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shakinfood Sep 18, 2011 10:00 PM

So planning on hosting an earthquake preparedness party and would like to serve some earthquake themed food. So far all I can come up with is upside-down cake, milkshakes, martinis (shaken, not stirred), and maybe shaking beef. Anyone out there who could help with more ideas? Greatly appreciate your help.

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  1. cayjohan RE: shakinfood Sep 19, 2011 06:18 AM

    The SF artist Liz Hickok's jello cityscapes are wildly charming: http://flavorwire.com/148003/liz-hick.... Might be a wiggly bit of inspiration!

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      gembellina RE: cayjohan Sep 19, 2011 09:04 AM

      jelly was my first thought - use castle-shaped seaside buckets as moulds

    2. souschef RE: shakinfood Sep 19, 2011 07:37 AM

      Alice Medrich's "Queen of Sheba" cake, from "Cocolat" and other "Bittersweet". It rises in the oven and then collapses.

      Peanut brittle. Looks like broken road.

      1. monavano RE: shakinfood Sep 19, 2011 08:19 AM

        You could cover your desserts in a pretty sugar dome and shatter it before eating.

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          aurora50 RE: monavano Sep 19, 2011 08:31 AM

          Shake "N Bake Chicken!

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            dratlover RE: monavano Sep 19, 2011 08:37 AM

            You gotta work in some 'Shake'n'bake' in there somewhere.

             
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              monavano RE: dratlover Sep 19, 2011 12:31 PM

              Shake and bake "split" chicken breasts.

          2. souschef RE: shakinfood Sep 19, 2011 12:09 PM

            Rocky Road ice cream.

            For music at the party may I suggest, "Shake, Rattle, and Roll".

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              aurora50 RE: souschef Sep 19, 2011 12:56 PM

              How about a meatloaf with a big "fault" down the middle?
              You could shape it in the shape of California, or anything you'd want -
              My sister suggests calling it the "San Andreas Meatloaf".
              I, myself, prefer "It's My Fault Meatloaf".

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                Veggo RE: souschef Sep 19, 2011 01:03 PM

                Quaker oatmeal cookies?
                Add'l music: Carole King - I feel the earth move (under my feet).

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                bear RE: shakinfood Sep 19, 2011 02:33 PM

                You could try one of the recipes for chocolate earthquake cookies from this thread:

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5828...

                1. ROCKLES RE: shakinfood Sep 19, 2011 02:38 PM

                  Flambe' for dessert

                  1. raytamsgv RE: shakinfood Sep 19, 2011 05:28 PM

                    Try something liquified, as in liquefaction.

                    1. monavano RE: shakinfood Sep 19, 2011 05:43 PM

                      Be sure to serve on tectonic plates!

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                        shakinfood RE: shakinfood Sep 19, 2011 09:11 PM

                        You all are amazing and creative! Thanks for the outpouring...It's Not My Fault Meatloaf served on tectonic plates - love it! Thought I might add some 'sliders' in there too :-)

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                          aurora50 RE: shakinfood Sep 20, 2011 07:11 AM

                          Yeah, it's beginning to sound like a lot of fun, isn't it?
                          : )
                          If you can, why don't you share the fun with us and post some pictures when you've had the party, and tell us how it went? I'd love to see them!

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                          luciaannek RE: shakinfood Sep 20, 2011 08:22 AM

                          My first thought was cracked cheesecake, though I don't know if you can crack it intentionally.

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                            ROCKLES RE: luciaannek Sep 20, 2011 08:59 AM

                            i seemed to always crack mine "unintentionally"

                          2. souschef RE: shakinfood Sep 20, 2011 08:43 AM

                            Here's a link to a recipe/thread on chocolate earthquake cookies:

                            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5828...

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