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trapped on deserted island

brady73 Aug 3, 2006 05:58 PM

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. ipsedixit RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 06:24 PM


    Japanese Yams

    Fuji apples

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      Wanda Fuca RE: ipsedixit Nov 18, 2006 05:37 AM

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

    2. macca RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 06:30 PM

      French Bread, Cheese and Chicken

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        ricepad RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 06:50 PM

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

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          brady73 RE: ricepad Aug 3, 2006 06:53 PM

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

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            Blueicus RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 06:57 PM

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

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              brady73 RE: Blueicus Aug 3, 2006 06:59 PM

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

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                MMRuth RE: Blueicus Aug 3, 2006 08:09 PM

                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.

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                  brady73 RE: MMRuth Aug 3, 2006 08:19 PM

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

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                    Blueicus RE: MMRuth Aug 6, 2006 02:47 PM

                    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.

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                missclaudy RE: ricepad Aug 6, 2006 02:52 PM

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

              3. MMRuth RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 06:59 PM

                Is this assuming no means of keeping food cold?

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                  brady73 RE: MMRuth Aug 3, 2006 07:04 PM

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

                2. pescatarian RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 07:09 PM

                  grape tomatoes, hot sauce and cheese

                  1. Karl Gerstenberger RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 07:23 PM

                    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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                      brady73 RE: Karl Gerstenberger Aug 3, 2006 07:33 PM

                      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.

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                        melly RE: Karl Gerstenberger Aug 3, 2006 08:10 PM

                        I assume twist top..on the island.

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                          Wanda Fuca RE: Karl Gerstenberger Nov 18, 2006 05:43 AM

                          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.

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                            alliebear RE: Wanda Fuca Jan 12, 2007 07:30 PM

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

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                          brady73 RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 07:47 PM

                          I'm stayin outta this one.

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                            slacker RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 07:51 PM

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

                            1. Tee RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 08:02 PM

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

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                                GG Mora RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 08:08 PM


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                                  melly RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 08:14 PM


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                                    EricDC RE: melly Aug 3, 2006 08:18 PM

                                    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?

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                                      brady73 RE: EricDC Aug 4, 2006 08:57 AM

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

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                                        theannerska RE: EricDC Aug 8, 2006 03:51 PM

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

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                                          EricDC RE: theannerska Aug 9, 2006 08:05 PM

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

                                    2. sivyaleah RE: brady73 Aug 3, 2006 08:18 PM

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

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                                        brady73 RE: sivyaleah Aug 4, 2006 10:35 AM

                                        box of chocolates maybe?

                                      2. Non Cognomina RE: brady73 Aug 4, 2006 10:22 AM




                                        1. souschef RE: brady73 Aug 6, 2006 01:30 PM

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

                                          1. missclaudy RE: brady73 Aug 6, 2006 02:54 PM

                                            Corn, limes , crabmeat.

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                                              ike. RE: brady73 Aug 9, 2006 08:37 PM

                                              is there a taco bell within swimming distance?

                                              1. mamamia RE: brady73 Aug 9, 2006 10:54 PM

                                                flour tortillas
                                                a good sharp cheddar

                                                you can make a few things with these ingredients

                                                1. steinpilz RE: brady73 Aug 9, 2006 11:08 PM

                                                  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)

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                                                    alex39k RE: brady73 Nov 18, 2006 01:52 AM

                                                    I would bring:

                                                    French Baguettes
                                                    Beef Jerky
                                                    Chinese Broccoli

                                                    if trhere was no means for refrigeration !

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                                                      RiJaAr RE: brady73 Nov 18, 2006 02:56 AM

                                                      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. Sam Fujisaka RE: brady73 Nov 18, 2006 05:15 AM

                                                        Beans, rice, bait for catching fish.

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                                                          drobbia RE: brady73 Nov 18, 2006 05:40 PM

                                                          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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                                                            RiJaAr RE: drobbia Nov 18, 2006 05:52 PM

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

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                                                            Cinnamon RE: brady73 Nov 18, 2006 05:53 PM

                                                            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

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                                                              RiJaAr RE: brady73 Nov 18, 2006 06:18 PM

                                                              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??

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                                                                stromboli RE: brady73 Nov 18, 2006 06:33 PM

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

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                                                                  clam sauce RE: brady73 Nov 18, 2006 07:08 PM

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

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                                                                    PlasticMagnet RE: brady73 Nov 25, 2006 05:48 AM

                                                                    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

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                                                                      rob_bob RE: brady73 Jan 12, 2007 05:51 PM

                                                                      a boat

                                                                      1. southernitalian RE: brady73 Dec 28, 2007 07:15 AM

                                                                        Blue cheese
                                                                        Crusty Italian Bread

                                                                        1. Peg RE: brady73 Dec 28, 2007 07:50 AM

                                                                          Hot sauce (or fresh red chillies)
                                                                          Flour tortillas

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