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Texicana

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RE: Fake food Mon, 08/4/03 8:21 PM (permalink)
Rick if you ever go to Mexico or some parts of Texas, don't be afraid of those little roadside shacks that have big bubbling pots o' grease with the pork skins cooking in them. They are very interesting, those chicharrones, some are pure crunch, some have some fried meat on them. All you have to do is spoon some salsa on em and be careful not to drip.

Head East? If you are in Louisiana I'd have to head south, live in Ky
Actually I plan on being in Beaumont and probably Louisiana next time I go to Texas.
 
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    EliseT

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    RE: Fake food Mon, 08/4/03 8:22 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Rick F.

    Here's a link for caul fat: http://www.chinesetakeaways.com/Ingredients/Caul%20Fat.htm

    quote:
    Originally posted by EliseT

    While on the subject of menudo (which is very good if you don't eat the rubbery bits) etc. What is caul fat? I see it on cooking shows and it looks exactly like honeycomb tripe.

    Elise, who longs for Beefaroni



    Thanks! Isn't the internet amazing? Caul fat fascinates me. It's like cooking with spiderwebs.
     
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      Texicana

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      RE: Fake food Mon, 08/4/03 8:25 PM (permalink)
      Cracklin fans, have yall ever had cracklin cornbread? I have recipes for something similar, cracklin gorditas, those tasty little masa patties.
       
      #63
        meowzart

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        RE: Fake food Mon, 08/4/03 9:02 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Rick F.

        Here's a link for caul fat: http://www.chinesetakeaways.com/Ingredients/Caul%20Fat.htm


        AH!! So THAT'S the stuff I see them using on Iron Chef all the time!!
         
        #64
          EliseT

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          RE: Fake food Tue, 08/5/03 5:05 PM (permalink)
          I prefer canned cranberry sauce with can marks in it over the real thing..there, I'm out of the closet! And I will never be ashamed again!
           
          #65
            Michael Hoffman

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            RE: Fake food Tue, 08/5/03 5:41 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by RockyB

            One of my favorite fake food combinations was Franco-American Spaghetti <not Spaghetti-O's..Not EVER!> eaten with boiled Tobin's First Prize Hot Dogs. I didn't mix these together, but eat the hot dogs on buttered soft Wonder bread with the Franco spaghetti as a side. God being a kid was wonderful. If I was to eat that today, my wife who's an ICU nurse would have me carted off to the hospital for a quadruple bypass!!!


            I loved Franco American spaghetti. I'd heat a can of Franco American, a can of baked beans (B&M), fry up Spam slices and have it all for lunch when I was about 10 or 11. In fact, that sounds good right now.
             
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              Rick F.

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              RE: Fake food Tue, 08/5/03 5:46 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by EliseT

              I prefer canned cranberry sauce with can marks in it over the real thing..there, I'm out of the closet! And I will never be ashamed again!


              Isn't putting canned over "real" a little redundant? Anyway, it's the same at our house. Roast turkey w/ salt, pepper, mayo (always Hellman's), on white bread. We sometimes get just a turkey breast for sandwiches!
               
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                RockyB

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                RE: Fake food Tue, 08/5/03 6:36 PM (permalink)
                Michael..If you were going to go the TRUE fake food way, you'd have to switch the B&M Baked Beans for a can of Campbells Pork & Beans! They also used to make a great can of beans & franks. I believe it's off the market now, I can't remember the last time I saw them.
                Good Eating My Friend!
                 
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                  Texicana

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                  RE: Fake food Wed, 08/6/03 2:39 PM (permalink)
                  The potluck I just came back from was a vertiable feast of fake foods, from the boxed stuffing and chicken casserole, seven layer salad, homemade beefaroni, to the hershey bar and cool whip pie.
                   
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                    Rick F.

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                    RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 2:17 AM (permalink)
                    I forgot: fake drink! I love Crystal Light, a totally synthetic "product" that actually leaves no perceptible aftertaste. In fact, it has no redeeming qualities whatever, save that it has a lot fewer calories than Wild Turkey!
                     
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                      Rick F.

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                      RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 2:18 AM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Texicana

                      Cracklin fans, have yall ever had cracklin cornbread? I have recipes for something similar, cracklin gorditas, those tasty little masa patties.

                      Could you share that recipe? I have 5# of masa in the freezer and cracklins' fairly nearby!
                       
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                        RubyRose

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                        RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 8:37 AM (permalink)
                        Once in a while, I get a craving for one of those frozen chicken pies, the cheapie ones with only a top crust, and 4 or 5 quarter inch cubes of chicken swimming in a satisfyingly salty gravy. Brings back memories of my paternal grandmother's home cooking. She always had Swanson frozen chicken pies for lunch on Thursdays. Each day of the week had its specific menu and it didn't change for years. Friday lunch was tuna salad sandwiches and Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee canned cheese ravioli - every Friday through all the years I attended a nearby grade school.

                        When my husband is sick, the only think that will make him stop whining is Kool-Aid, and it has to be cherry, and it has to be made in and served from a Mr. Kool-Aid pitcher.
                         
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                          Kristi S.

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                          RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 8:44 AM (permalink)
                          I am particularly fond of Kraft Velveeta Mac & Cheese in the box and with that little packet of orange cheese that you squeeze!
                           
                          #73
                            Liketoeat

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                            RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 9:36 AM (permalink)
                            Noticed above references to "cracklin (corn) bread" . Though I'm probably the world's biggest cornbread fan (regular cornbread in all shapes & sizes, baked or fried, hot water bread, corn dodgers, Mexican cornbread, etc., etc.), and can eat it any time, any way its servied, I've always found cracklin bread to be too greasy to me; the grease of the cracklins in the bread detracting from the wonderful taste of cornbread. Know lots of people who really love it, but adding the cracklins to the batter just ruins good cornbread for me.
                             
                            #74
                              Sundancer7

                              RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 9:58 AM (permalink)
                              The S & S cafeteria serves super cracklin cornbread in Knoxville. When I am home and visit the cafeteria, I alternate buying their cracklin and Mexican. Sometimes I buy both.

                              Paul E. Smith
                              Knoxville, TN
                               
                              #75
                                Texicana

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                                RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 10:12 AM (permalink)
                                Hey Rick check your email, I sent you the cracklin' gorditas recipe ok?
                                 
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                                  Browniebaker

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                                  RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 11:40 AM (permalink)
                                  What about peach cobbler made with canned peaches, the filling all syrupy and sweet? Yum.

                                  Or Pillsbury's crescent rolls from the cardboard tube that you whack against the countertop?

                                  How about doughnuts made out of biscuits from a cardboard tube? Mom used to put a hole in each biscuit and deep-fry them, then roll in sugar.






                                   
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                                    Texicana

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                                    RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 11:48 AM (permalink)
                                    BrownieBaker my mom would do the same thing with the biscuit dough, make doughnuts outta them
                                     
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                                      jmckee

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                                      RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 12:19 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                      jmckee: How do you get botany out of a discussion regarding menudo and tripe?

                                      Paul E. Smioth
                                      Knoxville, TN


                                      Coarse fuzz. Sounds like a dandelion........

                                      And the answer to HOW would require me to explain how my brain works. Something I've avoided considering for many years.
                                       
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                                        NancyPeter

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                                        RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 2:30 PM (permalink)
                                        Don't know if this qualifies as fake food, but I love Morningstar Farms Veggie Bacon Strips. I discovered them in the freezer section near the waffles when my husband was a vegetarian for five years, and he yearned for bacon. Even my boys like the "fake bacon," as we call it. Peter is back to eating meat again, but I still serve the veggie strips, especially in fried egg sandwiches with cheese - brings the fat content of the meal WAY down!
                                         
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                                          ocdreamr

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                                          RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 3:04 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by NancyPeter

                                          Don't know if this qualifies as fake food, but I love Morningstar Farms Veggie Bacon Strips. I discovered them in the freezer section near the waffles when my husband was a vegetarian for five years, and he yearned for bacon. Even my boys like the "fake bacon," as we call it. Peter is back to eating meat again, but I still serve the veggie strips, especially in fried egg sandwiches with cheese - brings the fat content of the meal WAY down!


                                          Can't get much more fake than fake bacon!
                                           
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                                            NancyPeter

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                                            RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 4:42 PM (permalink)
                                            I guess you're right on that! Hey, but at least it's made from veggies, so it's good for you
                                             
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                                              ocdreamr

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                                              RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 8:32 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by NancyPeter

                                              I guess you're right on that! Hey, but at least it's made from veggies, so it's good for you


                                              yeah, but what chemicals do they use to give it that smokey flavor?
                                               
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                                                NancyPeter

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                                                RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 9:04 PM (permalink)
                                                The ingredients don't look too bad, actually! Not sure how they get that smokey taste, but I like it!
                                                 
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                                                  Bushie

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                                                  RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 9:44 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by ocdreamr


                                                  ...Can't get much more fake than fake bacon!

                                                  Ditto. Reminds me of a time a few years ago when my daughter asked her mother to buy some bacon when she went to the store. My wife returned with some of those turkey "breakfast strips". My daughter was helping put up the groceries when she found the package. She looked at it, looked at her mother, looked at me, then continued putting the groceries away without a word.

                                                  That look said it all, and since my daughter owns my heart, I went out that day and bought some BACON. I think we ended up throwing the "breakfast strips" away after they had been in the fridge for the requisite month or two.

                                                  Oh, BTW, NancyPeter, I didn't mean to malign your desire to look after your family's health. Glad you've found something that works for you!
                                                   
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                                                    NancyPeter

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                                                    RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 10:37 PM (permalink)
                                                    Thanks for saying that - I still like the veggie stuff no matter what!

                                                    BTW, we have "real" bacon several times a year at home, such as on Christmas morning, etc., & also when having breakfast at the diner, etc., so it's not like my family is bacon-deprived! Just tryin' to keep it under control
                                                     
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                                                      Rick F.

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                                                      RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 11:16 PM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by NancyPeter

                                                      Just tryin' to keep it under control

                                                      When we strip away the fanaticisms in all aspects of our lives isn't that what we seek, sanity in the arena of derangement?
                                                       
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                                                        NancyPeter

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                                                        RE: Fake food Mon, 08/11/03 11:25 PM (permalink)
                                                        Wow, for a discussion on fake food, this is getting really deep
                                                         
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                                                          Rick F.

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                                                          RE: Fake food Tue, 08/12/03 12:16 AM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by NancyPeter

                                                          Wow, for a discussion on fake food, this is getting really deep

                                                          Yep--and that's fake, too. I have given up the search for ultimate meaning and am now willing to settle for a good fantasy.
                                                           
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                                                            NancyPeter

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                                                            RE: Fake food Tue, 08/12/03 8:31 AM (permalink)
                                                            I second that! Now let's get back to the real (or fake) subject, ok
                                                             
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