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yummfood Nov 30, 2010 03:13 PM

I'm not sure if its just me, but for some reason I love hearing about what others are craving! haha.

I remember when I used to get together with friends for study sessions, we always ended up talking about and drooling over each other's in-depth descriptions of the foods we were craving at that moment. I don't think we ever got much studying done, because for the rest of the night, all we were able to think about were the foods we had been describing to one another.

So, Hounds, what are YOU craving at this moment? Give a detailed and drool-worthy description of that food, whether its an elaborate dish or something very simple!
And, do you think you'll be able to satisfy those cravings today?

  1. tatamagouche Nov 30, 2010 03:32 PM

    Umeshiso maki. Just love that combination of super-sour and leafy-refreshing. Sadly, not today.

    http://www.ruthtobias.com/denveater

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    1. re: tatamagouche
      tatamagouche Dec 2, 2010 11:19 AM

      OK, now I'm craving green chile cornmeal pancakes. Just saw 'em on a menu, and while we in the Southwest put green chile in everything, that one's new even to me.

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      Sal Vanilla Nov 30, 2010 03:40 PM

      I am craving churros. Hot and crunchy cinnamon sugary goodness on the outside and puffy yet cakey on the inside. I saw them on "Breaking Bad" last night (DVD) and I have been thinking of them all day. I want them with real hot chocolate preferably after downing a pile of porky tamales.

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        gaffk Nov 30, 2010 03:57 PM

        Now I'm craving beignets. Hot and crunchy on the outside with confectioners sugar; puffy yet cakey inside. Mom & Dad used to order the mix from Cafe du Monde and make them on lazy Sunday mornings in the winter with good strong coffee.

        No, they weren't from New Orleans, just honeymooned there in the early 50s.

      2. mamachef Nov 30, 2010 04:35 PM

        I have just exactly no idea why, but cheese fondue sounds SO good right now, and it's not what's for dinner. With good day-old baguette, made properly with effervescent wine and emmenthaler/comte; maybe a few chunks of apple and sausage, and steamed cauliflower and broccoli........sometime this week, I think.

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          Heatherb Nov 30, 2010 04:40 PM

          A slice of Trenton-style thin-crust pizza. No, scratch that. An entire Trenton-style thin-crust pie. I'm working late, and that's my comfort food. Tomatoes and cheese and a crispy crust - even better with garlic and crumbled sausage. Oh why did I click on this post????

          1. gaffk Nov 30, 2010 05:03 PM

            I am now really mad I don't have flavor-blasted pizza goldfish. Aaah, could I have not stopped at Giant today?

            1. Cheese Boy Nov 30, 2010 08:51 PM

              I'm craving Tom Yum Gai to help nurse this flippin' cold I have.
              I could probably eat two bowls, be very satisfied, and be rid of this cold all at the same time.

              Drool here --> http://hubpages.com/hub/Tom-Yum-Gai-T...

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                Whinerdiner Dec 1, 2010 07:21 AM

                I'm craving lobster. Hot, buttery, delicious lobster. We usually splurge on a seafood feast for my birthday, but skipped it this year. I must be getting older because I just couldn't justify the expense in the face of my son's expanding Christmas list. They baked me a cake, and we had a fun day, but I can taste that lobster!

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                  mamachef Dec 1, 2010 07:29 AM

                  Whiner, have you ever had Torsk? It tastes just.like.lobster; back in MN it was a poor man's food but if I could find it today I'd make it. I don't know the correct name of it though.

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                    Whinerdiner Dec 1, 2010 09:37 AM

                    Never heard of it, but I'd be willing to give it a try. I'll check with our fish guy and see if I can track it down. Thanks!

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                      mamachef Dec 1, 2010 09:59 AM

                      Just talked to Cousin Lore and it's codfish fillets that she served cubed with drawn butter.
                      And I thought it was somethin' a whole lot fancier than that.

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                        Whinerdiner Dec 1, 2010 12:23 PM

                        Oh, I love codfish. I like the cubed with drawn butter idea. Usually I bake it with thinly sliced potatoes covering the top and sides, like fish "scales". We go through a lot of Halibut, Orange Roughy and Monkfish as well.

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                  cheesecake17 Dec 1, 2010 10:59 AM

                  Sushi. Avocado rolls drowned in sauce soy with tons of ginger.
                  Hopefully going out tonight... and will order some :)

                  Also.. lunch! 3pm and still didn't eat yet. Today it's roasted artichokes.

                  1. LA Buckeye Fan Dec 1, 2010 11:06 AM

                    I could really go for a margarita about now. Crappy day at work. Oh...and some chips and salsa. And another margarita.

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                      Miri1 Dec 1, 2010 12:51 PM

                      I want hot, crispy, golden potato latkes. I want them with apple sauce and sour cream. I want an ice cold diet coke on the side. But I'm too lazy to make latkes and diet coke is off limits because caffeine keeps me from behaving nicely lol! So I'm satisfying my craving with mashed potatoes and some nice, ooey gooey melted cheese :)

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                        LA Buckeye Fan Dec 9, 2010 11:12 AM

                        Miri1, you and I could hang together. I'll bring the tequila.

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                          Miri1 Dec 13, 2010 10:35 PM

                          lol

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                      laliz Dec 1, 2010 12:44 PM

                      Yesterday I walked into an office on another floor at work and everyone in the room was eating Drumsticks. Not the Turkey-type, the ice cream type. It is cold here in Souterhn California (for us) but I am craving a Drumstick. Ice CreamType.

                      1. KayceeK Dec 1, 2010 01:54 PM

                        Oh man, I could go for some mac 'n' cheese right about now.

                        1. buttertart Dec 2, 2010 11:12 AM

                          A Haagen-Dasz milk chocolate with almonds and coffee ice cream bar, frozen so hard it hurts.

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                            melissa511 Dec 3, 2010 12:20 PM

                            An order of Jack-in-the-Box stuffed jalapenos with ranch dressing and a glass of Jim Beam on the rocks. But it's not going to happen ...

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                              yummfood Dec 3, 2010 02:22 PM

                              oh my...I hate to admit it but I crave those jalepeno poppers all the time. Whenever I do get a chance to get them, I get so excited that I bite into them right when they hand them to me..when they're steaming hot... and end up getting burned by the cheese that squirts out. Painful but definitely satisfying...heh heh.

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                              HillJ Dec 3, 2010 03:08 PM

                              A grilled tomato and swiss cheese sandwich with a garlic pickle and really cold, vinegar laden coleslaw. Yum.

                              1. goodhealthgourmet Dec 3, 2010 03:47 PM

                                thanks to a comment by Sal Vanilla on another thread, i'm craving lima beans. and i've been on a feta kick lately, which is actually perfect, because thanks to HillJ i'm making these for dinner tonight!
                                http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/si...

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                                  HillJ Dec 3, 2010 05:49 PM

                                  oh yum...limas have to be on my sunday plate!

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                                    goodhealthgourmet Dec 3, 2010 07:08 PM

                                    i happened to have leftover roasted fennel in the fridge, so i chopped some and mixed it in...it was so good!!!

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                                      HillJ Dec 3, 2010 07:42 PM

                                      Excellent choice. I love fennel too.

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                                  pinksalt Dec 3, 2010 03:53 PM

                                  Creamy polenta with smokey poblanos!

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                                    goodhealthgourmet Dec 3, 2010 04:09 PM

                                    oy. it's a good thing i have a lot of work to do tonight, because i suddenly want the creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms from Scarpetta.

                                  2. EWSflash Dec 3, 2010 06:52 PM

                                    Lobster, with drawn butter.
                                    Sonoran cheese enchiladas
                                    Sonoran enchiladas with a white green chile sauce
                                    A really good ribeye steak, cooked on a wood-fired grill
                                    Yellowtail and salmon roe sushi
                                    A bed of frisee with a big blob of good cottage cheese and a giant spoonful of capers and some of the brine drizzled over the cottage cheese
                                    a raspberry creme brulee
                                    Handmade Sonoran flour quesadillas, with chiles inside
                                    some pumpkin pie (Costco)
                                    I didn't know I was so hungry for things...

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                                      ricepad Dec 10, 2010 10:46 AM

                                      A bag of Cheetohs and four JITB tacos. No, I am not hung over.

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                                        James Cristinian Dec 10, 2010 11:34 AM

                                        Are you sure you're not still drunk? Friday night high school/college days was our drunken Jack taco fix, back when drinking was legal at eighteen. We would never break the law, and of course no weed was involved. Me, I'm craving oysters now, and as I just scored a quart of Galveston Bay beauties, my fix will soon be fixed.

                                      2. mamachef Dec 11, 2010 01:26 PM

                                        Now I know I'm on the mend because more than anything else in the world, right now I'm craving a delicious, salty meaty Reuben made with swiss and hot mustard and a thick layer of kraut on Rye; none of that Thousand Island nonsense for this girl. And I want it with a side of hot crispy fries with quite a lot of salt ; ) and a chocolate milkshake.
                                        Clearly a trip to a good sandwich shop is in order.

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                                          buttertart Dec 12, 2010 08:31 AM

                                          Where is there one in your wheareabouts? I don't remember any back in the day (other than Sandwiches Unlimited, on Shattuck, way long gone). Normal Ned's on sprouted wheat, please. NOW!

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                                            mamachef Dec 12, 2010 09:21 AM

                                            Shoulda been mas specifique. It's a breakfast/lunch spot; the Rockridge Cafe. An ungreasy greasy spoon, with really best-quality housemade food.

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                                              buttertart Dec 12, 2010 09:40 AM

                                              Oh yah I remember that place, has been around for a long time.

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                                          yummfood Dec 11, 2010 02:45 PM

                                          I could really go for some bagels and lox right about now. A good quality plain bagel, schmeared with a loot of cream cheese, a good sized helping of lox, topped with a sprinkle of salty capers and sliced red onions. Too bad I don't have all those ingredients....and too bad it's 3:45 p.m on a Saturday, which means all the bagel stores in my area are closed. Booo...I guess there's always tomorrow morning...

                                          1. LaLa Dec 11, 2010 03:03 PM

                                            crab legs have been on my mind today.....

                                            1. meatn3 Dec 12, 2010 02:29 PM

                                              I've been on an egg kick for a week. Can't get enough of them. Soft boiled, easy over, toad in the hole, scrambled, deviled, hard boiled, Passover style egg soup....at least it is an inexpensive craving!

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                                                Miri1 Dec 13, 2010 10:40 PM

                                                Getting over NASTY stomach bug and my appetite is coming back with a vengeance! I'm craving cheese... loots and lots of melty cheese, crispy at the edges. On anything! Bread, eggs, broccoli, pasta, potatoes. As longs as there are gobs of cheese. Alas, I'm afraid to overload my poor abused system, so no cheese for me till I'm flly operatonal. That, plus it's almost midnight and if I ate cheese now, I'd be up all night <sigh> Gonna have to make do with toast and real butter. Oh, the sacrifice! :)

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                                                  meatn3 Dec 14, 2010 07:28 AM

                                                  Toast and real butter - one of the little, simple pleasures! As a child I would sneak slices of butter and just let them melt in my mouth. So good!

                                                  Might be the salts in cheese that you body wants. Coconut water is fantastic after a stomach flu. Feel better!

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                                                    Miri1 Dec 30, 2010 10:56 PM

                                                    I just got off the phone with a soon-to-be blind date. I was set up by a mututal friend and he called tonight... talking to him has made me famished! I'm craving peanut butter, and lots of of it. Extra crunchy Skippy. With apricot preserves. And a Granny Smith apple. Tart/sweet and crunchy. And I want Wavy Lays potato chips. And a diet coke.

                                                    And then I want a big piece of moist, tender chocolate cake with chocolate icing. And a glass of milk. That's what I'm CRAVING!

                                                    What am I actually going to eat? Not a damn thing. I've already brushed my teeth and am going to sleep. Because I have an early day tomorrow and it's already midnight and if I eat now, I'll be up all night and will be totally nonfunctioning in the morning. *sigh* It's no fun being a responsible grown up!

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