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QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby Chef Mongo » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:42 am

Holly mentioned her culinary bucket list in Friday's QOTD, and that got me thinking. We've all got our food-related BL items, be they places to eat, dishes to sample or things we want to create.

So, for today, what place(s) are on your culinary bucket list? What ones have you already visited? (Jules: You and PF share LOTS! Pretty pictures!)
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby chefshawn » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:14 am

I've been to Delmonico's, French Laundry, wd50, kat'z deli, gino's east, topolobampo, ed debevic's, tetsuya's, moto's, demiepicurious, and at least a couple dozen less-famous awesome, awesome places. I'm very happy to say that a local place, Foothills Milling Company, can hold it's own against any of them.

I have learned, after a 3.5 hour dinner with my pregnant wife at wd50, that taking her to such meals is a waste of money and her time. If I have any other such meals, she will not likely join me.

At this exact moment, expecially since money is tighter now than ever in our house, I can't think of any really, really great meals I'd like to travel to.

I'd really like to get back dwn to my Dad's town to get some burgers at C.F.Penn's, or whatever they call the place that the cook moved to.
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby gypsy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:34 am

My fantasy vacation is to eat my way around New Orleans. That's pretty much "it".
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby okbye » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:43 am

I'd like to try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizzeria_Bianco but other than that I got nothing. I haven't to many fancy or known places but the ones I have left me wondering what they hype was about. Just not for me.
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby Chef Mongo » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:09 pm

I want to fly to SE Asia and pretty much eat everything Bourdain ate in his travels there.

At least three servings of the marrowbone soup.
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby chefshawn » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:41 pm

Chef Mongo wrote:I want to fly to SE Asia and pretty much eat everything Bourdain ate in his travels there.

At least three servings of the marrowbone soup.


I will join you, and we will collect dozens of foods on sticks.
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby Chef Mongo » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:51 pm

Here's the plan, Shawn: We fly there on one-way tickets. We can't come home until we've eaten enough food on sticks to build a boat to sail back.
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby haleoalau » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:52 pm

I gotta be honest, right now I don't care about fancy food or go to locations.

I just want dinner each night with my husband.


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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby Butterbean » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:20 pm

Since I've never been to Europe, it's still at the top of my bucket list. I would love to eat my way through Paris, London & Vienna for starters; then on to Spain, Italy, Greece, etc.
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby Kinsley » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:43 pm


I don't really have a bucket list.
I want to travel and sample local cuisine.
There's still much of North America I haven't
visited. I'd like to tour the Mediterranean,
Carribean, South and East Asia, France,
Central and South America... I want to
visit The UK and Ireland, but the food isn't
the main attraction. :wink:

But I'm flexible, mainly I'd like to find
somebody I enjoy travelling with. 8)

There are many foods that I've had before
and want to have again, but I can't think of
any particular new thing that I want to try. :?

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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby Jules » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:09 am

Chef Mongo wrote:
So, for today, what place(s) are on your culinary bucket list? What ones have you already visited? (Jules: You and PF share LOTS! Pretty pictures!)

:D Currently on vacation checking off the list, adding new spots.:D
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby ABwannabe » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:45 pm

Shawn, if you do come down to try C.F.Penn's let me know and I'll try to join you! Didn't they start out in Hartselle? I went to one in Hartselle that sounds a lot like it. It was so greasy the wax paper dripped. But *man* it was delicious!

I can't think of a "bucket list" for myself. I just enjoy trying good food. Frankly, formality doesn't do much for me unless it's pleasant and relaxing. A 3.5 hour meal sounds like I'd get tired after a while unless my dining companion(s) is/are very pleasant. I would like to try some "authentic" non-American cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Russian(!), Greek, South American, even some African cuisines. I don't know that I'd go Bourdain-like with the "weird" stutff, but I'd be somewhat adventuresome.

I've been to a couple of Pizza places in Chicago that were great, and I can't recall either name. Plus, I've had Italian Beef sandwiches there. That's pretty near the top of my culinary excitement list. Plus, I ate at the *original* Dreamland BBQ, in Tuscaloosa. At least back in the early 90's it was very good.
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby moonablaze » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:30 pm

gypsy wrote:My fantasy vacation is to eat my way around New Orleans. That's pretty much "it".


I am incredibly lucky to have just finished doing that! granted, we didn't have any fancy high-gourmet meals, but we had a lot of local favorites and all around great meals.
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby moonablaze » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:42 pm

the top of my culinary bucket list is Italy. it always has been. I thought when I got diagnosed with celiac, I wouldn't ever be able to go and enjoy it. but to my surprise and delight, Italy is probably the most celiac-friendly country in the world! Testing is standard in childhood checkups and so awareness is incredibly high. supposedly you can just ask for food "senza glutine" at just about any restaurant and get safe food!
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby gypsy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:59 am

moonablaze wrote:
gypsy wrote:My fantasy vacation is to eat my way around New Orleans. That's pretty much "it".


I am incredibly lucky to have just finished doing that! granted, we didn't have any fancy high-gourmet meals, but we had a lot of local favorites and all around great meals.


I bet it was wonderful! I've wanted to do this since I was a kid.
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby honeycomb » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:00 pm

haleoalau wrote:I gotta be honest, right now I don't care about fancy food or go to locations.

I just want dinner each night with my husband.


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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby new cook » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:04 am

I have a big-ass bucket list.

But right now my top two foodie desires are to dine at the French Laundry and to cook with Rick Bayliss in Mexico.
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby Slamdunkpro » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:19 am

We just finished 7 days in New England and the rule was "No chains, not one" and we did it. Found some real gems and some not so good landmarks but it was a great culinary tour.

The highlights:

"O" at Lake Opechee Inn NH: Don't think, just get the lobster Mac & Cheese. We aren't talking about "Meat from a one pound lobster" we're talking about a mac& cheese that is literally heaping with lobster meat. It was all that two of us could do to finish it.

The Lobster Claw 2 in Derry NH: Yeah OK it looks like a dump. Yeah it is a dump. But it's a great dump. Fresh steamed soft shell lobsters full of meat and killer onion rings cheap!

Morrison's Lobster on Badger Island ME: Gotta love Maine health departments, no way a place like this exists in any urban area. It's literally a woman selling steamed lobsters out of her walk through garage on a pier sitting in the middle of Portsmouth harbor. It's a BYOB place with no sides (unless the corn is good that day) but it's hard to beat picking lobster fresh off the boat lounging in such a picturesque setting.

King Arthur cafe at King Arthur Flour in Norwich VT: Awesome bakery / cafe for a quick brunch: Get the scones.
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby chefshawn » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:29 am

new cook wrote:I have a big-ass bucket list.

But right now my top two foodie desires are to dine at the French Laundry and to cook with Rick Bayliss in Mexico.


I bet he doesn't cook in Mexico, but has a WICKED agenda for eating!
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby Kamidanshir » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:31 am

Slamdunkpro wrote:We just finished 7 days in New England and the rule was "No chains, not one" and we did it. Found some real gems and some not so good landmarks but it was a great culinary tour.


Cool! Did you have to do much advance planning, or was it pretty spontaneous?
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby new cook » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:42 am

chefshawn wrote:
new cook wrote:I have a big-ass bucket list.

But right now my top two foodie desires are to dine at the French Laundry and to cook with Rick Bayliss in Mexico.


I bet he doesn't cook in Mexico, but has a WICKED agenda for eating!

He DOES cook in Mexico! From the FAQ page on his website:
www.rickbayliss.com wrote:How can I sign up for Rick's cooking classes in Mexico?
Rick teaches classes in Mexico once a year usually in the early spring.  The classes are offered as part of a week-long program organized by Marilyn Tasend with Culinary Adventures, Inc.  Every year this program visits a different region of Mexico.  For more information about this program, you can contact Marilyn either by phone (253) 851-7676 or via email.

But I'd also be happy to join him for an eating tour of Mexico. Wish I could afford to bid on this:
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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby Slamdunkpro » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:09 pm

Kamidanshir wrote:
Slamdunkpro wrote:We just finished 7 days in New England and the rule was "No chains, not one" and we did it. Found some real gems and some not so good landmarks but it was a great culinary tour.


Cool! Did you have to do much advance planning, or was it pretty spontaneous?

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Re: QOTD 8/13: Filling your bucket (Part 1)

Postby carla » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:10 pm

Yes, it took watching Bourdain to trigger me; I just don't keep a list beyond a few of these:

A Thomas Keller restaurant, of course, preferably the French Laundry.
Pied a Cochon
Cochon New Orleans
An authentic italian meal in any of Italy's regions
One of Batali's restaurants

Coconut crab
super crispy skin spit-roasted entire pig, wherever.
a great homemade head cheese (I drool just considering it)
trotters
a truffle-centric meal!

Of course I could go on.
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