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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceCowboy View Post
    Have I created a food porn thread?
    Yes, yes you have.

    Anyway, Wolfwood, if you want good food, why not take a trip over here?
    Portuguese food is not as known as Italian or French, but it´s honestly as good, if not better, and it isn´t as expensive as both those places, so you can end up with your stomach filled and your wallet in the same condition.
    Best fish in Europe, and a lot of good meat too.
    Huh so you're not a Texan? But yeah the rustic nature of Portuguese cuisine does appeal to me.

    Lots of hearty stews and soups as far as i can tell. Pretty smooth wine too.

    And i'm going to go out on an ethnic stereotype of a limb here. Probably lots of pork too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    It's not quasi-Italian if you're actually going to the right places. There's good pizza everywhere, but you mean like the cuisine? No worry. Little Italy in NYC and all sorts of little places everywheres else has what you need. Even in my town we have an extremely good place and I live between Bridgeport and New Haven rather than anywhere super close to NYC itself.
    I meant it in a positive way. For me the various brands of fusion, adaptations and/or bastardization have done alot of good for the Italian kitchen. I mean sure Italian food is great, but it's so damn pigheadedly conservative, with lots of weird taboos and don'ts. Like i'm currently reading a book about southern Italian food right now, and it notes so many little taboos, like for instance that in some areas it's considered a major no no to combine meat and cheese, like what the fuck Italy, get with the times already. It's not 1870, using a smidge of cream won't ruin it, adjusting or updating an old recipe doesn't make it wrong, just get that Italian branch out of the roman ass guys.

    But hey! Atleast the classic recipes atleast give a good template to build from.

    Also the NYC area being the most immigrant heavy part of the world means you can probably find the food of absolutely anything you could imagine.
    In fact I think I just sold you on it with that line alone lol. If you can get over the urban transition you'd be in gastronomic heaven.
    Yeah it certainly is neat to think that you could find a little slice of anywhere.

    Even more so to have all of those cuisines mixing and mingling in a "small" area.

    Quote Originally Posted by fedcom View Post
    You're not supposed to drink tap water anywhere in India, everyone I know boils it first then leaves it to cool overnight
    One does wonder what the point of having tap water is, if it's just an unusable deathtrap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jameswuds View Post
    Just bear in mind that you must not under any circumstances use knives and forks if you eat pizza in New York. Pick the slice up and fold it.
    I spent a few seconds processing that, before i remembered that you guys buy your pizzas pre-sliced.

    In those brief seconds i envisioned the American way of tearing pizzas into pieces with their hands.

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    Don't you want to go somewhere sunny with loud people? Neglecting some great Euro stuff there mate.
    Well, I want it to be close to home since it would be my first real trip alone, plus I won't have to worry as much about different cultures etc. I'd love to travel further at some point though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwood View Post
    Even more so to have all of those cuisines mixing and mingling in a "small" area.
    Funnily enough NYC proper is actually pretty compact. It's not hard to get around except for the energy buzz of so many other people constantly around you can be exhausting.

    I spent a few seconds processing that, before i remembered that you guys buy your pizzas pre-sliced.

    In those brief seconds i envisioned the American way of tearing pizzas into pieces with their hands.
    Sometimes it's unsliced, in which case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zar View Post
    Well, I want it to be close to home since it would be my first real trip alone, plus I won't have to worry as much about different cultures etc. I'd love to travel further at some point though.
    Traveling is no fun unless the culture's are different imo.
    It's why in America we usually don't count Canada if people ask us if we've been abroad (it's basically the same exact country with the South swapped out for Quebec).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwood View Post
    One does wonder what the point of having tap water is, if it's just an unusable deathtrap.
    Well you gotta get the water you wanna boil in the first place, from somewhere
    Also you can still use it for other things. Cleaning and whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwood View Post

    In those brief seconds i envisioned the American way of tearing pizzas into pieces with their hands.
    It actually happens. Some of the pizza joints don't slice the pizza and since I basically never eat it with fork and knife I just tear it up and eat the slabs. Eating Chicago style pizza like that however, is fucking impossible and you get second grade burns on your fingers when you try it. There was actually a swedish student going to my high school back in the day and he told me that you guys never slice it and that was really perplexing to most of us. He also told me you guys eat kebab on your pizza sometimes, which makes absolutely no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fedcom View Post
    Well you gotta get the water you wanna boil in the first place, from somewhere
    Also you can still use it for other things. Cleaning and whatever.

    I dunno, if you die from drinking it, I wouldn't wanna wash my hands with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameswuds View Post
    It actually happens. Some of the pizza joints don't slice the pizza and since I basically never eat it with fork and knife I just tear it up and eat the slabs. Eating Chicago style pizza like that however, is fucking impossible and you get second grade burns on your fingers when you try it. There was actually a swedish student going to my high school back in the day and he told me that you guys never slice it and that was really perplexing to most of us. He also told me you guys eat kebab on your pizza sometimes, which makes absolutely no sense.
    Ah kebab pizza, the traditional hangoverfood of my people.

    Can't choose betwenn kebab and pizza? Why not combine them, and if you are that kind of guy you can also top it with french fries and bearnaise sauce, in addition to the two kebab sauces and salad. I've never had it, but it's a student favorite

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    You're not gonna die you'll just get stomach problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwood View Post
    Ah kebab pizza, the traditional hangoverfood of my people.

    Can't choose betwenn kebab and pizza? Why not combine them, and if you are that kind of guy you can also top it with french fries and bearnaise sauce, in addition to the two kebab sauces and salad. I've never had it, but it's a student favorite
    So kebab is like a common fastfood for you guys? I mean, here it's basically kebab for itself and pizza at other places. That shit sounds really greasy though; and I say that as somebody who regularly ate fried chicken and waffles at night when I was young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameswuds View Post
    So kebab is like a common fastfood for you guys? I mean, here it's basically kebab for itself and pizza at other places.
    Four things you can always get in Sweden. Kebab, pizza, bearnaise sauce and french fries.

    But yeah kebab is common as fuck. At some point it was our number one takeout, but i reckon it's still a top three contender.

    That shit sounds really greasy though; and I say that as somebody who regularly ate fried chicken and waffles at night when I was young.
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    Just a regular saturday night in Swedenville

    Personally i have no desire whatsoever to try one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwood View Post
    But yeah kebab is common as fuck. At some point it was our number one takeout, but i reckon it's still a top three contender.
    Kebap has become very popular where I'm at, but it sounds like I should visit Sweden some day. I've never been to Europe at all actually.

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    And now, this thread becomes a world food topic ? Nice.

    If you go to Bahia (or any northeast/north state in Brazil) you can find some really good tradicional food like "Vatapá" or "Acarajé". The only thing I liked was "Lambreta" a oyster soup. The northeast cuisine is said to be very spice with it´s peppers and dendê oil, but when I went there I didn't find it too spice, not like indian food.

    The south region is kinda tricky, if you go to Uruguay or Argentina, the BBQ are better, but the "Chimarrão" is a "must drink" if you visit Brazil (specially the south part).


    One thing I really like is when you go to a birthday party and, instead of finding generic junk food products in the table, you find traditional foods like "Pães de Queijo" or "Coxinhas" or even "Brigadeiros" surrounding the cake. It gives more originality to the party.


    In my city though ? I don´t know if this is from São Paulo, but I really like "Escondidinho".
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwood View Post
    Ah kebab pizza, the traditional hangoverfood of my people.

    Can't choose betwenn kebab and pizza? Why not combine them, and if you are that kind of guy you can also top it with french fries and bearnaise sauce, in addition to the two kebab sauces and salad. I've never had it, but it's a student favorite
    I've been to various pizza joints that have had clearly mid-eastern people running them, but I've never encountered anyone...Greek, Arab, Persian or Turkish who put kebab/souvlaki on pizza.
    It does actually sound maybe good? But I can't picture the pizza involved. Like it would have to be very thick pizza no?
    You know what would work better? Gyro pizza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vectorkov View Post
    Kebap has become very popular where I'm at, but it sounds like I should visit Sweden some day. I've never been to Europe at all actually.
    lol Kebab/Souvlaki is not from Sweden. They're enjoying it like we do.
    It's eastern Medd (primarily) food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    lol Kebab/Souvlaki is not from Sweden. They're enjoying it like we do.
    It's eastern Medd (primarily) food.
    I know, I just meant I wanted to try their spin on it... the kebab pizza.

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    I never liked american pizza, maybe because I lived in a small town next to Baltimore.


    But I really love São Paulo pizza, for me is the best pizza in Brazil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    I've been to various pizza joints that have had clearly mid-eastern people running them, but I've never encountered anyone...Greek, Arab, Persian or Turkish who put kebab/souvlaki on pizza.
    It does actually sound maybe good? But I can't picture the pizza involved. Like it would have to be very thick pizza no?
    You know what would work better? Gyro pizza.
    Thick as in stacked with toppings. But the crust is almost always very thin. Personally i think it's just a natural progression from our love of pirogs and openface sandwiches, where loading on everything that's in the fridge is the norm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vectorkov View Post
    I know, I just meant I wanted to try their spin on it... the kebab pizza.
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    Just some dudes singing about kebabpizza. Seemed appropriate for the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwood View Post
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    Just some dudes singing about kebabpizza. Seemed appropriate for the topic.
    I wasn't sure how to respond, so I'll just say well done Sweden, well done.
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    Took a first swing at another Swedish speciality today, kroppkakor.

    It's essentially small balls made of cooked, grated potatoes, flour and eggs. That's then stuffed with lots fried pork and onions, and flavoured with allspice. To which you'd serve some clarified butter and lingonberries. Not too shabby in all it's simplicity.

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    Alrighty New Yorkers I'm heading over there for a weekend in the end of Jan, help me out:

    Best things to do in NYC in a day! Go!
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    In a single day?? I'm not even from New York and I think it would be nigh impossible to scratch the surface in a single day. Anybody actually from NY want to check if this article has some good recommendations? http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/trav...articles/76747

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    Well I've been to NYC before but my husband hasn't, we basically have the weekend. So, 2 days.

    Last I've been we had a bus taking us to each place, this time were planning to subway and bus, so I'm looking for good walkable itineraries.
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