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chewingthefat

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Coffee Soup Thu, 02/21/08 6:07 PM (permalink)
When I was a kid, my father would tahe 2 pieces of toast, tear them up put in his coffee, wait till totally soaked then drink it, a habit I acquired. Anybody else ever heard of this?
 
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    mikez629

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    RE: Coffee Soup Thu, 02/21/08 6:09 PM (permalink)
    That sounds so gross, the bread is so soggy.I don't think I could swallow chunks of soggy bread. Aquired taste? I have never heard of that before. I can't even drink cold coffee
     
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      wheregreggeats.com

      RE: Coffee Soup Thu, 02/21/08 6:12 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by chewingthefat

      When I was a kid, my father would tahe 2 pieces of toast, tear them up put in his coffee, wait till totally soaked then drink it, a habit I acquired. Anybody else ever heard of this?

      At what hour of the day did he do this ???
       
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        jettababs

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        RE: Coffee Soup Thu, 02/21/08 6:16 PM (permalink)
        It sounds like a variation of an old English nursery food, pobbies. My father had this when he was a kid, but I've never had the courage to try it (wet bread, eww unless it's gravy). Instead of coffee, substitute warm milk, perhaps with a bit of sugar and/or butter. I understand it's very comforting, but I'm not sure I'd be comforted by wet bread and milk or coffee with chunks in it!
         
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          Ort. Carlton.

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          RE: Coffee Soup Thu, 02/21/08 7:08 PM (permalink)
          Dearfolk,
          That sounds as if I might really like it if I used either New Orleans roast coffee & chicory or else Tampa-style Cuban roast, then put toasted, unbuttered rye bread in it.
          Dunkingly, Ort. Carlton in Wet Outside, Puddlewonderful Athens, Georgia.
           
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            Robearjr

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            RE: Coffee Soup Thu, 02/21/08 8:19 PM (permalink)
            I've been buying this bread cheese at the Whole Foods lately. Its just cheese, but you can grill it, sautee it, and you can dip it in your coffee. It turns it out is really good with the coffee, kind of like a cheese version of biscotti.
             
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              brisketboy

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              RE: Coffee Soup Thu, 02/21/08 8:37 PM (permalink)
              Are you guys waiting for the mothership?
               
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                chewingthefat

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                RE: Coffee Soup Fri, 02/22/08 10:32 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

                quote:
                Originally posted by chewingthefat

                When I was a kid, my father would tahe 2 pieces of toast, tear them up put in his coffee, wait till totally soaked then drink it, a habit I acquired. Anybody else ever heard of this?

                At what hour of the day did he do this ???


                Breakfast...Try it you'll like it!!!
                 
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                  Rusty246

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                  RE: Coffee Soup Fri, 02/22/08 10:50 AM (permalink)
                  Sorry but that's worse than my Grandmother-In-Law(God Rest Her Soul) pouring milk over her popcorn and eating it like cereal. I don't think anyone in the family ever aquired that.
                   
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                    Ort. Carlton.

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                    RE: Coffee Soup Fri, 02/22/08 8:39 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by brisketboy
                    Are you guys waiting for the mothership?


                    Dearfolk,
                    Naw, man... Parliament Funkadelic done shown me that.
                    Funkentelechially, Ort. Carlton in Oh Yeah Athens, Georgia.
                     
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                      Angelle

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                      RE: Coffee Soup Fri, 02/22/08 9:28 PM (permalink)
                      Hummm, I would not be able to drink/eat that mixture, but to each his own.

                      When I was a child my grandmothers/aunts/uncles would make coffee (strong and black), pour some from their cup into the saucer, then sip/drink the coffee from the saucer!

                      LOL! I guess it was just a Louisiana thing thing!
                       
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                        Ashphalt

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                        RE: Coffee Soup Fri, 02/22/08 10:16 PM (permalink)
                        Rusty - I'm wondering how many teeth your Grandmother-in-Law had?

                        The saucer thing I've heard of in a number of cultures.

                        Back to the original question, it makes me think of "I Remember Mama" where the Father gave the kids sugar cubes dipped in Swedish coffee and the Aunts scolded him saying it would make them dark. I wonder if toast was a way to give children a taste of coffee?
                         
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                          chewingthefat

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                          RE: Coffee Soup Sat, 02/23/08 5:47 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Angelle

                          Hummm, I would not be able to drink/eat that mixture, but to each his own.

                          When I was a child my grandmothers/aunts/uncles would make coffee (strong and black), pour some from their cup into the saucer, then sip/drink the coffee from the saucer!

                          LOL! I guess it was just a Louisiana thing thing!



                          Nope, my father also did that and he was an Irishman born in Johnstown Pa.
                          The bread in coffee no different than saltines mushed in tomato soup.
                           
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                            sammur

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                            RE: Coffee Soup Sat, 02/23/08 6:28 PM (permalink)
                            This is commonly seen in Miami with Cuban cafe con leche and Cuban bread. It's pretty good.
                             
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                              ann peeples

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                              RE: Coffee Soup Sat, 02/23/08 6:36 PM (permalink)
                              I vaguely remember my Irish Grandma doing this-thanks for the memory!!
                               
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                                MikeS.

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                                RE: Coffee Soup Sat, 02/23/08 11:48 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Angelle

                                Hummm, I would not be able to drink/eat that mixture, but to each his own.

                                When I was a child my grandmothers/aunts/uncles would make coffee (strong and black), pour some from their cup into the saucer, then sip/drink the coffee from the saucer!

                                LOL! I guess it was just a Louisiana thing thing!



                                Nope not just a La thing, my Arkansas/Texas Granny S. did the same same.

                                MikeS.
                                 
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                                  skylar0ne

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                                  RE: Coffee Soup Mon, 02/25/08 6:39 PM (permalink)
                                  We are big on dunking saltines in coffee. My parents and grandparents did that when I was little, and I still do it to this day. Just two or so at a time, dunked like cookies into the coffee. It's good.
                                   
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                                    dannybotz

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                                    RE: Coffee Soup Mon, 02/25/08 6:45 PM (permalink)
                                    are you kidding me!!!
                                    my father first and then I have been dipping a Buttered fresh crusty piece of italian bread or french baquette into a nice hot cup of coffee for ever!! it's one of my favorite breakfasts!!!
                                     
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                                      Oneiron339

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                                      RE: Coffee Soup Tue, 02/26/08 4:33 PM (permalink)
                                      My grandfather did this in PA back in the day. He often made coffee soup at breakfast when he was not feeling well. I never acquired a taste for coffee let alone coffee soup.
                                      As a kid, I used to dunk buttered toast into my cocoa, however.
                                       
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                                        MiamiDon

                                        RE: Coffee Soup Wed, 02/27/08 10:20 AM (permalink)
                                        I've never heard of making coffee soup with bread, but I have seen croissants, doughnuts, Cuban toast, etc. dunked in coffee.

                                        I think its part of the classic Parisian three-C's breakfast: Coffee, Croissant & Cigarette.
                                         
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