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What Food Are You Craving Right Now?

I'm craving banana bread. I'm probably the only person in the United States of America who didn't make banana bread during quarantine.

I'm also craving Osso Buco.

If I could make one of these two magically appear right now it would be the Osso Buco.

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by Anonymousreply 10109/16/2020

Prime rib washed down with a single malt, peaty scotch, neat, at my favorite place in SF

by Anonymousreply 108/17/2020

Straw and hay pasta, but made with Italian sausage instead of proscuitto.

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by Anonymousreply 208/17/2020

Grilled salmon, baked potato, asparagus.

by Anonymousreply 308/17/2020

Fancy Feast wild Alaskan salmon pate.

by Anonymousreply 408/17/2020

Raspberry bars.

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by Anonymousreply 508/17/2020

A light, perfectly creamy turnip soup. I must be getting ready for Fall flavors.

by Anonymousreply 608/17/2020

Syracuse salt potatoes dipped in melted butter

by Anonymousreply 708/17/2020

This comes closest

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by Anonymousreply 808/17/2020

Chinese food from my favorite restaurant in the city, but the last 2 times I got food there, it was different. They must have a new chef. The spices in the sauce aren’t right & the beef is tough & chewy. I Iive on Long Island now & refuse to eat Chinese food here. Every time someone says “Oh the food is good at (names a Chinese restaurant on Long Island)” I know it’s shit because I used to try all the restaurants where people claimed the food was good & it was garbage.

by Anonymousreply 908/17/2020

Yes! r5. Very addictive stuff.

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by Anonymousreply 1108/17/2020

R9 It’s hard to find good shredded beef! I crave it on occasion but it’s never as good as I remember it being. The saucy should be spicy and I like it with carrots, celery and scallions.

by Anonymousreply 1208/17/2020

Buttercream frosted layer cake..cold so the frosting is hard

by Anonymousreply 1308/17/2020

Mexican restaurant white cheese dip with chorizo

by Anonymousreply 1408/17/2020

Very strangely r12, the restaurant I get mine from has almost completely stopped using celery. And as you say, it’s not spicy enough.

by Anonymousreply 1508/17/2020

Chili’s chips and salsa

by Anonymousreply 1608/17/2020

Soup dumplings from Din Tai Fung.

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by Anonymousreply 1708/17/2020

Orange merange pie

by Anonymousreply 1808/17/2020

R18 You must have seen the other post with the picture. It looks good but I’ve never had it.

by Anonymousreply 1908/17/2020

R9: if it's the dish I'm thinking of the beef isn't supposed to be super tender.

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by Anonymousreply 2008/17/2020

Kraft macaroni and cheese.

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by Anonymousreply 2308/18/2020

Wuhan bat stew. The aromatic broth seems to clear my covid clogged sinuses.

by Anonymousreply 2408/18/2020

Homemade macaroni and cheese. All I need are the noodles. Also was hankering for chocolate cake, so I baked one tonight and decorated it with a powdered sugar stencil design.

by Anonymousreply 2508/18/2020

Tacos al pastor & a Coke! Basically anything that’s bad for me.

by Anonymousreply 2609/08/2020

Truthfully, a Subway seafood (fake crab) sandwich with tons of mustard, pickled peppers & jalapeños, etc. I recently cleaned out my fridge, including the door (condiments), saw a bottle of French's mustard, and started craving this sandwich.

Or, in the alternative, a banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich), lemon grass tofu, lots of sriracha sauce.

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by Anonymousreply 2909/08/2020

Ever since I posted Mr. Submarine on "Food that tastes like 1974", I"ve had a horrible craving for it. I even drew up a list yesterday listing ingredients to get this week to do a replica. Won't be close to the original, can dream.

Option #2 would be filet mignon - rare- even though I'm technically a vegetarian. Again, impact of 1974 food thread.

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by Anonymousreply 3009/08/2020

Perfectly pan-seared scallops.

by Anonymousreply 3109/08/2020

Fried chicken - not the KFC stuff, but really well-seasoned fried chicken

by Anonymousreply 3209/08/2020

I really want a chocolate creme filled donut from Dunkin Donuts

by Anonymousreply 3309/08/2020

Pity my wretched soul...Krispy Kreme raspberry filled doughnut, warm, and the cream filled ones (I think they have a circular doughnut with cream inside the loop). I’d also like a sandwich called a “North End”, a big soft roll stuffed with all sorts of Italian cold cuts and provolone cheese with lettuce and chopped pickle and hot peppers and dressed with oil and vinegar. I’d also like some chocolates from Petrossian. And a case of savory charcuterie from D’Artagnan. And maybe some of those toffe-Ettes from Sees Candy. And some baklava. As you may see, I’m craving carbs but can’t have them except on cheat days. I’m trim now but it’s been a real bitch getting fit. Don’t get old.

by Anonymousreply 3409/08/2020

Half a Tic-Tac and a finger down my throat.

by Anonymousreply 3509/08/2020

OP: The Kiffness, on YouTube, has a video that'll fill your bill.

"I get locked down, I want banana bread....."

I've been craving some of my faves from Ponzio's in Cherry Hill, NJ. I understand they have just re-opened, maybe I'm in luck so I can get some: beef barley soup; roast pork; chicken potpie; lima bean soup; mashed turnips and carrots; baked spinach. Not forgetting their terrific eclairs or napoleons for dessert.

Barring that, the linguini with olive oil and garlic from Tarantella's in Medford, NJ. Yes, it's THAT good, and worth the 30 or so minutes to get there.

Anyone got the jones for bread pudding? Please, don't throw things.

by Anonymousreply 3609/08/2020

Steak & Lobster!

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by Anonymousreply 3809/08/2020

Diet Coke from the fountain, over ice!

An Arnold Palmer iced tea

A matcha lemonade

A watermelon strawberry smoothie with a hint of mint

Copious amounts of ICY WATER

So thirsty. I am a cottonmouth queen.

by Anonymousreply 3909/08/2020

Paglia e fieno con prosciutto e piselli per r2.

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by Anonymousreply 4009/08/2020

[quote]A matcha lemonade

Oooh I never had that! Sounds delish!

by Anonymousreply 4109/08/2020

R41, available at Starbucks and really, really good and refreshing. I order mine with light ice.

by Anonymousreply 4209/09/2020

r42 I'll try to make my own healthy version. Starbucks's must be loaded with sugar and other undesirables.

by Anonymousreply 4309/09/2020

R41/43, yes, Starbucks' version contains sugar because unsweetened matcha tastes like pond scum and unsweetened lemonade is incredibly sour. I'm afraid there's no way to successfully DIY, and if there is, you'd have to try the original version first for reference.

It's still not like getting a fatty, syrupy, sugary cholesterol-laden frappucino, but if you tried a small or medium-sized matcha lemonade at Starbucks just to see whether or not you like it, that wouldn't set you back much money.

by Anonymousreply 4409/09/2020

r44 I think I will give it a try! It's all I can think about now. Unfortunately there are no 24hr Starbucks near me :(


by Anonymousreply 4509/09/2020

I used to work at starbucks when I was in college.

It's half iced green tea--I think they use the one with mint if I remember correctly--half prepared lemonade, green tea is made by steeping for no more than four minutes. A timer was set four four minutes and attached to the jug. It was sweetened per drink order. Use a simple syrup to sweeten it. Lemonade should have enough acidity to prevent the syrup from making the drink taste cloyingly sweet.

by Anonymousreply 4609/09/2020

Right now? Either Salisbury Steak with mushroom gravy, or meatloaf. But it's 5am in the morning, so that's not happening. No telling what I'll wind up settling for.

This 'stuck awake at night' shit is for the birds.

by Anonymousreply 4709/10/2020

I would love a mustang............or the new f-150 truck..............the new lincoln navigator and continental are exquisite too..........

by Anonymousreply 4809/10/2020

r48.........oops I thought OP said FORD.............

by Anonymousreply 4909/10/2020

Cranachan. But I crave that all the time.

by Anonymousreply 5009/10/2020

Whatever you're eating now.

by Anonymousreply 5109/10/2020

I am craving Mexican food.

Carne Asada tacos in a hard shell with a side of rice and beans.

by Anonymousreply 5209/10/2020

Help! I need inspiration for takeout tonight, no current cravings. I have access to just about all cuisines, but I am out of ideas.

by Anonymousreply 5309/11/2020

R53, Indian is good but only if you know what to order. Selection is a big deal. If I were you I'd go with an order of Malai Kofta, a Palak Paneer, 2 plain, buttered naan bread and 2 raita (dipping for bread).

I don't think you'll be disappointed!

by Anonymousreply 5409/11/2020

Scallion pancake

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And dumpling sauce

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by Anonymousreply 5709/12/2020

Lasagne. I'm eating at an Italian restaurant tonight. Outdoors.

by Anonymousreply 5809/12/2020

[quote] Starbucks' version contains sugar because unsweetened matcha tastes like pond scum and unsweetened lemonade is incredibly sour. I'm afraid there's no way to successfully DIY, and if there is, you'd have to try the original version first for reference.

Yes, matcha is unbearably bitter without sugar (just like chocolate & cranberry juice). However, Starbucks puts too much sugar in their matcha stuff. I like the matcha lattes (both hot and frozen). It's been a while since I drank either, but both have too much sugar. And I like candy, cupcakes, and sweet stuff in general.

by Anonymousreply 5909/12/2020

I’ve been on Jenny Craig since May 1st. I miss everything

by Anonymousreply 6009/12/2020

I'm the one who posted about the Subway seafood (fake crab) sandwich upthread. I did get to somewhat quench that craving. Guess what, they changed the formula of that sandwich. It's OK, but not how I remembered. I don't think I'll ever order that sandwich again.

I also got to quench my craving for Carr's lemon ginger cookies. Guess what, formula changed on that as well.

I went shopping the day before yesterday. I guess I have to actually cook now.

by Anonymousreply 6109/12/2020

I made a pot of pasta sauce rustic style can't wait to have it later over penne.

by Anonymousreply 6209/12/2020

What makes it "rustic style," r62?

by Anonymousreply 6309/12/2020

R63 It's a chunky sauce I used ground pork in chunks, red and green peppers chunks, same for onions.

by Anonymousreply 6409/12/2020

It sounds wonderful, r64.

by Anonymousreply 6509/12/2020

I'm so hungry for a good ol' southern meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, black-eyed peas, sweet potatoes, green beans, creamed corn, cornbread and iced sweet tea.

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by Anonymousreply 6609/12/2020

I like collard greens, R66. Got to try them at a soul food restaurant.

by Anonymousreply 6709/12/2020

Red & green peppers in pasta sauce = Midwest

by Anonymousreply 6809/12/2020

Dim sum. Although there are a few places it can be ordered out here, it's just not the same, especially eating it alone.

by Anonymousreply 6909/12/2020

R69, I love dim sum as well. You could probably get some frozen mini bao buns (depending on where you live). I've been on a seafood shumai (frozen) phase lately. IMO, this is similar to what you'd get at a dim sum restaurant.

by Anonymousreply 7009/12/2020

R65 It was wonderful I'm glad I used ground pork instead of beef the flavor was better.

by Anonymousreply 7109/12/2020

Pasta bolognese and a glass of wine.

by Anonymousreply 7209/12/2020

R61, don't you just hate when they do that? Almost every major American brand of candy (Snickers, Twix, M&ms, Kit-Kat, Reese's, Milky Way, Almond Joy) has changed recipes and ingredients since the nineties. And the changes were NOT improvements at all; quite the opposite. Candy bars were way fucking better last century and at the beginning of the 2000s, before companies changed and cheapened the ingredients in their products.

I don't even eat candy but back when I'd have it once every other year or so, it was actually pretty good. Now? Not so much.

by Anonymousreply 7309/13/2020

Not a food .. it doesn't even have any calories. But I was craving some Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper. I had to go to six stores over the last three days to fiinally find some. I bought the last four, 2L bottles that store had.

by Anonymousreply 7409/13/2020

New Jersey crumb cake

by Anonymousreply 7509/13/2020

R74, that shit is SO strong.

by Anonymousreply 7609/13/2020

R76 I only drink the diet version, and I don't find it excessively strong, but I will say, I pour it over lots and lots of ice in a tall glass.

by Anonymousreply 7709/13/2020

R74/77, I've only ever had the diet version of cherry Dr. Pepper and it has a hard bite to it. I'd imagine that drinking it with a lot of ice helps temper the intense flavor.

by Anonymousreply 7809/13/2020

Warm Sourdough Bread and Salted Butter!

by Anonymousreply 7909/13/2020

A bowl of Jets cereal and milk. Unfortunately, General Mills stopped making it about 50 years ago.

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R61 R73 I feel like this is a conversation I would like some prominent figure to begin. So many junky foods have been remade into something even worse. SO many. It kind of makes me laugh reading that 1974 thread because I bet a lot of that stuff was so much better than the modern day versions.

Just as an example Kraft singles (regular kind) are fucked here in Canada as of a few years ago. They stopped using a certain preservative (in order, as far as I can tell, to print "preservative free" on their packaging) and they've lost everything that made you want to eat them. They're thin now, and sticky - they stick to the wrappers and they stick to your fingers. They don't taste as good and homemade cheeseburgers are noticeably lesser. Kraft is actually a terrible company for this, what they did to Cadbury's chocolate in the UK is a scandal.

I honestly wish some New Yorker hack would write the long read on this topic.

by Anonymousreply 8109/13/2020

Burger King Bacon King, fresh good quality bread and cultured European butter, Victoria sponge (with buttercream and jam, sorry I'm a philistine), tortilla chips queso guac salsa, toasted and buttered bagels, carbs I miss u

by Anonymousreply 8209/13/2020

R53 here, so I decided to eat chinese sesame noodles, and pork soup dumplings (xlb). It definitely hit the spot, the noodles were superb, chewy and lightly coated not in a gloppy sauce, the dumplings pleasantly porky, I would have liked a touch of crabmeat but the option wasn’t on the menu. One of the better meals I’ve had in a couple of months.

by Anonymousreply 8309/14/2020

r81 - Spot on with regard to the disgusting, cheap, untasty Kraft Cheddar Cheese **thick** slices. Not only do they taste like....nothing resembling food, they do stick to your fingers (almost a solid-gooey like substance) and are not thick - they are **think.** I stopped buying it.

I think the difference between food back in the 70s and now is a very valid point of enquiry - observation, and incredibly worthy of further research, analysis and exposition of what is actually going on in (the techno processing world of) food making in U.S., Canada or anywhere for that matter. Other examples, albeit not as striking as Kraft Thick Cheese slices, are Thrills gum, something I used to love in the 70s. Bought the same pack a year ago, and it bore zero taste to the original. In fact, I brought it back to the store and very calmly, jokingly described the new flavour. Long story short, I just left the newly bought packets of Thrills with the clerk. For a **nostalgia** store, it sure wasn't thrilling.

I can't seem to find really good Chamomile tea (commercially mass produced). I won't elaborate but I've noticed the quality is not there anymore either. I'm sure others can add to this topic.

Food package sizing tendss (smaller but same if not higher cost) is another example of "cost cutting" in the food industry which I know has been covered in great detail in other threads, posts.

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by Anonymousreply 8409/14/2020

r84 - Also Canadian here.

by Anonymousreply 8509/14/2020

[quote]and are not thick - they are **think.** I stopped buying it.

are not thick - they are **thin**. I stopped buying it.

by Anonymousreply 8609/14/2020

I'm oh hour 21 of a 24 hr fast. Everything listed here sounds delicious

by Anonymousreply 8709/14/2020

R9, do you remember Homers in Massapequa back in the late 1970 early 80s? The food was so good. I'm in Central Fl and I haven't found even mediocre Chinese here.

by Anonymousreply 8809/14/2020

R84 thank you for discussing this with me! No one else seems to want to and all think I'm weird for thinking about it but honestly I find it fascinating. I haven't had Thrills gum since the 80s when it still tasted like soap (which is why we bought it, because gum that tastes like soap was weird and entertaining) - is that messed up now, too?

You know I left out the biggie as well, sort of the Cadbury's chocolate of Canada in terms of being an actual food icon of a country and that's... KD. Also different. Flavour is different, noodles are different. Kraft again.

I understand there is no underlying conspiracy to turn us all into zombies via convenience food but the idea that these iconic foods are no longer the thing they were interests me. The packaging is the same, in some ways the emotion is the same, and we're in many cases being openly sold nostalgia for our own childhoods by companies who know exactly what they're doing. Sizes changing is another part of this tale. Everyone knows they're doing this, many companies will, rather than deny it, explain it as a cost-cutting measure (or profit-increasing measure, which does seem to be what it is) and there's comment. Is this not worthy of discussion? Is it not symbolic of something, of the age? Of where we are? Perhaps the not really seeing it as even worthy of discussion is part of the story.

Also, how odd to be looking back on *junk* food as some old-timey better version of what it now is - legitimately so because at one point many of them WERE better than they are now. We've got, like, hyper junkfood now.

Anyway I really wish Eric Schlosser or someone would tackle this.

by Anonymousreply 8909/14/2020

If I’m honest...

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by Anonymousreply 9009/14/2020

Anchovies, I eat them right from the jar

by Anonymousreply 9109/14/2020

No one has mentioned cheesy cock?

by Anonymousreply 9209/14/2020

r92 I take mine without cheese.

by Anonymousreply 9309/15/2020

pistachios - I can't get enough of them lately.

by Anonymousreply 9409/15/2020

I keep seeing pizza adverts everywhere (TV, articles, etc) and it's driving me nuts. What I'd give for a pizza loaded with cheese pizza, the works.

by Anonymousreply 9509/15/2020

I haven't had Turkish food in a while, and as a result I've been thinking about chicken hunkar begendi a lot

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by Anonymousreply 9609/15/2020

I crave any food. Please.

by Anonymousreply 9709/15/2020

I had soup dumplings from Din Tai Fung the other night R17! Not to rub it in..

by Anonymousreply 9809/15/2020

R96 I love Turkish food. I’m going to make chicken hungar bebendi tonight thanks to you. I’m grilling the eggplant now.

by Anonymousreply 9909/15/2020

R99 - you're making me jealous

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