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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1005 on: April 15, 2013, 11:44:59 pm »
The quality is definitely better than the average supermarket kind, I think.

"You think"?   :yeahright:  For all that work and hassle it better be: 1) OMFG amazing could never get pastrami with this sublime taste and texture out of the Lower East Side!; 2) OMFG a bargain, it tastes the same as the
Boar's Head in the supermarket, but it averages out to $0.85/pound!

Or, I guess, 3) I really actually love doing all this prep work and smoking shenanigans, and if the end product is OK and not a huge waste of dough, I'm cool with it.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1006 on: April 15, 2013, 11:46:38 pm »
NEers. :rolleyes:

You will buy your food from Wal-Mart like everyone else and you will enjoy it. :angry:

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1007 on: April 15, 2013, 11:48:29 pm »
NEers. :rolleyes:

You will buy your food from Wal-Mart like everyone else and you will enjoy it. :angry:

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Nothing wrong with Wal-Mart food...Cheerios are Cheerios...but I wouldn't spent 20 hours home-cooking Wal-Mart quality lunch meat.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1008 on: April 16, 2013, 04:23:14 am »
The quality is definitely better than the average supermarket kind, I think.

"You think"?   :yeahright:  For all that work and hassle it better be: 1) OMFG amazing could never get pastrami with this sublime taste and texture out of the Lower East Side!; 2) OMFG a bargain, it tastes the same as the
Boar's Head in the supermarket, but it averages out to $0.85/pound!

Or, I guess, 3) I really actually love doing all this prep work and smoking shenanigans, and if the end product is OK and not a huge waste of dough, I'm cool with it.

It's an experiment. I enjoy the process. I might do it again and improve it, or never touch it again. In Europe, charcuterie is commonplace, but over here, it's just not part of the scene. I will be trying salume of various types in a wine fridge with a couple adjustments. I can't buy Jamon Iberico or saucisson sec in the US of pasteurized A. I'm not blowing the cash it will take to make the good stuff until I can at least make some decent pastrami and pancetta. It's education.

So yeah, I wound up with ~5lb pastrami from my experiment. Enough to live on long enough to sail to the New World.  :P

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1009 on: April 16, 2013, 08:21:42 am »
I can't buy Jamon Iberico or saucisson sec in the US of pasteurized A. I'm not blowing the cash it will take to make the good stuff until I can at least make some decent pastrami and pancetta. It's education.
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Your home-made pastrami sounds amazing! :mmm:

We've moved offices so I've been trying to find somewhere to get a cheap lunch. Stumbled on a Persian cafe and had a pitta bread wrap with hot chicken kebab, hummus, raw spinach and pomegranate. Deee-lish, and cheaper that a supermarket sandwich.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1010 on: April 16, 2013, 08:24:32 am »
A sausage and egg biscuit(NO CHEESE) from Tudor's Biscuit World.  :)
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1011 on: April 16, 2013, 09:14:05 am »
Nothing wrong with Wal-Mart food...Cheerios are Cheerios...but I wouldn't spent 20 hours home-cooking Wal-Mart quality lunch meat.

One pretty awesome thing I've discovered recently is Wal-Mart's party subs.  You can feed a herd of people and still have leftovers for like $20.  And they taste pretty good, to boot.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1012 on: May 02, 2013, 01:53:10 pm »
First street food of the season! :mmm:

I had falafels on a pita from a greek food truck.  Very good. :thumbsup:

I've loved street food since well before the current craze, but I must say I love the current food truck craze.  Though I don't understand the economics of how you pay for that expensive truck when you're pretty much stuck to selling during lunch hours to office workers. :hmm:

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1013 on: May 02, 2013, 02:12:56 pm »
I'd imagine the truck is cheaper than a building.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1014 on: May 02, 2013, 03:20:58 pm »
The trucks are often extensions of existing restaurants too.
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1015 on: May 02, 2013, 06:47:53 pm »
Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs for the kids and potato salad.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1016 on: May 02, 2013, 06:51:35 pm »
Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs for the kids and potato salad.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1017 on: May 02, 2013, 06:54:07 pm »
I made a teacake, can't get much easier baking than that.  :bowler:
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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1018 on: May 02, 2013, 07:16:08 pm »
And now, Peach Cobbler.

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Re: What are you eating?
« Reply #1019 on: May 03, 2013, 04:10:00 am »
First street food of the season! :mmm:

I had falafels on a pita from a greek food truck.  Very good. :thumbsup:

I've loved street food since well before the current craze, but I must say I love the current food truck craze.  Though I don't understand the economics of how you pay for that expensive truck when you're pretty much stuck to selling during lunch hours to office workers. :hmm:

If they are anything like here, then they are also at every outdoor event in the municipal area.

My friends have two of them and now just do the summer weekend downtown market and 4th of July at the Park event.
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