What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

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

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby Tropism » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:03 pm

Soy Protein dry "ribs" with hummus and franks hot sauce.

Bean salad with vinegar.

Turkey pepperoni sticks
tro·pism [troh-piz-uh m]
noun, Biology .
an orientation of an organism to an external stimulus, as light, especially by growth rather than by movement.
Tropism
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:46 am
Burning Since: 2012

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:26 pm

Tropism wrote:Soy Protein dry "ribs" with hummus and franks hot sauce.



Ok ok ok ok.. you can have your tofu bacon.. but now you're just messing with my emotions.


That's straight blasphemy.
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
User avatar
junglesmacks
 
Posts: 5809
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 9:54 pm
Location: Orlando, FL/Kailua, HI
Camp Name: Your mom's tent

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:12 pm

I gotta wonder at it, too, Junglesmacks. Ribs were hard to cook and so they were cheap and became the food of the poor. So the poor learned how to cook them. (Substantial progress was made by African Americans, just gotta say that. Of course, that may seem racist itself, damn.) And they cooked them really nicely, and suddenly ribs were loved and everyone ate them.

So now, tofu has to imitate them? Too fucking weird.
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37469
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:33 pm

Dagnammit.. food of the poor!

You know.. "they" say the same thing about skirt steak. It used to be the throw away from the butcher according the good ol' boys round these parts.. and now its $8/lb...???

I'd take it over anything else.


"F-R-A-G-I-L-E... it must be Italian!"
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
User avatar
junglesmacks
 
Posts: 5809
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 9:54 pm
Location: Orlando, FL/Kailua, HI
Camp Name: Your mom's tent

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:45 pm

I maintain that if tofu was actually good enough, people would stop fucking around to make it pretend to be something else to try and sell people on it.
User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10695
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:54 pm
Location: San Francisco
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:10 am

Tofu is wonderful in Hot and Sour soup.
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37469
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:54 pm

Nongshim Hot and Spicy Noodle Bowls

foil-box chocolate milk

BACON precooked, individual portions wrapped in aluminum foil for re-heating on propane stove
Practice Love. Exercise Sex.

"When life seems dangerous and unmanageable, just remember that it is, and that you can't survive forever."
User avatar
MyDearFriend
 
Posts: 3099
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:22 am
Location: Washington, DC
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp DREAD PIRATE BARBIE

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby illy dilly » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:36 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Tofu is wonderful in Hot and Sour soup.

You stole the words right out of my mouth!!!

As for on Playa cravings:
These cheap single serve trailmix packets. Since its single serve the whole bag doesn't get dusty by Friday, and they are the perfect serving size Image
Another one I love, is Beanies'n'Weinnies (baked beans and cop up hot dogs). So simple, so tasty, and will last tell Saturday even if the hot dogs thaw but stay Cold.
Why don't ya stick your head in that hole and find out? ~piehole
Plan for the worst, expect the best. Make the most out of it under any conditions. If you cannot do that you will never enjoy yourself. ~CrispyDave
User avatar
illy dilly
 
Posts: 4798
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:02 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Gnome Dome

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:10 pm

Image

+

Image
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
User avatar
junglesmacks
 
Posts: 5809
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 9:54 pm
Location: Orlando, FL/Kailua, HI
Camp Name: Your mom's tent

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby Eric » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:14 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Tofu is wonderful in Hot and Sour soup.


Tofu is wonderful in a lot of stuff. It just needs to be cooked right - I would kill for good Tofu Praram, with thinly sliced fried tofu in it (most places make it with either non-fried tofu, or they slice the fried tofu thick, so it doesn't absorb the peanut sauce as well)

On topic - I'm a big fan of the Annie Chuns Miso soup, I eat it almost every day. Trader Joes has a good French Onion soup that's vegetarian as well. Soups tend to be my main dinner, during the day it's lots & lots of pickles (brined only, no vinegar "pickles" ever), chips & salsa, pita chips & hummus (with olives - yumm!), kimchee...

Last year I brought hard-boiled eggs - they really disagreed with me. I'm fine with them in the city, but on playa... not so much.
Survival Guide * First Timers Guide * Ticket Info

Regarding Ticket Scalpers and Scammers

It's a camping trip in the desert, not the redemption of the fallen world - Cryptofishist

Eric ShutterSlut
BRC Weekly
User avatar
Eric
Moderator
 
Posts: 7117
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:45 pm
Burning Since: 2003
Camp Name: BRC Weekly

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby BBadger » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:55 pm

trilobyte wrote:I maintain that if tofu was actually good enough, people would stop fucking around to make it pretend to be something else to try and sell people on it.


Soylent Green is sauce for TOFU!
"The essence of tyranny is not iron law. It is capricious law." -- Christopher Hitchens

Hate reading my replies? Click here to add me to your plonk (foe) list.
User avatar
BBadger
 
Posts: 3979
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:37 am
Location: (near) Portland, OR, USA
Burning Since: I'm not sure

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby AbundantChoice » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:00 pm

strangely enough... cucumbers.

Sliced cucumbers and some decent mustard turns a POS cold-cut sandwich into a DELI MASTERPIECE.

Other than that, twizzlers.
All Black Holes Begin As Stars.
User avatar
AbundantChoice
 
Posts: 79
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:49 pm

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby 9ah » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:50 am

pickles. pickles. pickles. cold beer. bacon. chicken fajitas.
Illuminate. Navigate. Celebrate.
What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
User avatar
9ah
 
Posts: 831
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:37 am
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: Lamplighters

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby pizzamancer » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:28 am

Pizza
Image
User avatar
pizzamancer
 
Posts: 347
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:56 pm
Burning Since: 2008

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby winebuff » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:35 pm

Wine. It is in the fruit family :D
User avatar
winebuff
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:38 pm
Location: Oregon
Burning Since: 2010
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity at BDC

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:43 pm

Marlboros.
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

A gift for the Playa
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 13873
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby MyDearFriend » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:35 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:Marlboros.


Heavy Fuel 8)
Practice Love. Exercise Sex.

"When life seems dangerous and unmanageable, just remember that it is, and that you can't survive forever."
User avatar
MyDearFriend
 
Posts: 3099
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:22 am
Location: Washington, DC
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp DREAD PIRATE BARBIE

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby VultureChow » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:10 pm

Grilled steak for breakfast. Lots of salt and pepper.

Apparently I work in reverse on playa. I'm an early bird, so there's nothing like waking up at 7am and cooking a nice thick sirloin and sharing with your neighbors.
Send lawyers, guns and money - The shit has hit the fan.
User avatar
VultureChow
 
Posts: 1446
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:08 pm
Burning Since: 2012
Camp Name: Cougar Camp @ Barbie Death Village

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby whiskeylips » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:51 pm

Pickle juice (chilled)
turkey/beef jerky (oh god the salt and protein)
jameson
trail mix
Tillamook medium cheddar(seriously yum)
eggs
wheat bread
peanut butter
gnutella

I don't get an appetite out there for heavy foods... by the end I am craving nothing but watery fresh veggies and fruit - watermelon, cantelope, cucumber, honeydew, pineapple.
whiskeylips
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:46 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Camp Cool Camp

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby illy dilly » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:14 pm

Beanies'n'Weenies!!!
Not just Burning Man, but anytime I'm camping.
This last year we up'd our game a little and used precooked brats instead of hot dogs.
YUMMM!
Why don't ya stick your head in that hole and find out? ~piehole
Plan for the worst, expect the best. Make the most out of it under any conditions. If you cannot do that you will never enjoy yourself. ~CrispyDave
User avatar
illy dilly
 
Posts: 4798
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:02 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Gnome Dome

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby 48_love » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:50 pm

junglesmacks wrote:Image

+

Image


You need a squeeze of lime to make that into a delicacy ... Sopa Huevon, FTW. Yum
User avatar
48_love
 
Posts: 706
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:58 pm
Burning Since: 2013

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:05 pm

kids these days....


dont know how to eat...


[media]
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

A gift for the Playa
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 13873
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:50 pm

whiskeylips wrote:gnutella

chocolate mushed antelope. yum
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37469
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby AtticFish » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:55 am

A can of chicken mixed with mango salsa, eaten cold with pita chips. Salty, sweet, juicy and refreshingly chilly!

And then also pretty much every meat mentioned so far. Last time I camped with elite vegans who gave us shit for using our utensils, cutting board, pan, and stove to cook chicken curry in "their" kitchen. Most delicious spite curry ever.
“When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… Grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better."
User avatar
AtticFish
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:02 am
Location: Pacific North West
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Hotel Gallifrey

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby tahiti_treat » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:47 am

Our daily breakfast last year was a great success. Scrambled egg-beaters (I thought they'd suck but I couldn't tell the difference between them and regular eggs, and less chance of breakage with transport) in a tortilla with cheese, avocado, and salsa. Served with a side of instant mashed potatoes in lieu of hash browns, and a can of iced coffee. Yummmmmmm.
User avatar
tahiti_treat
 
Posts: 124
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:47 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: NoTown

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby Sic Pup » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:49 am

Eureka!

Instant mashed potatoes!

:kiss:

....because too many carbs are not nearly enough.
"Enjoy every sandwich" - W. Zevon
User avatar
Sic Pup
 
Posts: 1312
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:51 am
Location: Location, Location

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby Eddie » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:23 pm

coffee
bacon
couscous (this is awesome playa and and for camping)

I make crepes the first few days. I have premixed batter in a gallon water jug. first time those around me saw me making freaking crepes on the playa off the back of my motorcycle they were amazed....considering that in their 50ft transformer of an RV all they had were pickles and snickers bars.

Oh and tomato soup. I really despise tomato juice but I love tomato soup. With either rice or couscous.

Frozen grapes, seedless.

Frozen devil dogs

Frozen bananas
Eddie
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:05 pm
Location: Brooklyn NY

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby Eddie » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:24 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Words cannot express the disappointment I feel in realizing that no one has said Spotted Dick.

I usually end up with that after the "burn"
Eddie
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:05 pm
Location: Brooklyn NY

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:50 pm

Manatee on toast!
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me
User avatar
FIGJAM
 
Posts: 7097
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby Eddie » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:02 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Manatee on toast!

I prefer clubbed baby seal heroes
Eddie
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:05 pm
Location: Brooklyn NY

PreviousNext

Return to Food & Drink

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests