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Chowhoundish dreams

I woke up this morning startled about my dream: I had to choose a slice of pizza, and the topping options were: creme fraiche; creme fraiche with jalapenos or something else I can't remember. I could only have one slice, and the indecision was killing me! So much I woke up!

I told the dream to my husband, who suggested this post. Do chowhounds dream about food? Good dreams or nightmares? What do you dream about?

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  1. All the time! Just ask my husband about the time I woke up mumbling something about parmigiano reggiano! I immediately realized what I was saying in that place between sleep and awake and felt accordingly stupid!

    I've posted this dream before, but I also work at an engineering firm drafting for a living. One time, I was working on some really sucky electrical diagrams... that night, I dreamt about recipes that were written as electrical diagrams! What a nerd!

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    1. re: Katie Nell

      I spend all day reading and writing words on a computer screen. I've actually read my dreams sometimes and once I dreamt that I was reading Chowhounds. That's pretty bad, too.

    2. I once had a dream that was a recipe for a spinach-based vegetarian casserole. That is to say, the dream did not consist of the written text of a recipe, but a scenario in which I was preparing this dish I had never made before.

      The next morning, I got up and I made the casserole. (How could I not? It felt like some kind of epiphany.) It tasted pretty good.

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      1. re: Pumpkinseed

        that is so great that you actually got up and made the casserole. i would have done the same thing!

      2. While I can't recall specific dreams or foods I've dreamed about, I know I do - all the time. Several times, I've woken myself up because I was chewing - air.

        1. Not only dream..but sometimes I awake with a particular yen for something...and it becomes breakfast no matter how odd...good for a giggle :)

          1. I don't remember this, but my SO insists I once woke him up screaming something about cherries. I sounded very worried--and it was not cherry season so it made no semblance of sense (hurry, put them in the fridge? Get them off the tree quick? They're not ripe yet, leave them alone?)

            Now that I think of it, I don't remember ever dreaming about actually eating anything. I don't think I have a sense of taste in dreamland--so sad.

            1. I dreamt that Kitchen-Aid standing mixers were on sale for under $99 last night. Obviously a dream. :o)

              1. I have always disliked oatmeal, but I once dreamt that I liked it (with cinnamon and raisins). I decided that maybe I'd changed my mind and went out and bought some, prepared it, and found it to be as bland and mushy and crawl-down-my-throat weird as ever.

                1. When I was in college, I apparently mumbled "you're the best" to my girlfriend while either asleep or en route to same. She asked, "the best what?"
                  I apparently replied "non-dairy creamer".

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                  1. re: diropstim

                    Hahahaha! I'm rolling on the floor! That's an awesome story!

                    1. I frequently dream of the taste/mouthfeel of things. Last week I was dreaming about the taste and feel of a porkbelly that I ate at Bouchon last January (yes, it was that good that I still remember it!). I don't think I chew in my sleep, but I have been known to drool.

                      The aroma of food has also been known to wake me suddenly from a deep sleep. I had to stop cooking things in a slow cooker overnight because I would always startle wake up around 4 AM when the aroma wafted up to my bedroom. I think it's because I'm from a farming family. When you smelled the coffee, bacon and biscuits, you'd best get to the kitchen before it's all gone.

                      My SO has occasionally expedited in his sleep, but he refuses to believe it. I think that might be a borderline nightmare....

                      1. I dreamt last night about cooking meat in duck fat (I've never tried eating it or cooking with it so I know nothing about it.)
                        First I fried a piece of raw duck fried in the duck fat and it was fantastic, then I took a piece of beef, thought about cooking it in duck fat & hesitated because I wasn't sure whether the results would be good (didn't get to try it before waking up). Is this a sign that food obsession has gone too far or that I need to experiment with these meats & fats? Or just that I was hungry?!