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Family foods I thought was normal

This is an older post, but the bologna salad cought my eye. That is basically what "Fleischsalat" is in Germany, though there the bologna is sliced or cubed. I get it regularly at my local German deli and it's great on German bread for lunch. Oh, and growing up, salt on watermelon was common where I grew up...though I don't do that anymore.

Mar 14, 2011
BobbyG in General Topics

Ten Most Favorite Sandwiches

No, I didn't see it. LOL. You're right, it's probably best I don't know. I love hot dogs, but I don't think I want to go visit the Oscar Meyer factory anytime soon either. :-)

Mar 09, 2011
BobbyG in General Topics

Ten Most Favorite Sandwiches

Well, it's not too old a thread. I'll add mine. First of all, I think I've eaten at the places cpilgrim84 talked about in his/her #6. I was with my parents outside Versailles and we had lunch at one of those bistro cafes and the description was better than anything I could do. I too got the tomato/cheese sandwich on baguette and it was heavenly..I believe there was a layer of butter on each piece of the bread.. But as was mentioned, the worst sandwich in France, or central Europe as a whole, beats the crap out of anything we get in the States. That being said....I lived in Europe for 9 years so I'm a bit biased. The rest of my list.........

1. Any Doner Kebab in Germany or England. Pure heaven. A lot like Gyros, but not quite the same.
2. Chicken Kebab Wrap -- The Red Onion, Incirlick Village, Turkey
3. Italian Sub -- Mr. Sub, Toms River, New Jersey (I don't think that place exists anymore)
4. Frikedelle on Broetchen with Middle Sharp Mustard -- Any winefest in Germany
5. Double Cheeseburger with everything -- Jalama Beach Cafe, Jalama Beach, CA
6. Kalua Pork Sandwich -- The Big Kahuna, Honolulu, HI
7. Patty Melt with onions and mushrooms -- Hearthstone Kitchen, Calhan CO
8. Philly Cheesesteak -- Trivelli's, Colorado Springs, CO
9. Gelbwurst and Edam Cheese on Broetchen with butter -- Anywhere in Germany
10. Carolina Style Pulled Pork with Homemade slaw -- My own recipe.

Mar 08, 2011
BobbyG in General Topics

The best thing your school cafeteria served

Elementary school in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach in the 70's-- The only memories I have are the Chocolate/Peanut Butter oatmeal nobakes that have been mentioned. I loved those. And I actually liked the limp crust hamburger/cheddar pizza. One thing I've never figured out is where they got their peanut butter for the peanut butter sandwiches. No jelly, just peanut butter. It had a taste I've never run across since. The few times I was able to take my lunch, my choice was always Wonder Bread/Oscar Mayer Bolonga/French's yellow mustard. I still eat those to this day, with a layer of crushed potato chips on top. :-)

High School in the early 80's in Northern California-- Hamburgers. Everyone keeps mentioning beef burgers. You sure? Ours were soy burgers, cooked and wrapped in that white wax paper sleeve where the juice and the buns collide. (you know what I'm talking about) A couple of packs of yellow mustard and yumm.......oh so tasty. I didn't think so then, but sometimes I find myself craving those incredulous mutations of flavor.

My mom was a career cafeteria worker, retiring as a manager, and she was an incredible cook. She also had quite the reputation in the school district for the meals she served "her kids" over a 30 plus year career. Her fried chicken was, by far, the best I've ever had to this day. All I could think when I was in school was how much I wished she worked in our cafeteria.

Jan 09, 2011
BobbyG in General Topics

Breakfasts around the world: sweet vs. savory

Didn't see Turkey mentioned. I had simple breakfasts of Turkish bread, goat cheeses (think feta, though I'm sure not all of them were), and green olives with either strong coffee or Chai. OMG they were wonderful. The cheese bureks were food you ate while out drinking.......served with curry ketchup. Again, very very tasty!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 09, 2011
BobbyG in General Topics

Family foods I thought was normal

Apples and cheddar is something I've always done..... originally from Virginia. Not sure if its a regional thing. I tell people about it in other parts of the country and they are horrified.

Nov 28, 2010
BobbyG in General Topics

Family foods I thought was normal

I also butter my cold cut sandwiches... Butter, meat, cheese. I guess it's a European thing, tho I was watching an episode of "Leave it to Beaver" a while back and June was making samiches for The Beav, and she was buttering the bread. Guess it was common in the States some years back.

Nov 28, 2010
BobbyG in General Topics

Family foods I thought was normal

I've always eaten cracker (usually ritz) with butter and peanut butter. Was the only one I knew that did. I also eat my peanut butter samiches that way.

Nov 28, 2010
BobbyG in General Topics

Historical Question......."Mr Sub" in or around Toms River. Sound familiar??---- Need verification..... LOL

I lived in New Jersey when I was a kid in the early 70's, Toms River to be exact. I've been chasing New Jersey subs ever since (along with good pizza, but that's another thread. LOL). I could swear my parents used to get our subs from a place called "Mr. Sub". I'm not sure where it was....could've been Toms River, could've been Bricktown. My childhood memories are that was the best sub I've ever had... The perfect soft white roll with a little crunch on the outside, Italian meats, cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, oil and vinegar....that's it. I discovered Jersey Mike's on a trip to Florida and it seemed to be pretty close. Here in Colorado Springs, we have a sub shop called Trivelli's that is run by a couple from New Jersey, and their sandwiches are, again, very close to what I remember. Other places I've been to, all over the country, have been completely disappointing.... Anyway.....can you longtime Jersey residents verify that a place called "Mr Sub" existed and, if so, do you know what happened to it? I can't find anything on it. Thank you soooooo much!!!

Nov 16, 2010
BobbyG in New Jersey

What's The One Thing You Can't Eat, even for money.

I'm not sure if I have the Cilantro Horror. I can eat it but to me it tastes like I'm licking a tin can. It tastes very metallic to me.

Nov 05, 2010
BobbyG in General Topics

What's The One Thing You Can't Eat, even for money.

I have a Korean friend that has no problem eating dog (if it's cooked right...LMAO) but refuses to eat lamb. When I started quizzing her on how she can eat dog but not lamb, she told me that in Korea, they keep lambs as pets, but dogs are rarely kept as pets. Her thing was "they are too cute to eat". I've never been to Korea so I have no idea if they really keep lambs as pets. (don't lambs eventually become sheep? Isn't that a lot like keeping catapillers as pets only to see them turn into moths?) Anyway, that's what she told me.

Nov 05, 2010
BobbyG in General Topics

What food find still haunts you - that you had once and haven't found since?

Well, I've read this thread and I have to add mine...... I've travelled and eaten all over the world and there are three foods that absolutely haunt me.......

Jeager Schnitzel with cheese served at a small gasthaus called Mom's in Spangdahlem Germany. This is without a doubt the best meal I've ever eaten and I've had it a hundred times. It's not just the schnitzel, which is thick, and succulent, and OMG good with an incredible gravy and cheese, but the salad, the fries, the bread. It's the most amazing meal I've ever had.

Second would be the chicken kebab served at the Red Onion in Incirlik, Turkey. I've tried to reproduce this many times and just can't get it right. The bread, the veg, the chicken....all put together make a perfect storm of flavor and texture.

Third....I was in Washington D.C. on business and was staying at the Marriott Suites in Herdon, very close to Dulles. Connected to the hotel was the India Supper Club. I'm a sucker for minced lamb and the only item on their menu that had it was Badshahi Kofta Kurry. This was, hands down, the best curry lamb I've ever had. If I ever have to go back to D.C, I will get that every night. It was as good, if not better, than anything I've ever got anywhere else.

Nov 05, 2010
BobbyG in General Topics

What food find still haunts you - that you had once and haven't found since?

Chai is turkish for tea as well. I ordered a chai here and got this milky spicy stuff and wondered why I didn't get tea.

Nov 05, 2010
BobbyG in General Topics

Coney Island Doggie Sauce

I have a friend that served the most amazing chili sauce at a brew party we had. He's from Pittsburgh and said it was a local thing. The one ingredient that stuck in my head was the ground hot dogs...the cheapest dogs you can find. (his words...I'm thinking Bar S). I'm not in contact with him anymore, so I'm hoping this one is the one. Thank you so much for sharing. :-)

Oct 25, 2010
BobbyG in Pennsylvania

Which brands are you loyal to?

I live in Colorado. I have very few loyalties but the ones I have I won't compromise on.

I won't buy anything Kraft. To me, all of their products are horrible. I was stationed overseas for 15 years and the commissaries loved Kraft products, and didn't carry anything else. Terrible.....especially the Mayo and Mac and Cheese. That being said...............

Hellman's/Best Foods Mayo. Can get them both in Colorado and I buy whatever is on sale.
Hidden Valley Ranch
Nathan's Hot Dogs
Wonder Bread (bread, buns) (I'm sorry. I love it)
Hostess anything
Oscar Meyer Bologna
Velveeta
Cambell's Soups
Ranch Beans
French's Mustard
Cattlemen's BBQ Sauce

That's about it. I'm a foodie and am always messing with food. I won't hesitate to spend money on good food. But these are the basics that sit in my fridge that I won't stray from.

Oct 14, 2010
BobbyG in General Topics

English beans on toast?

I'm guessing it tasted a lot like ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, and spaghetti o's. LOL Why does everything Chef Boyardee taste the same?

Oct 14, 2010
BobbyG in Home Cooking

Berlin Turkish Doner Kebab Bread....

Dean -- 2 years later. Don't know if you're still around but I'll give it a shot.... Here's the recipe I've been searching for for years and found it a few months ago..........

2 lbs ground lamb
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp flour
3 tsp ground oregano
1 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
1 1/2 garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp dried mustard
1 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp paprika

Put all ingredients into a mixer with a dough hook and mix for 30 minutes. You want the meat to be pulverized. What you do from here depends on what you have. If you have a vertical spit, you can form it into patties and build a cone. If you don't, you can form it into a loaf and back at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour. Just make sure it's pressed really tight before you bake. When it's done, slice very thin. It's the closest I've found to what I want to do at home.

Aug 30, 2010
BobbyG in Home Cooking

typical new york food

My mom grew up in Orange, NJ and she constanly offered us fresh apples and cheddar. I thought it was an incredible combination. I guess it's a northeast thing. As an adult working with people from all over the U.S., I've gotten really funny looks when I tell co-workers about it. They just don't get it.

Mar 23, 2009
BobbyG in General Topics

Baltimore Old Bay Uses

Old Bay is good on everything..I grew up in Va. Beach and had friends send me OB when I was stationed in Europe, 'cause I couldn't get it there, though after enough asking, they have it. Here's the list of foods I eat it on...Tater Tots (it rocks), fries, shrimp, scallops, crabs, clams, any kind of fish, especially catfish, chicken breasts, pork loin, eggs, hash browns, and here's the real kicker...shake some on your pizza. It's to die for. BTW....There's no MSG in Old Bay. Just your basic spices. Enjoy Chowhounds!!!

Jun 28, 2008
BobbyG in Home Cooking