No, she didn't teach me how to make any of the good stuff. I asked many times, but she'd just tell me she'd make plenty if I wanted it and didn't have recipes, she just does it all from memory and by "feel." Of course that defeats that purpose when I don't live near her, and she's getting pretty old now. My mom tried a few times, but hers don't taste as good...something isn't the same.hypatia said:Moon bear....did granny teach you how to make pierogi ?
I almost forgot an old favorite: Chorizo and eggs!Chronos said:Tripe is a major ingredient of vienna sausages. Scary stuff.
ahh the beauty of simplicity... even better would be a big juicy steak by itself, maybe with some roasted potatoes.GOD__AM said:I like Philly cheese steaks myself.
Oh, while we're on simplicity, how about fresh baked bread, just out of the oven, with a little butter melted onto it.fourier jr said:ahh the beauty of simplicity... even better would be a big juicy steak by itself, maybe with some roasted potatoes.
i also liked fish & chips at the stockpot, a non-touristy place off haymarket in london. i also like southeast-asian noodles, and anything curry. looks like everyone has already stolen my favourite foods.
Mmmm... but now that I think of it, making bread isn't so simple. Lots of waiting and elbow grease. It takes the whole afternoon.Moonbear said:Oh, while we're on simplicity, how about fresh baked bread, just out of the oven, with a little butter melted onto it.
There is a wonderful style of cooking like this found in Peru called chifa. Below it seems to indicate that this is chinese food, but really it is a hybrid of Chinese with traditional Peruvian cooking. And then there are variations on this theme with seafood, and something more like mexican style cooking. I spent ten days there and ate this as much as possible.The Smoking Man said:Anything from Xinjiang China (Imagine good mexican food crossed with Chinese!!!)
http://www.culturalexpeditions.com/culinary_history.html [Broken]The Peruvian food in the latest years...oriental influence
One thing that surprises the tourist that visits Peru is the large amount of oriental restaurants. There are over 2000 Chinese restaurants called "chifas". Peru is by far the country with the most Chinese restaurants in Latin America. [continued]
Or a bread machine! Add all the ingredients in the morning, set the timer, and come home to fresh baked bread. I do make bread by hand too, and it makes it even more worthwhile when you finally have the final product fresh from the oven after all that waiting. Actually, it's not that hard, and doesn't take that much elbow grease...about 10-15 min of kneading...but it is a LOT of waiting, especially if you're making something like a sourdough that requires a few days to get a good starter going if you don't keep a starter all the time.honestrosewater said:Mmmm... but now that I think of it, making bread isn't so simple. Lots of waiting and elbow grease. It takes the whole afternoon.
That reminds meLoren Booda said:The best salad I ever ate was from the Mistral region of France. The greens were fresh picked, dressed delicately and served with slices of fine cheeses and cured meats.