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2022-05-24 10:28:38 AM  
No tacos?

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Fine. I choose... burritos!
 
2022-05-24 10:32:33 AM  
Curly fries.

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F*ck off, I'm eating.
 
2022-05-24 10:33:24 AM  
fusion
 
2022-05-24 10:41:54 AM  

EatHam: fusion


I thought that was still 20 years away.

/I have to second burritos.
 
2022-05-24 10:44:38 AM  
I have questions. Does the food I choose affect how long I live? Or is my life expectancy the same regardless of the food?
 
2022-05-24 10:45:54 AM  
Italian
 
2022-05-24 10:46:25 AM  
British. Mushy peas...yum.
 
2022-05-24 10:47:32 AM  
Vindaloo.  Chicken or lamb.
 
2022-05-24 10:48:05 AM  
Singapore.
 
2022-05-24 10:52:26 AM  
One cuisine: Indian

One dish: pizza
 
2022-05-24 10:54:04 AM  
Casseroles, obviously.
 
2022-05-24 10:54:58 AM  
Anything's a cuisine if you're hungry enough.
 
2022-05-24 10:55:06 AM  
I know it's actually many cuisines, but I like them all:  Indian.
 
2022-05-24 10:56:51 AM  
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2022-05-24 10:57:43 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: No tacos?

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Fine. I choose... burritos!


the restriction was only added because a certain someone* in discord said: oh! it should be a taco tuesday thread!

*not naming names... ANDizzleWI

/also because I'm a vindictive bastidge
 
2022-05-24 10:59:06 AM  
Cuisine? Middle eastern...bring on the baba ganoush.
 
2022-05-24 11:02:05 AM  
Is Good Eats a cuisine?  Because I think I could probably survive the rest of my life just cooking from AB's recipes.
 
2022-05-24 11:02:57 AM  
Thai food. It has everything.
 
2022-05-24 11:07:50 AM  
No love for tostadas, huh?

If cuisine means "from one country", then probably Myanmar. Mostly because it covers so much food. On top of having their own interesting dishes, you also get their twist on the greatest hits from India, China, and Thailand.

If it's a specific region? Either Szechuan province or State of Mexico/Mexico City (sans tacos, of course...).

If it's a type of food? I mean, "tacos" is pretty farking vague. So...rice bowls?
 
2022-05-24 11:09:57 AM  
burritos
 
2022-05-24 11:15:37 AM  
I choose Korean cuisine because I could live happily on bulgogi, bibim naengmyon, galbi, bossam, galguksu, kmchi jjigae,and samgyupsal, along with veggie side dishes, forever.
 
2022-05-24 11:23:14 AM  
Ignoring health concerns: French
Not ignoring: Indian
 
2022-05-24 11:23:56 AM  
bonus difficulty level: NOT tacos

You're not my supervisor!
 
2022-05-24 11:25:48 AM  
Tacos
 
Ant
2022-05-24 11:26:39 AM  
Asian. Not specific enough? Chinese. Still too broad? Sichuan and/or Cantonese.
 
2022-05-24 11:29:34 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: No tacos?

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Fine. I choose... burritos!


You should've gone wIth 'Mexican' as your answer.

Then you could have both.

/yes, there are arguments that Mexico has lots of regional cuisines and shouldn't be lumped into one category
//and I could see the argument being true for Chinese and Indian, too.
///and even Italian has regions
 
2022-05-24 11:32:16 AM  
That is a really hard one. Italian was the first cuisine that I did professionally, and I love both the North and Southern Italian, but Mexico has a wide breadth as well, as does Chinese and Thai, and I love Japanese cuisine as well. And Korean too, thanks to my Dad's second wife--she was a sh*tty human, but an amazing cook.

I suppose I could weasel my way out of it, and choose 'American' since it encompasses so very many different cuisines, but that feels like cheating.

I can't. I can't choose like that. I love the various styles of the Mediterranean, and South East Asia, and Central America too. The various styles of the Caribbean. Life is about variety, in all things. Even in various cuisines, the mixups and mash ups where cultures meet, and share are often the most interesting. And so many cuisines are exactly that, influenced by neighboring cultures, and absorbing their neighbors' cuisine a bit, taking in new ingredients and new styles, and making them their own--from Japanese pizza to the Italians' absolute absorption of New World ingredients and a trade empire's adoption of new techniques and spices, along with what was brought from the East. Thai has so many aspects of their neighbors' cuisine, and makes it their own. China has their own, but they've stolen a lot from other cultures, as have the Japanese. As have the French. Certainly in India as well, or even Great Britain. No cuisine is impervious to this diffusion of ingredients and influences, so slicing off a single cuisine is...it's unnatural.
 
2022-05-24 11:34:59 AM  
Mediterranean/Greek
 
2022-05-24 11:46:25 AM  

tintar: Farking Clown Shoes: No tacos?

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Fine. I choose... burritos!

the restriction was only added because a certain someone* in discord said: oh! it should be a taco tuesday thread!

*not naming names... ANDizzleWI

/also because I'm a vindictive bastidge


*side eye*

*smarts every taco response*
 
2022-05-24 11:46:42 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: No tacos?

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Fine. I choose... burritos!


Correct. Burritos can be almost anything, so the only thing you would really lose would be soups
 
2022-05-24 11:47:48 AM  
Wow, that's a toughie. I go back and forth over which I like better, Italian or Mexican. I'm going to choose to not make a choice. I can't decide. THIS IS TOO HARD!
 
2022-05-24 12:08:59 PM  
Mexican, including Tex Mex.  iDa me lo!
 
2022-05-24 12:10:01 PM  

Ant: Asian. Not specific enough? Chinese. Still too broad? Sichuan and/or Cantonese.


shiat, you took mine.  Fine, I have a back up ...

BorgiaGinz: I choose Korean cuisine because I could live happily on bulgogi, bibim naengmyon, galbi, bossam, galguksu, kmchi jjigae,and samgyupsal, along with veggie side dishes, forever.


GODDAMNIT.

Whatever.  The midwestern kid here will take anything Chinese, especially Szechuan, and anything Korean.  I'm slowly getting turned on to Japanese cuisine, not because of anything crazy about the flavors (except katsuboshi dashi seems to be sneaking into anything that needs umami), but because of simple, balanced treatment of high-quality ingredients requires solid basic cooking techniques, and the results are fantastic.
 
2022-05-24 12:11:14 PM  
The only option that makes any sense to me is Japanese.

Though Greek is yummy.

And I eat eggs almost every day as it is.
 
2022-05-24 12:15:28 PM  

whither_apophis: One cuisine: Indian

One dish: pizza


These are the correct answers =)

/The judge would also accept Lebanese for cuisine
 
2022-05-24 12:25:29 PM  
Anything Mediterranean. Lots of fish, veg, fruit, lean meats, some cheese, pasta, wine...
 
2022-05-24 12:39:16 PM  

MoriartyLives: The only option that makes any sense to me is Japanese.


I debated on saying Yōshoku, as it could be just about anything.

But it would specifically exclude Japanese and other Asian foods.

Another possibility was  'American Chinese' (Chinese food as served in restaurants in America that isn't truly Chinese)

Can I claim 'Asian' as a cuisine?  Or maybe 'Asian fusion'?
 
2022-05-24 12:44:29 PM  

whither_apophis: One cuisine: Indian

One dish: pizza


This is the objectively correct answer.
 
2022-05-24 12:45:01 PM  

robodog: whither_apophis: One cuisine: Indian

One dish: pizza

These are the correct answers =)

/The judge would also accept Lebanese for cuisine


I need a few minutes ...
 
2022-05-24 12:46:02 PM  

Kirkenhegelstein: Ant: Asian. Not specific enough? Chinese. Still too broad? Sichuan and/or Cantonese.

shiat, you took mine.  Fine, I have a back up ...

BorgiaGinz: I choose Korean cuisine because I could live happily on bulgogi, bibim naengmyon, galbi, bossam, galguksu, kmchi jjigae,and samgyupsal, along with veggie side dishes, forever.

GODDAMNIT.

Whatever.  The midwestern kid here will take anything Chinese, especially Szechuan, and

anything Korean.I'm slowly getting turned on to Japanese cuisine, not because of anything crazy about the flavors (except katsuboshi dashi seems to be sneaking into anything that needs umami), but because of simple, balanced treatment of high-quality ingredients requires solid basic cooking techniques, and the results are fantastic.

You might not want everything Korean unless you like roasted intestines (gopchang) or rotten skate (hong-o). Like most Asian cuisines, Korean cuisine is famine-based so they use every part of the animal. In Korean restaurants those are the menu items they don't translate into English.
 
2022-05-24 12:47:18 PM  

Oneiros: MoriartyLives: The only option that makes any sense to me is Japanese.

I debated on saying Yōshoku, as it could be just about anything.

But it would specifically exclude Japanese and other Asian foods.

Another possibility was  'American Chinese' (Chinese food as served in restaurants in America that isn't truly Chinese)

Can I claim 'Asian' as a cuisine?  Or maybe 'Asian fusion'?


kontrapunkt: Cantonese Western Food!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha_chaan_teng

altho' the menu, while tasty, is severely limited, and I'd get bored in a hot minute. there's only so much fake-borscht and laih cha and club sammiches and cheesy spaghetti not-bolognese casserole a man can eat. oh also condensed milk texas toast + peanut butter texas toast.

ANDizzleWI: tintar: Farking Clown Shoes: No tacos?

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Fine. I choose... burritos!

the restriction was only added because a certain someone* in discord said: oh! it should be a taco tuesday thread!

*not naming names... ANDizzleWI

/also because I'm a vindictive bastidge

*side eye*

*smarts every taco response*


heh heh heh!!!
 
2022-05-24 12:48:04 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Kirkenhegelstein: Ant: Asian. Not specific enough? Chinese. Still too broad? Sichuan and/or Cantonese.

shiat, you took mine.  Fine, I have a back up ...

BorgiaGinz: I choose Korean cuisine because I could live happily on bulgogi, bibim naengmyon, galbi, bossam, galguksu, kmchi jjigae,and samgyupsal, along with veggie side dishes, forever.

GODDAMNIT.

Whatever.  The midwestern kid here will take anything Chinese, especially Szechuan, and anything Korean.I'm slowly getting turned on to Japanese cuisine, not because of anything crazy about the flavors (except katsuboshi dashi seems to be sneaking into anything that needs umami), but because of simple, balanced treatment of high-quality ingredients requires solid basic cooking techniques, and the results are fantastic.

You might not want everything Korean unless you like roasted intestines (gopchang) or rotten skate (hong-o). Like most Asian cuisines, Korean cuisine is famine-based so they use every part of the animal. In Korean restaurants those are the menu items they don't translate into English.


And on the japanese side there is Natto. Everyone loves it
 
2022-05-24 12:52:05 PM  
With just a few exceptions (mostly European and European-derived cuisines save Italian), I could be happy for the rest of my life with just about any nation's culinary offerings.

But if I had to choose, it'd probably be Japanese or Thai.
 
2022-05-24 12:53:10 PM  

lifeslammer: And on the japanese side there is Natto. Everyone loves it


Natto: Not even twice.
 
2022-05-24 1:00:08 PM  
Cherry PEZ
 
2022-05-24 1:03:28 PM  

animal color: lifeslammer: And on the japanese side there is Natto. Everyone loves it

Natto: Not even twice.


It's got that earthy aged cheese flavor and works well with a touch of fatty fish (tuna or salmon was my favorite) in a handroll. Pretty good if you do it right.
 
2022-05-24 1:04:27 PM  

olrasputin: No love for tostadas, huh?

If cuisine means "from one country", then probably Myanmar. Mostly because it covers so much food. On top of having their own interesting dishes, you also get their twist on the greatest hits from India, China, and Thailand.

If it's a specific region? Either Szechuan province or State of Mexico/Mexico City (sans tacos, of course...).

If it's a type of food? I mean, "tacos" is pretty farking vague. So...rice bowls?


from what you mentioned elsewhere, Myanmar sounds farking amazeballs. which, tbh, without having learned a little about that just-meow, is why I'd have likely chosen Thai. you got your pad thai, your tom yam / tom kha, your crispy spring rolls, your nuoc cham/mam/nam, your yellow + red + green + potato curries.

but if it had to be me, only cooking for my-ownself? I ain't know zip from Thai. so it would be 1700% Guj'rati, all day every day. rotli, chapatti, parantha, keri nu shaak, sticky sticky burny pyajj nu shaak extra raw garlic please, onion bhajji, green chutney brown chutney white chutney, ragda pettie, channa masala / chhole bhatura, dal, khichdi kadhi, aloo tindi, aloo bhindi, aloo gobi, raita/raidu, saag, palak, egg tikka, kheer, halwa, kesar pista kulfi, oh man am I ever farking ronstoppable. "and the rasmallai*....!"

*this is both a dessert and a gutter reference to cute young women. usually one does a sort of "hep! hep!" gesture at the same time.

/but scroo your anti-taco religion!!!
//why do you hate tacos so much
///boo!
 
2022-05-24 1:07:28 PM  

lifeslammer: BorgiaGinz: Kirkenhegelstein: Ant: Asian. Not specific enough? Chinese. Still too broad? Sichuan and/or Cantonese.

shiat, you took mine.  Fine, I have a back up ...

BorgiaGinz: I choose Korean cuisine because I could live happily on bulgogi, bibim naengmyon, galbi, bossam, galguksu, kmchi jjigae,and samgyupsal, along with veggie side dishes, forever.

GODDAMNIT.

Whatever.  The midwestern kid here will take anything Chinese, especially Szechuan, and anything Korean.I'm slowly getting turned on to Japanese cuisine, not because of anything crazy about the flavors (except katsuboshi dashi seems to be sneaking into anything that needs umami), but because of simple, balanced treatment of high-quality ingredients requires solid basic cooking techniques, and the results are fantastic.

You might not want everything Korean unless you like roasted intestines (gopchang) or rotten skate (hong-o). Like most Asian cuisines, Korean cuisine is famine-based so they use every part of the animal. In Korean restaurants those are the menu items they don't translate into English.

And on the japanese side there is Natto. Everyone loves it


[oh you dot jaypeg]

/nah, actualemente I ain't mind natto.
 
2022-05-24 1:08:24 PM  
also I farking love chaudoufu, so there!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stinky_tofu
 
2022-05-24 1:16:24 PM  
I'd probably go with Mexican, Korean, or Japanese cuisine in that order. The varied tastes across dishes and use of everything you can fits my cuisine ethos.
 
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