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trapped on deserted island

if you were sent to a desert island for 1 month with fresh water and means for fire if needed,and could take only 3 ingredients,what would they be?

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      If you are trapped on a deserted island... salt surrounds you.

    2. French Bread, Cheese and Chicken

      1. Shoyu and whole pigs. And I'd trade the third ingredient slot for more pigs.

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        1. re: ricepad

          what is SHOYO?dont think we get that down here.

          1. re: brady73

            Shoyu is the Japanese term for soy sauce. As for me, Flour, yeast, and salt.

            1. re: Blueicus

              maybe we do have it down here afterall.thanks for that blue.

              1. re: Blueicus

                I know that I've not come up w/ my own list yet - b/c I keep being stymied by the lack of a cooking vessel - my first thought - I'm sure b/c of the water/fire reference - was pasta - but I finally realized that I'm not going to have a nice big pot to cook it in. So, I'm wondering, what would you be doing with your flour, yeast and salt.

                1. re: MMRuth

                  you could probably still make bread....ham sandwiches anybody?

                  1. re: MMRuth

                    Well, I'm assuming that with the ocena all around me I can always acquire good sea salt... maybe my third ingredient should just be whole boar or whole duck or whole cow (I'm just too much of a carnivore). As for flour yeast and salt I can make all sorta of bread over an open fire... I've found I can just eat bread all day long.

              2. re: ricepad

                Let's get married!!!! I Love pig best!

              3. Is this assuming no means of keeping food cold?

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                1. re: MMRuth

                  yeah good point.for arguments sake lets say no means of refridgeration.

                2. grape tomatoes, hot sauce and cheese

                  1. Equipment? Knife? Bone china? Regional guide to edible plants? Hunting rifle?

                    This sounds like a bad idea for a reality television pilot. Survivor with no corny games and giggling bodies, just a bloke with three ingredients.

                    1. An abundance of delicious wine.
                    2. A variety pack of artisan quality cured meats.
                    3. Chocolate.

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                    1. re: Karl Gerstenberger

                      nice work Karl,my reason of questioning was more of a tolerance issue.im struggling myself to think of something i could eat everyday for 30 days.......good answers though.

                        1. re: Karl Gerstenberger

                          Having actually been trapped on a deserted island... I would imagine I would enjoy being trapped with Karl. I might nix the meats since fish are plentiful... but I do love good cured meat... hmmm. A man bringing chocolate though...

                          I might opt for a hen/rooster pack.

                          1. re: Wanda Fuca

                            You've actually been trapped on a deserted island before?

                        2. I'm stayin outta this one.

                          1. Froghollow Farms peaches.
                            That's all I really need. :)

                            1. wine
                              I'm really sorry for that but it was the first three things that came to mind..............

                                  1. re: melly

                                    Peanut butter
                                    Hard boiled eggs.

                                    Take the bread, put on some peanut butter, add the whites of the hard boiled eggs and make a weird sounding but delicious sandwich that I could probably, if I had to, eat for thirty days. Take the yolks and, I guess, use them for sculpture or something?

                                    1. re: EricDC

                                      i will have to try this recipe....ill try it out on the kids first though

                                      1. re: EricDC

                                        I love hard boiled egg whites and I've made sandwiches out of those...and yep, I will be trying that recipe soon.

                                        1. re: theannerska

                                          It's even better if you toast the bread first.

                                    2. All I keep hearing is a voice in my head screaming "WILSON!!!"

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                                        1. Wine, sheep's milk cheese, and tomatoes. I would fish, and eat bouillabaisse every day. Dessert would be wine and cheese.

                                          1. Corn, limes , crabmeat.

                                            1. is there a taco bell within swimming distance?

                                              1. flour tortillas
                                                a good sharp cheddar

                                                you can make a few things with these ingredients

                                                1. I generally agree with Karl and Tee, but will give this list (I'll assume there's something to cook in):

                                                  wine (a variety if possible)
                                                  pasta (a variety if possible)
                                                  tomatoes (canned whole)

                                                  1. I would bring:

                                                    French Baguettes
                                                    Beef Jerky
                                                    Chinese Broccoli

                                                    if trhere was no means for refrigeration !

                                                    1. i am assuming this island has some trees, maybe palms so i could get coconuts... so i can drink coconut milk...and i could fish..

                                                      no refrigeration huh?
                                                      ok, i would take fresh mozzarella
                                                      french bread
                                                      (i have the survivor music in my head now)
                                                      ummm.. lindt milk chocolate
                                                      everything will be ok as long as you have chocolate.

                                                      1. Beans, rice, bait for catching fish.

                                                        1. cases of top flight red wine
                                                          Cases of world class white wines including champagne
                                                          A very stury corkscrew

                                                          There is enough calories and water(vegtable water) to keep a person alive - and if one was to bring enough cases it would be a heck of a way to go!

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                                                          1. re: drobbia

                                                            don't forget the coconuts and fish... you could have fish and wine every nite

                                                          2. Assuming I have Diet Coke and that isn't an 'ingredient' - the other three would be:

                                                            -Lindt Excellence high-%-cacao dark chocolate
                                                            -Rice with a little sweet black sushi rice blended in
                                                            -Jarlsberg cheese

                                                            Assuming I can fish and find mangos for salsa on my own

                                                            1. well, assuming you can fish and find mangoes and coconuts, you could probably also find bananas and various herbs.. why do you need ingredients at all??

                                                              1. Here is my list for the month:
                                                                1. a chicken...good egg layer
                                                                2. bag on onions
                                                                3. herbs de provance

                                                                1. Linguine (would have to be dry with no refrigeration)
                                                                  extra virgin olive oil
                                                                  Stolichnaya Vodka

                                                                  1. Considering theres fish coconuts and water somewhere I would take
                                                                    my guitar so I don't go crazy
                                                                    and a machete to hunt and build shelter with

                                                                      1. Blue cheese
                                                                        Crusty Italian Bread

                                                                        1. Hot sauce (or fresh red chillies)
                                                                          Flour tortillas