Food and drinks ... and everything in between 😋

Continuing the discussion from 1000ft above my house:

What was the last dish or drink you had that you found unforgettable? Where did you have it?

What is your favorite cuisine(s)? How did you come to like them?

Do you cook? If so, show us some pics :yum: What kind of food can you cook? Do you know how to make drinks? Or better yet, do you bake? :cupcake:

If you are living abroad, then which dish in your hometown are you craving for right now? Or if there a dish from a country you visit that you would kill to have right now?

The floor is open folks, feel free to share anything food & drink related below :point_down:


Let’s start this topic of with our veteran member Russ who, aside from being a computer geek, is also somewhat of a masterchef in the kitchen …


Okie @Russ_Thomas, since it was revealed that you originally came from the UK, below is the ultimate British test for you, and I guess everyone else :tipping_hand_man:

When making a cup of black tea (just plain ole tea bag here - none of that fancy loose tea leaf), you would:

  • (1) Pour hot water into a mug with the tea bag inside, (2) Let it brew for a bit, (3) take out the tea bag, add the milk and sugar
  • (1) Microwave tap water for about a minute till it is hot, (2) add in the tea bag and let it sit for a bit, (3) take out the tea bag, and add milk and sugar
  • Pfff, coffee for me, all day, every day

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Feel free to add any other options :wink:

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Gift for @Russ_Thomas since there we started.


So, looks like, the recipe we debated previously is somehow a variation of Masala Murgh :slight_smile:


I might be the only Brit that doesn’t drink tea.

Or coffee.


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The chapters in my food/recipe wiki:

The Indian chapter:

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A paella I had on the beach in Ibiza. I cook it myself these days, with a lot more chili/spices but that first one on the beach was more than special.


Now I can understand the no drinking tea bit, seeing as though I should not stereotype others…

… but no coffee?!? How do you function every morning without feeling groggy and irritable? I need to know your secret :bowing_man:

Like, I basically have two moods, the one before my first cup of coffee, and the one after …

Also, what is the name of the program you use to organize your recipes? That look neat :raised_hands:

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I remember @vu.tran mentioned that he cooks as well. Feel free to share with us your culinary masterpieces :wink:

@bionel What were the ingredients in that pickle jar? And why does it look so much like a refreshing drink to me? :laughing:

I went to Russia once to visit a very distant relative of mine and had a chance to try their dill pickles and it was so good (couldn’t find it anywhere in my country though :face_with_diagonal_mouth:

Given the proximity of Romania to Slavic countries such as Ukraine, do you think your country’s cuisine has been influenced by them?

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I’m tooooo Vietnamese tho, I cooked this myself during lockdown to recall hometown food (Da Nang) craves

More details here Vietnamese Chicken Rice (Com Ga Hoi An) - Delightful Plate

Hope you like it!!!

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Mostly green tomatoes.
(for the full recipe, let me know if you need it, and i will provide. will be subject to a dedicated post as there are some critical steps to made it properly)
Such was the most difficult to find, went to some markets and sellers all the time tried to offer me the good ones, but I was looking only for ‘the bad’ ones. I looked a bit crazy for them I suppose.
Aside that, whatever you like, pepper, cucumbers, carrots … anything. Even fruits can be used, apples, grapes …
The red color came from beetroot, but red cabbage works also to give the colorization.
And yeah … the brine we drink.
It is like a medicine for hangover :slight_smile:
Or we use it for cooking, e.g for some sour soups.
If the process is made properly and the right ingredients are used, is very tasty, salty and sour and a bit fizzy.

Romanian cuisine is a mixture of turkish, slavic, greek, french etc.
We have plenty similar ingredients and dishes.
The russian recipe for pickles is pretty the same. We do also cucumbers only, or cabbage only. The mixed ones I presented can be found also in Turkey and some other variations we also do (like pepper stuffed with chopped cabbage and carrots)
Tha cabbage leafs we use later to make ‘sarmale’ which is a dish very common also in Turkey, Bulgary etc (the name is different), altough they mostly use grape leafs for this (we do it also like that)
But if you ask a romanian he will never admit we borrowed the recipe :slight_smile:

One variant (it may vary from area to area, e.g in the region of Moldavia are usually smaller, but in Transilvania they made them bigger and the ingredients may be slightly different):

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Perhaps whiskey or moonshine :smiley:

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Nicotine. Ex-smoker, now I vape - ALL DAY :wink:

I’ve never really liked tea, though I have drunk it but never regularly. But coffee – I like it sweet. For various reasons, I wanted to reduce my sugar intake, and the number one thing that increased my intake was coffee since I added too much sugar. Without the sugar it wasn’t the same… so I stopped drinking it.

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Well, definetly you have to travel to Itally and/or Turkey.
Putting sugar in coffee is an abomination.
Now, it depends on you which to choose, a very strong 20 ml expresso full of adrenalin, or a flavoured one ‘made with fire on a sand bed’
In Turkey, you may find out that they don’t use sugar for tea also.
Bad british habits, very bad.
see for guidance, note that ‘sugar is optional!’

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It’s a heavily customized TiddlyWiki. It’s a masterful piece of software I use all day, every day. It’s a wiki, obviously which manages to contain everything you need – all HTML, JavaScript, CSS is contained in ONE FILE, so you can pass it around with ease, throw it on a thumb drive, no server required.

Here’s a single view from my testing TiddlyWiki (understand that the actual wiki is FOUR screens wide which would make for a huge screenshot). I used to use it to automate results gathering from Katalon back in the days when I was playing catch-up. I rarely use it these days.


I’m sure. But I can’t help my taste buds. All I can do is quit – which I did.

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Worth to try also the good old Zim.
May not be as powerfull as Tiddly but still nice:

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One more reason to travel to Turkey and/or India.
Use a Nargile:

They will educate you also in drinking tea without sugar.

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Zim is a toy compared to TiddlyWiki.

You can’t reuse content without support for transclusion ([1] [2]). Transclusion is at the core of TiddlyWiki. TiddlyWiki is written with TiddlyWiki, everything you see in the TiddlyWiki UI is built using TiddlyWiki itself – “TiddlyWiki is an unusual example of a practical quine.” (Wikipedia).

I warn you now, if you try TiddlyWiki and “get the bug”, there is no cure. It’s THE most addictive REPL I’ve ever come across.

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some clever words from my ‘shelfie’

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