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Pictures From Chowland!

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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  1. Nothing? Pish Posh. Babies!

          1. re: Passadumkeg

            Free clams and lobsters from my students for my birthday!

            1. re: Passadumkeg

              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!

              1. re: Scargod

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

                  1. re: maplesugar

                    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...

                    1. re: Scargod

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

              2. re: Passadumkeg

                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.

              3. re: Passadumkeg

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

                1. re: PattiCakes

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

                2. re: Passadumkeg

                  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!

                  1. re: Passadumkeg

                    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. 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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                    1. re: linguafood

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

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

                        1. re: clamscasino

                          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.

                          1. re: kattyeyes

                            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.

                            1. re: clamscasino

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

                              1. re: cavandre

                                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...

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

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                                1. re: bgazindad

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

                                2. 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. 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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                                      1. re: kattyeyes

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

                                        1. re: EWSflash

                                          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!

                                        2. re: kattyeyes

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

                                          1. re: bayoucook

                                            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. 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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                                          1. re: kattyeyes

                                            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. 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. 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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                                              1. re: Silverjay

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

                                                1. re: Silverjay

                                                  Amazing, and very creative! Nice work.

                                                2. 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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                                                  1. re: scubadoo97

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

                                                    1. re: linguafood


                                                      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

                                                  2. 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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                                                    1. re: Scargod

                                                      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!

                                                      1. re: kattyeyes

                                                        Looks like great fun and great chow!

                                                        Who beat who in the arm wrestling!!?

                                                        1. re: kattyeyes

                                                          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.

                                                        2. re: Scargod

                                                          I am going to say what others are thinking.

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

                                                          1. re: Sal Vanilla

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

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

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                                                            1. re: waitress

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

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

                                                              1. 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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                                                                1. re: kattyeyes

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

                                                                2. beets..and more beets

                                                                  1. 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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                                                                    1. re: polish_girl

                                                                      Wow that sausage rack display is wicked good!

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

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                                                                      1. re: Scargod

                                                                        Be still my heart, you bought Sriracha! ;)

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

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                                                                        1. re: Fritter

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

                                                                          1. re: kattyeyes

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

                                                                            1. re: hannaone

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

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

                                                                                eta: aha! attaching pics works.

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                                                                                1. re: Pata_Negra

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

                                                                                  1. re: kattyeyes

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

                                                                                2. 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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                                                                                  1. re: kirinraj

                                                                                    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! :)

                                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes

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

                                                                                    1. Rice paper wraps.

                                                                                      1. 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. 간장게장 (ganjang-gejang)

                                                                                          1. 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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                                                                                            1. re: Sal Vanilla

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