A Conversation for Caption Challenge: Fair Food

German chocolate cake

Post 1

paulh, hiding under my bed

Okay, so I'm stretching the definition of "Fair." I love Oktoberfests a lot. And you can always count on getting good chocolate cake. And, yes, I know that "German chocolate cake" is not necessarily German in origin (The company that makes the chocolate has the word "German" in its title). You can top it with coconut/pecan frosting, or pineapple, or various other nice toppings.

In heaven there is no beer.
That's why we drink it here. smiley - biggrin


German chocolate cake

Post 2

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

"Caption this if you dare"

OK! I'll take the bait smiley - rofl

Owt that goes down and isn't rejected back up smiley - whistle


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Post 3

paulh, hiding under my bed

Everything solid is fried, except the funnel cake, and they've probably figured out how to fry that, too.

I hope they're not using polyunsaturated oils for frying. I've heard of MacDonalds workers whose uniforms get so much oil on them that they combust.

Nowadays, people are taking another look at things like tallow and lard, which can take have a higher burning threshold.

I hate it that my doctor is married to the notion that saturated fat is bad for you.


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Post 4

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - laugh Ignore them when it comes to lard. Nothing beats lard. My grandmother did wonders with it - especially biscuits.

The only place that deep-fries as many foods as the Appalachians is Scotland.

The first time anybody gave my Mississippi mother a zucchini, she...

...you guessed it: sliced it, breaded it, and fried it. Good that way.


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Post 5

paulh, hiding under my bed

I persuaded my mother to fry squash blossoms one time. I filled them with blue cheese.


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Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

I have never eaten a squash blossom. But then, nobody would have let us eat the flowers off squash - they were waiting for the squash. smiley - laugh

Or is that not the kind you eat? smiley - bigeyes Srsly, I know nothing about it. Never ate any flowers.


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Post 7

paulh, hiding under my bed

We only ate the male blossoms, which outnumbered the females by quite a lot. Nasturtiums are edible, as are rose petals and rosehips. The Chinese put dried lily buds into hot and sour soup. But don't eat any part of pokeweed unless you have consulted the experts who have posted videos on youtube, and maybe not even then.


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Post 8

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - laugh Good tips, thank you! I didn't know you could sex squash blossoms. They didn't cover that in my biology minor at university. Now I've learned something.


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Post 9

paulh, hiding under my bed

The female blossom has a little squash behind it on the stem. The male blossom just has a stem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT2je60YyyE


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Post 10

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - ok


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Post 11

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

"Ignore them when it comes to lard"

In my youth! Everything that was fried etc was done in lardsmiley - smiley
chips (french fries) or whatever!(inc' baking)
To date, nothing HAS never had the same tastesmiley - drool


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Post 12

paulh, hiding under my bed

It wasn't that long ago that MacDonald's was scolded for frying everything in tallow.


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