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THE single best thing to eat

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OK, there you are, standing in front of God and the question is simple: What is the best thing to eat?
You should not even have to think about the answer.
Talk to me.

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      1. re: Carrie

        Amen. Ablosutely no question. Came across a preparation the other day that I'm definitely going to have to try this winter. Fresh foie gras soaked in Sauternes then enrobed in Smithfield ham and wrapped in puff pastry and deep fried. Gotta have it.

        In second place crispy sweetbreads.

        1. re: Carrie

          Too bad it is banned/soon to be banned in many areas of the country

          1. Glazed old-fashioned donut from K's Donut Emporium at Beverly Glen and Ventura. Nope, not refined, just good ole fat and sugar fried up.

            1. Second only to my wife, would be raw oysters at Acme Oyster House in New Orleans.

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              1. re: Spencer
                Ronald Jeremy

                She lets you put a dab of horseradish on her? Now that's a woman!

                1. re: Ronald Jeremy

                  ROTFLOL (and you's are disgusting)

                2. re: Spencer
                  Laughing Goddess


                  If my husband wrote that about me, there would be *great* rewards for him, which I'm not gonna describe here. Heehee!!

                3. White peach ice cream my grandfather used to make. No question about it.

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                  1. re: flavrmeistr

                    I don't actually know you or your grandfather but I think I'm going with that too.

                    1. re: djk

                      It's probably been 30 years since he cranked the final batch. The peach trees are still there, but the old man and his Guernseys are long gone. The next best thing would be the wild pineapples growing along the FEC railroad tracks in Ft. Pierce, FL. Sweeter than found money.

                      1. re: flavrmeistr

                        Thanx for that. Now I have a way to place my longing for what I didn't have! But sign me up for a pineapple trip.

                  2. Guacamole like they make it at Dos Caminos, with some heat.

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                      Caitlin Wheeler

                      perfect strawberries

                      1. snyder's honey mustard and onion pretzel pieces (broken ones)

                        1. Scharffen Berger dark, bittersweet chocolate

                          1. Olives, of course. Amen.

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                              torta basilica

                              A perfectly ripe mango.

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                              1. re: torta basilica

                                my sentiments exactly!

                                peace, jill

                                1. If I'm standing in front of God I think I'll skip the food and go right to the wine.

                                  1. a really well-made tomato soup with a bit of cream, loads of basil & garlic croutons.

                                    1. baked macaroni and cheese

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                                      1. Schweitzer bockwurst - the real deal: milk-fed veal (no pork stretcher, please!) made by a real Swiss butcher. Steam gently and serve with fresh-picked and shelled peas or creamed spinach, and boiled new potatoes on the side.

                                        1. Hot Dogs.

                                          1. FOOD!!!......sorry it depends on my mood...I can't just pick one. Friday it was that Wagyu steak, couple'a days ago it was my killer Corned Beef and Cabbage...who knows what tommorow will bring. :-)

                                            1. day after Thanksgiving turkey, bacon & a slice of dressing on white bread w/ lettuces, home grown tomato, Duke's mayo, Dijon mustard & a slice of good Swiss cheese barely melted then just drizzle some giblet gravy on the entire thing and give it to me sammich.

                                              The Fuss wants a double bacon cheeseburger fr/ Steak & Shake w/ fries & a side of chili and a real fountain Coke.

                                              1. Four whole fried chickens and a Coke.

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                                                  1. re: Chris G.

                                                    only 1 coke with all that chicken?!?

                                                    1. re: pebbles

                                                      I think that you missed the reference. Think of me and my brother Jake.

                                                      1. re: Elwood

                                                        And I'd like some dry white toast.

                                                        1. re: Elwood II

                                                          And some soup that costs ten dollars, from a fancy restaurant.

                                                  2. Homemade mayo... on everything... including everybody else's selections.

                                                      1. re: SisterT

                                                        Here in Los Angeles even God couldn't get you a real NY pizza.

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                                                        Matt from Shonan

                                                        Gotta go with DURIAN, but to keep peace in the family, the DURIAN would be the dessert following my wife's "gyoza" (Japanese for what's commonly called potstickers in English) and some cold, cold beer. I'm getting sick already !!! : ) Of course, the DURIAN could be eaten as a snack! And then there's pastrami on rye, n' mango with sticky rice (khao-niaw-mamuang),
                                                        n' ... I think I'm in the wrong country. hahahahaha

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                                                        1. re: Matt from Shonan

                                                          How about the pop group Durian Durian?
                                                          (Silverbird? Is that you?)

                                                        2. Foie Gras burger with caviar and truffle. Maybe some champaigne, too.

                                                          1. The first and last bites of anything that makes you say "NO, GET YOUR OWN"!ab

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                                                            1. re: Allen Bank

                                                              Sushi (too broad to count as a "thing"?)
                                                              Fresh strawberries off the plant.
                                                              Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon (maybe not really /eating/.)

                                                            2. The meat from the dominant claw of a freshly caught and steamed Maine lobster from Bar Harbor.

                                                              1. panko chicken fingers with spicy aioli

                                                                1. A nectarine from the ancient tree down the back of my childhood home.
                                                                  Russeted skin, bright yellow flesh, small, wonky, and utterly delicious.

                                                                  1. Dungeness crab straight from the ocean poached very slowly at 200 F in clarified 'brown butter' with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

                                                                      1. Lobster roll @ Canal Café!! Heavenly!!

                                                                        1. warm broiled garlic cheese bread on homemade Italian bread

                                                                          1. Smoked pulled pork, complete with crispy-on-top, perfectly rendered fat cap mixed in and a flavorful spicy bark all over.

                                                                            That was the first thing. Prime rib came in close as a second, but the pulled pork ultimately beat it.

                                                                                1. re: BubblyOne

                                                                                  That was my second choice! What would you put on it?

                                                                                  1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                    Well, I'm kind of a purist- many nights for dinner it's just butter and sour cream with some chives if I have them.

                                                                                    But for parties I've done everything from caviar, to twice-baked with fancy cheeses.

                                                                                    That's why I love them so- anything in the frig or pantry can make the simple baked potato into a meal.

                                                                                    1. re: BubblyOne

                                                                                      Agreed. I eat them usually with just butter or sour cream, salt, and pepper, though if they're baked well (i.e. fluffy and not dried out) I can do them with just seasoning.

                                                                                      I was just curious how you'd take it for your last meal!

                                                                                2. Katz pastrami sandwich. Fatty. Rye. Mustard.

                                                                                  Honorable mention: Ribeye and lobster tail.

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                                                                                  1. re: virtualguthrie

                                                                                    I've seen the Katz deli on a TV food show. I wish I lived a little closer to it so that I also could enjoy the sandwich.

                                                                                        1. Ferula Hermonis (Zallouh) Honey

                                                                                          1. Just as long as it's ready-to-eat. That is, the cook took into consideration all seasoning and left none of it up to the diner. If I gotta touch a salt shaker, it's the single worst thing to eat.

                                                                                            1. A perfect eggroll; or lumpia.

                                                                                              1. I like all these ideas. But honestly, the first thing that came to my mind: sauteed beet greens.

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                                                                                                  1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                    I'm pleased and a bit surprised that someone agrees! They're so overlooked and delicious.

                                                                                                    1. re: Bada Bing

                                                                                                      I still am surprised each and every time I go into the market and see people picking out fresh beets and I watch them rip off the greens and throw them into the trash bin! My head just can't wrap itself around it. Does not compute.

                                                                                                      I, of course, grab them and add them to my bag of beets with greens attached. They are usually charging me for the bundle, so these greens come free!

                                                                                                      I can boil them along with the beets, I can sautee them, I can enjoy them day in and day out.

                                                                                                      Thank you!

                                                                                                      1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                        Lucky me: my supermarket actually will cut off the greens and give them to me for FREE, while at the same time charging heftily for chard, collards, etc. Whenever I see some good looking attached beet greens, I go to town with them.

                                                                                                        They are, as you might know, insanely nutritious.

                                                                                                        1. re: Bada Bing

                                                                                                          They are, as you might know, insanely Delicious !!!


                                                                                                          1. re: Bada Bing

                                                                                                            One 'up-town' grocery store I occasionally shop at sells beet tops in bundles.

                                                                                                  2. WOW! This original post is more than 10 years old. My choice has not changed since then...it's still CHILI made my way.

                                                                                                      1. Bacon. I know it's too trendy, but I've been a fanatic long before the trend-setters discovered bacon. Oodles and oodles of it. And save/use the grease.

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                                                                                                        1. re: pine time

                                                                                                          Every time someone throws away bacon grease, I sense that a pioneer from the 18th century dies another death, or gets clobbered by a cast-iron skillet. Bacon grease makes the very best shortening in biscuits, is the best for frying okra dusted with cornmeal, and is ideal for sautéing spinach. All that -- just for starters.

                                                                                                          1. re: Tripeler

                                                                                                            And don't forget its seasoning power in a pot of boiled-to-death green beans! I also use a smidge in piecrusts for a savory filling.

                                                                                                            1. re: pine time

                                                                                                              Yeah, pinetime, Pie Crusts. My grandmother used to do that.

                                                                                                        2. An Italian sub on a perfect not-too-crusty roll, layered with genoa salami, spicy capicola ham, prosciutto, soppresata, sharp provolone cheese, shredded lettuce, lots of tomatoes, caramelized onions, hot cherry peppers, roasted red peppers, lots of balsamic vinaigrette, parmesan cheese, oregano.

                                                                                                          Or spicy bucatini all'amatriciana, covered with pecorino romano.

                                                                                                          1. real lobster (not frozen tails) gently poached served with butter or USDA Prime grade roast prime rib