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You're stranded on a desert island...

Musie Dec 28, 2012 08:26 AM

If you were stranded on a desert island lush in fresh ingredients and a variety of wildlife, and you were lucky enough to have a single possession from your culinary world, what would it be? Your favourite cookbook? A special ingredient? A particular piece of equipment?

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    James Cristinian Dec 30, 2012 11:15 AM

    The Professor and Mary Ann. The Professor for practical reasons, and Mary Ann for..... Also throw in a copy of Goodfellas, and a good cast iron skillet.

    1. tim irvine Dec 30, 2012 11:06 AM

      An economist. So an engineer, a chemist, and an economist are stranded on a desert island with a few cases of canned foods. The engineers tries, unsuccessfully, to fashion a can opener from what he can find. The chemist tries to see if there is any substance that might eat through the cans but not poison them. The economist, brilliantly, says, "Assume a can opener." I hope he or she can also assume food.

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        noodlepoodle Dec 30, 2012 11:04 AM

        Definitely salt...practical person that I am.

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            MonMauler Dec 29, 2012 11:13 PM

            Whisky, provided it doesn't run out.

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              CCSPRINGS Dec 30, 2012 05:46 AM

              I agree, a nice cool cave filled with barrels of brandy. Ill sip from a clam shell.

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                CCSPRINGS Dec 30, 2012 09:23 AM

                On a serious note, a cooking vessel like a wok. Hopefully I create fire to use it.

            2. gaffk Dec 28, 2012 07:36 PM


              1. ipsedixit Dec 28, 2012 07:34 PM

                A yacht.

                1. jmcarthur8 Dec 28, 2012 04:58 PM

                  A survival manual/cookbook.

                  1. mrbigshotno.1 Dec 28, 2012 12:04 PM

                    Salt & Pepper.

                    1. Veggo Dec 28, 2012 11:37 AM

                      Rambo's knife - it had matches in the hollow handle.

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                        Puffin3 Dec 28, 2012 10:55 AM

                        My forty year old carbon steel chinese clever. 'No brainer'. LOL

                        1. LA Buckeye Fan Dec 28, 2012 10:28 AM

                          a hot personal chef

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                            RetiredChef Dec 28, 2012 11:56 AM


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                            Harters Dec 28, 2012 09:03 AM

                            I'd rather be stranded on a dessert island.

                            1. MGZ Dec 28, 2012 09:01 AM


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                                foodieX2 Dec 28, 2012 09:14 AM

                                Even better would be one of the flame clicker things with extra fluid.

                                Second would be a really good knife/cleaver.

                                Wasn't there a similar thread recently? Except it was what ever you could carry and assumed the island had electricity etc?

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                                Maximilien Dec 28, 2012 08:41 AM

                                A knife.

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