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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:22 am

Are you there or just wishing you were?
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Wrapped in creamy cheddar cheese, dipped in our classic Corndog King Batter and paired with crunchy ramen noodles, it’s a Cheesy Ramen Corndog fusion at its finest!
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Just when you thought Twizzlers couldn’t get any better, we’ve dipped them in a delicious batter and deep-fried them until golden brown and then sprinkled them with icing sugar and drizzled them in chocolate.
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Unread post by O Really » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:48 am

The Stampede isn't until July and we'll be 1000 k away from Calgary and on the other side of the mountains then. But it does look like a fun event. Maybe next year. There weren't many things on that list I'd actually eat IRL, but if you're looking for a sugar/fat/calorie overload with no redeeming nutritional value, they've got your number.

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Who classifies that crap as food?
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Re: The Food Thread

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Who classifies that crap as food?
Good question :lol: :lol:

Maybe the definition is "anything that can be fried and coated with sugar and downed with beer"

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Re: The Food Thread

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The Safest, Most Sustainable Seafood to Eat
Here's what's most responsible to put on the table—for now


Clams, mussels, and oysters :thumbup:
Boston mackerel on the East Coast
On the West Coast ... sand dabs
wild-caught, mild-tasting hake or pollack
Some halibut
king crab pulled from highly regulated Alaskan fisheries :thumbup:
On the East Coast ... green crabs :thumbup:
invasive species ... Lionfish, blue catfish, and snakehead fish
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Vrede too wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:35 pm
The Safest, Most Sustainable Seafood to Eat
Here's what's most responsible to put on the table—for now


Clams, mussels, and oysters :thumbup:
Boston mackerel on the East Coast
On the West Coast ... sand dabs
wild-caught, mild-tasting hake or pollack
Some halibut
king crab pulled from highly regulated Alaskan fisheries :thumbup:
On the East Coast ... green crabs :thumbup:
invasive species ... Lionfish, blue catfish, and snakehead fish

What about mullet?
Eating ain't gonna put a dent in the lionfish population. Cuba has a better idea. They created a lionfish predator.
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Unread post by O Really » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:28 pm

I haven't lived out here long enough to know what a sand dab is, but I didn't feel too bad. Seattle-native Lady O didn't know what it was either. Anyway, I looked it up and it looks good. Now if I can just find some without going to Monterrey.

I'm glad oysters are on the list. Think I'll go get some to have with our salmon tonight.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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What about mullet?

Idk.

Eating ain't gonna put a dent in the lionfish population.

The article is about safety and sustainability, not about beneficial eradication.

Cuba has a better idea.

Always. ;)

They created a lionfish predator.

Maybe didn't work out?
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O Really wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:28 pm
I haven't lived out here long enough to know what a sand dab is, but I didn't feel too bad. Seattle-native Lady O didn't know what it was either. Anyway, I looked it up and it looks good. Now if I can just find some without going to Monterrey.

I'm glad oysters are on the list....
Lookout, Lady O, O Really's got oysters on the menu. :o

I'm happy to now have some options for eating out and my next trip to the co-op.
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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:03 pm

Mmmmmm, smoked mullet 🐟🐟, haven't had that in thirty years.
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Unread post by O Really » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:50 pm

I think I could personally get clams and oysters off the list by myself. I'd be happy to help with the halibut, too.

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:28 pm

trump eats hamberders just for the halibut. He murdered his young son and ate him just for the halibut (no one has seen him in months). The man is crazy and the truth is not in him. Be Best is a new brand of caviar aborted from, you guessed it, what the halibut. Terrible, Terrible.

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Unread post by O Really » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:47 pm

I'm not doubting the "deliberate decisions to maximize profit...etc." but really, isn't it consumers who are "failing us?" Destructive corporate system notwithstanding, I can go to most any supermarket and buy fresh vegetables and fruit, somewhat localish meat, decent fish (even if occasionally mis-labeled), acceptable whole grain bread... or I can buy chips, nitrite meat simulations, sugared cereal, box mac and cheese, frozen cardboard pizza, etc. Why is there even a whole aisle - a whole effin' aisle of chips? Who buys this stuff? Oh yeah, it's the fat ladies wheezing at the effort of pushing their cart full of sugar drinks and white bread. Why can the corporations make high profits off of selling crap? [assume Sam Kinison voice] Because people buy it! If everyone shopped like us they'd lose their shirts on the chip aisle.

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 pm

Well, it just goes to show; being at the top of the food chain exposes one to occasionally being chain whipped by it. In an eat or be eaten world, it's best to stay hungry. ;)

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Re: The Food Thread

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I'm not doubting the "deliberate decisions to maximize profit...etc." but really, isn't it consumers who are "failing us?" ...
Somewhat, hence the benefit from websites like this one and Michelle's formally ( :( ) nutrition-activist government. However, there are also a bunch of poor foods that are directly subsidized, or indirectly subsidized with lousy trade, labor and environmental policies. This makes poor foods cheaper than they should be and cheaper than alternatives. We need education and incentives. Bill de Blasio is correct, he's just politically inept.
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Vrede too wrote:
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:47 pm
I'm not doubting the "deliberate decisions to maximize profit...etc." but really, isn't it consumers who are "failing us?" ...
Somewhat, hence the benefit from websites like this one and Michelle's formally ( :( ) nutrition-activist government. However, there are also a bunch of poor foods that are directly subsidized, or indirectly subsidized with lousy trade, labor and environmental policies. This makes poor foods cheaper than they should be and cheaper than alternatives. We need education and incentives. Bill de Blasio is correct, he's just politically inept.
Consumers will buy just about any fucking thing if it's advertised and promoted the right way. And as always, Prophet leads the way. The only contrary example I can think of was the "new Coke" ten or fifteen years ago. It was so bad it probably had a seismic assignation in the company files. That thing about the steak with a substantial part of a rib attached is another example; folks will buy damn near anything if they think it's cool, new, tasty, zesty. or appealing in some other way. I've always been a sort of meat and potato type of omnivore and eschew processed stuff or trendy fake food or stuff with lots of chemicals in it. Food is my life. Food kicks ass.

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Unread post by O Really » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:58 pm

neoplacebo wrote:
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Consumers will buy just about any fucking thing if it's advertised and promoted the right way.
I think that's my point. They're volunteer victims, nay even enthusiastic victims and they jump wholeheartedly into their victimhood. Of course, "buy just about any fucking thing ...advertised and promoted the right way" did work for Trump. If Trump were food, he'd be rotted haggis.

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:21 am

O Really wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:58 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:54 pm

Consumers will buy just about any fucking thing if it's advertised and promoted the right way.
I think that's my point. They're volunteer victims, nay even enthusiastic victims and they jump wholeheartedly into their victimhood. Of course, "buy just about any fucking thing ...advertised and promoted the right way" did work for Trump. If Trump were food, he'd be rotted haggis.
Yeah, that's a good analogy comparing trump to food. I tend to think that if he were food, he'd be apple juice on the label, but urine in the jar.

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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by O Really » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:42 am

neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:21 am
... apple juice on the label, but urine in the jar.
:lol: :lol:

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