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PostSubject: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:56 am

COMFORT ETHNIC FOODS

Let's talk about our favorite ethnic foods here eat

I'll start by mentioning Salvadorian Pupusas. Oh man... the good thing is that tomorrow after church we are going to the Salvadorian restaurant and I am already dreaming of my plate LOL

I'm not just going to tell you, I will show you grinsmiley



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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:54 am

I guess it depends on what type of ethnic food I'm in the mood for. One of my favorite things is kousa. http://www.amideastfeast.com/recipes/kousa-mahshi/

But, if I'm in the mood for Mexican, it's usually tamales. We have a small family-owned restaurant right around the corner from us that makes the best tamales I ever had. I dream about those. Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:24 am

Tom Kha Gai -- Thai Chicken Coconut Soup
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Goshdarnit, I'm hungry now!! Thanks Carol!! Yikes


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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:45 pm

Joe, that looks divine! loveheart I'll have to look for the recipe for that---looks healthy too!


We're mainly German and Polish....probably my favorite ethnic comfort food is the Polish "Golumpki". I've never made them myself. My mother in law used to make them best...I should really try to make them at home and carry on the tradition:


This is stuffed cabbage...sounds and looks kind of Yikes , but they're actually very yummy!





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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:54 pm

I love stuffed cabbage. I haven't made them in awhile, but when I do, I still use my Grandma's recipe. I like others too, but the way my grandma made them is my favorite. I think that is part of the comfort of it, the familiarity and remembering my grandma making them.


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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:29 am

pamh36 wrote:
But, if I'm in the mood for Mexican, it's usually tamales. We have a small family-owned restaurant right around the corner from us that makes the best tamales I ever had. I dream about those. Laughing

Laughing Pam Yeah, tamales are good and when you find someone or a place that does them just right... it's perfect! Thumbsup


Joe, that chicken coconut soup sounds interesting! I will have to try that. Same goes for the stuffed cabbage. Is it meat that's inside Amy?

Speaking about ethnic foods... there are several cultures who eat their food with their hands. Salvadoreans eat certain food with their hands, I must say... somehow it tastes better lol. In LA, I had some Asian friends that ate some food with their hands. I also had a friend from India... same thing... so seeing them eat with their hands was normal to me. Have any of you eaten with your hands before? (not counting pizza, chicken nuggets, etc)

Talking about India... a friend of mine brought this thing called Samosa. Here is what Wiki says about them:
A stuffed pastry and a popular snack in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean, Southwest Asia, the Horn of Africa, North Africa and South Africa. It generally consists of a fried or baked triangular, semi-lunar or tetrahedral pastry shell with a savory filling, which may include spiced potatoes, onions, peas, coriander, and lentils, or ground beef or chicken.

Anyway, she brought some to work and they were so delicious!!! I love them.



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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:19 am

Yep, Carol, it's hamburger meat. And I posted a link to one recipe right under the pic, if you'd like to try it! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:47 pm

I DO like folkloric dishes, since I love to cook. Salvadorean Pupusas are one of my very favorites, but I also like French "Bouillabaise" (sorta of a fish and other seafod stew), Mexican Tacos, English Victorian Sandwich Cake, Spanish "Cazuela de Mariscos" (Seafood stex), Ma Po Tou Fu (Hot Tofu) from China and all kind of Japanese food.

I like t change, time to time so I can't said I have a very favorite folk dish. And I'm try new ones every time I can do it.

As for desserts and pastries... I like all of them but specially folk ones. German and French pastries are the best, but American, Brazilian , English and Peruvian ones are great too.

The truth is that I can't choice... scratchead I like all of these cuisines.. grinsmiley

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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:50 pm

Carol wrote:
COMFORT ETHNIC FOODS

Let's talk about our favorite ethnic foods here eat

I'll start by mentioning Salvadorian Pupusas. Oh man... the good thing is that tomorrow after church we are going to the Salvadorian restaurant and I am already dreaming of my plate LOL

I'm not just going to tell you, I will show you grinsmiley


You've made me hungry, Carol! But I'm somewhat frustrated, since I never tried Pupusas with loroco flowers. Here we can't find them... No

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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:52 pm

Joe wrote:
Tom Kha Gai -- Thai Chicken Coconut Soup
When someone asks me what the best thing I ever ate was, this is my answer. Wave after wave of different flavors change and meld in your mouth, each one building on the other, forming something truly transforming.
Goshdarnit, I'm hungry now!! Thanks Carol!! Yikes

Hmmm! This one is really great! I tried it a while ago and it was heavenly. I must learn to cook it myself. eat

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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:35 am

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The truth is that I can't choice... scratchead I like all of these cuisines.. grinsmiley

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I'm not surprised...you listed some really yummy ones!! Applause At least they SOUND yummy! I've never had tofu though....that scares me. scared
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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:17 pm

Amy wrote:
Vanesa wrote:
The truth is that I can't choice... scratchead I like all of these cuisines.. grinsmiley

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I'm not surprised...you listed some really yummy ones!! Applause At least they SOUND yummy! I've never had tofu though....that scares me. scared

It's not that bad Amy. It's also known as bean curd. It's made from soy beans.


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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:20 pm

You are afraid of tofu? laugh3 Well; it looks like cheese, but its flavor is totally different. I like to eat it wish some sauce or sprinkled with olive oil, salt and cayenne pepper. Alone is rather bland... grinsmiley

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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:50 pm

I'm not sure if it's an ethnic dish or just a family thing, but my Polish grandma handed down a "cucumbers & cream" recipe that I've been eating all my life.

The ingredients are simple: A pint of heavy whipping cream, a cucumber, potatoes, white vinegar, and salt and pepper.

Pour the cream into a bowl, add a tablespoon of white vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. The amount of vinegar is a judgment call; if you think more would be tastier, add it.

Cut a cucumber up into thin slices and add it to the cream. Then you bake yourself a potato (microwaving is fine), skin it, mash it on your plate, and add butter and salt if desired. Then ladle the cucumbers and cream over it. It's delicious! Goes great with steaks or burgers.

I often use only a half-pint ( ) of cream, but still add at least a tablespoon of white vinegar.
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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:02 am

Not sure if this Counts but this is a Mexican Dish Called Milanesa de res (Milanesa Steak) I make it myself lots of times But the best i ever had i think was in mexico in a resturant


(I took that picture in Mexico) Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:07 am

Looks like schnitzel!


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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:17 pm

Rob wrote:
I'm not sure if it's an ethnic dish or just a family thing, but my Polish grandma handed down a "cucumbers & cream" recipe that I've been eating all my life.

The ingredients are simple: A pint of heavy whipping cream, a cucumber, potatoes, white vinegar, and salt and pepper.

Pour the cream into a bowl, add a tablespoon of white vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. The amount of vinegar is a judgment call; if you think more would be tastier, add it.

Cut a cucumber up into thin slices and add it to the cream. Then you bake yourself a potato (microwaving is fine), skin it, mash it on your plate, and add butter and salt if desired. Then ladle the cucumbers and cream over it. It's delicious! Goes great with steaks or burgers.

I often use only a half-pint ( ) of cream, but still add at least a tablespoon of white vinegar.

I don't know what it's called "ethnic food". That's why I'd rather call tjhose dishes as "folk food". Any good dish popular in a country is "folk" for me..

I loved your Grandma's cucumbers and cream" Polish dish. I've tasted it in Polish houses, so it must be very known in Poland. It's delicious! Thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:21 pm

alexczarn wrote:
Looks like schnitzel!

It's basically a Schnitzel. The classic one is cook with pork meat, but in Mexico it's pretty common to cook it with cow meat. In Argentina it's a popular dish too and we call it just "Milanesa". You can eat it along with fried potatoes or lettuce and tomatoe and onion's salad. It's really great! eat

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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:28 pm

alexczarn wrote:
Looks like schnitzel!

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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:34 pm

Rob wrote:
alexczarn wrote:
Looks like schnitzel!

Watch your language.

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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:59 pm

You meanie! What was THAT scowler for? Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:03 pm

Nothing. I was out of my mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:40 pm

Rob wrote:
Nothing. I was out of my mind.

As usual. HeeHee


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PostSubject: Re: Ethnic Comfort Foods   Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:24 am

Ethiopian food warms my belly and my heart...and San Francisco is a great place to get it!





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