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I love food that looks like other food...

Jacquilynne Oct 18, 2013 07:52 PM

Ever since I was a little kid, and we used to sometimes get to go to this ice cream place in the Granville Island Market in Vancouver that served an ice cream sunday that looked like a plate of spaghetti, I have been deeply, childishly, gleefully in love with food that looks like other food.

So this Trompe L'oeil ramen cake is awesome:

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  1. hill food RE: Jacquilynne Oct 18, 2013 07:57 PM

    I've always wanted to do a filo, cherry sauce, cheesecake 'lasagna'.

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      Jacquilynne RE: hill food Oct 18, 2013 08:04 PM

      Well, now that clearly has to happen.

      Shaved white chocolate on the top to look like unmelted cheese? Or torched meringue to look like melted cheese?

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        hill food RE: Jacquilynne Oct 18, 2013 10:50 PM

        I'm on board.

    2. LotusRapper RE: Jacquilynne Oct 18, 2013 08:32 PM

      So Jacquilynne, you're a local yokel eh ? :-)

      Well eat your heart out !


      I'm actually tempted to try this recipe.

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      1. re: LotusRapper
        Jacquilynne RE: LotusRapper Oct 18, 2013 08:36 PM

        I'm not from Vancouver but I grew up near Prince George, so we used to go to Vancouver during vacations a lot.

        CHOW has a turkey cake recipe that I've always been tempted to try: http://www.chow.com/recipes/29029-tha...

        I really want to do a food that looks like other food dinner the next time my turn comes up to host my monthly supper club.

      2. linguafood RE: Jacquilynne Oct 18, 2013 08:57 PM

        Oh, spaghetti ice cream is huge in Germany.

        ETA: I just googled it and it was actually *invented* in Mannheim in the 60s by some Italian dude: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghett...! Go figure!!

        One of my favorite Italian ice cream places in my hometown also had ice cream 'pizza', 'fried eggs' and my favorite, 'green lasagna': pistachio ice cream over whipped cream (which would get just ever so slightly frozen), topped with blueberry sauce and shaved white chocolate. Just insanely delicious.

        And the infamous marzipan potatoes. Marzipan comes in all kinds of shapes and forms, of course, but as a kid, the idea of eating "potatoes" that were sweet was just the shiz. I ate them by the bag.

        I would have to think about foods that look like other foods as an adult....

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          mwhitmore RE: Jacquilynne Oct 18, 2013 09:03 PM

          I DON'T like food that looks like other food, and yet...This is "Totally Awesome"---two words I never, ever use. (Well, hardly ever.)

          1. greygarious RE: Jacquilynne Oct 18, 2013 09:14 PM

            The HC and GT boards have lots of discussions of trompe l'oeil food, especially as relates to April Fool's Day and Halloween.


            1. nokitchen RE: Jacquilynne Oct 18, 2013 09:34 PM

              The Cowgirl restaurants (here in NYC and in Santa Fe, NM) serve a ice cream baked potato. Here's a picture from the New Mexico outlet.


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