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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.

  1. cayjohan 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 Sep 19, 2011 09:04 AM

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

    2. souschef 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 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 Sep 19, 2011 08:31 AM

          Shake "N Bake Chicken!

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            dratlover Sep 19, 2011 08:37 AM

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

             
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              monavano Sep 19, 2011 12:31 PM

              Shake and bake "split" chicken breasts.

          2. souschef 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 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 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 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 Sep 19, 2011 02:38 PM

                  Flambe' for dessert

                  1. raytamsgv Sep 19, 2011 05:28 PM

                    Try something liquified, as in liquefaction.

                    1. monavano Sep 19, 2011 05:43 PM

                      Be sure to serve on tectonic plates!

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                        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 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 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 Sep 20, 2011 08:59 AM

                            i seemed to always crack mine "unintentionally"

                          2. souschef 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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