Seeing as the SPOOK has me wandering the HALL,pushing a mop bucket,with a can of Black Flag sticking outta my back pocket and generally cleaning up after you slobs i might as well cook also..now i know how KONG felt,chained up on a stage with people gawking and pointing" NO flash photography PLEASE!" Anyway,when i'm not busy killing the neighbors pets or terrorizing senior citizens,LEGION likes to cook also. Why ?? Because i dunno if any of you mind but i find that 99% of the time eating out/take out and fast food generally REALLY sucks..maybe its me..but i prefer home cooking..German,Italian,Chinese,Japanese,Cajun, traditional American..some favorites are "Backbay Bunny Bayou Bordelaise ala Antoine of New Orleans" Shrimp Creole,Jambalaya,Dirty Rice,Chicken Rochambeau,Voodoo Soup"..From the Netherlands,"Rosti-fried shredded potato cake,Zurcher Leberspiessli,Dutch green pea soup,Chicoree et Volaille Bruxelloise..From Japan "Japanese fried rice,Tempura,most Sushi and some Sashimi,as long as theres Wasabi and Saki plus Kobi beef and meat and veggie dishes"...Actually i'll eat pretty much anything ,vegetables,meats,cheeses,soups as long as their well prepared. I have been to a few establishments where the victuals were quite good and the beer selection was superb..but they were the 1% against the 99% that suck.Home cooking Rules..Special thanks to Mom and Grandma!
Post by T. Miller on Sept 18, 2004 23:54:05 GMT -5
I guess I'll list some of my culinary specialties... Umm.. if I'm broke, it's fladchen suppe (german pancake soup) or a multitude of other german recipes or some sort of vegetable soup (I think these, wheter cheap or not, are my specialty - I've made some incredible soups)..
If I have a humanly acceptable food budget, I like to cook a lot of Thai, some French, Italian that doesn't involve marinara sauce, more soups.
If I'm out to impress, Thai or various roasts, more sophisticated soups (did I mention I like to make soup?). Deserts that are to die for - chocolate pistachio cake, stuff with white chocolate and macadamias, Cointreau cake, a lot of stuff involving fruit. If there is company, it is usually something unconventional and something I have never ever tried (I like the pressure - if something isn't working out, it's up to me to not only fix it but to also make it palatable since there is no plan B or test run). I have yet to have anything not go over well. I guess I like to experiment and to improvise; I also only follow recipes only about halfway before I throw it out the window and do my own thing. I tend to use recipes more as a springboard than a "how-to". I've been told my best stuff is stuff I made up by myself.
Occasional foods - various dips/spreads, homemade chocolates spiked with stuff like chambord, cointreau, amaretto or rum, homemade bread (wonderbread is the anticrust).
On the everyday basis, I tend to keep it simple, thrifty and use lots of veggies. This is pretty cheap when feeding only oen or two. Eating healthy is pricey when more people than that get involved. I don't pull out all the stops usually - I am satisfied knowing that I can. I prefer to just have fun with it. That's the biggest reason I never thought culinary school was an option although I enjoy cooking so much; I want to keep it as something I really enjoy.
Post by beefbrainmchitfist on Sept 24, 2004 18:43:42 GMT -5
Hailing from a long bloodline of various heathen tribes my cooking style is, I feel, somewhat less flashy than that of our resident culinary masters, nonetheless it is a time honored tradition of the McHitfist clan to cook for oneself and for others (otherwise we don't last very long), in addition it is something I do just enjoy doing, especially when I'm hungry . . . . or bored . . or hungry and bored, and as such, being the future patriarch of the McHitfists lineacy I have learned the delectable (and sometimes detestable) dishes and viddles of said name. Most of which are made up entirely of, or at least include, that's right . . . you guessed it . . .
;D MEEEEET! ;D
to include Wild Deer (McHitfist primary meet source) from which we make everything from roasts to burgers to cube steak and of course our "not so famous but it should be dammit" stewed beef . . . erm um deer, oh whatever it's good dammit! Other things I like to do with deer are ground deer spicy meatballs, deerloaf, and ground deer on a stick hot off the pit. Other perfered meets for us is lotsa turkey and chicken, I 'spec dat dee bok ka bok ed bee da secondary meet source and is certainly my favorite to cook with as I can do the most with it myself with very little to boot. I don't fry much chicken though I will on occasion, My favorite thing of all to make with chicken is pulled chicken breast with seasoned rice and whatever kind of sausage I've got lying arround, cut link deer sausage works great. If I'm lazy and chicken's on the menu I usually end up making some kind of baked or broiled chicken, truly one of the few times you'll ever see me open an oven When the frying of the bird or come to think of it any frying comes to play we does it with lots of tasty season shakes my favorite of which being garlic, I uh . . just can't seem to ever get enough, to be frank.. When I'm feeling lucky I'll experiment with other foods such as various pastas soups and a few desserts but generally speaking those are more often than not the things tha end up as the aforementioned detestable, the heathen gods hate it when I try to step outside the perimiter of my cooking heritage . . . maybe that has something to do with the fact that that all McHitfists die of some kind of heart failure . . . . . . nahhhhh
Ramen? Are you refering to that brittle,worms on a hot summer concrete walkway after a day,cube thats wrapped in a celophane containment that includes a foil like,flat mini envelope with a msg/salt based chemical compound that supposedly imitates flavors found in nature and is abhorent to the human digestive tract and can be found by the binfull at retail outlets that sell shoddy merchandise of questionable origin for only 99 round copper discs bearing the likeness of Abraham Lincoln,16th president of the republic of the United States?