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tracylee Oct 31, 2012 01:50 AM

I vaguely remember a thread about food and dreams, but in searching only found a few from a few years ago that were either more specific or didn't have many replies. If there's out there that this should be merged to, that'd be fine.

Anyway, last night just before bed, I was catching up on some of the boards here at Chowhound, went to bed and fell asleep. I woke up a few hours later realizing that I'd been immersed (in my dream) in a very detailed thread about all of the different State, Local and Federal laws pertaining to any food item prepared with pumpkin. Each of the stated laws was linked to, and the thread went kind of like: Why does law "xxx" apply to the production of pumpkin pancakes while law "yyy" applies to the production of pumpkin waffles. It was one of those very detailed and well-researched threads, and I was sad not to get to the end of it before waking up. And no, I don't recall the username of the person who'd done all that research :-)

Does anyone else dream about Chowhound, or food in general?

ETA: and I had to get up and eat a slice of pumpkin pie after that!

  1. EM23 Nov 18, 2012 12:03 PM

    Last week I dreamt that I worked for Martha Stewart, and she was on me to get all the food inventoried on an Excel spreadsheet, or they were going to assassinate her (as in actually murdering her). I don’t know who “they” were in my dream, but Martha was acting crazy and I felt like a completely overworked employee. And she was being all anal about the fonts and the column widths that I was using because, she said, they will kill her if the spreadsheet is not perfect.
    I woke up anxious.

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    1. re: EM23
      HillJ Nov 18, 2012 12:21 PM


      MS would never let that happen!

    2. tracylee Nov 16, 2012 05:57 PM

      I'm glad I'm not the only crazy one! I one about trying to serve something to a crowd (unsuccessfully, of course) recently, but I don't remember it now.

      1. HillJ Nov 16, 2012 05:16 PM

        I have this ongoing dream about owning a restaurant (small) inside an old hotel...the dream is always in black and white...Bogie & Bacall are there..and we're only serving coffee cake and hot tea. The ceiling fan is running... I have no idea why I keep having this dream...but it's been going on for years.

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        1. re: HillJ
          kattyeyes Nov 16, 2012 05:43 PM

          "We had it all..."

        2. nsenada Nov 16, 2012 02:30 PM

          Last night: stained glass window made of prosciutto. It was glorious...

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          1. re: nsenada
            kattyeyes Nov 16, 2012 03:40 PM

            I momentarily forgot which thread I was reading and almost asked you to post a picture. HA HA!

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            chefathome Nov 3, 2012 05:57 PM

            Not of Chowhound, but I often dream of cooking as well as eating!

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            1. re: chefathome
              kattyeyes Nov 3, 2012 06:15 PM

              I think of them as particularly sweet dreams as they never involve my cleaning the kitchen afterwards. :)

              1. re: kattyeyes
                chefathome Nov 3, 2012 06:30 PM

                Yes! Those are the best kind. :)

            2. buttertart Nov 3, 2012 05:51 PM

              Yes, and I've even had dreams in which I tasted things. Weird and wonderful.

              1. mucho gordo Nov 3, 2012 10:38 AM

                IIRC, I started a thread on this topic some time ago. I frequently dream that I am in a cafeteria at work or banquet hall after everybody has left and there is almost nothing left on the tables.

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                1. re: mucho gordo
                  kattyeyes Nov 3, 2012 12:37 PM

                  LOL, I think you're revealing a bit too much about your psyche here, mucho gordo! ;)

                  1. re: kattyeyes
                    mucho gordo Nov 3, 2012 01:14 PM

                    Really??? That's interesting. How are you interpreting my dreams?

                    1. re: mucho gordo
                      Chemicalkinetics Nov 3, 2012 01:17 PM

                      You are a very greedy and dangerous man:

                      "Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.
                      Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look,
                      He thinks too much; such men are dangerous."


                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                        mucho gordo Nov 3, 2012 01:26 PM

                        LOL! MOI??? I'm the personification of Mr Meek

                      2. re: mucho gordo
                        kattyeyes Nov 3, 2012 04:01 PM

                        I couldn't begin to tell you. I only play Dr. Melfi on TV. HA HA HA!

                        But my armchair psychiatrist guess would interpret your recurring dream as a sense of loss...that you somehow missed out on what everyone else grabbed in this life. I hope I'm wrong. No charge--not even the 5 cents Lucy would get in the Peanuts gang!

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                    jujuthomas Nov 3, 2012 10:25 AM

                    I don't usually remember my dreams, but I do know last night my husband's smoked jalapeno poppers were in my dream. we just finished a batch he made for our halloween party, and I want MORE. :)

                    1. KaimukiMan Oct 31, 2012 02:14 PM

                      Wow, i never thought about it. I have vivid dreams and remember them often, but I don't recall ever having a food centered dream. I don't remember a dream about cooking, about eating, about going out for a meal. How very odd. I have a feeling that I just might start having them now that I've thought about it. Thanks for the eye opening question.

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                      1. re: KaimukiMan
                        tracylee Oct 31, 2012 05:08 PM

                        You're welcome! Let us know if you start having them :-)

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                          KaimukiMan Nov 16, 2012 05:01 PM

                          I had a food dream, i think for the first time. I had been reading about sushi places and I dreamed I was an Itamae (sushi chef) in an italian restaurant in Reno trying to convince people the trout from lake Tahoe was very fresh. Very very odd. I think I'll go back to NOT dreaming about food.

                          ps: I haven't been in Reno since maybe 1972. Sometimes dreams make no sense, and sometimes it's even worse than that.

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                            kattyeyes Nov 16, 2012 05:42 PM

                            LOLOL...this is hysterical!

                            1. re: KaimukiMan
                              Chemicalkinetics Nov 16, 2012 06:02 PM

                              I think you need to find someone to interpret the dream. I think it means something.

                        2. Chemicalkinetics Oct 31, 2012 12:46 PM

                          Dream about CHOWHOUND? No.

                          Dream about food? Of course. Who hasn't? It is said that food related dream is the most basic of all -- since the desire for food is very primal instinct.

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                            Astur Oct 31, 2012 12:10 PM

                            I have many food related dreams. Some of my best food works have come out of dreams.

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                              lcool Oct 31, 2012 08:49 AM

                              I started having food,meal dreams that I remember about age 10 or 12,VIVID , FULL COLOUR , TASTE and AROMAS.Still do 55 years later.

                              1. kattyeyes Oct 31, 2012 05:23 AM

                                I started a food/dream/CH thread a few years back. I still find it funny. If I could somehow make that sfogliatelle dream happen again, I would. It was sweet!

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                                  davidne1 Oct 31, 2012 04:14 AM

                                  ""Does anyone else dream about Chowhound, or food in general?""

                                  Yes, but would probably get banned if I posted my food related dreams, but eating cold ice cream out of a very warm "bowl" is pretty tasty.

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