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What do you eat and drink on the playa? Share ideas, recipes and advice here.

Postby C.f.M. » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:12 am

How polite of you, to ask first!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:21 am

Dobosh Torte, it's richer than it looks.

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Postby illy dilly » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:56 am

Fire_Moose wrote:I bet they dont have stray animal infestations around the city....I wonder if they ever air The Price is Right over there...

I was told by a North Korean refuge works in our 'Not' sweat shop, that the reason they started eating dog 15 years ago or so is because of the over population, and lack of other meat. Then after a while it became common. She also told me that her mom would pay big bucks for dogs with black skin because they're supposed to be lucky or healthy.
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:34 pm

illy dilly wrote:
Fire_Moose wrote:I bet they dont have stray animal infestations around the city....I wonder if they ever air The Price is Right over there...

I was told by a North Korean refuge works in our 'Not' sweat shop, that the reason they started eating dog 15 years ago or so is because of the over population, and lack of other meat. Then after a while it became common. She also told me that her mom would pay big bucks for dogs with black skin because they're supposed to be lucky or healthy.


Eating dogs isn't a North Korea thing. South Korea, and other countries, do it too.

Good for them. Meat is meat. Or murder. Whatever.

Mmm...torte!
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Postby illy dilly » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:05 pm

Yeah I'm not saying its a North Korean thing, I'm saying the lady that told me was a North Korean Refugee.
Then again she could have been feeding me a bunch of bull shit, cause "Whitey wouldn't know any better."
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:19 am

I was in a shop in the Philippines once, actually a roadside stand. One of the menu items was Kalderatang Aso , but they were fresh out of dog. :(
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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:51 pm

Ok. So! Eating on playa. Last year was my first year, and in the default world I keep kosher and am vegan, no processed sugar, no msg, no trans fat...essentially I eat whole foods. I could not have been MORE unprepared when I hit playa and I wanted ham, eggs, cheese, sardines. In addition, all the cooking supplies I brought went totally unused as I had no desire to cook, at ALL. I ate a steady diet of canned meats, nuts, soft cheeses, pickles, olives, crackers, and canned baked beans. I especially loved canned smoked trout and canned sardines in olive oil. I also was lucky enough to have a lot of phenomenal experienced playa cooks around me who filled my tummy with all kinds of goodness. However, I really did not eat much at all. I just couldn't do it. I lost almost 15 pounds during the event. If I could give you any advice, eat what you crave. If you don't have it, I garuntee someone is cooking it up at a theme camp somewhere! I even ate poutine on playa, thanks to the montrealers on the nine o'clock side around b and seven or something.
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Postby Savannah » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:45 pm

I don't cook in the desert whatsoever, or even heat anything. (I don't buy anything that will go bad if it isn't kept cold either, though I like to chill my beverages.) I eat very high protein, dense foods so that if I can't bring myself to eat much, I wont be underfed. I also pack a few snacks whenever I leave camp, day or night.

Breakfast:

* Shredded wheat & Horizon farms non-refrigerated milk (I often chill it, but it's not mandatory)
* Chilled espresso in a can

Lunch:

* Underwood's Devilled chicken on whole grain bread*, or
* Peanut butter and jelly or honey

Dinner:

* Tuna/Salmon packets (vacuum-sealed)
* Trader Joe’s rice/jambalaya packs

Portable snacks: Jerky, Granola bars, Nuts, Gingersnaps (& Ginger candy in the 1st aid kit, settles tummies) Pretzels/chips, Dried fruit, Fruit cups And of course, juice, soda & spirits.

* Here is the trick I use to keep bread edible for 5-6 days: buy it on the way--a few hours before entering BRC. I don't chill it, because I feel there is too much risk of it getting it wet--your mileage may vary. Open it at least once a day, and let it breath for a while (20-30 minutes, whatever) to get the moisture out. This goes against my real-world habits in a really big way & can feel pretty strange--it would normally be a great way to get immediately stale bread. However, it has worked for me every time, no less than 5 days of good bread, sometimes more. Still, however, I make sure to consume a lot of bread in the first few days especially, so that if it goes bad it's no big deal.
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Postby EmilyD » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:27 pm

Savannah wrote:I don't cook in the desert whatsoever, or even heat anything. (I don't buy anything that will go bad if it isn't kept cold either, though I like to chill my beverages.) I eat very high protein, dense foods so that if I can't bring myself to eat much, I wont be underfed. I also pack a few snacks whenever I leave camp, day or night.

Breakfast:

* Shredded wheat & Horizon farms non-refrigerated milk (I often chill it, but it's not mandatory)
* Chilled espresso in a can

Lunch:

* Underwood's Devilled chicken on whole grain bread*, or
* Peanut butter and jelly or honey

Dinner:

* Tuna/Salmon packets (vacuum-sealed)
* Trader Joe’s rice/jambalaya packs

Portable snacks: Jerky, Granola bars, Nuts, Gingersnaps (& Ginger candy in the 1st aid kit, settles tummies) Pretzels/chips, Dried fruit, Fruit cups And of course, juice, soda & spirits.

* Here is the trick I use to keep bread edible for 5-6 days: buy it on the way--a few hours before entering BRC. I don't chill it, because I feel there is too much risk of it getting it wet--your mileage may vary. Open it at least once a day, and let it breath for a while (20-30 minutes, whatever) to get the moisture out. This goes against my real-world habits in a really big way & can feel pretty strange--it would normally be a great way to get immediately stale bread. However, it has worked for me every time, no less than 5 days of good bread, sometimes more. Still, however, I make sure to consume a lot of bread in the first few days especially, so that if it goes bad it's no big deal.


This is SUPER helpful for us virgins. Thanks so much! The details really are useful.
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Postby Boijoy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:30 pm

flour tortillas work well out there also. I like to spread cream cheese on them then top with smoked fish & roll them up for a yummy snack on the go.
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Postby Savannah » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:53 pm

EmilyD, glad I could help. :)

Boijoy, that's a great idea. Fish + tortilla (or beans + tortilla) is a dense high protein, high calorie, portable meal. Tortillas are like . . . 350-400 calories before you even load them up. A friend gave me a tortilla last year and invited me to plunge it right into the nacho fixin's plate. Good times. Tortillas would probably also need a little daily air to stay dry, I'm guessing.

May I add for those who like their caffeine in the real world: don't go cold turkey out there. (Caffeine dehydrates, for sure, so drink lots of water, juice, electrolyte drinks etc). You can taper down your consumption (if you can) in the weeks approaching the burn, but then bring it in several forms: soda, canned coffee, even No-Doz, for judicious use on the playa, particularly if you do not feel human without it. And consider bringing 1 or 2 extra for the piteous campmates who will forget. They will give you sad, sad eyes (or worse, be grumpy). :) If your supply is finite, let them know so that on the third morning it's not a surprise.

You may not want to ride to Center Camp every morning just for your coffee fix. I cannot imagine doing so--not where I camp, anyway.

(For others, the Center Camp Coffee Jaunt is an excellent ritual.)
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Postby Elorrum » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:30 pm

I've said it before... canned soup. Not too difficult to heat up a pot of soup. single burner butane stoves are small, and easy to pack. Having some go to meals that don't need cooking for when the dust is blowing is a good idea. I also like the bagged tuna, and smoked salmon in the bag was a nice salty meal with crackers. I make a big batch of trail mix with fruit and nuts, and put it in small baggies. easy to grab a couple and head out. Last year, I went a day and a half on gorp and crackers, and the next hot dinner was so wonderful. There's even the " put it in your car all afternoon" method of heating canned food.

here's a simple idea for a solar oven I've been wanting to try. innertube on black plywood with a glass cover. I'm thinking a small tractor tire innertube would be the right size for a one quart camping pot. stake it down somehow so it doesn't blow away, or break apart.
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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:27 am

A guy next to us had a solar oven - some sort of store bought kind, and his grilled cheese sort of became a joke...as we walked by it over and over for hours and hours, watching it melt and toast.
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Postby unjonharley » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:19 am

Some crap from arpund the shop made a great oven.. An old cast frypan. a wind sheild reflector(on the ground) and a small double pain panel cover


Heated precooked stuff in about an hour from start..[/u]
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:43 am

One of the first meals I had on the playa ('96!) was a gift. Some guy had some sort of solar griddle and cooked me a soy burger.
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Postby Boijoy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:53 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:One of the first meals I had on the playa ('96!) was a gift. Some guy had some sort of solar griddle and cooked me a soy burger.


and you came back?? :lol:
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Postby unjonharley » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:45 pm

Just tryed a meal from dryed goods..

Hashbrowns, They come in a carton that looks like a pint milk carton. Just add water and ten mins..

Eggs, ham and red&green peppers.. (Dryed from Mountain House).. Over a bed of above hash brown. Good enough for two breakfast at Burning Man..
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Postby Miles » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:09 pm

I eat more on the playa than normal - I burn more calories and I need to replace them. I need good food to keep my energy high.

I bring lots of fresh veggies, they can last the whole week as long as you keep it on ice. Juicy stuff like:
-cucumber
-snap peas
-carrots
-tomatoes (eat these early)
-mixed greens (eat early)
-Onions & garlic


other good food to bring:

cheese
Salami
butter
frozen meat
Rice a roni
Cans of soup
PB&J
Quick oats & brown sugar
eggs
bacon


one important kitchen tip is to have people clean up immediately after their done- Dont let food harden to your dishes. It saves a lot of time in the long run to keep the kitchen clean.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:58 pm

Boijoy wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:One of the first meals I had on the playa ('96!) was a gift. Some guy had some sort of solar griddle and cooked me a soy burger.


and you came back?? :lol:


I came three times and may even come again.
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Postby Boijoy » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:27 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:
Boijoy wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:One of the first meals I had on the playa ('96!) was a gift. Some guy had some sort of solar griddle and cooked me a soy burger.


and you came back?? :lol:


I came three times and may even come again.


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Postby unjonharley » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:36 pm

picked up a small waste basket to seperate food in the cooler. will add a foam lid and cold packs.
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Postby Eric » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:58 pm

I'm a big believer in real pickles- the kind made with brine, not with vinegar (*blech*). I buy the Bubbies brand pickles & sauerkraut (also brined), put them in ziplocks & munch on them during the week. Great for salt. I drink the pickle juice so there's no waste. Salty pickle water....yummm.

Kimchee is also a tasty treat, as long as your campmates don't kill you over the smell. You might want to triple-bag it.
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Postby Savannah » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:32 pm

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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:11 am

Eric wrote:I'm a big believer in real pickles- the kind made with brine, not with vinegar (*blech*). I buy the Bubbies brand pickles & sauerkraut (also brined), put them in ziplocks & munch on them during the week. Great for salt. I drink the pickle juice so there's no waste. Salty pickle water....yummm.

Kimchee is also a tasty treat, as long as your campmates don't kill you over the smell. You might want to triple-bag it.


I don't really dig pickles, and I was CRAVING them. I was seriously walking around if anybody had a pickle for me.

Shush.

I never did get one.

I took a big ol' jar of kimchee and ended up throwing it away (besides what I ate, but I eat it all the time and wasn't really in the mood for it out there), nobody wanted any. I'm not bringing any food to share if I go this year - space issues aside, people didn't respond well to my generousity. I mean WHO DOESN'T LIKE MOONSHINE??
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Postby Eric » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:52 pm

I always share my pickles..... *rimshot*

I get the same reaction to my kimchee, so I usually just bring a small amount to make me happy. A lot of people don't like sauerkraut either (weirdo's), but I can definitely eat a whole jar of that in a week. The only time I didn't is when I decided to be cheap & bought a vinegared sauerkraut. One bite & that went uneaten. Horrid stuff.
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Postby AntiM » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:11 pm

MyLarry adores kimchee. When he was in Korea, he was at a kimchee restaurant and they brought out 22 varieties. Most of the other sailors wouldn't even try much, but Larry ate every sample given to him, and some of the other guy's samples too. Sweet kimchee, extra hot, water kimchee... I don't even know half of what they were. He said he was disappointed there was no meal with it.

But kimchee does not love him. Specifically his bowels. Aromatic!
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:01 am

Eric wrote:I always share my pickles..... *rimshot*

I get the same reaction to my kimchee, so I usually just bring a small amount to make me happy. A lot of people don't like sauerkraut either (weirdo's), but I can definitely eat a whole jar of that in a week. The only time I didn't is when I decided to be cheap & bought a vinegared sauerkraut. One bite & that went uneaten. Horrid stuff.


I love sauerkraut. If you're ever in S.C. I'll make you some - and kimchee, too. I don't actually bury either of them, but I do hide them in dark places.

...just like I would your pickle.

I usually make ceviche, for my regionals. Sunday morning = pants free pancakes at Intergalactic House of Pancakes. I think we're doing Frogmore Stew one night, too. And Spamtinis, of course.

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Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:10 pm

PRISON BURRITOS

makes 4 ritos
1 package of tortillas
1 can dinte moore roast beef
1 can refried beans
1 small can green chiles
1 can jalapino spray or squeez cheeze
salsa

put the cans in a hot place
stir beef, beans, and chiles in a bowl (ritos will be a little sloppy if you dont lose the gravy from the roast beef)
if your a gormet add some choped onion. Build ritos.

no cooking

quick and easy

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EGGS IN BELL PEPPERS
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