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Aug 21, 2009 07:55 AM

Do you dream about food?

I do sometimes, but not a lot. However I just recalled an awesome dream last night about finding a giant new Asian marketplace/Chinese restaurant outside of Birmingham that I weirdly found while making a bus stop on some unidentified trip. Interestingly, Nab was there and so excited, pushing people out of the way and filling his basket until I had to remind him no perishables because we were on a long trip. Anyway, Birmingham is so far from the Mecca (I have no idea about the spiritual equivalent of China?) of Chinese cuisine, much less regional Chinese cuisines, with only two restaurants that serve a mix of regional cuisines (although one of mainly Taiwanese) plus dozens of the ubiquitous Amerasian joints. Anyway this place had a bakery with buns, smoked animals, various sundry goods, noodles, etc. plus a small restaurant with XLBs, pillowy scallion pancakes, and other delicious smelling dishes (kind of like the Red Pearl here but much bigger). Since I was on a bus pit stop I could not eat in so I ordered an $8 (what?????) giant scallion pancake to go ... unfortunately my dream changed or I woke up before I could taste them. Crap.

I am a little sad thinking about this because all I get here is frozen scallion pancakes. Yeah, I could make my own, but still.

I'm sure there are other instances, although I don't always remember my dreams. See sometimes, as with many others, I have the ability to force myself to return to a dream if I wake up in the middle of the night, but alas I don't think I will ever get to try those particular magical scallion pancakes ...

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  1. Wow! That sounds like a very vivid and exciting dream! Shame about the waking up and realising there is no such thing around you, though!

    I have to say that I dream about food all the time which I find quite disturbing but extremely enjoyable at the same time. Sometimes it's about dishes I want to make, sometimes about far-flung places with glorious foods I'd love to try and often about anything and everything involving scrumptious meals. I wonder what a shrink would make of me :-)

    1. I do this all the time - especially now that i am in the middle of kitchen remodel and can't make anything. I have the nest dreams of dishes I am making and wake up so upset that i can't do anything. I did dream in food prior to this as well though.

      1. Last night I dreamed of Buttermilk biscuits...
        Like the ones from FARM in Bloomington - cooked in a cast iron skillet so they were kind of crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
        And honey - of course.
        I have no idea why I dreamed of these but I think I need some.

        1. But if you hadn't woken up you would not have remembered the dream. And you might had avoided colitus interruptus.

          1. I knew someone who used to have dreams that he was eating. He would sleepwalk into the kitchen and open the refrigerator door. The door light would wake him and he would get back into bed.

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            1. re: Lewes17266

              Your friend is lucky that the door light wakes him. I've heard about people who take Ambien to sleep and then sleepwalk into the kitchen and totally pig out. The next day they don't remember anything!