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Pictures From Chowland!

Sal Vanilla Jul 10, 2009 04:26 PM

So I got to thinking today when looking at some amazing pictures of sea slugs, wiggly octopi and pastrami creations that I might like to see some other Chowhounds doing what we do best! Eating, discovering, slicingdicingchoppitychopping... enjoying our Chowhoundiness!

I will start - natch!

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    Sal Vanilla RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 10, 2009 08:34 PM

    Nothing? Pish Posh. Babies!

    1. Passadumkeg RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 10, 2009 09:24 PM


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        Passadumkeg RE: Passadumkeg Jul 10, 2009 09:32 PM


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          Passadumkeg RE: Passadumkeg Jul 11, 2009 03:20 AM

          I'm trying!

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            Passadumkeg RE: Passadumkeg Jul 11, 2009 05:38 PM

            Free clams and lobsters from my students for my birthday!

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              Scargod RE: Passadumkeg Jul 24, 2009 07:39 AM

              Passman, AKA "Banned in Bumfuck" (Bangor), is quite the photographer. He took one of my cameras and shot pics around our house while he was here. Good eye, Markie!
              1. The Holy Trinity: Two Islay single malts and Johnny Walker Black.
              2. My art from 1977. I was into food, even then...
              3. Pots in my kitchen.
              4. Rista from Taos, circa 1980. Ah, the Taos ski trips!

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                maplesugar RE: Scargod Jul 24, 2009 09:14 PM

                The one on the left looks to be Lagavulin, correct?

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                  kattyeyes RE: maplesugar Jul 25, 2009 06:13 AM


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                    Scargod RE: maplesugar Jul 25, 2009 06:24 AM

                    The other, Caol Ila, is 12 years old and one of the lighter Islay whiskies, with a milder peaty note than Lagavulin. It is interesting that, in addition to being sold as a single malt, it is used in blends such as Johnnie Walker Black, in the decanter. JWB is sweeter. I often put a dab of 10 YO Laphroaig in it...

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                      maplesugar RE: Scargod Aug 2, 2009 09:17 AM

                      I'll have to try Caol Ila, I like Lagavulin (neat svp) but DH dislikes the peatiness, he prefers JW Black and Blue.

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                Passadumkeg RE: Passadumkeg Jul 11, 2009 05:37 PM

                1 six buck lobster rolls, green chile enchiladas from a corner in Winslow, Arizona; Scargod's lingua tacos from Austin, BBQ sliders from County Line BBQ, Austin.

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                PattiCakes RE: Passadumkeg Jul 11, 2009 01:55 PM

                You need to tell us what the picture are, Dumkeg!

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                  Passadumkeg RE: PattiCakes Jul 11, 2009 05:22 PM

                  That wasn't in the Op's instructions and Sal didn't do it!

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                  Passadumkeg RE: Passadumkeg Jul 11, 2009 05:30 PM

                  Sea bass & steak in Costa Rica, #1 son home from Korea in favorite Bolivian restaurant in NYC, Portugeuse cod stew from mom's funeral breakfast!

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                    Sal Vanilla RE: Passadumkeg Jun 11, 2010 04:13 PM

                    I do not know what sort of goodies are in front of the smiling (oh so justified) man in pic one - but oh doesn't it look good. I LOVE the wide open mouth of man in green! Good pics!

                  2. linguafood RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 11, 2009 04:13 AM

                    Good grief. My patience won't allow for the roughly 10 days it takes to upload a coupe of pics here. Bummer. I have some nice Italian and Sichuan food pics. Dammit.

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                      kattyeyes RE: linguafood Jul 25, 2009 06:14 AM

                      It does take too much time to load pics on this site; I concur. But glad you did!

                    2. clamscasino RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 11, 2009 09:02 AM

                      From road trip with the chowpup...Thanx Pennsylvania Board for steering us to Itzkabibbles (sp?)

                      1. clamscasino RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 11, 2009 09:10 AM

                        And NYC...

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                          kattyeyes RE: clamscasino Jul 11, 2009 11:07 AM

                          Those are fun, clamscasino! I especially enjoyed the Homer shot. Could your last photo be of Cones in The Village? Please do tell where these places are.

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                            clamscasino RE: kattyeyes Jul 11, 2009 11:25 AM

                            The first one is from Dim Sum Go-go. Or is that A Go-go? Touristy, I know, but the chowpup had been there on a school trip and wanted to return. We found Homer deeper into Chinatown. The last shots are from Ferrara Bakery and Cafe (glad I took a picture of the outside, too) in Little Italy. The girls loooved their gelato after trekkin many miles through lower Manhattan on a hot day with mom.

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                              cavandre RE: clamscasino Jul 11, 2009 11:38 AM

                              Can you give me a shot of NYC hard roll? They don't exist down here in FL & I really miss them!

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                                clamscasino RE: cavandre Jul 11, 2009 01:25 PM

                                Mr. Clam waxes poetic about those hard rolls too! Can't provide a picture though, as I'm not physically in NYC at the moment and unfortunately won't be going there very soon...

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                                  Cheese Boy RE: cavandre Jul 12, 2009 10:04 PM

                                  Here's some --> http://cohensbakery.com/s/images/Hard...

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                                    jnk RE: cavandre Sep 3, 2009 06:48 AM

                                    Here you go!


                            2. linguafood RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 11, 2009 09:25 AM

                              Carpaccio and antipasti vegetale at a Sardinian place in Berlin; braised cod in hot chili & stir-fried water spinach at my favorite Sichuan haunt in Berlin.

                              1. bgazindad RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 11, 2009 10:15 AM

                                House special lobster, Beef chowfun, Chinese brocolli, etc.
                                Seaview Villiage
                                Monterey Park. Ca

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                                  clamscasino RE: bgazindad Jul 11, 2009 01:26 PM

                                  Ooh la la! Now I AM jonesing for some good Chinese food.

                                2. Pata_Negra RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 11, 2009 11:56 AM

                                  yummy pictures, everyone! i have loads but just not on my Macbook, which i'm using as we speak. been post processing food pics from my 3rd trip to China. glad i enjoyed myself so much there because i'm going the opposite direction for food in the next couple of years.

                                  1. kattyeyes RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 11, 2009 12:13 PM

                                    How's this for taking an idea full circle (sort of)?
                                    - Baby chicks and peacocks from a farm near my mom.
                                    - My new cute little egg pan, bought this morning.
                                    - My first fried egg (I usually prefer them scrambled, but these are freshly laid yesterday from the farm above, so...)
                                    - My Alice Waters-inspired breakfast: fried farm-fresh egg over lettuce (picked from my deck) tossed with bacon drippings and tomato atop a piece of toasted ciabatta...with bacon, of course, and home-fried new potatoes. I didn't cook it over my fireplace because I have an electric stove. :)

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                                      PattiCakes RE: kattyeyes Jul 11, 2009 01:57 PM

                                      Oh my goodness! You did very well!

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                                        EWSflash RE: kattyeyes Jul 11, 2009 08:56 PM

                                        Organic potatoes and artisanal wild-yeast ciabatta, of course, right? ;-)

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                                          kattyeyes RE: EWSflash Jul 12, 2009 06:55 AM

                                          Thanks, Patti!

                                          EWSflash, I know you're teasing and I'm sure the potatoes weren't organic, but the ciabatta is from Cha Baso Bakery in New Haven, Connecticut. "Our classic ciabatta topped with extra virgin olive oil and salt. No preservatives. Trans fats free. All natural. Voted Best of Connecticut. An American Artisan Bakery." I'll use what's left to make my broccoli cheddar strata. :) I'm hoping my friend (who has the other half a loaf) will do the same.

                                          Time for another AW breakfast here. Do you think bacon drippings on the salad cancel out the health components? Nevermind. This morning I don't care. ;) Keep those photos comin', hounds!

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                                          bayoucook RE: kattyeyes Jul 25, 2009 06:20 AM

                                          That egg pan is so cute! I want one. The breakfast looked delicious.

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                                            kattyeyes RE: bayoucook Jul 25, 2009 06:37 AM

                                            I thought so, too--I found it in the supermarket, hanging next to the maple syrup, believe it or not. And it truly was delicious--thanks! :)

                                        3. kattyeyes RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 12, 2009 08:27 AM

                                          Chowish greetings from the House of Scargod! We had another lovely dinner there last night, starting with hummus we made (no photos, sorry) using freshly picked parsley and garlic and garlic scapes he pulled from the ground right before we made it. I'll let him fill you in on the particulars. Dammit, we forgot to take a picture of my Ghirardelli brownies with raspberries!

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                                            Scargod RE: kattyeyes Jul 12, 2009 09:30 AM

                                            Okay dokey! The first image is russets mashed with skins on, It has white pepper, sour cream and curly parsley in it. Cooked in mostly chicken stock and butter.
                                            Next is the French style Pork Stew. Fresh romaine leaves and dill from the garden plus boiler onions and cream. I added a semi-sweet Sherry and some chipotle pepper.
                                            Lastly, lightly steamed, undressed and unseasoned sugar snaps from the garden.
                                            Pic is of two, last remaining brownies. Pics cannot describe how good these were (Ghirardelli Chocolate and fresh raspberries), nor can you see the raspberries inside.
                                            We had two different bottles of French Ponot Noir and a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Quite a feast and great company.

                                          2. NellyNel RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 17, 2009 08:50 AM

                                            What a great idea for a post!
                                            Thanks Sal! I was smiling (and drooling!!) through each post!

                                            The only chowish pic I have handy here at work is of this fantastic dessert I had after one of the best meals of me life at Castle Hotel Auf Schoenburg in Oberwesel Germany

                                            It was a salted chocolate mousse wrapped with a thin bannana cake, carmelized hazelnuts, a malted milkshake and rosemary icecream with pineapple bits...... yummmm

                                            1. Silverjay RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 17, 2009 10:02 AM

                                              First image is of the Goryokaku 5-point star shaped fort in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. Second image is of the 5-point star shaped uni and ikura donburi in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. Both were inspiring. One of them was delicious.

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                                                NellyNel RE: Silverjay Jul 17, 2009 10:06 AM

                                                look at all that Ikura!! And that gorgeous uni!!
                                                Was it very expensive?

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                                                  Cheese Boy RE: Silverjay Jul 17, 2009 10:55 AM

                                                  Amazing, and very creative! Nice work.

                                                2. scubadoo97 RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 17, 2009 01:37 PM

                                                  I guess it would be best for me to just post a link to my photos at chowhound.


                                                  I have attached a photo of some Nova smoked salmon I smoked a while ago.

                                                  I am currently smoking a side of steelhead trout as I type.

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                                                    linguafood RE: scubadoo97 Jul 17, 2009 02:40 PM

                                                    That salmon looks delish. Can't wait to start smoking my own...

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                                                      scubadoo97 RE: linguafood Jul 17, 2009 04:14 PM


                                                      I just pulled my stealhead trout off the smoker.

                                                      I did a two step cure/brine.
                                                      First cured in a mix of salt, brown sugar and coriander. I had an old fish poacher which we never used. Put a big thick layer of cure at the bottom, but the fish in and covered it completely in cure.

                                                      Let stand for 24 hrs in the fridge. Remove from cure and refresh in ice water. Then into a wet brine of salt and brown sugar for about 8 hrs. Rinse well and give a brief soak in water to remove surface salt.

                                                      Back into the fridge over night to form a pelicle.

                                                      Into the smoker for a cold smoke for 2-3 hrs. I used apple as this was the only fruit wood I had

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                                                        scubadoo97 RE: scubadoo97 Jul 17, 2009 04:16 PM

                                                        pics continued

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                                                          scubadoo97 RE: scubadoo97 Jul 18, 2009 08:08 AM

                                                          and todays breakfast

                                                  2. Scargod RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 22, 2009 08:33 AM

                                                    Recent meal where Chowhounds Mark (Passadumkeg), and Kattyeyes came to our place and helped with meal. Kattyeyes made dessert of peach flambeau with vanilla ice cream. No pics of it...
                                                    Mark is quite the accomplished Mexican food cook, however, when I asked if something was OK he usually said, "go for it". I took a while for me to get the method or logic of cutting the tongue (lingua), on the bias.
                                                    Shown are Mark, at work in my kitchen, next, tongue simmering, my beans, and plantains frying, then armwrestling for who's the best cook, and spread on table: papaya, tomatillo/green chile salsa and lingua.

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                                                      kattyeyes RE: Scargod Jul 22, 2009 07:22 PM

                                                      Yet another fun and tasty meal...and I cannot believe I ate TONGUE (I honestly thought you were joking at first)! Dessert was supposed to be Peaches Foster. Everyone mocked me when I said I made a mistake and put too much rum in it (as if there is such a problem, they all said). Everyone seemed to enjoy it, though it was more like peachy rum soup over ice cream. Come to think of it, that doesn't sound half bad! ;) XOXO

                                                      P.S. You left out the chiles rellenos--those were delicious! And the ribs, too!

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                                                        NellyNel RE: kattyeyes Jul 23, 2009 05:27 AM

                                                        Looks like great fun and great chow!

                                                        Who beat who in the arm wrestling!!?

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                                                          Scargod RE: kattyeyes Jul 23, 2009 06:20 AM

                                                          Thanks KAT. The peaches "Kat Flambeau", was great!
                                                          Our brother, Markie, the outcast, "banned in Bar Harbor Boshko", said to tell everyone "of course I'm going to say "Go for it." When you allow me to drink 16 year old single malt; plus I have faith in you and the rellanos were not "authentic", but ad libbed. KAT, the peaches w/ the ginger ice cream were deliscious and for a bunch of rummies, it was perfect."
                                                          Markie also said that he had some of the best pork ribs he has ever had! Ain't that sweet! (The secret is Scargod's dry rub...)
                                                          The tongue was cooked in Hatch red chile sauce with fresh Bay leaf, then I roasted it for a bit on the grill before stripping off the skin and carving. We had blue corn tortillas, mantequilla de plátano frito (butter-fried, ripe plantains-VERY sweet!), yucky yuca, sweet, luscious papaya, God pintos (meaning my pintos with chopped tomatoes, garlic, black pepper and epazote) and a little Patron Silver to keep the cooks happy.
                                                          Other pics: two apple pies I made last year.

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                                                          Sal Vanilla RE: Scargod Jun 11, 2010 04:21 PM

                                                          I am going to say what others are thinking.

                                                          I wanna eat at your house! YUM. I like the arm wrestling. Totally funny expression!

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                                                            kattyeyes RE: Sal Vanilla Jun 11, 2010 06:28 PM

                                                            We had many outrageously delicious meals at Casa Scargod--from Mexican to Indian to scallops--I lose track of all the things we ate over time, but they were photoworthy feasts for sure!

                                                        3. Scargod RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 23, 2009 07:33 AM

                                                          Pancake rabbit in love with flying coffee dog!
                                                          Pancake rabbit sniffing coffee dog's ass?
                                                          Pancake rabbit just trying to stay warm....

                                                          1. waitress RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 24, 2009 06:52 PM

                                                            BBQ sandwich, Village BBQ, Elkin, NC. Tequilla cocktail & turkey sandwich today from Dean & Deluca.

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                                                              Scargod RE: waitress Jul 25, 2009 06:27 AM

                                                              I started salivating when I looked at the Q sandwich... :')

                                                            2. clamscasino RE: Sal Vanilla Jul 25, 2009 11:11 AM

                                                              ...not a great picture, but it's definately Chowland:

                                                              1. kattyeyes RE: Sal Vanilla Aug 2, 2009 08:11 AM

                                                                I ask you, how beautiful are these strata (stratae?!)? This morning, I made them with pancetta, asparagus, mushrooms and cheddar in these great little Emile Henry dishes.

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                                                                  bulavinaka RE: kattyeyes Aug 2, 2009 09:42 AM

                                                                  I just finished a big breakfast, and after seeing your delectable stratas/stratae/pair of strata/daily doubles, I'm hungry again! Nice job...

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                                                                  melly RE: Sal Vanilla Aug 2, 2009 11:27 PM

                                                                  beets..and more beets

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                                                                    polish_girl RE: Sal Vanilla Aug 3, 2009 04:01 PM

                                                                    Do you REALLY want to drool? Here are a couple of pictures from a wedding I attended in July in Poland-
                                                                    1. sausage rack
                                                                    2. roasted wild boar, turkey and ham
                                                                    3. real country butter

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                                                                      Fritter RE: polish_girl Aug 8, 2009 08:14 AM

                                                                      Wow that sausage rack display is wicked good!

                                                                    2. Scargod RE: Sal Vanilla Aug 3, 2009 06:13 PM

                                                                      A meager camping dinner in the wilds of BC....

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                                                                        kattyeyes RE: Scargod Aug 8, 2009 08:35 AM

                                                                        Be still my heart, you bought Sriracha! ;)

                                                                      2. Fritter RE: Sal Vanilla Aug 8, 2009 08:17 AM

                                                                        I think we have to have a lobster roll on hand for this thread.

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                                                                          kattyeyes RE: Fritter Aug 8, 2009 08:34 AM

                                                                          Game on, Fritter--here's a scallop roll from Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale in Westbrook, CT:
                                                                          Their cole slaw is my favorite anywhere!

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                                                                            Fritter RE: kattyeyes Aug 8, 2009 08:38 AM

                                                                            Ohhh that looks so good! I may have to change the meal plan for this evening! :)

                                                                        2. bermudagourmetgoddess RE: Sal Vanilla Aug 10, 2009 07:27 AM

                                                                          Here you all go!

                                                                          1. hannaone RE: Sal Vanilla Aug 12, 2009 04:22 PM

                                                                            Making spicy beef

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                                                                              hannaone RE: hannaone Aug 12, 2009 04:48 PM

                                                                              1. Chopche and Spicy Chicken Drums
                                                                              2. Pork Neckbone Soup
                                                                              3. Sesame Chicken Wings
                                                                              4. Haemul pajeon (Seafood Pancake)

                                                                            2. Scargod RE: Sal Vanilla Aug 14, 2009 09:51 AM

                                                                              Picture of last dinner as we roughed it in BC. Freshly caught grilled trout, lamb chops, bok choy with toasted cashews, scallions, oyster mushrooms and garlic. Wine not shown...

                                                                              Note to self: It's hard to use regular stove in open air environment. They are meant to be in a closed room, against a wall, with minimum air movement! As is, flame gets blown sideways or sucked down into stove. Stove behind fridge, on right side of image.

                                                                              1. Pata_Negra RE: Sal Vanilla Sep 2, 2009 09:08 AM

                                                                                breakfast: Brebis Frais/sheep milk's cheese. very mild and creamy!

                                                                                eta: aha! attaching pics works.

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                                                                                  kattyeyes RE: Pata_Negra Sep 2, 2009 06:05 PM

                                                                                  Beautiful! The third photo especially looks like a magazine cover--nice job. Where in the world are you? :)

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                                                                                    Pata_Negra RE: kattyeyes Sep 3, 2009 05:21 AM

                                                                                    being imprisoned in Rubbercheeseland Netherlands :D
                                                                                    [original pics can be seen here: http://saudades.proboards.com/index.c... ]

                                                                                2. kirinraj RE: Sal Vanilla Sep 3, 2009 09:40 PM

                                                                                  oaxaca pics
                                                                                  1. cooking amaranth with people in santa ines (im the dude sitting down)
                                                                                  2. me and a couple other people peeling cacao in santa ines
                                                                                  3. eating elotes at the zaachila guelaguetza
                                                                                  4. empanada de verde in zaachila

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                                                                                    kattyeyes RE: kirinraj Sep 5, 2009 04:47 AM

                                                                                    Hope you're having a wonderful time! Now, I have to ask...have you eaten chapulines yet (there's a picture!!!)? I didn't when we went, but everyone else at our table did. ;) I sense there are more Kodak moments coming from you, so I look forward to seeing your next post. I would also love to see a photo of the Zócalo if you get there to enjoy a hot chocolate. Continue to enjoy! :)

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                                                                                      kirinraj RE: kattyeyes Sep 5, 2009 10:04 AM

                                                                                      I'm not actually in Oaxaca right now. I returned a couple weeks ago. I didn't really buy any chapulines, but if you ask the little old chapulines ladies for a sample they'll let you. Not sure how I feel about them...they're a little bit tart.

                                                                                      Here's some more pictures:

                                                                                  2. janetofreno RE: Sal Vanilla Sep 4, 2009 11:43 PM

                                                                                    My avatar is a cheese cart from a market in Paris...does that count?

                                                                                    1. hannaone RE: Sal Vanilla Dec 29, 2009 09:21 PM

                                                                                      Rice paper wraps.

                                                                                      1. Pata_Negra RE: Sal Vanilla May 8, 2010 07:56 AM

                                                                                        do we have an official food erotica thread? is this it? there's one specifically for dinner but we eat some other delicious bits throughout the day, don't we?

                                                                                        well anyhow, i made it, i photographed it, and then....... i ate it. ;) my favourite meatless weekend lunch: potted north sea prawns.
                                                                                        (normal size pics all in one post here: http://saudades.proboards.com/index.c...)

                                                                                        1. hannaone RE: Sal Vanilla Jun 9, 2010 01:16 PM

                                                                                          간장게장 (ganjang-gejang)

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                                                                                            Sal Vanilla RE: Sal Vanilla Jun 11, 2010 04:34 PM

                                                                                            And because I have no shame... here is my pantry. I did not bother to try to make it look pretty or to hide embarrassing... I already fessed up to owning and greedily gulping them all down anyway (Velveeta, French's Onions, Jiffy mix, giant tub on lard!, marshmallows and 15YO commercial sized cumin...

                                                                                            Oh well, it is always so much fun looking in other people's pantry and fridge - I should have made a new topic!

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                                                                                              kattyeyes RE: Sal Vanilla Jun 11, 2010 06:31 PM

                                                                                              When I grow up, I'd really like a pantry like yours. TRULY!

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