Top 10 Food Flavor Sensations In Your Life

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  1. TeleTucson

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    Stuck at home as we are, I was fantasizing about amazing meals and food sensations. So this is not the fanciest or most expensive meals, or even the best ambiance, but rather the most lasting, memorable (good) flavor sensations that come to your mind.

    Here's my quick take, in no particular order:

    1. Obscenely stuffed lobster roll with butter-grilled bun at roadside stand on coast of Maine.
    2. Pan-fried bass and perch straight from a day’s fresh water fishing on the lake. Its even better when its my own catch. :)
    3. A mind-numbing flavorful, juicy sirloin steak at Burdick’s in Walpole, NH. I have not been able to reproduce this sensation since anywhere. :(
    4. My mom’s fluffy light cheese soufflé when I was a kid. Like a dessert – fabulous!
    5. Six course meal at 5 star Kyoto restaurant with incredible spectrum of perfectly prepared flavor combos.
    6. Fresh wild-caught king salmon in Vancouver. The arctic char in Åre, Sweden was almost as good.
    7. Juicy hamburger perfectly grilled medium rare in your back yard with cheese, fabulous fresh Jersey tomatoes and lettuce. Oh, and a frosty amber ale in an insulated bottle sleeve.
    8. Spicy cubed pork chimichanga with New Mexico Hatch green chili sauce and chile relleno on the side.
    9. Perfectly prepared aged beef filet mignon au poivre. With an amazing bottle of syrah, of course.
    10. Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich piled with stuffing and cranberry sauce. Then lying on the floor like a python while the game plays on TV.

    What makes your mouth water?
     
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    Bearded clam... with truffles. Oh, I also like swan. It's tastes like a cross between spotted owl and bald eagle.
     
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    Ama ebi, especially the fried heads.
    Butterfly elk steaks pan friend in butter and brandy.
    Fish and chips with malt vinegar drizzled over them.
    Coffee milkshake
    Reuben sandwich on toasted dark rye bread.
    Baked wild salmon covered in mounds of sliced onion wrapped in foil.
    Fresh warmed up oysters dipped in butter
    San Francisco sour dough bread.
    Bacon wrapped dates.
    Turkey with mayo and cranberry sauce on toasted white bread triple decker sandwich.
     
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    King crab legs with drawn butter - steamed
    Chilean sea bass with sun dried tomatoes - broiled
    Big bowl of Lucky Charms with organic whole milk
    Filet mignon with gorgonzola cheese melt - barbecue
    Honey roasted cashews
    Creme brûlée' with glazed sugar top
    Traditional prime rib roast beef & Yorkshire pudding
    Lobster tail with drawn butter - steamed
    My personal recipe "deli salad"
    Gourmet cheeseburger with the works
    Oysters Rockefeller
     
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    Fresh ripe (Luling, Tx) watermelon
    Fresh wild raspberries
    Dungeness crab
    Wild salmon
    New potatoes
    Artichoke enchiladas from Mother’s
    Rio Grande Valley oranges
    Cajun (duck) gumbo from Shoal Creek Saloon
    Beef enchiladas from Herbert’s Taco Hut
    Migas from Julio’s
     
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    ". . . for just .68/day this orphan from (fill in the name of your favorite mission-country) will have a meal of rice & beans - that's right, infomercial viewers, $20/month. . . operators are standing by. . ."
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    Heck, guys I got home-made soup last night and a lovely cawliflower/rice & bean dish tonight for dinner. I am more than satisfied, and grateful for each meal.:)
     
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    1. Katz’s Deli, NYC, pastrami/corned beef reuben
    2. Pine Club, Dayton, OH medium rare filet mignon
    3. Fish tacos at a strip mall between LA and San Diego
    4. The Alibi, NOLA, BBQ shrimp po boy
    5. Marion’s Piazza, Dayton, OH.
    6. Sammy’s, Grayslake, IL, Chicago Hotdog, Italian Beef
    7. Pat’s, Philadelphia
    8. Caliente Pizza, Pittsburgh
    9. Pizza Pizza, throughout Ontario
    10. Montgomery Inn, Cincinnati

    Also, I’ve usually had amazing deli sandwiches in Portland, OR.
     
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    French Laundry
     
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    Okay I'm up to two.
     
  11. Guitarteach

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    I recall my world travels by the food more than the sights...


    1. A nice Reuben.. (v. Rare in UK). Katz’ in NYC was good, but best I’ve had was from little cafe in Bishop CA in the high Sierras. Thick juicy..

    2. A simple stone oven pizza in Switzerland after a couple of weeks of dried food.

    3. My first proper english curry near Covent Garden after moving to London around 19. Could taste all the spices and fresh herbs. Triggered a lifelong addiction.

    4. I was recommended a cheap place near Florence by locals on a work trip - essentially it was someone’s front room and I had the simplest roast beef, roasted baby new potatoes and a carafe of red wine. Absolutely simple, absolutely perfect.

    5. A stir fried spicy noodle thing at a open air night market in Singapore around 2am on a night out with local colleagues. Just a different mix of flavours and ingredients to typical UK fare.

    6. A really hot Thai chilli beef at a place (now sadly closed) in Brussels.. was incredibly hot but cut with sweet - totally addictive. Would leave me slightly delirious

    7. Rösti in the Bernese Oberland with an egg on top, sausage and a local beer. Great after days climbing and hiking.

    8. A Cornish Pasty fresh from Warren’s in St Just, Cornwall...and wolfed from the paper bag while walking across the square from the shop.

    9. A tray of sausage, chips and curry or mushy peas (or both) sitting in my vintage car with my dad on the coast somewhere on the Yorkshire, Durham or Northumberland coast.

    10. Salami, cheeses and fresh bread from the bakery and a bottle of wine anywhere rural in France, Italy, Spain or Portugal.

    can i have one more...

    11. Pastel de nata and an espresso in the morning in some out in the sticks village cafe in portugal.

    and another...

    12. A full Sunday Roast Dinner at an independent UK gastropub - beef, yorkshires, roasts, gravy, horseradish..


    .... food and flavour discussion really bring back the memories.
     
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    Oysters Kilpatrick
    Piccallili Sandwich
    Boudain (the Blood sausage type)
    Roast Beef with Horseradish
    Irish Stew with Guiness
    Steak and Kidney Pie
    Cream Horn
    Blue Stilton Cheese
    Fried Spam and Eggs
    Chip Butty
     
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    -Cabrales cheese

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    -Raw sea urchin
    -Fried anemone
    -Iberic Black leg jamón
    -Almeria's red shrimp
    -Dried Moluca's eggs
    -Suckling pig (oven)
    -sun dried shark
    -Suckling lamb (oven)
    -Blue rare ox steak
     
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    Crawfish Etouffee- my mother's recipe
     
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    My grandfather's crappy zinfandel wine, full of sediment and mystery.
    The first taste of a big cold shrimp cocktail with the tomato/horseradish sauce.
    Gramma's buttery polenta under a stew of chicken, tomatoes, bay, and lots of onions.
    The faintly alcoholic tang of Mom's orange bavarois, which she only made for adult parties.
    Creamy orange push-ups, while trying to avoid the taste of cardboard.
    Dad's crispy anise pizzelle during Christmastime.
    The spicy burnt flavor of blackened redfish with creamy remoulade sauce.
    Cool, fresh, young trebbiano wine, naturally made, no sulfites, like faint pear and apricot.
    White alba truffles, the angelic versions of mushrooms, in thin slices over a fried duck egg.
    My first glass of first-rate Barolo wine, unlike anything I had ever had before.

    -- and many more. I've been lucky in life to travel often to Italy.
     
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    My my tastes have become simple.

    A triple decker bologna sandwich with fresh vegetables, and white bread and way too much salt and pepper.

    Egg and chorizo tacos.

    I've got lots of memories of great food but they are things I can't cook or have nowhere to get in a restaurant.
     
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    A pile of steamed Dungeness crab, and some ice cold beer. That is all.
     
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    A real live, no kidding, New Orleans style roast beef Poboy.
    I live in amongst all the right restaurants, but the perfect roast beef poboy is elusive.

    Boris Bubbanov, you around? Bears in Covington is currently the champ.
    Who you got?
     
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    I never saw yoghurt as a kid, maybe had some small tubs of the sweetened stuff they sell in later teens...

    then in Athens, I got a tub of natural yoghurt with a drizzle of honey on top from a small store off the Plaka for breakfast one morning...

    that was a wonderful taste sensation... :)
     
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    Turkish pistachios. I lived in Turkey when I was a kid. Many years later when I was in my 40's, I mail ordered some Turkish pistachios from an importer in New York. When I ate the first one, a wave of Taste-A-Vu swept over me. Sensory memory is a very strong thing.

    Now if I could find some Ekmek.
     
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