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Your Trigger Food Words

Michelly Apr 27, 2011 05:39 PM

You open a menu or a cookbook...what are the words that jump out at you and say "ME! ME! ME!"?
Some of mine include:
GARLIC
ONION
CHIPOTLE
CARAMEL
COCONUT
BUTTER (of course!)
AIOLI
FETA
LAMB
FRESHLY BAKED
SMOKED
HAZELNUT
ALMOND
CHOCOLATE
VANILLA BEAN

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  1. arktos RE: Michelly Apr 27, 2011 05:47 PM

    Anchovies!!
    Garlic
    Lemon
    Fennel
    Chiles
    Chorizo/LinguiƧa
    Mint
    Feta
    Capers
    Arugula

    1. mrbigshotno.1 RE: Michelly Apr 27, 2011 05:55 PM

      "Beverage included, no extra charge"
      "Free appetizer/relish tray with every meal"
      Free Valet Parking
      "Kid's eat free!"

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        DuchessNukem RE: mrbigshotno.1 Apr 27, 2011 06:35 PM

        "No dudes with concertinas allowed in resto" ;^P

        crawfish
        salmon
        calamari
        cheese biscuit

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          EWSflash RE: mrbigshotno.1 Apr 27, 2011 08:08 PM

          Oh dude, I wish there was a "like" button on this site.

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          hungryabbey RE: Michelly Apr 27, 2011 06:54 PM

          caramelized
          confit
          toffee
          crispy
          sticky
          duck
          coulis
          brulee
          ragu
          gnocchi
          pulled pork

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            Nocturnalbill RE: hungryabbey Apr 27, 2011 08:17 PM

            Thank you for saving me the typing. Definitely all of these.

          2. soytoy RE: Michelly Apr 27, 2011 08:02 PM

            - Almond
            - Asparagus
            - Balsamic vinegar
            - Basil
            - Cilantro
            - Coconut
            - Garlic, roasted
            - Kale
            - Lemon juice
            - Mango
            - Mushrooms, any kind of
            - Onion, caramelized
            - Pesto
            - Pumpkin
            - Quinoa
            - Red pepper
            - Spinach
            - Strawberry
            - Sweet potato
            - Tomato
            - Vanilla
            - Whole wheat

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              piccola RE: soytoy May 1, 2011 04:38 PM

              My list is verrrrrrrry similar. I'll add:

              Greek yogurt
              Fresh tofu
              Chestnut
              Kabocha squash
              Lime
              Kimchi

            2. EWSflash RE: Michelly Apr 27, 2011 08:21 PM

              This is a compilation of others' posts
              Mango
              Anchovies
              Garlic
              Lemon
              Chiles
              Capers
              Garlic
              Chipotle
              Feta
              Lamb
              calamari
              caramelized
              brulee
              Basil
              Cilantro
              Mushrooms, most kinds
              Pesto
              Sweet potato
              mac & cheese (yeah it's embarrassing, but it's one of my biggies no matter how I try to deny it)
              Fresh flavorful tomatoes

              1. mariacarmen RE: Michelly Apr 27, 2011 08:49 PM

                most all above (except hazelnuts) and BACON.

                1. blue room RE: Michelly Apr 27, 2011 08:54 PM

                  "Cheese Tray"
                  "Cheesecake"

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                    HillJ RE: Michelly Apr 28, 2011 05:41 AM

                    5 ingredients or less
                    vanilla bean
                    rice
                    crisp
                    salmon
                    grilled
                    greek yogurt
                    pineapple
                    ginger

                    1. opinionatedchef RE: Michelly Apr 28, 2011 04:50 PM

                      michelly, our mother had identical twins! did she tell you about me? :-)

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                        gaffk RE: opinionatedchef Apr 29, 2011 02:21 PM

                        Actually it was triplets . . . I'm suprised your mother didn't tell you ;)

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                          opinionatedchef RE: gaffk Apr 29, 2011 06:25 PM

                          ha! No, she didn't tell me but my body figured it out anyway. And it made itself big enough so we three could occupy it together. sigh.

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                            gaffk RE: opinionatedchef May 1, 2011 03:27 PM

                            Mom always said, "Never trust a skinny chef" :)

                      2. iL Divo RE: Michelly Apr 28, 2011 05:01 PM

                        chocolate
                        more chocolate
                        caviar
                        pate
                        pommes frites
                        lobster
                        butter
                        creamy

                        1. JEN10 RE: Michelly Apr 29, 2011 06:57 PM

                          crab
                          walnuts
                          mango
                          spicy
                          crispy
                          crusted
                          mashed potatoes
                          vinegar
                          polenta
                          gnocchi
                          chilies
                          sticky rice
                          pork buns
                          shrimp

                          now my brain needs a time out!

                          1. opinionatedchef RE: Michelly Apr 30, 2011 12:47 AM

                            garlic

                            lemon

                            lime

                            orange

                            citrus

                            cumin

                            smoked

                            bacon

                            pimenton

                            cardamom

                            cilantro

                            lovage

                            spicy

                            curried

                            coffee flavored

                            chipotle

                            sourdough

                            foie gras

                            caviar

                            sushi

                            hamachi

                            unagi

                            scallops

                            duck

                            lamb

                            kumomoto

                            shiso

                            chanterelles

                            shiitake

                            truffle

                            risotto

                            aioli

                            coconut

                            lemongrass

                            passionfruit

                            ginger

                            bread

                            okra

                            parmesan

                            chevre

                            dacquoise

                            sorbet

                            gelato

                            flan

                            pecan

                            hazelnut

                            taro

                            green tea

                            crispy

                            chewy

                            dense

                            fried

                            timbale

                            mexican

                            asian

                            creamy

                            stone ground

                            canneloni

                            gnocchi

                            dark chocolate

                            gianduja

                            almond paste

                            soft tofu

                            kaiseki

                            avocado

                            celery root

                            jerusalem artichoke

                            whew!

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                              arktos RE: opinionatedchef May 1, 2011 12:03 PM

                              lol.. You must have difficulty walking through a supermarket.

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                                Mother of four RE: arktos May 1, 2011 04:48 PM

                                LOL!

                            2. Peg RE: Michelly May 1, 2011 11:37 AM

                              Cheese
                              Garlic
                              No-one under 25 admitted
                              Gin
                              Crunchy
                              Crisp
                              Fried
                              Vegetables
                              Mashed potatoes
                              Toasted nuts
                              Chunky fries/chips

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                                gaffk RE: Peg May 1, 2011 03:28 PM

                                Like the under-25. In contrast--biggest trigger to turn around before entering a restaurant or hotel: kids eat\stay free.

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                                  soytoy RE: gaffk May 1, 2011 03:31 PM

                                  ^ Haha, I agree.

                              2. ipsedixit RE: Michelly May 1, 2011 12:05 PM

                                I'll tell you my reverse trigger food words for menus

                                house special

                                chef's specialty

                                featured item

                                world famous

                                No. 1 rated

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                                  Jadore RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2011 06:48 PM

                                  Mine are

                                  Sinful

                                  Breaded

                                  Battered

                                  Macaroni and Cheese

                                  Cilantro

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                                  Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: Michelly May 1, 2011 01:52 PM

                                  Smoked
                                  House-cured
                                  Duck
                                  Lamb
                                  Balsamic
                                  Prosciutto
                                  Maple
                                  Guava
                                  Goat cheese
                                  Braised
                                  Sausage
                                  Falls off the bone

                                  1. Chinon00 RE: Michelly May 1, 2011 03:37 PM

                                    Kidney
                                    Sweetbread
                                    Face
                                    Liver
                                    Oxtail
                                    Noble Hops
                                    White Truffle
                                    Roe
                                    Porcini
                                    Rauch

                                    1. Jadore RE: Michelly May 15, 2011 06:17 PM

                                      GARLIC! Yes ma'am!
                                      Champagne
                                      Beer
                                      Wine/Especially pinot noir
                                      Tequila!
                                      Coffee/espresso
                                      Roasted
                                      Seared
                                      Grilled
                                      Charred
                                      Barbecued
                                      Creamy
                                      Spicy
                                      Smoky
                                      Lamb
                                      Chicken
                                      Carne Asada
                                      Linguine or Fettuccine
                                      Goat's cheese/chevre
                                      Feta
                                      Brie
                                      Chocolate
                                      Vanilla bean
                                      Tiramisu
                                      Creme brulee
                                      Custard
                                      Lime
                                      Lemon
                                      Blood orange
                                      Blueberry
                                      Raspberry
                                      Strawberry
                                      French
                                      Mexican
                                      Greek
                                      Chinese
                                      Moroccan
                                      Spring greens
                                      Spinach
                                      Rainbow chard
                                      Broccoli rabe
                                      Asparagus
                                      Green beans
                                      Sundried tomatoes
                                      Coq au vin
                                      Mashed potatoes
                                      Morels
                                      Porcini
                                      Risotto
                                      Curry
                                      Beurre blanc
                                      Sizzling
                                      Mediterranean
                                      Fruit tart
                                      Eclair
                                      Tropical
                                      Mango
                                      Caramelized
                                      Mustard/Dijon

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                                      1. re: Jadore
                                        Jadore RE: Jadore May 15, 2011 06:43 PM

                                        OMG lol

                                      2. Emme RE: Michelly May 15, 2011 07:12 PM

                                        pretending this is pre-allergies...

                                        hearts of palm
                                        artichoke hearts
                                        jerusalem artichokes
                                        ricotta
                                        cauliflower
                                        mushrooms
                                        caramelized onions
                                        broccoli
                                        eggplant
                                        scallops
                                        lobster claw
                                        roasted
                                        raw
                                        roasted garlic
                                        capers
                                        gruyere or jarlsberg
                                        vanilla
                                        cinnamon

                                        words that de-trigger or send me in the opposite direction:
                                        ginger
                                        avocado
                                        peppers
                                        banana
                                        cilantro (unless it's pico de gallo)
                                        blanched
                                        olives
                                        nuts
                                        watermelon
                                        certain "fishy" fish
                                        papaya
                                        mango
                                        coconut

                                        1. Glam Foodie RE: Michelly May 15, 2011 07:35 PM

                                          Co-signed on a lot of what you all have said already, plus a few more

                                          Pink grapefruit
                                          Aged balsamic
                                          Chanterelles
                                          Garlic
                                          Halibut
                                          Poached eggs
                                          Waffles
                                          Whipped cream
                                          Brioche
                                          Buttercream
                                          Strawberries
                                          Asian
                                          Ginger
                                          Preserved lemon
                                          Tarragon
                                          Aioli
                                          Caramel
                                          Chilis
                                          Spicy
                                          Red potatoes
                                          Yukon gold potatoes
                                          Haricots vert
                                          Sushi
                                          Sea bass
                                          Lobster
                                          Mozzarella
                                          Ribeye
                                          Heirloom tomatoes
                                          Apple
                                          Chile verde
                                          Chocolate, especially dark
                                          Wine
                                          Vanilla/vanilla bean
                                          Spiked
                                          Marinated
                                          Braised
                                          Grilled
                                          Neiman Ranch
                                          Shallots
                                          Tangy
                                          Spring rolls
                                          Orange peel
                                          Wild greens

                                          And foods or words that make me instantly go, "Next!"

                                          Caviar (I can't stand the texture or saltiness)
                                          Truffles (I know, I just can't get into them)
                                          Chicken-fried
                                          Smothered
                                          Liver
                                          Bleu cheese
                                          Kiwi
                                          Frisee
                                          Anchovies
                                          Beans
                                          Rabbit

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                                            daydream RE: Michelly May 15, 2011 07:47 PM

                                            Fun post!

                                            Mine:

                                            - Anything combining chocolate and nuts or chocolate and fruit, or just plain chocolate
                                            - Beer battered
                                            - Fajitas
                                            - Sweet chili
                                            - Salsa
                                            - Meringue
                                            - Pan-fried
                                            - Creamy
                                            - Caramel
                                            - Garlic
                                            - Hazelnut
                                            - French vanilla
                                            - Hot pot
                                            - Sausage
                                            - Biscuits
                                            - Leeks
                                            - Tomatoes cooked any way
                                            - Cashews
                                            - Thai
                                            - Bacon
                                            - Sorbet

                                            I dislike:

                                            - Coconut
                                            - Pear
                                            - Artichokes
                                            - Streusel
                                            - Onions
                                            - Cheddar cheese

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