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Jun 21, 2012 09:09 AM

Do you have any food “kicks”?

Generally I’m always on some type of food “kick” where I’ll eat a particular food or dish for days until I’ve had my fill. Then it’s on to the next thing. Lately it’s chicken curry. Eggplant parmesan is another dish in the rotation.

Usually a kick is triggered when I make a large batch of food for freezing or canning or when a favored produce comes in season. It can also be a restaurant dish that I can’t seem to get enough of.

Some kicks are ongoing and I always try to have them on hand (like salads, smoothies). I get a bit forlorn if I run out and don’t have time to make them for a day or so.

Anybody else?

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  1. About 6 months ago I tried my hand at pernil after buying a book from Daisy Martinez.

    Whoa, did I ever fall hard and fast for that!!! It is now a monthly event, even though it takes me a week of daily meals to finish one off....

    1. When in season, could eat local asparagus EVERY day! Once REAL Jersey tomatoes start showing up at little mom & pop stands... could be breakfast, lunch & dinner. Same with Jersey Silver Queen corn. A few of the bigger roadside stands are CLAIMING to have LOCAL tomatoes, corn, watermelon, etc. NOT possible!?! Corn in fields is only about a foot tall right now. No real, fresh off the vine tomatoes until late July, if you're lucky.

      1. Summer fresh corn in the summer, and pumpkin pie in the fall.

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        1. re: Cheese Boy

          argh - I remember my mother serving us corn for *every single* meal *every day* for weeks. When we kids (three) & Dad rebelled, she looked perplexed and said "but I thought you liked corn"....

          1. re: piwakawaka

            Oh gosh, corn overload.
            Hopefully you weren't inundated with summer squash TOO.

        2. I've had many food kicks where I try to find places I like.

          Pho - I moved to an area that had many different restaurants. I spent a couple weeks trying different places.

          Fried Chicken - Supermarket, chain restaurant and local places.

          Others include, pizza, bahn mi, tamales, mapo tofu, roasted pork, french fries, inexpensive burgers, taco trucks where I was looking for carnitas or al pastor... many, many kicks.

          The only sweet kick I've gone on was a search for the best old-fashioned donut.

          1. Home grown Tomatoes from behind the house.....3 meals a day in some form from Early spring to late fall frost....

            Fresh Mustard Greens and Turnip Roots in the fall of the year....

            Fried Catfish......Weekly! .... Then there's always Catfish Courtbouillion, Etouffee, Stew, etc that pops up on the radar here and there....


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            1. re: Uncle Bob

              +100 on home grown tomatoes. Just had my 1st one of the season and had forgotten just how luscious the taste is. Now I'm impatiently tapping my foot for the others to ripen.