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jarona Sep 9, 2011 07:45 AM

Hopefully I am not the only one daydreaming about a certain food item and craving it!
My instant craving: A Sardine Sandwich. On a baguette. Sardines in Mustard. Tomato. Red Onion. OMG. I'm going to have to have this tonight for dinner with a salad. I'm craving the Sardines! How 'bout you?

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    Whinerdiner RE: jarona Sep 9, 2011 08:03 AM

    I can't believe I haven't had crabs all summer!! Fingers crossed, this weekend looks good so far - no heat waves, hurricanes, floods, mud slides, in-laws, or birthday parties.

    I'm going for it.

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      jarona RE: Whinerdiner Sep 9, 2011 09:04 AM

      Yeah..keep those digits crossed. We are still supposed to get more rain here in the Phila. area, but the sun looks like it is struggling to get out. Going to get those sardines now!

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        Whinerdiner RE: jarona Sep 12, 2011 11:25 AM

        Yay!
        Made it to Jersey, got my crabs, cooked a whole bushel, and feasted on them all weekend! So happy!!!

    2. CarrieWas218 RE: jarona Sep 9, 2011 08:08 AM

      Blood sausage.

      NEED blood badly...

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        magiesmom RE: jarona Sep 9, 2011 08:55 AM

        Fried scallops. I think I will go to the shack and get them!

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          chileheadmike RE: jarona Sep 9, 2011 08:57 AM

          Good, real barbecued spareribs.

          I miss KC.

          1. vegasmike RE: jarona Sep 9, 2011 08:59 AM

            Hydrox cookies, I miss them a lot! No Oreos for me! Safeway Tuxedos are close, but not Hydrox

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              jlhinwa RE: jarona Sep 9, 2011 09:23 AM

              Crab, with lots of butter and lemon. It is always my choice for my birthday dinner and as it happens, my birthday is next week so I should have this particular craving indulged soon.

              Another craving that may never again be satisfied is for a hot polish sausage sandwich made at a local BBQ joint that just went out of business after 30+ years. I am still in mourning and I can smell and taste that delightful sandwich in my mind. I have tried to recreate it over the years and have had all the separate ingredients correct, but it just doesn't come together in the same way. RIP, CaveMan Kitchen.

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                montrealeater RE: jarona Sep 10, 2011 08:14 PM

                Gooey-soft egg yolk on buttered toast. Come on science, you lazy ass, make a whiteless egg for me!

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                  bitsubeats RE: montrealeater Sep 16, 2011 08:33 PM

                  definitely +1 for me

                2. TheHuntress RE: jarona Sep 10, 2011 11:21 PM

                  I'm so lucky that Mr. Huntress brought my craving home to me - Red Rock Deli grilled chorizo and caramalised onion potato chips. Greedy me has nearly polished off the bag.

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                    ferventfoodie RE: TheHuntress Sep 11, 2011 12:21 PM

                    Who makes caramelized onion potato chips and where are they availabe?

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                      montrealeater RE: ferventfoodie Sep 11, 2011 01:27 PM

                      I know they exist here in Canada - made by one of those trying-to-be-upscale kettle chips companies. The bag was burgundy. And they were very disappointing. If no one else chimes in with the actual brand (I can't think of it) I will find it online and let you know. It's a brand that has a LOT of awesome sounding flavours that rarely (for me) live up to their imagined deliciousness. C'mon, caramelized onion chips should be moreish as hell.

                      EDIT: The brand is Kettle Foods (link to their products: http://www.kettlebrand.com/our_produc...) - they don't have a caramelized flavour listed but I know Ive seen one, as well as a few others they don't have listed, so they must do limited/special flavours. This brand disappoints me because they sound SO good.

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                        jakub RE: ferventfoodie Sep 11, 2011 07:00 PM

                        It's an Australian brand: http://www.redrockdeli.com.au/

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                          TheHuntress RE: jakub Sep 11, 2011 10:46 PM

                          Ya, it's Red Rock deli. I'm not a huge potato chip eater, but I really like the flavours they do.

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                      yummfood RE: jarona Sep 11, 2011 12:53 AM

                      Like, right now? Super creamy rice pudding. I love Kozy Shack rice pudding, but I'm never able to come up with the same consistency when I make it at home. Anybody have a great rice pudding recipe they'd like to share?

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                        eclecticsynergy RE: yummfood Sep 24, 2011 04:52 PM

                        I love Kozy Shack! Don't know if it's still their slogan, but they used to claim it was "Better Than Homemade." Surprisingly, they were right.

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                          yummfood RE: eclecticsynergy Sep 25, 2011 11:29 AM

                          So, the other day I decided to make rice pudding using the Rice Pudding "Gonzo" recipe (with few minor tweaks) on epicurious and I have to say it's DE-licious! Even though it's not the exact consistency of Kozy Shack, I can honestly say that I like it just as much or even better! I'm so excited to have found a good go-to rice pudding recipe, yay!

                      2. mljones99 RE: jarona Sep 11, 2011 11:48 AM

                        right now I'm watching football so beer. and a burger.

                        1. KayceeK RE: jarona Sep 11, 2011 06:24 PM

                          Cheesie omelet!

                          1. EWSflash RE: jarona Sep 11, 2011 06:31 PM

                            Macaroni and cheese
                            Sushi- I'm deprived
                            Prime rib
                            a nice rib eye
                            a champagne mango
                            steamed greens
                            lobster- in the shell with a couple of lemons at my back and call
                            homemade angel food cake
                            Boston cream pie
                            Real onion fried onion rings
                            some lovely sushi
                            Italian restaurant spaghetti and meatballs
                            Linguine with clam sauce

                            I guess i'm really hungry right now.

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                              jakub RE: jarona Sep 11, 2011 07:01 PM

                              Pelmeni. Dumplings are my weakness.

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                                grayelf RE: jakub Sep 14, 2011 08:33 PM

                                Another dumpling craver here but my jones is for xiao long bao. Haven't had a basket in five days. I need to go to a meeting :-).

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                                rainey RE: jarona Sep 11, 2011 07:12 PM

                                ANYTHING!!!

                                Right now I'm on a diet that's pretty rigorous and I have been since March. There's a buffet of leftovers laid out for the rest of the family that includes some old favorites and some things I've never actually tried myself which have been well reviewed by the fam when I first made them days ago. And there are some pretty awesome braised short ribs and polenta that got to me last night to the tune of seconds.

                                I'm gonna make it through this night and the next 10 days or so to get my appetite back under control but, at the moment, I'm a ravenous beast who could devour ANYTHING!

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                                  sueatmo RE: jarona Sep 11, 2011 07:34 PM

                                  I eat low carb. Tonight I would be delighted to have a soft serve frozen yogurt. I would be doubly delighted if it was large and in a sugar cone. There is no chance that I will have this treat anytime soon.

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                                    Laurenjo28 RE: jarona Sep 11, 2011 08:51 PM

                                    We had an amazing funnel cake this friday so I really want one of those!
                                    Maybe a Nathan's hotdog with a golden, toasty bun and caramelized onions.
                                    And a weird one, pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting. I think that is due to the incoming fall weather.

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                                      klyeoh RE: Laurenjo28 Sep 21, 2011 09:58 PM

                                      I had an amazing funnel cake at Funnel House in Long Beach nearly a year ago, and I'm still dreaming about it ;-)

                                       
                                    2. Uncle Bob RE: jarona Sep 12, 2011 11:33 AM

                                      A slice of Pecan Pie.....or Buttermilk Pie.......Or Coconut Pie.....Oh Hey!!! even a Hostess Ding Dong!

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                                        iL Divo RE: Uncle Bob Sep 14, 2011 09:28 AM

                                        funny, I counted on you sayin Bourbon :)

                                        bought 3 boxes of Entenmanns yesterday and am more than happy to share UB.
                                        you directed me to a good restaurant so tossing a cupla 'doughs' ur way

                                         
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                                        laliz RE: jarona Sep 12, 2011 11:40 AM

                                        food Chinese. any

                                        1. pinehurst RE: jarona Sep 12, 2011 04:46 PM

                                          Anchovy pizza, and a diet IBC cream soda. I know, I know.

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                                            EWSflash RE: pinehurst Sep 14, 2011 08:23 PM

                                            I understand perfectly.

                                          2. tracylee RE: jarona Sep 12, 2011 04:54 PM

                                            A salty soft pretzel. They're on the first rise at the moment, so I have to wait a bit, but I've been craving them for awhile and don't have the freezer space for the only ones I can find at the grocery store in a big box. Yeah, I could get one at the mall, but I haven't been down there in awhile.

                                            1. arktos RE: jarona Sep 12, 2011 05:04 PM

                                              Right now, I'm craving some Pepto-Bismol.

                                              1. NellyNel RE: jarona Sep 14, 2011 12:11 PM

                                                I have been craving Underwood Deviled Ham on Wonder bread since I was posting about it here, on another board!

                                                (Gross, I know...) but I haven't had it in YEARS, and I would kill for it right now... I keep meaning to pick up a can..

                                                Also, sushi.
                                                I crave sushi all the time.
                                                I usually order it once a week, but I could probably eat it 5 nights a week.
                                                and then have pasta for 2 - if I could!

                                                When I lived in the UK, I didnt have a sushi place in my city, and I used to REALLY crave it...and NY pizza, and hamburgrs..

                                                Actually, I have also been craving a big juicy hamburger with blue cheese on an English muffin!!

                                                Uh oh - now I want all of the above!

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                                                  ferventfoodie RE: jarona Sep 14, 2011 02:46 PM

                                                  Right now, I'm craving that last, perfect tomato of the season. With all the rain here in the

                                                  mid-Atlantic, they seem to have disappeared suddenly and I can't believe they won't be

                                                  available again for another 10 months!

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                                                    jarona RE: ferventfoodie Sep 16, 2011 12:59 PM

                                                    ..ain't THAT the truth! I am actually craving a nice, juicy, red, ripe tomato right now. One that I can cut in half, salt, and eat just like that!

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                                                      ferventfoodie RE: jarona Sep 16, 2011 07:55 PM

                                                      ...or maybe sliced with just a touch of Duke's mayo which I learned about on this site.
                                                      Grew up on Miracle Whip, changed to Hellman's for my husband when we got married
                                                      but Duke's blows them both away.

                                                      Hitting the local farmers' market tomorrow in hope of finding the last "rose" of summer.

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                                                    DarkRose RE: jarona Sep 14, 2011 02:56 PM

                                                    I'm attempting to eat more whole foods, and so naturally I'm craving the worst possible foods:

                                                    Pizza - really GOOD pizza, what's available around here is crap
                                                    Chicken Wings - not just any wings, but wings from Quaker Steak and Lube in Cleveland
                                                    Tacos - I don't even care if it's Taco Bell tacos, I'm CRAVING them so bad right now!
                                                    Chile Rellenos
                                                    Chocolate Chip Cookies - homemade, and preferably overflowing with both chips and walnuts
                                                    Onion Rings
                                                    Chilli Cheese Dogs on Pretzel Buns from Der Wienerschnitzel (OMG CRACK)
                                                    McDonald's Steak, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Bagel (except they aren't available here, sob!)

                                                    Sigh. I would totally pig out on a huge spread of all of those, washed down with a Cherry Coke

                                                    1. linguafood RE: jarona Sep 16, 2011 08:25 AM

                                                      I've been craving eggplant, prepared Mediterranean or Turkish style. Garlicky, tomato-y, silky eggplant-y goodness topped with some nice, tart yogurt sauce. In fact, I crave it so much, it's WFD dinner tonight!

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                                                        EWSflash RE: linguafood Sep 16, 2011 11:25 AM

                                                        Now I have to add eggplant parmigiana with a side of spaghetti to my list...

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                                                          NellyNel RE: EWSflash Sep 16, 2011 12:10 PM

                                                          mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

                                                          And me!!

                                                          That's exactly what I want!!!

                                                          But - not crappy pizzeria eggplant parm - good homemade crispy and well done on the edges, with sweet really reduced sauce applied very sparingly and some melted fresh mozzerella!
                                                          YEP

                                                          but oh well - I do not feel like making it!
                                                          Gino's delivery might have to do!

                                                          (mind you - i am very health concious and very rarely give in to my cravings - thus I am usually craving SOMETHING!
                                                          I doubt I will call Gino's later.....but I might!

                                                      2. Novelli RE: jarona Sep 16, 2011 09:25 AM

                                                        Sitting here at work, all I can think about is a huge platter of gooey chicken nachos drowned in jalapeno and salsa with a big frosty mug of beer.

                                                        1. alliegator RE: jarona Sep 16, 2011 10:29 AM

                                                          A gyro. Not a sloppy runny one in foil, but the kind where the meat, the pita, veggies and tzatziki is served on a plate and you make your own. There is a place like that near my home, and I'm alone for dinner tonight, so I believe I'll perch at the bar and do some gyro destruction.

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                                                            EWSflash RE: alliegator Sep 16, 2011 11:26 AM

                                                            How could I have forgotten a gyro- just as you described?

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                                                            Tonality666 RE: jarona Sep 16, 2011 12:12 PM

                                                            Shrimp pizza!

                                                            I've been thinking about it all day and I'm going to make one for dinner tonight. I wish the fresh Maine shrimp were in season, but it's still good with the previously frozen farmed-raised variety.

                                                            1. Passadumkeg RE: jarona Sep 16, 2011 12:20 PM

                                                              To paraphrase Dylan, I'm stuck inside New Mexico w/ the Maine seafood blues agian. Craving lobster, crabs, clams and scallops. It's a long time until I return 6/1. Might have to make it to the Baja for a Xmas seafood fix.

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                                                                Passadumkeg RE: Passadumkeg Sep 19, 2011 02:40 PM

                                                                Still horny for fresh seafood! Had cod fillets and for breakfast cod cakes and baked beans. Gotta get some salt cod for salt fish w/ potatoes and pork scraps. Chowdah too!
                                                                Ms. Keg said Friday night that it is bad when a Red Lobster TV advert. starts looking good!

                                                                Carpe pesce!

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                                                                  alliegator RE: Passadumkeg Sep 19, 2011 02:46 PM

                                                                  Do not give in to Red Lobster! You can do it :)

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                                                                    Passadumkeg RE: alliegator Sep 22, 2011 07:15 AM

                                                                    Not a chance. Baja for Christmas vacation!

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                                                                      alliegator RE: Passadumkeg Sep 22, 2011 10:04 AM

                                                                      Nice! Enjoy that.

                                                              2. Aabacus RE: jarona Sep 16, 2011 12:45 PM

                                                                Extra juicy BBQ. You know the kind, where you bite in and a rivulet of red grease runs down your arm to your elbow and you can't help but chase it with your tongue and realize that while it's supposedly impossible to lick your own elbow you find that it's only because folks didn't have the right motivation.

                                                                ...and mac n' cheese...

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                                                                  Aabacus RE: Aabacus Sep 19, 2011 12:58 PM

                                                                  replaying to my own post to say...AMERICAN CHINESE....I'M DYIN' OVER HERE...SOMEONE THROW ME A FRICKIN SPRING ROLL ALREADY....

                                                                2. pdxgastro RE: jarona Sep 16, 2011 07:16 PM

                                                                  I am reading a book about a family who moves to Beijing for 2 years and they describe these amazing shrimp buns. Of course I wanted some, right there, in bed.

                                                                  1. bitsubeats RE: jarona Sep 16, 2011 07:41 PM

                                                                    For some reason I am always craving the following:

                                                                    falafel from the kosher cafe with the option of 20+ toppings

                                                                    xiu mai banh mi from falls church, va with an avocado smoothie

                                                                    peruvian chicken from el pollo rico

                                                                    pate, dijon mustard, cornichons, onions, all schmeared on a crusty baguette (one of my favorites)

                                                                    filipino pork cracklins with sriracha (this is my downfall)

                                                                    1. babette feasts RE: jarona Sep 17, 2011 02:24 AM

                                                                      Nachos. I'm in Indonesia and getting tired of chicken and rice and sugar in everything. I want salty cheesy goodness.

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                                                                        Rella RE: babette feasts Sep 19, 2011 02:51 PM

                                                                        Is the rice you get in restaurants in Indonesia Jasmine (Elephant) rice? Or in just some. Is it the rice that most families eat?

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                                                                          babette feasts RE: Rella Sep 19, 2011 09:48 PM

                                                                          Don't know what variety of rice is most common in restaurants or homes there, could be jasmine.

                                                                          On my last vacation day I had Korean food in Singapore and was reminded that I always seem to love Korean rice and made me wonder which particular variety they use and if they handle it differently. It is short grain and has a firmer, slightly stick texture, like sushi rice but smaller. Though if I spent 3 weeks in Korea I may tire even of that. : )

                                                                      2. alliegator RE: jarona Sep 19, 2011 02:24 PM

                                                                        Salt and black pepper kettle chips. The mr. put the rest of my supply in his lunch and left the bag laying there! You always want the thing you can't/don't have.

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                                                                          EWSflash RE: alliegator Sep 21, 2011 08:30 PM

                                                                          Oh that is so unintentionally cruel.

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                                                                            kubasd23 RE: alliegator Oct 10, 2011 02:04 PM

                                                                            That's just mean! I love their Spicy Thai flavoured chips.... soooo tasty!

                                                                          2. Novelli RE: jarona Sep 20, 2011 08:57 AM

                                                                            Went to a lobster festival last weekend and completely gorged myself on crustaceans.

                                                                            But I'll be damned if I don't still have a craving for a big buttery lobster roll...RIGHT NOW!

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                                                                              Rella RE: Novelli Sep 21, 2011 01:07 PM

                                                                              Envy!
                                                                              What part of the world did you have those lovely crustaceans?

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                                                                                Novelli RE: Rella Sep 21, 2011 03:22 PM

                                                                                Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro Lobster Festival.

                                                                                Went to the Long Beach lobster fest 2 weeks ago, went to the SP lobster fest last weekend, and I'll probably be hitting up the Redondo Beach lobster fest this coming weekend!
                                                                                I cannot get enough! LOL

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                                                                                  Rella RE: Novelli Sep 21, 2011 04:11 PM

                                                                                  No need to stop.
                                                                                  I can only think of one time that I did that was a trip to Nova Scotia maybe 20 years ago - as you can tell, I haven't forgotten it.
                                                                                  I ate lobster evey day, all I could get . Have fun!

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                                                                                    kubasd23 RE: Rella Nov 4, 2011 04:44 PM

                                                                                    I've been to a huge lobster festival in maine..... it was pure heaven!!

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                                                                              Heatherb RE: jarona Sep 21, 2011 01:13 PM

                                                                              Moved to Denver 5 months ago - I'm craving thin-crust Trenton-style pizza/tomato pie. It's the only thing I miss, I think.

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                                                                                Passadumkeg RE: Heatherb Sep 21, 2011 06:51 PM

                                                                                You don't miss Taylor Pork Roll????

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                                                                                  Heatherb RE: Passadumkeg Sep 22, 2011 06:32 AM

                                                                                  LOL. Not so much. That's like a once-in-5-years craving for me. But now that you mention it, a slice of grilled pork roll with American cheese and ketchup on a hard roll might hit the spot...

                                                                                  Dude, I thought I found a thin-crust place here just down the street, and it looked good. Then I realized they'd added a lot of sugar. In the crust. Seriously.

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                                                                                    Passadumkeg RE: Heatherb Sep 22, 2011 07:19 AM

                                                                                    You forgot the fried egg on the TPR sanwich.
                                                                                    A Nj butter roll, ie a Kaiser roll w/ butter. A soft shell crab sandwich on corn rye. Real Italian sausage, sub or Philly cheese steak.
                                                                                    If ever down I-25 come visit.
                                                                                    Carpe Chow

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                                                                                      Heatherb RE: Passadumkeg Sep 22, 2011 12:17 PM

                                                                                      Where are you at now? NM, right? Thanks for the invite:)

                                                                                      BTW, there's a Philly cheesesteak place DOWN THE STREET from me. The owners are from PA and they even carry a secret stash of Yuengling "for the Easterners." The cheesesteaks are pretty darn good, and they claim the rolls are sent from Amoroso's. They also carry Tastykakes (a personal vice)! If you ever come UP I-25, you should totally come visit:D

                                                                                      I like my pork roll with no egg. I was raised with it more as a picnic or lunchtime food rather than a breakfast food. We treated it more like a burger or something.

                                                                                      And the whole month before I left, I was buying coffee and Kaiser rolls with butter for breakfast at the local bakeries. Not something I'd usually eat even, but I knew it was kind of a regional thing. And sometimes I'd go for the whole messy bacon egg and cheese on a Kaiser:)

                                                                                      It's the pizza though that haunts me!

                                                                                      That said, the food here is great - I've just had to find other things to like. Green chili is awesome!

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                                                                                        Passadumkeg RE: Heatherb Sep 22, 2011 02:05 PM

                                                                                        Thanks! I'm now craving a Butterscotch Krumpet! I live in small town NM and not a lot of Jersey/Pa. food to be had, but we make provisioning trips to Albuquerque. I've got 90 lbs of green chile in the freezer, however.
                                                                                        The pizza is a problem for us too. Luckily we return to Maine in the summer and there is a great NYC style pizza place. We make our own here.
                                                                                        The single Jersey food I miss most is a soft shell crab sandwich on corn rye.
                                                                                        Bon Jovi and I are alumns.

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                                                                                          Heatherb RE: Passadumkeg Sep 22, 2011 06:11 PM

                                                                                          LOL. Sorry about that. I'm more of a Peanut Butter KandyKakes type.

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                                                                                            Passadumkeg RE: Heatherb Sep 22, 2011 06:23 PM

                                                                                            My mom's favorite!

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                                                                                            gaffk RE: Passadumkeg Sep 24, 2011 03:46 PM

                                                                                            Want me to mail you a box or two?

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                                                                                              eclecticsynergy RE: Passadumkeg Sep 25, 2011 12:33 AM

                                                                                              Am craving a butterscotch Krumpet like crazy. Former Jersey resident myself. Here in upstate NY can still get the chocolate ones but they don't sell the butterscotch. And Royal quit making their great butterscotch pudding mix; only the instant dreck version is available now. It just amplifies the butterscotch craving.

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                                                                                            Pzz RE: Passadumkeg Oct 31, 2011 09:48 AM

                                                                                            Bravo to the Taylor Pork Roll! And the soft shell crab sandwich on corn rye (had that exact sandwich last week after a major online crab purchase). Philly cheese steaks? Greatly missed, as nobody in/around California's Central Coast is even vaguely familiar with such things. They think they are, but don't believe them.

                                                                                            But I have to add one thing: Scrapple, preferably the good stuff from an Amish market.

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                                                                                      boppiecat RE: jarona Sep 21, 2011 03:43 PM

                                                                                      My homemade Italian Wedding Soup with teeny, tiny meatballs and a sprinkle of fresh grated lemon zest on top.

                                                                                      A bowl of steaming hot Indian Pudding with a big blob of cooooold vanilla ice cream melting into it. Getting harder and harder to find this even in New England.

                                                                                      Stuffed mushrooms!

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                                                                                        NellyNel RE: boppiecat Sep 22, 2011 01:02 PM

                                                                                        Indian pudding!!

                                                                                        Yessssssssssss!

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                                                                                          sueatmo RE: boppiecat Oct 1, 2011 06:24 PM

                                                                                          Hi bc! Could you possibly post or point to your Italian Wedding soup recipe? Thanks!

                                                                                        2. EWSflash RE: jarona Sep 21, 2011 08:27 PM

                                                                                          Pumpkin pie. I just bought one at Costco on my way home from the dentist fresh from my semiannual cleaning, and after dinner I flossed and don't want to do it again so I'll cut up a piece and take it to work and eat it for breakfast tomorrow. If I remember. Man, I sure hope I remember.

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                                                                                            tzurriz RE: jarona Sep 22, 2011 12:54 PM

                                                                                            carne asade with those yummy grilled green onions, excellent corn tortillas, and guacamole. Oh, and a margarita too please?

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                                                                                              Buckeye_Local RE: jarona Sep 22, 2011 02:21 PM

                                                                                              Fried Green Tomatoe. our planting season is about to begin. I have been living here now for over 3 years and nobody around here sells green tomatoes and since I would have to drive about 35-40 miles to get green tomatoes, I've decided to buy a big container and all the stuff to grow my own, our nurseries will start getting their tomato plants in next week.

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                                                                                                Olliegator RE: Buckeye_Local Oct 10, 2011 09:05 AM

                                                                                                My in laws have 2 huge tomato plants, and I've asked to have 2-3 green ones for frying, and they said no. It was a soul crushing answer. I've been craving them since I was pregnant with my son. He'll be two in february.

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                                                                                                  Rella RE: Olliegator Oct 10, 2011 09:08 AM

                                                                                                  What are your options?

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                                                                                                    Olliegator RE: Rella Oct 10, 2011 09:34 AM

                                                                                                    Farmer's market is done for the year. Grocery stores have gross tomatoes, none of them green. So i suppose my option is picking some anyway!

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                                                                                                      Rella RE: Olliegator Oct 10, 2011 03:39 PM

                                                                                                      Here in Virginia, I've seen a couple of grocery stores selling green tomatoes, but it should be a couple of weeks before they are gone.

                                                                                                      Blessings.

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                                                                                                        Olliegator RE: Rella Oct 10, 2011 04:28 PM

                                                                                                        Southern Wisconsin is not so lucky :(

                                                                                              2. GraydonCarter RE: jarona Sep 25, 2011 02:30 AM

                                                                                                Hot buttered naan.

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                                                                                                  beccydinosaur RE: jarona Oct 8, 2011 05:42 AM

                                                                                                  Cookies & Cream ice-cream. I can't have it though because I'm back on the clean-eating bandwagon now that I'm preparing to get back into the gym after being injured (indulged myself a few too many times while feeling sorry for myself and laid up in bed!).

                                                                                                  I had a craving for home-made brown rice and avocado sushi rolls earlier. Will make them in the morning if I can stand up long enough.

                                                                                                  1. KaimukiMan RE: jarona Oct 8, 2011 06:17 AM

                                                                                                    I'm generally not a sweets person, but save me from carbs... But lately I've been hounded by a very common craving that has never struck me before.

                                                                                                    Chocolate.

                                                                                                    I know, a lot of you are saying, but thats like saying you crave air. Its a given. But for me it never has been before now. I mean I like chocolate well enough, always have, but walking down the candy aisle in the market has never been a problem. Can't do it now, I even walk past the far end of the aisle and I can smell the chocolate wafting across the store, calling my name.

                                                                                                    It is REALLY annoying.

                                                                                                    1. alliegator RE: jarona Oct 8, 2011 06:51 AM

                                                                                                      Churros. Craving them like crazy right now. Usually not big on fried sweets, so I have now idea how this one got stuck in my head.

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                                                                                                        Olliegator RE: jarona Oct 10, 2011 09:03 AM

                                                                                                        I would kill for the artichoke sandwich from Monty's Blue Plate Diner. It's grilled sourdough served open faced with a mixture of artichokes, onions, tomatoes, and pine nuts, with provolone. And a side of waffle fries. Nothing is worse than being a broke student!

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                                                                                                          berkleybabe RE: jarona Oct 10, 2011 03:16 PM

                                                                                                          Octoberfest food -- my father's background is Austria -- sweet and sour, noodles, and pork.

                                                                                                          1. alliegator RE: jarona Oct 11, 2011 12:34 PM

                                                                                                            Teaberry ice cream. It was around when I was a kid in Pennsylvania, so delicious.

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                                                                                                              BKK Brendan RE: jarona Oct 11, 2011 08:45 PM

                                                                                                              I currently live in India, so I'm frequently craving something non-Indian. Not that I don't like Indian food, but it's usually difficult to find good non-Indian food.

                                                                                                              I find that the most common thing for me to crave is Mexican food, mostly some delicious tacos with fresh corn tortillas. I am craving that right now and basically that's a permanent craving for me.

                                                                                                              Also, some good crab or oysters are common ones for me. Definitely craving both of those right now.

                                                                                                              1. Cremon RE: jarona Oct 21, 2011 02:56 PM

                                                                                                                I'm with the crab crowd here. I could seriously go for some steamed dungeness crab with drawn butter and a frozen mug filled with Blue Moon Belgian white ale. Put a bib on me and just leave me alone with about 2 lbs of the crab and a half a cup of the drawn butter and 3 Blue Moons.

                                                                                                                Oh hell yeah!!

                                                                                                                1. mariacarmen RE: jarona Oct 21, 2011 04:37 PM

                                                                                                                  Oysters. wish i had a dozen sitting in front of me - plump sweet ones - with nothing but sea water clinging to them, and maybe, MAYBE a grating of fresh horseradish. some good buttered bread alongside, and a chilled glass of flinty Muscadet. AND THEN i want a platter of Oysters Rockefeller. and to finish, moules frites.

                                                                                                                  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: jarona Oct 21, 2011 05:40 PM

                                                                                                                    ever since i had to give up gluten 4-plus years ago, i've had a permanent craving for the following:
                                                                                                                    - a Kossar's bialy piled high with red onion, tomato, capers, and paper-thin slices of nova from Zabar's
                                                                                                                    - buttered pumpernickel toast
                                                                                                                    - a plain slice straight from the oven of any of NYC's top pizza joints
                                                                                                                    - a fresh plain bagel from the original Ess-A-Bagel on Third Ave
                                                                                                                    - various breakfast cereals

                                                                                                                    the bialy, bagel & pizza cravings are worse now that i'm back at my folks' house 10 minutes from NYC. i can hear them calling to me from over the GW Bridge...

                                                                                                                    oh, and i've been craving sashimi for weeks now.

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                                                                                                                      Cremon RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 22, 2011 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                      Oh MAN I could go for that bialy you described above!

                                                                                                                    2. The Professor RE: jarona Oct 22, 2011 07:49 AM

                                                                                                                      Two things I'm craving right now, which I haven't had in a while:
                                                                                                                      a good oyster po' boy
                                                                                                                      Cassoulet

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                                                                                                                        pie22 RE: jarona Oct 28, 2011 08:31 AM

                                                                                                                        pad thai with shrimp, stir fried fish, fish tacos, little neck clams...evidently i want seafood.

                                                                                                                        1. chef chicklet RE: jarona Oct 28, 2011 09:06 AM

                                                                                                                          Clam or oyster chowder. I am so craving it. I've been eating very clean this past week. But I am about to cave and go get either oysters or clams, heck maybe both. A huge fresh warm round of sourdough bread to go with (butter), and to cover all bases, I'm going to make a beautiful Ceasar salad for the guilt -my Ceasar dressing, not bottled. TWFD!

                                                                                                                          1. mariacarmen RE: jarona Oct 28, 2011 09:38 AM

                                                                                                                            after a FB discussion, vietnamese garlic noodles!

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                                                                                                                              linguafood RE: mariacarmen Oct 28, 2011 09:50 AM

                                                                                                                              +1.

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                                                                                                                                mariacarmen RE: linguafood Oct 28, 2011 03:33 PM

                                                                                                                                seriously thinking this is WFD tonight.

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                                                                                                                                  linguafood RE: mariacarmen Oct 28, 2011 03:52 PM

                                                                                                                                  hey -- it's fast, it's easy, it's delicious (presumably. sure sounds like it) -- what's not to like?

                                                                                                                                  post a pic on any of the cooking threads currently floating about. and let me know if you really used a whopping TBS of maggi. that's whack, man.

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                                                                                                                                    mariacarmen RE: linguafood Oct 28, 2011 06:28 PM

                                                                                                                                    aaah didn't get to it tonight. had too much chips and guac at the office halloween party and am not hungry. maybe later.... but i don't have any maggi on hand! we'll see....

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                                                                                                                              Olallieberry RE: jarona Oct 29, 2011 01:09 PM

                                                                                                                              There's a legit snowstorm happening in DC right now and I am craving a warm bowl of homemade split pea soup with some good crusty bread!

                                                                                                                              I don't cook but I thought about attempting to make some today until I realized it would mean trekking several blocks to the store and back in the snow. Maybe tomorrow if it's not still snowing I'll make a big pot and freeze some...

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                                                                                                                                Rella RE: Olallieberry Oct 30, 2011 09:04 AM

                                                                                                                                I was just craving any kind of food yesterday. Snowstorm brought here in the Shenandoah Valle no electricity for us for about 24 hours. This morning after electricty returned, I craved and ate salmon, squash and mashed potatoes.

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                                                                                                                                  Olallieberry RE: Rella Nov 2, 2011 08:20 PM

                                                                                                                                  Oh no! Thought the power outages were all farther north. At least you had a very tasty sounding meal on the other side of it.

                                                                                                                              2. Father Kitchen RE: jarona Oct 30, 2011 02:30 PM

                                                                                                                                Home made egg pasta. Noodle soup. But most of all, cannelloni with a bechamel, fontina, and parmesan topping.

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                                                                                                                                  cantbeatgoodfood RE: jarona Apr 26, 2012 01:07 PM

                                                                                                                                  They closed back in the 90's,missed them ever since,in hasbrouck heights nj there was a great place to eat,made the absolute best chili dogs,the place was Fat Mikes,No one else compares or came even close.with fries,and a cold birch beer......

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                                                                                                                                    cantbeatgoodfood RE: jarona Apr 26, 2012 01:11 PM

                                                                                                                                    Also,for great pork/beef deep fried foot long dogs,callahans in nj was a great place to get a great hot dog.they had 1 in fort lee,1 in south hackensack,and one in hasbrouck heights all now are closed.

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                                                                                                                                      noodlepoodle RE: jarona Apr 27, 2012 08:06 AM

                                                                                                                                      I crave noodles all the time and give in a couple times a week. I crave my Mom's chicken & dumplings. I think I'll make some this week.

                                                                                                                                      I haven't had these in years, but I crave clam cakes (not fritters) from that shack by the beach at Island Pond, RI in the sixties.

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                                                                                                                                        culinarykitten RE: jarona Sep 28, 2012 02:06 PM

                                                                                                                                        i have been having the strongest cravings for eggplant imaginable... parmagiana, moussaka, you name it. such a strange thing, but i guess it's better for my waistline than a bad brownie craving...

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                                                                                                                                          Puffin3 RE: jarona Sep 28, 2012 02:18 PM

                                                                                                                                          Cheesies

                                                                                                                                          1. EWSflash RE: jarona Sep 29, 2012 02:01 PM

                                                                                                                                            A grilled ribeye steak with a lot of cap on it

                                                                                                                                            1. tracylee RE: jarona Oct 5, 2012 06:09 PM

                                                                                                                                              Anything really spicy - like I feel steam coming out of my ears.

                                                                                                                                              I blame threads here for my addiction to sriracha and spicy Asian soups, but the wasabi peas I'll own up to as a long-time addiction to wasabi.

                                                                                                                                              1. lilpixy RE: jarona Oct 9, 2012 07:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                Velveeta shells and cheese, smoked oysters on crackers, chili flavored ramen. a cornish game hen with super crispy skin. The last is really more of a desire to try a new "crisping method" I found here on CH then any real craving for the hen.

                                                                                                                                                1. alliegator RE: jarona Oct 10, 2012 09:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Baked potato soup. The kind they have in cheesy chain restaurants with shredded orange cheese, bac-o crumbles and green onions on the top. Yummmmm.

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