Food: What's good/bad?

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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:05 pm

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graidawg wrote:Edbrez i should mention American bacon is nothing like british bacon, and even less like Irish. Its a kind of streaky bacon (they use a different cut of pig for their bacon) sadly the only way to bring bacon through customs is either illegally or in a can. I have yet to find canned bacon. well i found bacongrill, which is not actually anything like bacon, though Foxfur and MDF liked it well enough.



You could always look for an American producer of British-style bacon & order from them. Of course, it would take almost a full 30 seconds of googling... :lol:

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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby graidawg » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:11 pm

Eric wrote:
graidawg wrote:Edbrez i should mention American bacon is nothing like british bacon, and even less like Irish. Its a kind of streaky bacon (they use a different cut of pig for their bacon) sadly the only way to bring bacon through customs is either illegally or in a can. I have yet to find canned bacon. well i found bacongrill, which is not actually anything like bacon, though Foxfur and MDF liked it well enough.



You could always look for an American producer of British-style bacon & order from them. Of course, it would take almost a full 30 seconds of googling... :lol:



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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby edbrez » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:26 pm

Thanks for the concern and effort on your part Eric :P

It's not the style of bacon that concerns me, its how its produced.
Animal welfare and the feed stuff animals are given during their life are most important
I would prefer to not eat meat from a country that has a bad record on animal welfare, so I will be avoiding it.
Thus why I felt no need to search for it, let alone imply the need that I wanted u or anyone else to on my behalf

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I'll stick to my Veg, nuts and soya, thanks :)
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby edbrez » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:36 pm

jcliff wrote:Almonds! Great for on-the-go food and lots of protein!

I was gifted an ice-cold plum last year and I almost blacked-out it was so good (although it could have been the JD.)

This past year, for the first time I made the rounds of some food camps....grilled cheese, smores, sno cones, etc. I highly reccomend checking them out. A little something for breakfast, a random snack in the afternoon, and I'm good until dinner.


Cool, I agree, nuts in general are a great source of food, take up little space, provide tons of protein and best of all do not need to be refrigerated
Cereal in the morning & hemp/flax seeds and soya milk or yogurt with salad during the day, and like you said on the move nothing better to keep you full. :)
Lots of fruit as well, liking the frozen plum idea.... :D
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby Eric » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:05 am

edbrez wrote:Thanks for the concern and effort on your part Eric :P

It's not the style of bacon that concerns me, its how its produced.
Animal welfare and the feed stuff animals are given during their life are most important


I've actually been vegetarian for 25 years, I totally understand.



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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby edbrez » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:53 am

Eric wrote:
edbrez wrote:Thanks for the concern and effort on your part Eric :P

It's not the style of bacon that concerns me, its how its produced.
Animal welfare and the feed stuff animals are given during their life are most important


I've actually been vegetarian for 25 years, I totally understand.



I am also, however, a smart-ass, and I couldn't resist the jab.


I tried being a vegetarian for two years until I spent time in Germany and nearly starved to death
That reads like a joke... It shouldn't :?
Everything on offer was meat intensive, so when I came home I started eating meat again, with the exception of being a bit more selective in my choices. I wish I had the will to stay vegetarian

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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby ^Rhino! » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:11 am

Eric, I honestly don't know a whole lot about 'British' bacon, but from the picture in your link, it looked a whole lot like small cuts of country ham (it said pork tenderloin). Country ham is a different animal entirely. Our part of Missouri is a huge producer of country hams for nationwide distribution. They can either be sugar-cured or hickory smoke cured. Once the hams are cured, they're sliced and packaged, or left as an entire ham and packaged.

When having country ham, you cook it in a cast iron skillet, and then pour a cup of coffee into the pan's pork drippings when you've finished the ham cooking. That becomes the 'redeye gravy' that you hear about. Great for ham and biscuit breakfasts, and the reason I bring a dutch oven to the playa - to make biscuits.

The place I swear by when I'm not buying bacon directly from the producer is right down the road from where I work. Their thick-sliced bacon and their peppered bacon are n less than phenomenal.

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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:45 am

Canadian bacon is similar to British bacon innit?
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby ^Rhino! » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:57 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Canadian bacon is similar to British bacon innit?


A lot would depend upon taste, tenderness, and grain of the cut, I guess....I'm not a butcher, but I know good cuts of ham when I eat them. Canadian bacon *tastes* like ham, but that's not saying a lot. A good cut of ham is a lot more tender. A lot has to do with how you cook it, too. Some people deliberately overcook all pork products. The secret of cooking pork properly is to do it slowly on low to medium heat, sealing in the taste of the meat and its tenderness.
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby 9ah » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:01 am

Pickles are good. Bacon is good. Trail mix is good. Jerky is good. Sriracha on anything makes it better.

Melted chocolate in your pack is bad.
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby maladroit » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:27 pm

Because of all the dust, it's good to spend some time considering how you can minimize having to actually touch the food. I found that wiping dust off my hands was (1) a futile measure, and (2) more uncomfortable than just leaving it. A granola bar you can hold in the wrapper, you can swig trail mix from an empty gatorade bottle, etc. I'd probably jump from granola and trail mix directly to foods you eat with a spoon or fork, skipping things like sandwiches, hot dogs, and burgers. Corn dogs have a handy stick though.

Edit: freshly made nachos are worth the dust though.
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby winebuff » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:20 am

Mdf, would love to have tea with u! Will be in your village next year. Does your friend who helps you with heavy lifting
Iike wine? :D

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edbrez wrote:
graidawg wrote:Hi Ed, what i ate on the 2 times i've been so far.

pre cooked bacon and pre boiled eggs for breakfast.
noodles with jerky at some point in the day
some sort of power bar usually

chilli on chilli cook off day (barbie death camp)
pizza on pizza day (barbie death camp)
A fantastic stroganoff (courtesy of swish embassy)
spag bol (swish embassy again)
MARMITE
beer and bloody marys (vitamins in them)
blue gatorade

its amazing how un hungry i get out there, usually all i crave is pickles, slim jims and bacon

Oh yes olives, which i despise off playa - still do i bought some when i got back to london and they are filthy balls of nastiness.

must not forget the cherries at swish embassy ( well they looked like cherries)



Ah graidawg you're being spoilt.... What about self reliance? :lol:
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i might come for tea some evening though if you'll have me over at Barbie Death Camp for a yarn or two
We can always finish a bottle of rum or whiskey, whatever takes your fancy... :P


Bwahahahahahahaha, just catching up to this. Howdy EdBrez nice-to-meet-you. Graidawg is not being spoiled. 8) He is enmeshed in a network. Dunno what he's done for the Swishers but I personally ply him with bacon & eggs etc in return for heavy lifting and entertainment. And you sir or ma'am are quite welcome to take "tea" in our hut any time you find us. There is always booze and usually something to eat. 8)

Grai you forgot to mention the ePlaya Meet & Greet dinner. The BDC village Pancake Pork-Out is of course a secret. 8)

Oh and EdBrez, we have bookoo assorted Europans at Barbie Death Camp but I don't recall meeting any Irish there. If you get an invite from Doc Pyro please at least consider it. It's a big village with lots of freedom and many of us volunteer out.
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby MyDearFriend » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:11 am

winebuff wrote:Mdf, would love to have tea with u! Will be in your village next year. Does your friend who helps you with heavy lifting
Iike wine? :D



I don't recall ever seeing Graidawg drink wine, but, he sure drinks everything else and his default setting is Yes! to every intoxicant. :lol:

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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby winebuff » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:03 am

Cant remember who posted below about hard boiled eggs and tabasco. YUM!!! I have had this for the last 3 days for breakfast and it is perfect. Going to be my breakfast "go to "food on the playa with a cliff bar thrown in for good measure. Thx!
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:15 am

That would be me.

I call them faux deviled eggs! 8)
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby winebuff » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:19 am

addicted! Thx Figjam

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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:52 am

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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby Sunbeam56 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:13 pm

The best breakfast I ever ate was in Ireland. Hashed brown potatoes, eggs, canadian style bacon (all meat, no fat), toast and broiled tomoatos. Oh!!!!

A girl would have to change her panties, just sayin'....

But, there is NOTHING wrong with American greasy wimpy thin old bacon... and my BF makes bacon jam... :)
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby edbrez » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:45 pm

Sunbeam56 wrote:The best breakfast I ever ate was in Ireland. Hashed brown potatoes, eggs, canadian style bacon (all meat, no fat), toast and broiled tomoatos. Oh!!!!

A girl would have to change her panties, just sayin'....

But, there is NOTHING wrong with American greasy wimpy thin old bacon... and my BF makes bacon jam... :)


The Full Irish will do that to you :lol:
Where abouts were you when you were over in Ireland? Twas it a GRAND trip? :wink:
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby Savannah » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:47 pm

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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby edbrez » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:51 pm

winebuff wrote:addicted! Thx Figjam

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I call them faux deviled eggs! 8)


Yummy!!!
Breakfast just got so much better
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby 9ah » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:32 pm

I actually like Tesco... Although I've only been to the one's in Thailand. They have a really good coconut cream bun. :coffee:
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby edbrez » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:05 pm

9ah wrote:I actually like Tesco... Although I've only been to the one's in Thailand. They have a really good coconut cream bun. :coffee:


Coconut cream bun with horse in it :lol:
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:32 pm

edbrez wrote:
Sunbeam56 wrote:The best breakfast I ever ate was in Ireland. Hashed brown potatoes, eggs, canadian style bacon (all meat, no fat), toast and broiled tomoatos. Oh!!!!

A girl would have to change her panties, just sayin'....

But, there is NOTHING wrong with American greasy wimpy thin old bacon... and my BF makes bacon jam... :)


The Full Irish will do that to you :lol:
Where abouts were you when you were over in Ireland? Twas it a GRAND trip? :wink:

I still say that the Full English Breakfast is the secret inspiration for the Spam sketch.
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby 9ah » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:31 am

edbrez wrote:
9ah wrote:I actually like Tesco... Although I've only been to the one's in Thailand. They have a really good coconut cream bun. :coffee:


Coconut cream bun with horse in it :lol:
Part of a stable diet


Horse in it? I'm guessing that's the Irish version. :coffee:
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby ^Rhino! » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:56 am

Full English breakfast involves kippers (Kippered herring). I used to enjoy that when I was over there.

Tabasco is a great thing, isn't it? I especially like both their chipotle pepper tabasco sauce and their jalapeno flavored versions.
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:20 pm

I didn't have herring. It was (english) bacon, black sausage, ham, baked beans, an egg, toast, and fried tomatos, and about 7 more meats.
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Re: Food: What's good/bad?

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