one for my birthday one year (menu hack - learn how to speak Portuguese) but swears he has a couple of places in Newark that are the best. I haven't taken him up on his lunch offer yet.

I can't speak for the recipe up top, other than to say the egg and fries shouldn't be optional.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by mister d » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:21 pm

Back to banh mi ... going scratch tonight, to the point where I'm almost tempted to make mayo so I did every component. Otherwise, its french bread, garlic, brown sugar and fish sauce marinated chicken, chicken liver mousse (as the pate), pickled carrots/daikon, jalapenos, cilantro and mayo.
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Post by rass » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:32 pm

I was down in Edison on NYE during the day and stopped in at the place I had mentioned and bought 2. Ate 1.5. Jalapeños were cut think and relatively spicy that day.
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Post by rass » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:43 pm

Also, we were in downtown Millburn today and noticed that there is a Vietnamese cafe there. $11 for pho and $8 for bahn mi is more expensive than the Asian supermarket near work and the place in Edison, but hey it’s Millburn.

Sadly work appears to have halted on the Vietnamese restaurant in Union center. Peeking in it looks like they were almost done. It’s been months...

Anyway, good luck. Nobody else in the house would dare try one so I’ll probably stick to buying them.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by degenerasian » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:52 pm

mister d wrote:
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Back to banh mi ... going scratch tonight, to the point where I'm almost tempted to make mayo so I did every component. Otherwise, its french bread, garlic, brown sugar and fish sauce marinated chicken, chicken liver mousse (as the pate), pickled carrots/daikon, jalapenos, cilantro and mayo.
Just needs cucumber.

Do you guys like Vietnamese coffee? With the condensed milk? Do you think you would like smoothies with condensed milk? Avocado with ice and condensed milk is amazing but I dont think it exists here.

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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by The Sybian » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:48 pm

degenerasian wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:52 pm
mister d wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Back to banh mi ... going scratch tonight, to the point where I'm almost tempted to make mayo so I did every component. Otherwise, its french bread, garlic, brown sugar and fish sauce marinated chicken, chicken liver mousse (as the pate), pickled carrots/daikon, jalapenos, cilantro and mayo.
Just needs cucumber.

Do you guys like Vietnamese coffee? With the condensed milk? Do you think you would like smoothies with condensed milk? Avocado with ice and condensed milk is amazing but I dont think it exists here.

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Absolutely love Vietnamese coffee. Used to work around the corner from a Vietnamese cafe and get coffee a couple times a week there. I would certainly try the avocado smoothie thing, but can't say I've ever seen it.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by Johnny Carwash » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:15 pm

Biscotti would be way better if they were soft. Fight me
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Post by Ryan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:16 pm

Couldn't be any worse, that's for sure
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Johnny Carwash wrote:
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Biscotti would be way better if they were soft. Fight me
Agree. That's why people dunk in coffee, but they instantly get mushy and gross.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by sancarlos » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:53 pm

Maybe you guys are doing it wrong.

Personally I wouldn’t want to dunk something soft in coffee. It would be like a soggy breadstick.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by Ryan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:57 pm

How about a (unpoisoned) donut?
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Post by A_B » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:58 pm

Ryan wrote:
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How about a (unpoisoned) donut?
I used to love a donut stick dipped in coffee. Many a college morning breakfast, that was.
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Johnny Carwash wrote:
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Biscotti would be way better if they were soft. Fight me
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by mister d » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:08 pm

sancarlos wrote:
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Personally I wouldn’t want to dunk something soft in coffee. It would be like a soggy breadstick.
"The Soggy Breadstick" feels like a new euphemism for going flaccid mid-act.
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wlu_lax6 wrote:
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Biscotti would be way better if they were soft. Fight me
I am not sure you know what a Biscotti is Mocca Johnny

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Post by The Sybian » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:56 pm

I really want to like Curb, but I just find Larry's character more irritating than funny. I always like Larry David in interviews, but the show just annoys me. Loved Seinfeld, though, and even like Costanza.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:54 pm

There are a lot of Swampers who need to learn the mother sauces.
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There are a lot of Swampers who need to learn the mother sauces.
Your mother's a sauce.
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Post by rass » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:47 am

His people call it gravy.
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I really want to like Curb, but I just find Larry's character more irritating than funny. I always like Larry David in interviews, but the show just annoys me. Loved Seinfeld, though, and even like Costanza.
Loved it for a few seasons but stopped watching a few years ago. Friend recommended the new season and it's almost like a parody of itself. Larry David has gone from being someone you can identify with as he reacts to every day hassles and stupidity to someone who seems to be looking for a fight in every scene.
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I really want to like Curb, but I just find Larry's character more irritating than funny. I always like Larry David in interviews, but the show just annoys me. Loved Seinfeld, though, and even like Costanza.
Loved it for a few seasons but stopped watching a few years ago. Friend recommended the new season and it's almost like a parody of itself. Larry David has gone from being someone you can identify with as he reacts to every day hassles and stupidity to someone who seems to be looking for a fight in every scene.
I can't really watch it. I've watched some random episodes over the years, and found them funny, but a little bit of the 'cringe' comedy goes a long way for me. That's the reason I've never watched much of 'The Office' as well.

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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by mister d » Tue May 12, 2020 1:13 pm

If you could only eat food from the continental 48 above or below this line, which are you picking?
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue May 12, 2020 1:18 pm

Below.

But wait, you mean regional food, right? Not, like, specific restaurants...
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue May 12, 2020 1:21 pm

Above, and didn't even take long to make the decision.

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Post by rass » Tue May 12, 2020 1:24 pm

I think I'd be fine with above also.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by mister d » Tue May 12, 2020 1:26 pm

Regional food, yes. BBQ type obviously split by city. And to the extent you can tie an ethnicity to a city as well, so polish-american is above and cuban-american below. Fries on sandwiches above.
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Post by duff » Tue May 12, 2020 1:28 pm

Above.
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Post by govmentchedda » Tue May 12, 2020 1:31 pm

Below
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by mister d » Tue May 12, 2020 1:38 pm

I'm going to move this to a new thread + poll. Closer than I expected.
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Re: Culinary Hot Takes

Post by sancarlos » Tue May 12, 2020 1:40 pm

Above, for sure. I can get excellent food of every kind in my own area.

Lots of salt and sugar at most establishments in the deep south.
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