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Jun 28, 2013 09:58 AM

How often do you eat your favorite dish?

Assuming cost and availability are not a limitation. Steak/lobster/caviar/refried beans/fill-in-the-blank once a month? Once a week? Three times a week? How much does 'too often' interfere with your enjoyment?

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  1. It's rare that we cook the same dish at all regularly.

    We might cook, say, lamb chops every week but it'd usually be to a sufficiently different recipe that it's a different dish. I suppose we have old favourites like, say, a sausage & bean casserole that we do every 3 months of so.

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    1. re: Harters

      Thank you for your reply, it make me feel "more normal" since I don't even get the concept. Why would you want to eat something you have already tried when there are a zillion new things out there. Life is way too short for food re-runs although I do understand that some people need that sort of consistency.

      1. re: RetiredChef

        Life is also too short to try things you very well may not like. I would add that some dishes are so beloved to individuals that they want to have them over and over again. Personally, my wife and I have an index of close to 300 dishes that we cycle through, occasionally weeding and occasionally augmenting. That's a lot of variety, but it also leaves room for us to occasionally have favorites that have been family staples since we were children.

    2. I don't have just one favorite dish. I guess maybe hamburgers might be up there though? It varies how often I have it though, sometimes it's 3 times a week, other times it will be once a month.

      1. My favorite porterhouse is a couple times a month. Any more often and it would not be a treat.

        Never in a restaurant. Too many new things to try and enjoy.

        1. I would eat fresh seafood/shellfish (raw or cooked) every day were cost not a factor in my household. There are sufficient varieties and varieties of preparation that it wouldn't get old for me.

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          1. The title asks how often you eat your favorite dish. The post asks how often you would eat your favorite dish if cost and availability were not limiting factors.

            Fortunately for me, my favorite dish (chicken and dumplings) is inexpensive and readily available, so I can knock off both birds with one rock. I have chicken and dumplings about once every two and a half months.