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food shapes

mr mouther Apr 6, 2009 11:38 AM

i'm writing a story where a phalanx of scabbards are unsheathed to reveal various foods, and would love your help in determining what foods i haven't thought of which also have the right shape for scabbard sheathing.
these are the ones i have so far: sugar cane, plantain, carrot, asparagus, banana, cucumber, zucchini.

(i know some squashes could count, but i don't know the names of specific ones that would fit the shape)

what else is there?


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  1. Squirrels RE: mr mouther Apr 6, 2009 01:33 PM

    What about fish? They have the same general shape you're looking for.

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      roro1831 RE: mr mouther Apr 6, 2009 01:38 PM

      Sting beans, snow peas?????

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        KiltedCook RE: mr mouther Apr 6, 2009 03:46 PM

        Bamboo shoots just cut from the ground, not the canned garbage.
        Celery sticks
        Lemon Grass
        A stem of Brussels Sprouts

        1. mcsheridan RE: mr mouther Apr 6, 2009 05:13 PM

          Don't forget leeks.

          1. ipsedixit RE: mr mouther Apr 6, 2009 11:00 PM


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            1. re: ipsedixit
              Boccone Dolce RE: ipsedixit Apr 8, 2009 04:52 PM

              I want to hug you for suggesting crullers.

            2. WCchopper RE: mr mouther Apr 6, 2009 11:06 PM


              1. Emme RE: mr mouther Apr 6, 2009 11:39 PM

                Hearts of Palm
                Rutabaga, sort of
                Corn on the Cob, somehow in reverse

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                  Janet RE: mr mouther Apr 7, 2009 04:22 PM

                  hot peppers
                  pork tenderloin
                  beef tenderloin
                  blocks of cheese
                  ice cream sandwiches
                  king crab legs

                  1. mr mouther RE: mr mouther Apr 7, 2009 10:23 PM

                    great job everyone. this is just the kind of list i needed.
                    okra is a ltitle short for what i'm looking for (but funny enough that i think i'll use it for the final knight)

                    lemongrass and leeks - beautiful!

                    thank you!

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                    1. re: mr mouther
                      Caroline1 RE: mr mouther Apr 8, 2009 04:21 AM

                      Well, don't forget peas in their pod, bamboo shoots, Belgian endive, Japanese eggplant... Shirley there are more...!

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                      mojoeater RE: mr mouther Apr 8, 2009 10:11 PM

                      corn on the cob or a baguette!

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