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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?


  1. m
    mojoeater Apr 8, 2009 10:11 PM

    corn on the cob or a baguette!

    1. 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 Apr 8, 2009 04:21 AM

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

      2. j
        Janet Apr 7, 2009 04:22 PM

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

        1. Emme Apr 6, 2009 11:39 PM

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

          1. WCchopper Apr 6, 2009 11:06 PM


            1. ipsedixit Apr 6, 2009 11:00 PM


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

                I want to hug you for suggesting crullers.

              2. mcsheridan Apr 6, 2009 05:13 PM

                Don't forget leeks.

                1. k
                  KiltedCook 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. r
                    roro1831 Apr 6, 2009 01:38 PM

                    Sting beans, snow peas?????

                    1. Squirrels Apr 6, 2009 01:33 PM

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

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