I'm a bit of a foodie
FiNZ - everytime I read that - it looks like it says foodle and I think to myself... What the hell is a foodle???
Commander FiNZ the Foodle... that's me
I'm definately keen for the secret ingredient!
Lance, Single, Eligible & you can Cook... stay where you are,
I'm coming over
Personally, I have to agree with mim - Pad Thai is the best ever. I had it every day for two months while travelling Thailand, Vietnam and Laos (allright, not every day, I tried sticky rice every a couple of times too... )
Fried kumara wedges aren't too bad either. They were my favourites in NZ.
Swedish food isn't that interesting actually, especially for a vegetarian like me. I do like the tradition crayfish parties we have in August, and crayfish is really tasty, though peeling them is hard work!!! And after a couple of schnaps it is impossible...
Pizza - especially when I'm hungover.
And I have to mention sushi too - but I hope that everyone knows that it is absolutely forbidden to eat the giant shrimps!!! For environmental reasons, that is.
Sorry been a little busy but I do want to start the thread. I would love to see what y'all will come up with. Gotta admit that I might have to start writing some of these down but I will give credit where it is due. And if we do start this I need your support to keep the thread on the first page. I wouldn't mind if anyone else wanted to take turns with the ingredient. Like Fiona - something native to New Zealnad that we might have to do research with. Although, lets make it easy for now.
Hhhmmm ... I think that dinner would have to be for well, 2 or 4? As I am still a single, eligible bachelor () I wouldn't be doing dinner parties for couples or anything.
I'm gonna go grab a beer, think about it, (oh, Beerman it is a nice wheat ale, Belgian-style) and see if we can get this started. I do know that I there will not be a time limit. I like to enjoy cooking, you kow, no need to put any pressure on this.
Hey, they can be your rules and for as many people as you would like. Since we're all in different countries and time zones - any time limit should take those things into account. Otherwise - Commander FiNZ the Foodle, Beerman and I, and anyone else wanted to play along - are waiting for the first ingredient!!! (Not much is native to Illinois...)
Something with goats cheese
A caesar salad done properly is lovely
You can't beat a good medium-rare steak with all the trimmings, including potato gratin and a nice glass of Amarone
John Dory with all the trimmings with a nice glass of Amarone (I dont care if you're supposed to drink white with fish)
Bejing Roast Duck with all the trimmings and a nice glass of Amarone
Tortellini di Zucca (a Mantuan speciality) with a nice bottle of Amarone.
Makhani Chicken with Pilau Rice and a Tiger Beer
Will only consider creations out of chocolate
Might be tempted to try something involving fruit if its very very very good
Oh god, I nearly forgot!
My mother's Bacon & Cabbage - haute cuisine!
Do not laugh, this is in all seriousness.
Appitizer: M & M's
Main course: Twinkies and Ding Dongs
Desserts: Chocolate cake..preferably Death by Chocolate (chocolate crust, chocolate cake/brownie, chocolate pudding and whipped cream)
If I were requesting my last meal...that is what I would have...and would die a happy girl
So, have you been to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory yet Joz?
Yes, and I loved it!
(it also made me hungry )
Just for CC - Hopefully Lance will make one of the secret ingredients in the Foodie thread CHOCOLATE and then you can post your favorite recipes - which I'm sure will include:
appetizer: chocolate chip cookies
main course: red fudge chocolate cake
dessert: mint chocolate chip ice cream with sliced frozen chocolate covered bananas and smothered in Van de Mint chocolate liqueur
[ Edit: can't spell ]