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'fess up, "i'm a hog when it comes to eating ____ ."

fill in the blank.

shrimp cocktail
deviled eggs
knorr's vegetable-spinach dip in a bread bowl
any hot artichoke dip

at a wedding reception once, i parked myself near the humongous tower of beautiful boiled gulf shrimp on ice. truly, it was a monster-sized conical tower of ice, with shrimp just plastered all over it -- it had to be 6 feet high! (i didn't even make a small dent! in fact, probably 10 people could've stood around the base of the shrimp tower, and still others would still have had plenty of access). and then, they served a huge multi-course dinner. what a swine! i'm not proud, but....just sayin'

are you willing to 'fess up? are there things you are willing to chow down on even around non-family (who already know your predelictions)?

ps, nacho cheese doritos.....

what puts you in "hog heaven"? (that shrimp did it for me!)

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  1. peanut butter by the spoonful from the jar
    most cheeses, with or without crackers, condiments, etc.
    hot buttered popcorn
    mixed nuts (roasted, salted)

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    1. re: tatamagouche

      Everything on your list plus french fries, potato chips, peanut m&m's or goobers, bacon, glass of wine, etc. It's not that I need an over abundance... just more than one. :)

      1. re: lynnlato

        Well, sure, if wine counts as food I'm with you!

        1. re: tatamagouche

          Hey, if it's got calories then it counts - that's my motto! :)

      2. re: tatamagouche

        I thought I was the only one who ate pb from a spoon. Though I only have 1 spoonful, it helps when I have a craving for something sweet/rich. I drink a small glass of milk with it.

        1. re: KristieB

          hardly! you're in plenty of good company. for the record, i *just* finished a spoonful :)

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            Peanut butter by the spoonful with some chocolate chips sprinkled on!

          2. re: KristieB

            when I was in grad school I would have a jar of PB w/ a spoon on one side with a container of raisins on the other while doing most of my (considersble) reading: (book in my lap, pb and raisinsin my hands and mouth and tummy... compulsive!

        2. Wavy Lays potato chips
          White Castle burgers (the frozen kind come six to a box and I eat them all)
          Smokehouse almonds
          Rice-a roni

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          1. re: c oliver

            White castle burgers for SURE. They're horrible and amazing all at the same time.

            I'm also a total glutton when it comes to my grandpa's mashed potato recipe, pierogies, pasta, and asian food pretty much across the board.

          2. Guacamole, easy.

            Spinach and Artichoke Dip, also easy

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            1. re: adventuresinbaking

              oooh, i forgot spinach-artichoke dip. anything artichoke dip-like. will amend....

            2. Unsalted saltines. I go through about 2 boxes a week. Nothing on them. Just plain unsalted saltines.

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              1. re: viperlush

                Unsalted Saltines = Jumbo Shrimp


                1. re: ipsedixit

                  Yup:) Put a pile of crabs in front of me and I'll get tunnel vision and won't stop until all the little buggers are picked. But I don't eat it so it's my dining companions who benefit. I have no problem staking a spot near the shrimp and scarfing them down, but I can stop when I feel that I've eaten my fair share. I'll eat a wedge of brie at one sitting, but I've learned to just buy smaller wedges. But those damn saltines I can't put down and I'll snatch them from those who try to eat them (and hide the box).

              2. Salsa - especially fresh. This chowhound salsa: http://www.chow.com/recipes/10646 is so dangerous that I always make a double batch and have to restrain myself or else I'll eat so much that the acidity burns my tounge. (I've even had it for breakfast.


                Chocolate Pistachio Toffee from Trader Joe's - This stuff should be illegal

                Ribs - I always find myself staring down at the pile of bones on my plate thinking...are those really all mine?


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                1. re: Phoo_d

                  i love smoked baby back ribs, too. well, any good ribs will do in a pinch! ;-)

                  and fresh salsa, i love it on eggs!

                  1. re: Phoo_d

                    Sometimes in the summer I have just chips and salsa (fresh, homemade) for dinner. Seriously, I'm powerless faced with chips and salsa. I go out for Mexican, eat the whole basket of chips, and then I'm not hungry for my "real" food and have to take it home. But what makes it hoggish is that I *know* this is going to happen, and it still happens.

                    I usually manage to exercise restraint (because I hate to exercise!), but if I didn't have to watch my weight I could eat an infinite number of cookies. And there's no such thing as too much sour cream. On the other hand, when most of my girlfriends refer to a pint of Ben and Jerry's as a "single serving size," for me a serving is pretty close to the half cup listed on the label. Go figure.

                    1. re: Ruth Lafler

                      oh yeah, B&J chunky monkey;or chubby hubby

                  2. Fresh baked banana nut bread

                    Tapioca pudding

                    PB&J sandwiches

                    Fresh granola

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                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      ipse, if you have a harris teeter nearby, go get their fantastic "fruit and nut" bread from the bakery. seasonal only. totally delicious! i tested some with lurpak butter. yeah, that's good eatin"!

                      1. re: alkapal

                        Ok, next time I'm in Charleston I'll check them out!

                    2. As you can probably tell from the name, if I have a plate of fried clams in front of me and someone asks to have one, they better be:

                      a) willing to add me to the will
                      b) a stand in for Julia Roberts
                      c) carrying an Uzi
                      d) be one of my kids

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                      1. re: FriedClamFanatic

                        e) all of the above?

                        Good call. Whole-bellied, of course.

                        1. re: tatamagouche

                          You betcha.............and my kids don't have to look like Julia Roberts (although one does), nor remember me in their will ( I suspect that I will leave them something), and if they carry an Uzi, they better have dog tags!

                            1. re: Passadumkeg

                              Keep rubbing it in!.LOL
                              Actually I was in Calif fo 3weeks in marin Cty helping out a friend through breast cancer treatments. There, in Larkspur, i found the Yankee Pier. GREAT fried clams flown in daily (they say)...with bellies! And a pretty darn goos other NE type seafood menu along with a few things for non-fin afficiandoes. Clams come as an appetizer, clam roll or full plate. Not cheap, but boy were they tasty. They also have lobster rolls prepared in any way you want(butter, mayo, funny WC sauces, etc)

                              1. re: FriedClamFanatic

                                I got 10 lbs coming in this week free and 6 lobsters free too for my birthday this week! Age in style.

                        2. re: FriedClamFanatic

                          man, i used to gobble up those fried clam strips at AYCE friday "fried clams" at howard johnson's. (i know they are not the real deal, but it is as good as i could get). i'd even sit alone at the watergate hojo's during college and eat them. is hojo's still around?

                          1. re: alkapal

                            Fried okra!

                            I can never find it in New England and it's not nearly as good made at home. I could eat pounds of it and still want more.

                            1. re: alkapal

                              I loved the Hojo fried clams on Fri. nights, also. Man, I miss those! I don't think Hojo's exists anymore.

                              For me it's:
                              most appetizers
                              peanut butter by the spoonful from the jar
                              most cheeses, with or without crackers, condiments, etc.
                              mixed nuts (roasted, salted)

                              And yes, I did steal part of tatamagouche's list!

                              1. re: danhole


                                i love good fresh fried okra, too. dang, my original list was quite short-sighted!

                                1. re: danhole

                                  thank god there is another fan of peanut butter from the jar. GOD, i could eat this forever, especially if i have a jar of jam next to it and i dip a bit from each. oh god. late night snack? hell, yes.

                                  1. re: tinymango

                                    Peanut butter is, undoubtedly, the perfect food. Little bit of fat, protein, iron, light carbs. Perfect! And pairs well with almost anything.

                                    1. re: tinymango

                                      I eat a spoonful of peanut butter from the jar on a daily basis. My roommate thinks it's so weird.

                                    2. re: danhole

                                      at one time red lobster used to have AYCE king crab legs on Tuesday... oh I would oink pretty well those days...

                                  2. re: FriedClamFanatic

                                    FriedClamFanatic, you can have all (but one) of the fried clams with me, just leave the steamed with sauce mussels and clams (except one of each, to be fair) for me!

                                    1. re: ideabaker

                                      We may have to arm wrestle over the steamers.

                                      Funny you mention mussels. When i was a kid growing up on Cape Cod, the jetties were covered with them and no one wanted to eat them. Nowadays, there's hardly any left. And in the early nineteenth century, lobster was considered peasant food (bottom feeders!) and was served to prisoners in Maine's jails

                                      1. re: FriedClamFanatic

                                        Sounds like we'll have to settle on a double order of the steamers. Yes it is interesting that such yummy food was once looked down on. Too bad Maine doesn't serve prisoners lobsters anymore, I just had a vision of driving up there and throwing a rock through a window to get the complementary meal :-).

                                    2. re: FriedClamFanatic

                                      FCF, 10 lbs of fresh clams on order for today!

                                    3. POPCORN. In a serious way. I made a pot of it the other day in my apartment - a big pot, filled to the top - and I gave my boyfriend a bowl of it but when he was done he kept stealing handfuls from my bowl, and it took all the self-restraint I had not to FLIP out at him even though, let me point out, there was still like half a pot left so I had plenty more. I could physically feel how hard it was for me not to flip out, so I just kept sending him death stares, and he kept just laughing at me and grabbing another handful . . . I even put nutritional yeast on it in the hopes the "weird hippie food powder" would turn him off - nope . . ..

                                      But while we're at it let me add: Pirate's Booty (basically the same thing, no? salty, grabbable?), yogurt pretzels, trail mix . . .

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                                      1. re: Cebca

                                        what, the death stares didn't work? too funny!

                                        1. re: Cebca

                                          I seldom overindulge. I love Ben and Jerry's and Red Hot Blue chips, salsa and guacamole.
                                          Popcorn is it for me. I make a big bowl and with beer in hand I eat till it's gone. I do this about every other week. Watching NASCAR makes me eat faster!

                                          1. re: Cebca

                                            reminds me of that episode of friends with Joey and his fries.

                                            I once had a boyfriend (good riddance) who, while willing to have popcorn at the movies, almost never wanted to have it at home. We would have movie nights, which of course I always started with "hey, why don't I make some popcorn!!!!"...and he'd "nah". He might have been dieting or something or I don't think at this point we'd been together long enough for me to say to hell with it, and go make a massive pot of it for myself and pig out, so there i'd sit somewhat resentful and popcorn-less. Oh the things we do for love...

                                            I LOVE popcorn, but let me add, the real stuff. If it says "smartpop" or "ultra low fat" anywhere, i'd rather sit with a bag of packing peanuts.

                                            And might I add, even if i'm full, i still have to have a bag of popcorn at the movies.

                                            The way i look at it, it's got some fat and carbs and all that, but it does have fibre, so it can't be all THAT bad. :)

                                            Then again, when you pop it on the stove and sprinkle cheese on there, any redeeming qualities probably fly right out the window.

                                            1. re: im_nomad

                                              "Then again, when you pop it on the stove and sprinkle cheese on there, any redeeming qualities probably fly right out the window."
                                              hey, at least you get a little calcium from the cheese ;)

                                            2. re: Cebca

                                              Cebca your post is killing me. WHY do people do this with popcorn? My husband will plow through his bowl, and then reach into mine! I season the entire batch the same way, it's just as wonderful back in the kitchen as it is from my bowl. I like to slowly eat it with chopsticks and toss pieces to the dog. I don't know why the death stares do not work, the smacking of his hands in my stuff does no good.....the eerily calm suggestions to 'try that again and you'll end up left handed' don't work.....
                                              Besides popcorn, mine is cookies. however...
                                              While I do have a secret lust for cookies I can and do restrain myself and only take two (one for each hand) and then wrap them 98 times and put them in the freezer out in the garage so I have to really go out of my way to sneak more.

                                              1. re: Boccone Dolce

                                                I EAT POPCORN WITH CHOPSTICKS TOO!!!! The problem being, if the boy is around I feel like I have to eat it faster so he won't steal it all while I'm picking at it with sticks. And then I eat it faster and it's gone faster, and I didn't even get to eat it the way I want. Bad all around.

                                                My boyfriend has now started working 24-hour shifts as an EMT, so now if I want popcorn I wait until a night while he is working and then I eat some vegetables for dinner (so that I feel like I've done something at least a little productive for my body) and finish it up with a giant pot of popcorn ALL FOR MYSELF. Yep . . . thats how f*in crazy I am when it comes to popcorn.

                                                1. re: Cebca

                                                  what do you use chopsticks to accomplish? slowi you down on the gorging?

                                                  1. re: alkapal


                                                    well, I think chopsticks are pretty fun, so I like to use them frequently to eat my meals as well. but with popcorn, the shoving-handfuls-into-your-mouth method of eating is a major threat, and then the popcorn is all gone and I'm like "where'd it go? I think I need another pot" so in an effort to control my gluttony I use the chopsticks which both makes me eat slower AND adds the fun-with-utensils element.

                                                    1. re: alkapal

                                                      usually I'm actually really good about eating slowly, and I make a point to do it during mealtime . . . but with popcorn, it's all out the window.

                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                        Glad you asked that...'cause I saw 'chopsticks' and did a serious double-take.....:)

                                                2. Biscuits and Gravy. If you order them and I am with you, only count on eating about 1/2 your order (or less if you don't eat it fairly quickly). I'm sorry, but I just can't help myself.

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                                                  1. re: Melanie

                                                    I have recently become a Broadbent's sausage lover. You can mail order it, it makes the finest sausage gravy to go on biscuits. Very porky, coarser than most comercially produced sausage, smoky and spicy. Luckily I have someone who raises hogs and I can get pure rendered lard from her. That makes ther finest kind of biscuit to go with that gravy.

                                                    1. re: Candy

                                                      broadbent hams (& sausage & more!): http://www.broadbenthams.com/products...

                                                      thanks, candy! how is their smoked turkey breast, if you know?

                                                      and back off from the middle biscuit in the pie tin, it is MINE!!!! ;-)

                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                        I have not tried the turkey breast. Maybe we should get a few in the shop. Right now all we carry is their sausage, 4 different bacons, mustard and got BBQ sauce yesterday. The sauce is interesting, sweet but smoky and spicy.

                                                        1. re: Candy

                                                          i love the coarse ground pork sausage to make sausage gravy.... man, this is good stuff wiih good biscuits....

                                                  2. popcorn (my large and most of a friend's at the movies)
                                                    chips and salsa (i'm the reason they charge for seconds)
                                                    nuts (are you sure that jar was full when I sat down?)
                                                    nachos (especialy the "individual" ones)
                                                    fried calamari (any kind of dipping sauce will do)
                                                    tako poke (its a Hawaii thing)
                                                    ice cream (why stop at brain freeze?)
                                                    real maui chips (even the burnt ones)
                                                    galric fries (just keep bringing em out hot)
                                                    wheat thins (with cheese is nice, but not necessary)
                                                    dim sum (just keep the carts coming)
                                                    fresh strawberries (no need to elaborate on this one)

                                                    given the opportunity, so long as it is bite sized I will keep on nibbling till the cows come home.

                                                      1. re: garfish

                                                        oh gosh, garfish, another one to add to my list. thanks SO MUCH. now, i'm revealing my deepest, darkest "inner hoggish self!"

                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                          peel & eat shrimp (having to peel it slows down the ready-to-eat-peeled frenzy)
                                                          Cheetos (I'm so ashamed)
                                                          fresh pineapple when in Kauai (acid mouth sores, anyone??)
                                                          peanut butter...any kind, any time
                                                          Cornnuts (enough salt that the next day you have no eyes)
                                                          mini-Snickers (Halloween IS the devil's holiday for me!)
                                                          7-layer dip (even when the avocado gets dark - just stir it around and IT DISAPPEARS!)

                                                          1. re: lindsley

                                                            corn nuts -- totally college late night trips to a local 7-11 with a real pinball machine. oh gosh! good times, for sure!

                                                            1. re: lindsley

                                                              Yum, Cheetos--they're like snack crack aren't they?

                                                              1. re: Kate is always hungry

                                                                Snack crack! I love that Kate...yep, cheetos are my downfall too, along with buttered popcorn, and salt & Vinegar potato chips, especially the ones made with balsamic vinegar.

                                                                1. re: dragonchowmein

                                                                  i've never seen them with balsamic vinegar.........who makes them????

                                                                2. re: Kate is always hungry

                                                                  With the occasional exception, I keep my diet very healthy, but for whatever reason, cheetos are the one thing I just CAN'T let go. I go through approximately a bag a week. BUT I buy the baked ones if I want the crunchy kind and the natural white cheddar ones if I want the puffs...so maybe that's not so bad?

                                                                3. re: lindsley

                                                                  definitely cheetos, esp. the hot sauce cheetos (although watch out later!

                                                                4. re: alkapal

                                                                  While I love pistachios, I can usually restrain myself. However my husband, Mr. B goes through pistachios like a squirrel on pot. Seriously, he'll have a mountain of shells in front of him before dinner is ready. I bet we go through a pound a week. Thank heavens for Costco.

                                                                  1. re: Phoo_d

                                                                    "like a squirrel on pot." LOL! That's a keeper!

                                                                  2. re: alkapal

                                                                    My MIL gets salt & pepper pistachios from her health food store (I think?). Man are those addictive.

                                                                  3. re: garfish

                                                                    Most definitely pistachios. And shrimp (with cocktail sauce, if you please!) and Fritos. Fritos are and always have been my salt craving remedy. Nothing else takes the edge off.

                                                                    1. re: LindaWhit

                                                                      i was just eating some "mission" tortilla "strips" (the rectangular ones....) and they taste almost as salty and "corn-y" as fritos. good shape for dipping. http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navi...

                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                        ::::gasp:::: Give up my Fritos? I don't think so! ;-) Besides, eventually, tortilla chips tear into the sides of my mouth and the saltiness hurts. Although the rectangular size would definitely help.

                                                                        No - not going to try them - I don't need the Fritos much less the tortilla strips. :-)

                                                                      2. re: LindaWhit

                                                                        i only buy pistachios in the shell, because it slows me down a little bit :)

                                                                    2. Pancakes
                                                                      Dairy Queen chocolate dipped cones (sometimes I eat 2 per day in the summer...)

                                                                      1. Well, I'm just a pig, but I generally don't eat too much processed stuff:

                                                                        Sushi. oh my, I can put it away. Sashimi, nigiri, maki - whatever.
                                                                        Italian Subs I can eat till my jaw hurts when they are made right
                                                                        Most Indian gravy dishes - especially with good paratha. (You can keep the boring naan)
                                                                        Top Sirloin
                                                                        Lobster Rolls. (how many can I eat? We may never find out)
                                                                        Smoked spare ribs
                                                                        Smoked Brisket.
                                                                        Grilled fish
                                                                        Green chile huevos rancheros over hash browns with grilled corn tortillas.
                                                                        Good hot wings. If they don't have some over salty/vinegary processed sauce (Sorry, Frank's!) I can eat good wings til I puke.
                                                                        Not from concentrate Orange Juice. I dare anyone to challenge me to an OJ drinking contest. I LOVE that stuff
                                                                        Good watermelon.
                                                                        Good navel oranges. I'll eat 6 or 7 a day when they are in season. OOH, orange season is coming up soon!
                                                                        Honeycrisp apples. I will eat them ALL.
                                                                        Good Yali Pears. I will eat them all, and then drive back to the store and get more.

                                                                        This is seriously a list of things I will just eat until they are GONE. The amount doesn't matter. a pound of grilled salmon? no problem. Then throw me a slab of smoked spares? No problem. Lobster roll for dessert? No problem.

                                                                        Bag of doritos?
                                                                        I'll eat like five, and then get sick of them.

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                                                                        1. re: gordeaux

                                                                          gordeaux,. maybe you need to "check in" with me!

                                                                        2. PIZZA!!!! Due to my husband's diet, I only get to eat it maybe twice a year. It is my absolute favorite food. We had a pizza party at work a few weeks ago. While everyone ate one or two slices, I think I stuffed in five. Tough to go back to work after eating like that, but wow, it was worth it.

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                                                                          1. re: catrn

                                                                            Ditto re: pizza. Whatever the occasion, whatever else I've eaten that day, I can pretty much be counted on to be full after two slices and then proceed to eat 2 or 3 more. Also "meaty" appetizers - pigs in blankets, meatballs, mini-burgers, my Cuban friend's amazing croquettas de pollo - I can't tear myself away from any of them.

                                                                          2. Fresh, warm salted tortilla chips at a mexican restaurant.
                                                                            Chili cheese fries

                                                                            1. Everytime when I go to those "pick your fruits" farm, I can't control myself!

                                                                              Strawberries, Jumbo grapes and cherries (in Japan), lychees in China, I love them all!

                                                                              For savory, good briney oysters, especially Belon!

                                                                              Shaved ice with condensed milk in the summer!

                                                                              Cheestos at night :)

                                                                              1. i do want to emphasize, this is a "hoggin"-eating in public, without any "airs".

                                                                                1. Tacos al pastor, with pineapple, onion, and cilantro. I think I could beat the little woman who always wins the Coney Island hot dog eating contests.
                                                                                  Also, a bag of Cape Cod kettle chips, when opened, has a half-life of deuterium, if I'm the only one in the room.

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                                                                                  1. re: Veggo

                                                                                    Ditto for the tacos al pastor, fried or steamed clams, blue (or any other crab), Dim Sum, Lockhart BBQ (any of the big 3), popcorn, New Mex red or green chile stacked enchiladas, and Maine cold water shrimp.

                                                                                    1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                      You have reminded me of when my golf career came to a screeching halt at the NCAA's at Carlton Oaks in San Diego in 1974, when Curtis Strange won as a freshman. I shipped my clubs back east, hitchhiked to La Paz in Baja Sur (about 900 miles), took the ferry from Pichelingue to Mazatlan, (23 hours), then hitchhiked to Zijuatenejo with the singular purpose of eating 100 oysters in one day, or die trying. I got that part done, and my golf game is worse than ever.

                                                                                      1. re: Veggo

                                                                                        I wasn't in a funk over a career move, but I ate 80 in one sitting, when I was 21. Recently, in BC, I harvested, shucked and ate two dozen for lunch. Yum!
                                                                                        Obviously, I unintentionally left oysters off my list.

                                                                                        1. re: Scargod

                                                                                          My brother lives in Las Vegas. When we visit, we hit some up scale seafood buffets and brunches. We start with 4 dozen oysters and a dozen lamb chops.
                                                                                          Lamb chops.
                                                                                          Dig my own steamers.

                                                                                  2. I will second the shrimp cocktail - I always try to moderate myself when in public since its pricey and others like it but they are like crack to me.

                                                                                    1. Macaroni & cheese! Gourmet, homemade, boxed, powdered...I'm a complete glutton.

                                                                                      1. Love this thread... don't ask me to share my freshly prepared clams... they weren't ordered for the table, they were ordered for me :-).

                                                                                        Add to that the mussels, lobster, and any seafood plate. Hello, my name is ideabaker, and I'm a seafood-aholic!

                                                                                        1. If I see any kind of meat on a stick there is a high probability that I will make a (fat)ass of myself. The probability curve approaches vertical if any of the following is also present: peanut sauce, chinese mustard, horseradish mayo, tzatziki, or corn batter.

                                                                                          1. Any ripe, gooey cheese, smeared on sliced baguette, not crackers. If the hostess sets it out before a party (the people I know don't tend to do cheese after dinner) I have a hard time controlling myself. Then when dinner is served...ehh. It's never as good as the cheese.

                                                                                            1. Ugh...I am a pig.
                                                                                              Chips, cheetos, cocktail hot hogs, ham, french fries, hamburgers, bacon, sausage, bread, salmon, mayonnaise ( I will eat it straight out of the jar...absolutely disgusting and unhealthy...I know...), movie popcorn, fudge, sour cream, tacos, fresh tortilla chips, chip dip, pepperoni, fried chicken, ribs, baked beans, mac n cheese, biscuits and gravy, apple juice, ice cream, salads with ranch dressing and bacon bits, red potato cheddar soup, turkey clubs, etc.etc.etc.

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                                                                                                1. re: lynnlato

                                                                                                  Ohh that's not even close to the full list...I love brocolli raw, roasted chickpeas, cheesecake, fake mashed potatoes, stir fry, chinese in any form, indian in any form, gah the list keeps going and going and going...I could just eat and eat and eat any of these if they are placed in front of me. haha

                                                                                              1. Food!!!

                                                                                                I just love food. Good food, junk food, gourmet food, comfort food. I don't care. I'll eat and eat and eat.


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                                                                                                1. re: Davwud

                                                                                                  Agreed - I'm just a pig around most food! My friends think I have a tape worm, not that I'm skinny - just not as heavy as I should be considering how much I eat!
                                                                                                  One thing in particular that I am uncontrollable around is chocolate mousse - If I make it I have to run the left overs under hot water or they will be gone by morning - If it stays in the house I'll dream about it and wake up and think about it and go down and eat it - spoon by spoon - standing in the door of the fridge - so it's a rare treat in my house - and never makes it past doing the dishes!! Not sure what that's all about!

                                                                                                  1. re: harryharry

                                                                                                    but harryharyy, eating standing up doesn't count for calories! didn't you know that scientific fact? the calories are confused, and exit through your feet. i thought EVERYONE knew that!!

                                                                                                    1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                      Don't forget the calories consumed by holding the bowl. Keeping warm in front of a cold fridge. As well as those consumed walking to and from the fridge.


                                                                                                      1. re: Davwud

                                                                                                        And all the calories used up by breathing, blinking, growing hair, etc while standing there. Don't forget to count those!!;) haha

                                                                                                  2. crab or crab legs
                                                                                                    prime beef
                                                                                                    smoked ribs
                                                                                                    smoked brisket
                                                                                                    fried chicken
                                                                                                    steamed shrimp
                                                                                                    corn on the cob

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                                                                                                    1. re: swsidejim

                                                                                                      my mom treated my sisters and me to a cruise to alaska in 2000, and the last night of the cruise we had lobster. and lobster. and lobster. our tablemates were surprised, but we didn't care. we just kept ordering more lobster. (we'd heard throught the grapevine that you could order more, so we did!) man, it was good! we were unashamed, and tipped well!

                                                                                                      my nephew also does a great deep fried florida lobster. that, too, is addictively delicious.

                                                                                                      1. re: swsidejim

                                                                                                        Oh yeah! Crawfish! I can almost eat my weight in crawfish. Get my daughter, her boyfriend and me together and it is a total feeding frenzy and no we won't be leaving any time soon!

                                                                                                      2. Funyuns - then lament that my mouth is all cut up!
                                                                                                        Chips & Salsa @ a restaurant. I chow down and normally never even order a meal
                                                                                                        Snickers ice cream bars
                                                                                                        Hot apple cider
                                                                                                        Really good blueberries, watermelon and peaches
                                                                                                        Pasta Roni (or any salty, buttery, cheesy noodles for that matter)
                                                                                                        Someone said it before - the Knorr spinach dip
                                                                                                        PB Twix

                                                                                                        Good golly - looks a lot like our grocery shopping list in college after quite a bit of herbal (ahem!) refreshment. LOL

                                                                                                        1. Chips and dip, especially onion dip, the spinach dip mentioned and 7 layer Mexican dip, Rotel dip or guacamole.
                                                                                                          Champagne and white wine.
                                                                                                          Pasta carbonara.
                                                                                                          Buffalo wings.

                                                                                                          1. Chips and salsa. At a Tex-Mex place that I used to frequent, I would often require three or four refills of my bowl of salsa (and it was just me eating it) before my entrée would come. And after finishing my meal, I would have more salsa and chips for dessert.

                                                                                                            Now, I'm more likely to make salsa than go out for Mexican/Tex-Mex. Every time I make a batch, I *have* to finish the whole bowl (no matter how large) right there until it's gone. It never fails.

                                                                                                            Also, pistachios. I can never have enough. I usually keep eating until my fingers are sore from prying them open. The already shelled pistachios are dangerous!

                                                                                                            1. I can devour a huge amount of anything from the rawbar including also steamers, lobster, tons of shrimp cocktail, etc. Overindulge in great red wines and LOVE fruit but in season, I could eat at least 5 white peaches a day. As for when I was very young, I too, I ate those plates of fried clams along with all the other chowhounders on this thread.

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                                                                                                              1. re: taboo

                                                                                                                In order of insanity: Ice cream, peanut butter, cheese, donuts, nuts, pie, cheesecake, cookies, truffles (only good ones), cake (only certain ones, Tres Leches, yum), mashed potatoes, french fries, fried calamari, biscuits, grits, the fat on ham/steak, the skin on chicken/duck, dips, cheeseburgers, potato hot dog rolls, oysters, clams...something I'm forgetting.

                                                                                                                No fruit, no vegetables, no shrimp.

                                                                                                                1. re: dolores

                                                                                                                  Not even veggies prepared super-richly? I could actually add eggplant yu hsiang to my list...I've never not polished off an entire order by myself, regardless of the fact that it's usually so heavy and oily, and regardless of whatever else I've eaten...

                                                                                                                  1. re: tatamagouche

                                                                                                                    Unhealthfully, no. There isn't a vegetable on the planet that I could wish for more.

                                                                                                              2. Baby back ribs
                                                                                                                Good hot wings
                                                                                                                Kettle corn
                                                                                                                Haystacks - these are wicked

                                                                                                                1. rich chewy fudgy BROWNIES without nuts
                                                                                                                  pistachio nuts
                                                                                                                  pate' ,meatloaf
                                                                                                                  my appreciation is demonstrated by eating like it's the last supper

                                                                                                                  1. Oh god...
                                                                                                                    Bertuccis wings
                                                                                                                    chinese spareribs on the bone
                                                                                                                    reese cups
                                                                                                                    Lindt truffles
                                                                                                                    Lays potato chips
                                                                                                                    pepperoni (has to be stick pepperoni sliced about 1 inch thick)
                                                                                                                    genoa salami
                                                                                                                    any kind of cheese
                                                                                                                    rondele garlic and herb or artichoke cheese on rosemary and olive oil triscuits
                                                                                                                    edy's espresso chip ice cream
                                                                                                                    pecans or walnuts
                                                                                                                    smokehouse almonds
                                                                                                                    shrimp cocktail
                                                                                                                    that nacho cheese dip in a jar, mild

                                                                                                                    1. Soooo many of the above, but if I had to name one, it's good gazpacho. I could probably eay it until I exploded!


                                                                                                                      1. peanut butter (especially fresh ground) and honey, both serarate and together, so i don't buy either of them often, because if i do, i'll eat three days' worth of calories in one meal.
                                                                                                                        grapes. i could eat them til my stomach burst.
                                                                                                                        nuts. especially salted.
                                                                                                                        salt and vinegar chips.
                                                                                                                        ice cream.
                                                                                                                        cinnamon toast crunch. i have been known to consume an entire box in one day (but i was 14).
                                                                                                                        pineapple. i've eaten so much that my tongue is sore for the next two days.
                                                                                                                        chinese fish fragrant eggplant (yuxiang qiezi).
                                                                                                                        chinese hawthorne candy in any form. [and i live in china, so watch out]
                                                                                                                        good friends cereal. strange, yes. tasty, also yes.
                                                                                                                        dried fruits, espeially prunes, figs, and DATES.
                                                                                                                        there are more--i'm a pig at heart, but i work really hard not to be one on a daily basis. it's not easy!

                                                                                                                        1. red lobster's "cheddar bay" biscuits. i am simply sinful when those hot puppies get to the table. (it has been a while, but i could eat some now.)

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                                                                                                                          1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                            hey girl, I sent you a recipe for those, so no excuses - get into the kitchen and whip some up! Save some for me!

                                                                                                                          2. * Bread - any kind of crusty, oven-baked bread. Don't need any toppings - plains works perfectly. If I get it sliced, at least I can 'count the damage'
                                                                                                                            * Bagels
                                                                                                                            * Sweet breads - pumpkin bread, cranberry bread, etc.
                                                                                                                            * Plain yogurt - I will eat a container in one sitting if allowed

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                                                                                                                            1. re: jeni1002

                                                                                                                              Fresh figs. They cost $2 each here, so if I'm in the US or Canada and there are whole baskets of them for next to nothing I will buy them and not share them.

                                                                                                                              Bermuda fish cakes made with salt cod. Preferably on a hot cross bun on Good Friday. Lots of them.

                                                                                                                              Macaroni and cheese, preferably with a thick crust of NZ cheddar bubbling and browned in spots on top.

                                                                                                                              The Enrobed Ginger Sticks (dark chocolate) by Charbonnel et Walker I discovered in London a couple of weeks ago. I'm trying really hard to ration them.

                                                                                                                              Peaches from a farm stand anywhere in the US during peach season. Sometimes I dream about them.

                                                                                                                              Bread and butter pudding with raisins.

                                                                                                                              Gingerbread made with treacle and bits of stem ginger

                                                                                                                              Golden syrup pudding with hot Bird's custard.

                                                                                                                              I think I should stop now.

                                                                                                                            2. Tacos in Mexico: tamales in Guatemala and Mexico; inarizushi, musubi, and makizushi at home; momos in Nepal; laab and khao niyao in Laos; tandoori naan in India and Pakistan; rambutan in season in SE Asia and Central America and Mexico; hot dogs in the US ....

                                                                                                                              And day before yesterday at a workshop at work the mid-morning snacks were croissants filled with ham and cheese (baked into the croissant, not filled after). I think I had six of them and later skipped lunch.

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                                                                                                                              1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                                                                oh my... naan! even in public, I certainly can never resist seconds (and thirds...) of warm naan!!
                                                                                                                                Unfortunately, I have never been to India to enjoy it... I make do with the Indian restaurants in Parc-Extension (Montreal)

                                                                                                                              2. In order:

                                                                                                                                Pizza - I am a "folder" it is all about the volume
                                                                                                                                Nachos and chips and salsa
                                                                                                                                Hot bread and seasoned olive oil
                                                                                                                                Peanut butter
                                                                                                                                Movie Popcorn
                                                                                                                                Blackberry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream
                                                                                                                                Beignets - I had 6 (in one sitting) during my recent trip to NOL. I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest!!

                                                                                                                                1. Really good (not mass produced from a chain) pizza.

                                                                                                                                  1. I'll play.

                                                                                                                                    I'm pretty sure that there are occasions when I wouldn't want anyone around when I eat stove popped popcorn. I look like a chipmunk. I have to keep it out of the house.

                                                                                                                                    I also seem to have an extra stomach which only opens when there is pizza, my mother's salt fish cakes and the (now veggie) piccadillo chimichangas my sister makes...and i'm fairly certain that eggs benedict is something i could eat three or more of, if left to my own devices.

                                                                                                                                    I try not to leave myself to my own devices too often though :)

                                                                                                                                    1. <sigh> You just had to ask, didn't you? This is the kind of stuff that makes me fat just thinking about it! I'll break 'em into categories:

                                                                                                                                      I am the reason Dungeness crab and abalone are on the protected list in California. As long as I can keep swallowing I keep putting more in my mouth!

                                                                                                                                      Same thing with fresh caught and "scraped" (or whatever they call it) Black Sea beluga caviar. I have eaten a full pound at one sitting. Well, an evening's sitting. No crap on it. Just a mother of pearl spoon and maybe some toast points.

                                                                                                                                      USDA Prime beef. last night I broke the whole USDA Prime tenderloin I bought a couple of days ago down into filets, tournedos, and a chateaubriand, and ate the tip. Sauteed it to rare in lots of butter. OoooOOoOoooOOOOooooom good! Then I took some crusty sesame bread and used it to lick every drop of butter from the pan. Nothing else in the world tastes like USDA Prime beef, and USDA Prime beef ALWAYS tastes like "More!"

                                                                                                                                      LESS THAN EXOTIC BUT GOOD

                                                                                                                                      The crust of fresh from the oven artisan bread. Happiness is sitting down with great big hot loaf and a mountain of butter, then peel off the hot crust, slather the butter, and feel your taste buds to back flips! When the crust is gone, I feed the innards to the wild birds.

                                                                                                                                      Oreo cookies. To be really honest, I don't like them all that much, but if the damned things are in the house I can't control myself until they're all gone. It's a disgusting addiction!

                                                                                                                                      Tyropita: The kind I make. Tons and tons of buttered phyllo stacked on my largest jelly roll pan, then a layer of feta, egg, parsley spread over and more slathered with butter phyllo on top, cut it into generous portions and bake. And I can't stop eating it. If I baked some of it for gifts, I have to package it and ask someone to hide it from me, because if I don't I keep taking just one piece and rearranging the contents to look "full." How full can one lonely piece in the bottom of a see-through container be? As the old lady sitting in the tripod said, "Know thyself." It's a Greek thing.

                                                                                                                                      SNACK FOOD
                                                                                                                                      Really good popcorn with either very tender or almost no hulls. That stuff is good and I have to eat it all because while it's waiting for you to come back for more tomorrow, it grows hard brittle hulls! I've gotta stop buying possessed popcorn.

                                                                                                                                      Marie Callender's Garlic and Butter French Bread Croutons. Who needs salad! These things are addiction in a bag!

                                                                                                                                      Pringles. I like the fat free barbecue, the cheddar kind, and the salt and vinegar.

                                                                                                                                      And of course, when it comes to snack food, things go better with Coke! '-)

                                                                                                                                      Oh, and Hershey's Kisses. They're sort of like Oreos. It's not the best chocolate I've ever tasted, but if they're there, I'm there too! I think I just like undressing them.

                                                                                                                                      Edit! Oooh! Oooh! I almost forgot to include AVOCADOS...! Screw the guacamole. Just give me a big old perfectly ripe tree full of Has, a knife to open them, a bowl of sea salt and a spoon and don't bother me until the tree is nekkid...! Sometimes it's really easy being green.

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                        Fresh crusty bread from Arthur Ave with good butter
                                                                                                                                        Any kind of fried fish....belly clams, calamari lots of lemon and tartar sauce!
                                                                                                                                        Warm and salty tortilla chips w/salsa......plus a margherita
                                                                                                                                        Peanut butter on ritz crackers
                                                                                                                                        Florida stone crabs w/mustard dipping sauce
                                                                                                                                        Burgers at Sycamore drive in in CT
                                                                                                                                        Cheese, cheese and more cheese
                                                                                                                                        Ice cold sweet watermellon(had to put something healthy!)

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Caroline1


                                                                                                                                          I have to agree about the avocados! When I make guacamole all I do is mash the avocado, add some salt, and a dash of lemon or lime juice. BUT if I get in the mood, all I do is just like you, except I skip the salt. Just scoop out with a spoon! Sometimes, if I have a really good blue cheese dressing I'll add a dab of that in the hollow and eat with a baby spoon. And yes, I still have my 30 yr. old daughters baby spoons!

                                                                                                                                          1. re: danhole

                                                                                                                                            i'll stand there with the halved and stoned avocado, squeeze lime in, sprinkle on salt and commece -- quite felicitously -- to pig out!

                                                                                                                                            1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                              Have either of you ever grilled an avocado? One day I was grilling paninis on my stove top cast iron grill and an avocado slice slipped out onto the grill. By the time I got it off it had grill marks... WOW! Was it ever delicious! I have tried it in a frying pan but it just doesn't come out with the same great taste. Come summertime, I plan on trying it out on charcoal. REAL charcoal, not that briquette junk. See if it works for either of you?

                                                                                                                                              1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                Yes I have! Oh is that some good stuff. I saw that on the california avocado website and tried it on my grill pan on day. Brushed with a little olive oil. Absolutely divine!

                                                                                                                                                1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                  i've tried to skillet "cook" unripe avocado slices to soften them up. needless to say, they were terrible and unsalvageable for any use.

                                                                                                                                              2. re: danhole

                                                                                                                                                You guys are disgusting. Swooning like teenagers about sexual escapades. You'd think avocados are as good as sex...
                                                                                                                                                Come to think of it, my SO never turns down an avocado!

                                                                                                                                                1. re: Scargod

                                                                                                                                                  Hey, I'm 75 and single. Leave me alone! And leave my avocados alone too.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                    Caroline, you sound to me like what my late friend Fred Landeen would call a true gourmet- with an appreciation for food and drink that knows no boundaries or snobbery.

                                                                                                                                                    I can't believe there's nobody here on Chow who knew Fred. He was a great guy and taught many of us all over the place what it meant to really appreciate food without all the snobbishness and attitude that so many people think is necessary to be a gourmet.

                                                                                                                                                    Please, Caroline- one avocado? We can squeeze my meyer lemons on them...

                                                                                                                                                  2. re: Scargod

                                                                                                                                                    Check out the Texas Tornadoes song "Guacamole". Very sensual.
                                                                                                                                                    The Cimmeron Kid

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                        Was that you w/ the pink vest, black hat and shades????

                                                                                                                                                2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                  I could not agree more about the tyropitas. I can't make them for others, because I always eat at least 4-5 (usually before they cool down enough to avoid a burnt tongue), and that's not even counting the cheese I eat while prepping them. Same for spanakopita.

                                                                                                                                                  In fact, I agree with your complete list, though I've never had Black Sea beluga caviar. I have had many "lesser roes", like lumpfish, tobiko, salmon, and of course tarama (cod). I love them, and definitely look forward to the day that I can try "real" caviar.

                                                                                                                                                  OOhhh, and avocados. I knew there was a good reason why I liked you ; )

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: madgreek

                                                                                                                                                    I have finally (after three plus years of searching) found a Greek restaurant right here in Plano, that makes pretty decent taramasalata and tzatziki. At least they don't make their tzatziki with sour cream! But how good the rest of their menu is depends entirely on who's cooking that day. You have to special order souvlaki underdone or it's charcoal briquettes, and they use potato in their mousakka, which I personally consider a travestyl

                                                                                                                                                    In the last month there have been two new "farmers markets" open, both within 4 miles of me, and they have (so far) exceptional produce and delis with exceptional prices at one of them. Great avocados, and one has an olive bar to die for! All that's missing in my world at this juncture is really good pita. <sigh> Oh well, even the bad stuff makes fairly decent pita pizza.

                                                                                                                                                    The thing I miss most living this far inland is not "fresh caught" sea food, but "just caught" sea food. In Greece, we lived about a stone's throw from the Gulf of Corinth, and one day my landlady brought us a HUGE container of "pergnant crabs." They were fairly small for adults -- maybe 2.5 to 3 inches across the carapace) fresh from the Gulf. Oh My God! They were incredible. They were already cooked and you scraped the roe out onto a crust of bread. Delicious! Then you ate the rest of the crab. She said they are a great regional delicacy in Greece, and that people travel from as far away as Thessaloniki and Crete to have them. I have NO IDEA what they are called in either Greek or English! But they are incredible.

                                                                                                                                                    Foodwise, I seem to have led a pretty charmed life. Here's hoping that some day you can pig out on a pound of beluga all by yourself too! '-)

                                                                                                                                                  2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                    In 1979, at age 17, I took a guided tour of what was then the Soviet Union. We were on a full tour bus (what is that, 75, 100 people? - I can't remember). Anyway, at one meal we were served an hors d'oeuvre of Black Sea Beluga caviar. Two generous servings each, on cracker. I guess it wasn't a foodie tour, because no one on our particular tour bus wanted any. They found it unappetizing, I suppose. Now I was only 17 and wasn't even really sure what it was, but I was no fool. I knew well that what was being laid before me was being laid before me for a reason. I happily received and ate ALL the caviar intended for the entire group.

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: mshumi

                                                                                                                                                      I spent '69-70 in the USSR, one of the first after detante; I gorged on Belyga (and deep fried chunks of sturgeon), but really missed hamburgers, hot dogs, and pizza. The only place in all of Mocba to get those were at the US Embassy, but that was a hassle and the place weirded me out.

                                                                                                                                                  3. Oh, let's see...Fried okra, Andes mints(or anything w/mint and chocolate), saltines, buttery popcorn, grits, dumplings/pierogies/ravioli, and Red Lobster cheddar biscuits- those are EVIL!!!

                                                                                                                                                    1. I am a Fritos addict. Also homemade spinach dip. Put the two together and I'd probably never leave my house. Actually, come to think of it, I don't think I've ever tried them together. Hmmm...

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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Boudleaux

                                                                                                                                                        th frito scoops are especially hand for those types of "pairings"

                                                                                                                                                      2. Bread. With everything.
                                                                                                                                                        Dark chocolate. Especially the dark peanut M&Ms.
                                                                                                                                                        Chocolate caramel lattes. Or chocolate raspberry iced coffee.
                                                                                                                                                        Various pastries.
                                                                                                                                                        Peanut butter.
                                                                                                                                                        Chinese food. And spicy southern foods.

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                                                                                                                                                        1. Muesli (out of the packet, with my hands, stuffing it in my mouth and making a mess on the floor)
                                                                                                                                                          Dates, cashews, raisins (I have been known to devour a big bag of raisins in one sitting and pay the consequences with several consecutive trips to the toilet due to the fibre overdose)
                                                                                                                                                          Rice cakes with cream cheese
                                                                                                                                                          Dulce de leche by the spoonful or fingerful
                                                                                                                                                          Potato chips (that's the reason why they are banned from my house!)

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Paula76

                                                                                                                                                            Oh yum....I forgot about caramel....could pour a vat of it down my throat and be a happy girl.

                                                                                                                                                          2. I must say, I'm very suspicious of people who are uncontrollably piggy around healthy foods! There's just not enough self imposed guilt involved! Reminds me of my fear of skinny chefs!

                                                                                                                                                            1. Edamame--salted and in the pods
                                                                                                                                                              oatmeal or farina drizzled with sweetened condensed milk
                                                                                                                                                              Roasted Brussels Sprouts
                                                                                                                                                              Crepes filled with Nutella
                                                                                                                                                              Nutella out of the jar
                                                                                                                                                              Fois gras on toasted Arnold Brick oven Bread with a nice Sauterne
                                                                                                                                                              Cap'n Crunch that has been sitting in milk for about an hour.

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: jarona

                                                                                                                                                                I can't control myself around hot, salted edamame. I'm also obsessed with roasted, crispy cauliflower.

                                                                                                                                                              2. i believe the sentence in the title is complete, as is

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: thew

                                                                                                                                                                  Brevity is a sort of lonely, exact, efficient completeness.
                                                                                                                                                                  Verbosity, which I have observed you loathe, is our glue; our social flux, on C'hound.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                    well... i think you might be the first person to ever accused me of a lack of verbosity, my parents used to to bribe me to stop talking for 5 minutes.

                                                                                                                                                                    i'd like to be one of those taciturn gary cooper types, but alas... i'm not

                                                                                                                                                                    on the other hand, as a poet, i feel every word that does not add, subtracts.

                                                                                                                                                                    i do not have 3 hands so i will stop there

                                                                                                                                                                  2. French Fries and Ranch Dressing. Not necessarily at the same time, but it sure don't hurt! :-) Put some fries on the table and I'll embarass myself and everyone around me.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Good pizza.

                                                                                                                                                                      Potato chips.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Macaroni and Cheese.


                                                                                                                                                                          1. Oh man... where to start...
                                                                                                                                                                            first of all, I am in love with trying anything I've never tried before (lights me up like nothing else ;) lol )... so if there's a spread at a party or holiday gathering I HAVE to stand at the table trying absolutely everything. I'm just a hog for everything! Instead of being embarassed about my spread-loving I just own it. Lol. Nothing wrong with admitting I love eating... and better that the food not go to waste!

                                                                                                                                                                            I can remember one meal in particular though that still gets my mouth watering every time I think about it... A big bbq'd slab of fresh salmon. Man, does fresh ever make a difference. I swear that slab was 2 feet long and I must have eaten half of it! I had to force myself to stop. I'm the type of person that wants to keep eating when something is just THAT delicious, despite how full I am.

                                                                                                                                                                            Other than that, I'm a big lover of potato chips, especially Doritos.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. i'm laughing at the timeliness of discovering this thread...i was eating almond butter straight from the jar when i found it :)

                                                                                                                                                                              if i sit down with an open bag, box, package, dish or jar of any of the following, i can easily make the entire thing disappear [which is why i usually portion it out before eating]:

                                                                                                                                                                              nut butter
                                                                                                                                                                              nuts or seeds - roasted, in-shell pumpkin seeds are particularly dangerous for me
                                                                                                                                                                              buttered or cheese popcorn
                                                                                                                                                                              pirate's booty
                                                                                                                                                                              candied ginger
                                                                                                                                                                              dark chocolate
                                                                                                                                                                              black bean dip
                                                                                                                                                                              baba ghannouj
                                                                                                                                                                              artichoke dip
                                                                                                                                                                              french fries, but only if they're very well done & super-crispy
                                                                                                                                                                              my homemade granola
                                                                                                                                                                              dry cereal
                                                                                                                                                                              dried fruit
                                                                                                                                                                              salt & vinegar potato chips
                                                                                                                                                                              wasabi peas
                                                                                                                                                                              dehydrated veggie chips
                                                                                                                                                                              inka corn [like corn nuts, but better]
                                                                                                                                                                              the chewy edge pieces in the brownie pan - i *refuse* to buy the special "Edge" pan. too tempting :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                  i'm sorry :)

                                                                                                                                                                                  it really is wicked stuff. so good.

                                                                                                                                                                                  there's another one that i forgot to mention. it's just as addictive - the cheddar flavor, oh my...


                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                    Gladcorn!!!!!!!!!!! Oh man- years ago I got a sample bag of this and I called them as I was eating it and ordered a case. They sent me 2 cases, not a mistake she wanted to do it. I had the intent to pass them out to my friends and co-workers. I was gonna crusade to spread the Gladcorn Word! Well. I think I ended up eating the entire first case and 1/2 the 2nd case and felt so guilty I vowed never to knowingly put myself near the stuff ever again.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Boccone Dolce

                                                                                                                                                                                      yeah, boccone dolce, the gladcorn packages are hiding out in the garage with your individually-wrapped cookies, ;-).

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                        LOL! nice one alka.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Boccone Dolce, i would have "gladly" taken some of it off your hands. i used to pick it up at various markets in LA, but here on the east coast it's harder to find. the one store listed on their website that i actually do shop at occasionally - an organic market in NYC - no longer carries it. i can't decide if i should try to track it down at one of the other local stores, or if it's the universe's way of telling me i shouldn't be eating it ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Boccone Dolce

                                                                                                                                                                                        i'm about to take that same vow. i'm back in San Diego (finally!), and Glad Corn is *everywhere* so of course i broke down & bought some. polished off a 12-oz bag in 3 or 4 days. no more for me!

                                                                                                                                                                                2. Chicken wings with sweet soy sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                  Peanut butter and honey
                                                                                                                                                                                  Naan bread with butter chicken sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                  Prime rib
                                                                                                                                                                                  Good thing I exercise a lot.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Ooh - Good Topic
                                                                                                                                                                                    -Jalapeno Cheeseburger from White Castle ( Last March, the wife was out of town - ate almost a whole case watching NCAA - woke up the next morning, still in the chair and finished off the last 4 for breakfast - ouch)
                                                                                                                                                                                    -Scallion Pancakes
                                                                                                                                                                                    -Linguini with Clam Sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                    -Dry Roaster Peanuts
                                                                                                                                                                                    -Miller High Life - The Champange of Beers!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: mitchell25418

                                                                                                                                                                                      At this time of year, I will go to the store, buy a 2 lb bag of clementines and eat the whole bag. I'll eat giant papayas or medium sized watermelons, with a spoon. I can't keep junkfood in the house or I'll eat it in one go. That includes everything from ice cream to cookies, to chips to crackers to Nutella. I could never keep KD in my cupboard or I'd be cooking up several boxes at once. The only cheese I keep in the fridge is a good Parmigiano-Reggiano. Anything else would be too tempting. I should be attending Cheeseaholics Anonymous. Even the Parm gets nibbled in weak moments. My most public piggish displays surround shellfish, particularly Dungeness crab and lobster. I'll eat my way through every edible morsel on the lobster, then grab the body of my SOs crustacean to forage for more goodies. We've taken to just making them at home, both to spare expense and to be make absolutely filfthy fools of ourselves. I usually need a shower after eating lobster, before I can touch anything in the house.

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. - Pepperoni pizza from a decent restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                                      - Cheeseburgers
                                                                                                                                                                                      - Broccoli Cheddar Rice
                                                                                                                                                                                      - Sloppy Joes
                                                                                                                                                                                      - Turkey and dressing sandwiches
                                                                                                                                                                                      - Any wild game meat (caribou, bison, moose, etc.)

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. baba ganoush
                                                                                                                                                                                        potato latkes with sour cream and apple sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                        a really good carbonara
                                                                                                                                                                                        fried eggplant
                                                                                                                                                                                        fried squid
                                                                                                                                                                                        octopus grilled
                                                                                                                                                                                        fried oysters
                                                                                                                                                                                        shrimp pad thai
                                                                                                                                                                                        dim sum!!! especially those with seafood
                                                                                                                                                                                        italian and jewish deli meats - mortadella, prosciutto, corned beef on rye
                                                                                                                                                                                        good whitefish salad
                                                                                                                                                                                        raw salmon
                                                                                                                                                                                        my canellini bean soup

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. PASTA. Unless the sauce is alfredo.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. toasted ciabatta bread with salted butter and strawberry jam...i could easily eat a loaf at one sitting.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Godiva dark chocolate covered pretzels.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. King Crab Legs
                                                                                                                                                                                              Shrimp Cocktails with extra sauce and horseradish
                                                                                                                                                                                              kumamoto oysters
                                                                                                                                                                                              Ahi poke
                                                                                                                                                                                              Triple Cream Brie
                                                                                                                                                                                              M&M's Peanuts
                                                                                                                                                                                              Pistachio Gelato
                                                                                                                                                                                              Drumstick ice cream cones

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                Oh, I loved those damned drumstick cones! Haven't had one in ages. Actually, I probably never have ONE, which explains why I had to stop buying them years ago.

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Cheez-its. Far superior to Cheese Nips in my opinion. Cook's Illustrated's oven fries. Better than most french fries on the market. My husband and I easily put away a recipe designed for four, and I'm generally not a potato fan. Japanese senbei. Tim's potato chips--the best I've ever had by far. Fresh Bing cherries and raspberries in season--in the great state of Washington, we can get these the day they are picked and they're superb!

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Mom's chili and chocolate for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Overindulging is something that my (now) husband and I have shared for awhile. Not in front of those we know, however. We don't mind being gluttonous pigs, even in public, just not when we're around polite (ha!) company:

                                                                                                                                                                                                    -The giant 3-layered cake-sized funnel cake on Coney Island--it took about 30 minutes to cook, as it was a slow night. We ate until we were sick.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Krispy Kremes--a dozen while hot
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Guacamole, with a spoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -2lbs of fresh shrimp lightly dressed and heated; we should have stopped at 1.5lbs, but didn't
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Additional servings of the roast even though there's always tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -All of the skin from the roast bird, or at least until we're overly full (it won't be good tomorrow, and hence goes into the crock pot during clean up)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -2 scoops of Petersen's Ice cream (peppermint and pistachio--at least a pint)--must eat within 5 minutes during Chicago's summers as otherwise it would melt, preferably en route to the Frank Lloyd Wright studio/workshop; deal with stomach ache on tour
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Sashimi. It's so hard to say no to another round, particularly at our (new) favourite place.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Pate & cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Popcorn, even after a filling meal if at the movies
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Cherries, blueberries, mulberries from the tree (these were most recently picked on the dog walk route in Bay Ridge)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Gullah Cuisine's fried chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Candy corn
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Those waxy Christmas nougats
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Soft nougat from France
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Finishing off a half gallon of Mitchell's ice cream in SF (2 people)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Eating an entire 18" pie from John's (NYC) over the course of a few hours (heat, eat, wait a short while, and start over); just me
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -A good baguette. Plain, dipped in oil, smeared with Maille mustard, coated in pate, with a mushroom and tomato smooshed inside. Lately, though, I have only been able to eat no more than half.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Exception with family: roasted oysters; we're all eating too much, and it's rude to reject those freshly opened morsels even when full (there's so much love going into them when they're out of oyster knives and they're being dropped in front of you opened!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I consider myself extreme lucky that I'm less than 10lbs over my high school weight.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Caralien

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Caralien, you just reminded me about the crispy skin on a roasted bird - that is MINE (and I don't usually have to fight with anyone about it unless my brother is in town).

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Caralien

                                                                                                                                                                                                        If ever in Bar Harbor go to Reel Pizza for a flick and "The Endless Bowl of Popcorn". It was often supper for my my wife and me when we had 3-4 kids in college simultaneously! Of course we could afford a couple Bar Harbor Ales! Priorities.


                                                                                                                                                                                                        But stay from lobster and fried clam rolls. Highly Addictive!

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Caralien

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I consider myself extreme lucky that I'm less than 10lbs over my high school weight.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          caralien, that is indeed amazing given that extensive list of overindulgences..... i hate you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. I guess I eat too much of many things but foods I can eat until I pop include:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          baked macaroni and cheese

                                                                                                                                                                                                          potato chips (I rarely buy them because I get sort of crazed and cannot stop eating them. When they're gone I have to fight with myself to let it go and not hit the store for more. Sick.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good bread or croissant with my friend, butter. I can eat and eat it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Black and white cookies. These are totally addicting to me. The recipe I use has orange zest in it and they are just the perfect treat: cake, orange, chocolate, vanilla. I think they get me as badly as chips do.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fresh guacamole when I make it in the summertime. Can't leave it alone until it's gone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm awfully lucky that my metabolism hasn't konked out yet. I should weigh much more than I do!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. rice and beans with sour cream, cheese, fresh salsa, and chunks of avocado (not guacamole).

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Wasabi soy almonds, aged white cheddar cheese, pasta

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: corneygirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                hog, WHOLE hog...bacon, sausage, carnitas, ears, tails, feet, snout, ribs, shoulder, shanks, chicharones and all the rest of it. Oink!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Next...oysters, mussels, scallops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pates, cheeses...ooey, gooey, yummy and butter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                figs, avocados, persimmons, mangoes, raspberries, apricots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                pinones, pecans and pistachios
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lemon mousse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chile Verde

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: P Macias

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BACON! Yes! I'll schnarf that up if others will let me!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: LindaWhit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    i'm sure you guys have already heard about it, but there was an article about the infamous "Bacon Explosion" in today's NY Times Dining section...


                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OK, I do think there would be a limit for me - that just seems a bit overboard!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: LindaWhit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From the 2 posts about this in chow, it's considered flabby in texture, oversalted, and simply not worth it. I place that up there with fois gras stuffed into a burger--I love both, but together? No thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Caralien

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I wonder if there will be a marked increase of cardiac arrests on Super Ball Sunday from the Bacon Explosion? Sounds like a guy thing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dumkeg the New Age Sensitive Guy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I love bacon, sausage, wursts, brats, beer, roasts. Ground bison thawing at the moment (not heart attack worthy, however).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Super Bowl fans beware: Heart attacks increase during stressful games"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Caralien

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Well, not for any Pats fans this year. ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. pizza, pasta, anything with (good) cheese

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: vvvindaloo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  yep, i'm a quasi-hog on the pizza front, too. especially with good, fresh home-made italian sausage and pepp-e-roni! the "quattro stagioni" pizza? -- call me a "four seasons" kind of gal! {:-P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. 5 Items: Thiese are my favoties!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Knoors spinach dip in a bread bowl. Pumpernickle preferred. ADDICTED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Celery stuffed with a cream cheese and chive filling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Good tortillas with a great simple melted velveeta spicy cheese (I know, but good)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Deviled eggs, could eat a dozen myself ... really with a dash of hot sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crawfish ... by the dozens

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: kchurchill5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <fairy magic wand sound effect> k, you are now in the knorr's spinach and veggie dip in a breadbowl club. there are many of us <see prior threads>. look for the secret handshake (and the glazed eyes and sour cream/mayo mustache). http://www.thefishhawk.com/The%20Team... eek!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OMG, love the pic! I definitely quality for the die hard spinach club. Park me in front of that stuffed loaf of bread and I can't ask for much more :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. 1) Sushi- especially anything with spicy tuna.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2) French Onion Dip- made from sour cream and Lipton soup mix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3) Cheese- it's horrible, i could eat my body weight in cheese. I love all kinds but especially a good triple-cream brie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4) Guac- I don't even need anything to put it on. Just give me a spoon!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: heatcrave

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      heatcrave, your #1 reminded me...for me, it's not so much sushi - i don't eat white rice anymore, and back when i did, i found it to be pretty filling. but i'm a *bottomless pit* when it comes to really good, really fresh sashimi - cost is the only thing that keeps me from eating...and eating...and eating...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: heatcrave

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "3) Cheese- it's horrible, i could eat my body weight in cheese. I love all kinds but especially a good triple-cream brie"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        have you had Chevalier? with figs? mmm...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. GOOD FOOD!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You know... Fresh, perfectly seasoned, well balanced, and properly prepared food. I don't care what it is, so long as it taste fresh, has clean flavors and excites my pallet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. bacon... and canned peaches - sometimes together.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: fresnohotspot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Old thread, but really? This is the only interesting thing I've heard done with bacon for years now (OK, infused vodka was cool at first). How do you serve bacon and peaches, exactly?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: tatamagouche

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              broiled bacon-wrapped peaches sound pretty darned good to me! though i don't like canned fruit so i'd use fresh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. did i mention the red lobster's cheddar bay biscuits, a/k/a "crack bay biscuits."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Fried chicken...preferably which has been sitting out about 10 minutes and cooled a little, with crispy skin. Thigh is best. Chicken fear my name, and rightly so.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. spaghetti, I could eat twice my weight in spaghetti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I'd have to say my weakness is potato chips. every time I diet it's the hardest thing for me to give up. I love potatoes in any form, but chips are my favorite. Add a Helluva Good Bacon Horseradish dip, or a good onion dip, or even that tostitoes chili con queso and I'm loving it. Good salsa and the entire bag doesn't stand a chance...and I mean the famil bags.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Other things I could go crazy if given the opportunity are:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Steak - I see those 72oz challenges and think that it might be child's play.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chicken - in pretty much any form, but I could definitely polish off a bucket of KFC alone.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gourmet cheeses and wheat thins or triscuits. I purposely don't buy them because they never last.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beer - and now I'm not proud, but I can down a case on a Sunday watching football.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I have this problem with pork rinds...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Without reading all the responses, I'm sure I'm not the only one to say pizza...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Pickled herring...bagels, cream cheese, and lox...I'm not Jewish, but they sure got it going on with the kosher food! ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Hi,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm pg and I am a dim sum whore. I will make myself sick on the damn things. I'f they're seafood dim sum, I will pretty much stab you in the eye to get the last one out of the basket. Scallopy-gingery-prawny-won ton wrapper goodness makes my Miss Manners upbringing fly right out the window. I am a won ton wanton!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If I could combine the benefits of a vomitorium with the crack appeal of yum cha, I would explode with sheer happiness. And then go back for more.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: purple goddess

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            purple goddes,, i am with you on the "Scallopy-gingery-prawny-won ton wrapper goodness" -- and i love your line "won ton wanton"!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: purple goddess

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PG, I don't know if there are Chowhound awards, but this is my nominee for best post of the year! You somehow combined calling yourself a whote, commiting a crime, a very funny line, vomitting, and a comparison of food to crack and actaullly made me hungry.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. This might sound weird to some of you but I go nuts over roasted veggies, especially if they are garlicly.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Jacey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                not weird.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'd pretty much sell my first born for a good plate of garlicky roast potatoes (in duck fat, of course)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: purple goddess

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NO! NO! NO! Not roasted potatoes but veggies--only (I know there will be a debate if potatoes are veggies or not). Most people loved roasted potatoes, they are comfort food. However, I know very few people who lust over roasted vegetables like I do

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Jacey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    there's a debate whether potatoes are vegetables? i don't think there's a debate that the tuber we eat is a vegetable. but i did learn this from wiki -- that there are some (inedible) fruits from some potatoes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    according to wiki: "After potato plants flower, some varieties will produce small green fruits that resemble green cherry tomatoes, each containing up to 300 true seeds. Potato fruit contains large amounts of the toxic alkaloid solanine, and is therefore unsuitable for consumption."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    you may be thinking about the "debate" about the *tomato*....which is a fruit, and not a vegetable, but doesn't "seem" like a fruit 'cause of how we eat it, but it is, but who cares when it is so delicious in the summer? ;-).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: Jacey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MM! Same! I discovered a really simple broccoli recipe:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  preheat oven to about 400
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  toss florets with olive oil and lots of salt and pepper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  roast for about 7-8 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sprinkle pan with hunks of fresh chopped garlic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  roast for a few more minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  take out and toss with lemon juice, lemon zest, and fresh parm cheese

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OMG! so good! I can eat the whole pan. and only feel a little bad about it. The best part is that the little tufts of broccoli get so crispy! mmm!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Potato Chips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Buffalo Chicken Dip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chili Cheese Dip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Indian Buffets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ice Cream

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Rick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rick after the buffalo chicken, the chili cheese, the hummus and indian buffet....you'll be screaming for ice cream!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I can't believe I missed this thread! Thanks alkapal..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Lobster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Shrimp (jumbo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. pistachios
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. mussels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. steamers w/butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. garden tomatoes (coming soon here in Boston, I know it :) )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Corn on the cob.......yay!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Chicharone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lobster rolls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kiebasy and kapusta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. anything mexican, i could eat my weight in. ok, not really but you get it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        crackers and soft cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        any kind of artichoke,spinach, crap dip on bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. This thread makes me woozy! Do you know how many time salt has been mentioned or vinegar and potato chips?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I can't read it... I want to go pop popcorn and eat ice cream at the same time while getting orange fingers from Cheetos!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Scargod

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              look at it this way, scargod, you can just leave that blood pressure cuff on. no need to be bothered with taking it on and off....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              burritos as big as my head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              globe artichokes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dungeness crab
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              corn tortillas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. crab legs. i could it my weight in them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: MARYDLAYTON

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I don't pig out much, but I make an exception for lobsters between 2.5 and 4 lbs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. I don't get the craving for chips and dip often, but when I do I can max out a container of either Hellava Good Dip or Bison Brand French Onion dip in about two days. So I usually buy the kinds of dip my hubby likes and I don't so that I can control the beast within.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: KristieB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hellava good onion dip *is* addictive -- esp. with ruffles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. And macadamia nuts. Once they are open I can hardly stop myself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. One thing I cannot turn down no matter how full I am is hot buttered popcorn. Macaroni and cheese is another fav as is anything covered in dark chocolate!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Chocolate Ganache - all my goodheartedness goes right out the window.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Recently I went out with friends and each one in turn raved about their dessert and so everyone tried a bite - then it came to me and it was this luscious torte with an exquisite chocolate ganache and I just said - "it's not so good, really" so that I could eat the whole thing! Not proud, just saying.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: KatherineQ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          >>>> I just said - "it's not so good, really" so that I could eat the whole thing! Not proud, just saying.<<<<<

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LOL! in the true spirit of the thread!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. MAYONNAISE! I will eat mayonnaise on ANYTHING! I'm right on the edge of being able to eat it straight, although I still can't, but crackers, potato chips, fries, cold pizza, any kind of meat... I will eat mayonnaise on almost any savoury food! A little embarrasing, so I tend to sneak it...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: banjoman2375

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I was in full agreement until I saw cold pizza...but I won't fully knock it until I try it. Although I will admit to putting Bleu Cheese dressing on cold pizza and cold baked ziti!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: jhopp217

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My homemade deep dish Chicago pizza.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Good quality beef jerkey. The BEST jerkey in the world in made in Minnesota by a company that used to be ironically called, "King Carnivore" then it was renamed, to a sort of weird Nordic title that is momentarily eluding me. Another stellar brand is "Wild Bill Hickock" which aptly used to be made in Nebraska, but then must have gotten sold to a company in the unlikely state of PA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. fresh salsa and guac with tortilla chips, cold spicy veggie lo mein, hot sesame seeded rolls from a restaurant i frequent (it's free and i need to tell them to only allow me one roll everytime), in-season watermelon and grapes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I assume oysters have been mentioned, but I'll mention them again. I'll start w/ 4 dozen, please.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              RIP Dogracs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I'm a hog when it comes to eating...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicharones, Mexican-style pork rinds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The world's most perfect beer food. Goes GREAT with Belgian ales, for some reason.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Tripeler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  oh, my mom would finish off a small bag of those -- in lieu of real food -- for dinner. they go great with bloody marys, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Steamer, soft shell, or pisser clams. what ever ya call 'em, "I don't want no burger, I don't want no Spam. I don't care if it's boiled or fried, just give me a big friggin' clam!" (The Wicked Good Band). I think I'll go dig a mess o' clams on the tide.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Bacon, deviled eggs, sauteed mushrooms, chocolate pudding... if you want any of these and I'm at the table, you had better be quick!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. M&Ms (plain, no peanuts) and Kettle Chips...sometimes even together, but usually not

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: DiningDiva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mexican Wedding Cookies, Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: DiningDiva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Potato chips (Lay's regular) and Hershey's almond bars are heap tasty together also.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Anything with PB and chocolate. I recently found Whole Foods sells Chocolate PB bon bons.. Um, yeah. Quelle horreur for my diet. The PB thing goes back to even when I was a kid, I think I was like 3 and made off with a jar of PB and proceeded to try to eat the whole thing in a sitting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sushi. My husband and I ALWAYS have eyes bigger than our stomaches and order the left side of the menu.. and even though I'm full I'll just keep eating because it's that good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carne fries. Yup, the San Diego treat. I love em, and they apparently love my hips.. cos they're still there..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: haolebaby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            """"" I love em, and they apparently love my hips.. cos they're still there.."""""

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            good one, h-baby!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: haolebaby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Forgot about carne asada fries, they ARE good, really good and hard to stop eating. Of course, any potato, but especially french fries and all thier iterations are are to stop eating

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. We may have been separated at birth on the shrimp cocktail (including similar wedding story) and the spinach dip.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Good bread and butter (or oliv oil) comes to mind as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anything that I can surreptiously eat a bunch of at a party and not get caught in the appetizer vein (though not hardboiled eggs of any kind).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. it's insane how much peanut butter i could eat if unsupervised. with fluffernutter. on a spoon - no bread required. peanut m&ms generate a similar response. also - lightly salted pan fried peirogies... i have to stop myself from eating the entire box. and cheddar bay biscuits from red lobster!! by golly they are the only reason i set foot in that restaurant!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: JenniferRoman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  With you on the peanut M&Ms. A friend used to bring in pound bags to work and among three of us heavy uesrs they would be gone in a day. Fortunately this was in the days of high metabolism.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. - Cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Eggs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Bacon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Potato chips (actually any chips)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Shrimp is also good :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Hubby's homemade chocolate chip cookies- like a dozen right off the baking sheet, piping hot. Once they cool, I could take it or leave it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cheezballs- oh orange balls of yum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pigs in a blanket made with tiny cocktail weiners at weddings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ice cream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Peanut butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    my homemade sour cream banana bars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cheese- all cheese

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. I can't eat too much at one time, unless I'm confronted with raw oysters, salty cashews or home-made chicken soup.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Pizza - I can't even try to eat it any more because I can't show any restraint. It's 3 slices for me. If no one is looking - 4.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ice cream - I will only go out for single servings because I will keep eating ice cream till I'm sick if I have it in the house. Forget those pints. I decimate them in an afternoon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chips and salsa/guacamole - I'll keep going till the chips are gone. Mexican restaurants are deadly. I'm never hungry for dinner because of those chip baskets.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bacon/prosciutto/other cured pork products - 'Nuff said

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Buffalo Wings - All U Can Eat is a dangerous proposition for me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Avalondaughter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Agreed on the all you can eat wings!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Last time I went to Hooters to do all you can eat wings, although not the best wings I cant pass up all you can eat, they tried to as I call it, "sauce me out" to get me to stop. I think i was bout 25 deep and when the order came for the wings, it was complete drenched in sauce. Like swimming in sauce. i took it as them tryin to get me to stop....it didnt stop me, i cleaned off the extra sauced wings and ordered more just to rub it in their faces.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. King crab legs with lots of hot butter and french fries.. Yummy!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Good, homemade Chex-Mix. I can sit there and shamefully eat a whole bowl if it's salty and peanutty enough.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Buffalo Wings, A really good cheeseburger and french fries with tons of condiments (e.g. mayo, bernaise, gravy, ketchup)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: sexyLAMBCHOPx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A cheeseburger with bernaise? That's so depraved -- bet it is good!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Will certainly give it a try some time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. I can't answer that because there are too many things that I would eat with wild abandon, regardless of who is looking. Shrimp, meatballs, bacon, any seafood, rare roast beef, it goes on and on.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Any buffet. I'll out eat most anyone at the table, including people who double my weight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Pot Stickers....Russian pelmeni...bacon & sausages....and keep your hands off my hot buttered popcorn :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Frosting. If I get my hands on a can of frosting and a spoon, it's gone in 5 minutes or less.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Potato chips and good, homemade dip. Seriously, I can eat an entire $4 bag in an hour if I'm not careful, which is precisely why I try never to buy them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I love shrimp cocktail... it doesnt matter if its the vegas 99 cent ones, or the chineese buffet, or the ones that street vendors sell on the side of the road in baja mexico. I love them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Salsa. If you bring out a bowl of chips and salsa there is a 100% chance that i will be asking for a take out box for my main course. I resisted putting in chips and salsa at my resturant for years (in Texas this is almost considered a communist thing to do) but i just did not want to be around chips and salsa all day because i knew i would eat them. I now only eat them once a week or so as i am tired of ours, but when i go out im ready to lay waste to different chips and salsa!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Bags of croutons. Why? I don't know.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: carlee134

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Guacamole, Pork Ribs when done properly, lobster, Cheese, some dips, & fried Chicken.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. grapes...i can eat well over a lb in one sitting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              peanut butter by the spoonful (esp. dark chocolate peanut butter or the unsweetened, all-natural kind...i'm not a fan of skippy)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. - Bombay mix, the proper kind with the split peas and lentils and cashews.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                - Pasta and pesto - I cannot be restrained with it, I make about 250g of dry spaghetti and eat it all (it's ridiculous, which is why I only allow myself P&P about once a month).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                - Like many before me, icecream. Especially Haagen Dazs Pralines & Cream which I will eat in one sitting and only ever buy if I'm prepared to do!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                - Dried apples and/or apricots, but only the proper dried leathery stuff, none of that soft squishy stuff