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SkyCat32 The Draftsman of Doom from The Zenith Theater Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The Draftsman of Doom
Sep 8th 2019 at 10:56:46 AM

I don't remember the last time I had Campbell's (then again, my family kept a certain degree of Kosher, even growing up). In any case, I prefer fresh soup, which is easier to make than one would expect.

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M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Sep 8th 2019 at 10:58:27 AM

The only Campbell's soup I ever really liked was their tomato soup. Every other kind...yeah.

If I wanted something cheap and fast and still kind of like an actual meal, I'll settle for instant ramen.

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Sep 8th 2019 at 11:34:45 AM

I only ever used Campbell's tomato soup when I was in college — as a tomato base when making chilli and I didn't have any tomatoes or passata on hand. I never actually used it for soup — I make soup from scratch, and I don't like tomato soup.

I haven't touched Campbells since my college days — and that was a very long time ago.

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M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Sep 13th 2019 at 10:02:17 AM

So I decided to try making a Bourbon and Coke...except with Coke Zero instead of regular Coke.

...It's actually not too bad. It helps that I used enough bourbon so that I couldn't really tell the difference.

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The Draftsman of Doom
Sep 13th 2019 at 10:17:08 AM

If there was a version of the Rob Roy, or Manhattan, with blended Japanese whisky, now that you mention whiskey cocktails, it would have to be called the Shinjuku (TM).

I intend to try a Rob Roy when I get the chance, only without the cherry.

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M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Sep 13th 2019 at 10:22:48 AM

Yeah, I never liked Maraschino cherries much either.

I've never had a Rob Roy — I prefer drinking Scotch Whiskey by itself.

Edited by M84 on Sep 14th 2019 at 1:24:52 AM

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AlleyOop Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Sep 13th 2019 at 10:38:47 AM

As far as sweet soups go I like doufufa.

M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Sep 13th 2019 at 10:39:26 AM

Oh yeah, that sweet tofu pudding is good stuff. Every now and then people at my company order it for their departments.

Edited by M84 on Sep 14th 2019 at 1:41:21 AM

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flying fish
Sep 13th 2019 at 3:56:50 PM

I make the fridged kind for breakfast sometimes.

We are just an aberrant branch of fish evolution, after all.
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Sep 15th 2019 at 3:16:25 AM

This video on Mario food would probably be more interested here then in the Mario game thread.

I've never been interested in Mario food since he's a human. Eating a character's face is weird when you think about it, but especially so with a human's face. Eating the mushrooms and such also never seemed appealing.

Sep 21st 2019 at 8:58:15 AM

I've drunk Scottish single malt with no-caffeine, no-sugar cola. I pause for a moment for the inevitable screams of horror.

You have to understand that this was bad single malt. I have a habit of trying a new Scottish single malt each time I buy a new bottle. I made the mistake of trying the Aerstone Sea Cask 10 year malt. It's... not good.

Most of the time, I drink my single malt neat and reserve the combinations for blended whisky. That said, I have developed a taste for the Japanese blends. My favourite is probably the Hibiki range, which is too nice to drink mixed. It's almost like the secret love-child of a young Glenmorangie and mead.

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Euodiachloris Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Sep 21st 2019 at 9:09:09 AM

[up]Been there. You do occasionally bump into a single malt for which there is no saving grace. When the thought flashes through your mind that a similarly aged Johnnie Walker would be a better dram, it's a Mixer Malt. <nods>

M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Sep 21st 2019 at 1:38:28 PM

If you do use Coke Zero or something in a mixed drink, always make sure to use enough booze so that you can't really tell the difference. If you can tell the difference, add a bit more.

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Sep 21st 2019 at 1:51:48 PM

I can't drink caffeine and I don't drink fizzy drinks unless I'm using it as a mixer. I don't particularly like fizzy drinks at the best of times, my medical conditions can be triggered by them if I'm not careful and I detest the way it feels like the inside of my mouth has been coated with caramel after drinking them. I don't like caramel.

So, the taste of the non-caffeine, 'no sugar' cola relative to normal cola isn't really a problem for me.

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M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Sep 23rd 2019 at 6:20:24 AM

So one thing I've been curious to try is Frito Pie. The only barrier is that it's surprisingly hard to get a snack-sized bag of Fritos where I am right now. I suppose I could see if they have any at the local Costco on my next visit.

Anyway, anyone else ever try this stuff? Any particular brand of chili I should use?

...Come to think of it, I might need to go to Costco to find chili.

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The Draftsman of Doom
Sep 23rd 2019 at 6:33:20 AM

Lemme get back to you on that; I have a recipe for homemade chili, but I need to search my email for it.

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M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Sep 23rd 2019 at 6:42:02 AM

It's Frito Pie, it doesn't need to be particularly fancy chili.

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M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Sep 23rd 2019 at 6:51:07 AM

I mean, if you've got a good homemade chili recipe, I won't mind if you want to share here.

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J79
Sep 23rd 2019 at 5:00:51 PM

So has anyone heard about the newest insanity KFC came up with? It's Chicken and Donuts, a piece of fried chicken put between two donuts. This exists.

Pichu-kun ...
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Sep 23rd 2019 at 5:16:15 PM

I wonder why tamarind ice cream isn't a thing. Too sour? I know it's popular for ices, but I couldn't find any commercial ice cream brands online.

Speaking of fruit, quenepa are one of my favorite summer-time fruits but it's hard to find alternative ways to eat them. They stick to the skin, and are predominantly seeds, so they can't be used for smoothies and stuff. Apparently you can boil the seeds and eat them. I can't find any source on how they actually taste, though.

[up] That doesn't sound like it'll catch on. I don't think many people wanna dine on donut-chicken sandwiches more than once to try. The first thing that came to mind was the Luther Burger.

Euodiachloris Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Sep 24th 2019 at 1:36:15 AM

[up]Oh, I can answer that one: chemistry.

Sure, highly acidic natural components can be ice-creamed where possible without them turning into sweetened, frozen cottage cheese if you throw enough stabilising agents at them, but there is a limit.

As I recall, grapefruit, pineapple, tamarind and kumquat are trickier than the average, though: they have additional enzymes that mess with proteins, not just a straightforward acidic nature with a tiny handful of coagulating enzymes to bypass.

Pineapple in an ice-cream? Is practically boiled to weirdness before it's neutralised, flavoured (to take away some of the weirdness) and then ice-creamed. It's the only way.

Good luck processing tamarind enough to taste about right in an ice-cream.

M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Sep 24th 2019 at 1:47:02 AM

Doughnuts and Fried Chicken?

Eh, Chicken and Waffles is a thing. Doughnuts and Fried Chicken doesn't seem that much odder.

TBH, the Luther seems weirder to me. Doughnuts and a meat patty? At least the fried chicken has the layer of batter to separate the meat from the pastry.

Edited by M84 on Sep 24th 2019 at 4:49:27 PM

Disgusted, but not surprised
Sep 24th 2019 at 1:58:20 AM

They have form on this. KFC Korea once made the Zinger Double Down King: A burger between two pieces of deep-fried chicken instead of a bun

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