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Sep 21, 2008 11:51 AM

What is your newly-discovered food that has been around for ages?

For some reason, I have recently been really into peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwiches (on good whole grain bread or toasted honey-wheat english muffins.) And this is not something I really as a kid, either. This leads me to ask you what new (for you) but been around forever food you have newly gotten into???

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  1. Hmmm... I've been eating brussel sprouts for the first time in my life (roasted until crisp and caramelized) this year which are delicious! I also ate green beans for the first time when I was almost 20
    (my mother had an extreme aversion to all vegetables that were ever served in her university cafeteria and impressed us children with the idea that nothing good could come of them)

    1. Romesco sauce - I used to make it often from a recipe in Parade Magazine (the one in the LA Sunday Times) from back in the mid to late 90s (I think). Romesco sauce goes great on so many things, but we brought two dogs, two kids and a full-scale house remodel into our lives, so a lot of the stuff we used to spend time on (like trying our hand at new recipes) fell to bottom of our priority list. Now that we seem to be getting a little more time here and there, and since I've been catching shows like, "Made in Spain," on PBS from time to time, I've got the bug again...

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I love this. We used to get it in the cafeteria for lunch when I was in grade school. I've started making this at home.

        2. Corn pudding! The idea of it had never appealed to me (baaad childhood experience with creamed corn) so I had never tried it until recently. The restaurant where I had it paired with a wonderful pork dish really set the bar.
          My goal this summer has been to develop a recipe as good as theirs. Getting close! Fortunately the recipe testing has not been taxing...


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          1. re: meatn3

            I've never had this either! And Watts Grocery is a 5 minute walk from where I'm sitting right now! Maybe I should give it a try one of these days.

            1. re: meatn3

              corn pudding is, without a doubt, one of the best foods ever invented. have you ever had spoonbread? try the kind that's made a little like a soufflee.

            2. holendaise sauce...its something that has always scared the crap out (irrational I realise!) of me but eggs bennedict is an obsession of mine and you cant do that without holendaise.