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« on: December 26, 2011, 11:06:31 AM »
Chorizo
Bacalhau
Crackers
Crab Dip
Salmon Spread
Cheddar
Meatballs
Coca-Cola
Bread & Butter
Cream of Leek Soup
Turkey
Carrots
Cherry Tomatoes
Green Beans
Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Three Bean Salad
Stuffing
White Wine
Custard Tarts with Cinnamon
Chocolate Yule Log
Sugar Cookies
Shortbreads
Nanaimo Bars
Riesens
Lindts
Candy Canes
Kendall Cake
Forty Creek in Manhattans
17-yr old Glengoyne

It was around seven solid hours of eating and drinking yesterday. I'm pretty sure I forgot something in the above list.
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 11:17:24 AM »
I don't know what several of those things are, but it sounds delicious.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 11:45:01 AM »
I shall do my best to explain the many perplexing foods we eat:

Chorizo - Portugese sausage
Bacalhau - Portugese fishcakes (My uncle is from Portugal, so we eat a lot of Portugese food around Christmas time to remind him of home)
Chocolate Yule Log is a mixture of cream, meringue, icing so rich it can buy a bank
Nanaimo Bars are a traditional Canadian treat
Riesens, Lindts and Kendall cake are all types of candy. Riesen is caramel pieces covered in chocolate, Lindts are milk chocolate covered in hard chocolate, and Kendall cake is a British mint bar.
Forty Creek is a kind of whisky, Glengoyne is a kind of scotch.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2011, 11:51:41 AM »
Holy crap, the Nanaimo looks fantastic.  I'm putting that on the 'locate recipe and attempt to make' list.
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011, 12:08:02 PM »
They sell them in Tim Horton's in the northern US, from about New York north in the east, and Seattle or so north in the west.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2011, 01:34:02 PM »
You too?

Quote from: Pseudoephedrine;497375

Bacalhau - Portugese fishcakes (My uncle is from Portugal, so we eat a lot of Portugese food around Christmas time to remind him of home)


Technically, bacalhau is just the Portuguese name for the fish (the good old codfish, Gadus morhua, quite plentiful at the North Atlantic shores). If your bacalhau fishcakes are anything like ours (bolinhos de bacalhau in Brazil, pastéis de bacalhau in Portugal), they're deep-fried balls of potato and codfish, ideally with a crunchy exterior and a soft interior, usually served with olive oil (that's right, we throw more oil after it's been deep-fried).

Bolinhos de bacalhau are a staple of junk food here in Brazil, and not just during Christmas, typically washed down with copious amounts of draft beer (chopp) or, if youre at a Portuguese restaurant, a nice Portuguese wine. Codfish-based main courses are also very, very popular for Christmas supper, but even more so as a hearty Good Friday lunch.

I've had my share of bolinhos de bacalhau this Christmas, but mostly it was turkey, and chestnut purée, and potatoes, and pork loin. In fact, I am proud to report that the latter was the first time I cooked something for Christmas, and the success of that endeavor is attested by the complete lack of leftovers, despite it being a fairly big (2.4kg, or about 5lb) piece of pork. ;)

Oh, we also had chocolate and nut cake, and apple pie, and of course rabanadas (French toast, sort of; which for some reason we only eat this time of the year).

I know this has got nothing to do with gaming, but I can't resist food talk. Though truth be told, I have in the past considered throwing a gaming dinner party (inspired in no small measure by Benoist's classic "gaming banquet" photo), but I'm not sure some (maybe most) of the people I'm currently gaming with would be quite appreciative... I can't even persuade them to chip in for pizza half of the time, they just bring up those disgusting snacks and soda and that's it. Cheap fucks. :mad:

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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2011, 02:59:22 PM »
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Technically, bacalhau is just the Portuguese name for the fish (the good old codfish, Gadus morhua, quite plentiful at the North Atlantic shores). If your bacalhau fishcakes are anything like ours (bolinhos de bacalhau in Brazil, pastéis de bacalhau in Portugal), they're deep-fried balls of potato and codfish, ideally with a crunchy exterior and a soft interior, usually served with olive oil (that's right, we throw more oil after it's been deep-fried).


Atlantic cod isn't so plentiful anymore due to overfishing, but we eat a lot of pacific cod and imitation cod (haddock and rock cod and the like). I'm not sure which the cakes were made with, but yeah, they're the pasteis de bacalhau. We get them from a bakery and then pan-fry them before they go out.

We do western omelets and french toast for breakfast Christmas Day, but I was only tracking the one meal ;).

As for food for gaming, my buddies are mostly under 30, so we tend not to cook big meals. The Emern game is always preceded by everyone ducking into the shwarma place downstairs, so everyone comes up with a little brown paper bag with two chicken shwarma sandwiches made to order for themselves, while the hosts make a pot of coffee, and the entire session reeks of garlic, cigarettes and coffee until we can finally bring ourselves to open a window.
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A Goblin's Progress, or Of Cannons and Canons;
An Oration on the Dignity of Tash, or On the Elves and Their Lies
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2011, 03:16:13 PM »
I'm not into cod, but I could see doing a mock version of this delight with salmon, maybe.  Salmon latkes or something.

The older I get, the more I care about food actually being good - not necessarily good for me, mind, but good-tasting and interesting.  I would much rather game with a group that enjoys the occasional 'themed dinner' to go along with gaming!
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"Well worth reading."  -- Steve Winter

"...seriously nifty stuff..." -- Bruce Baugh

"[Erik is] the Carrot-Top of role-playing games." -- Jared Sorensen, who probably meant it as an insult, but screw that guy.

"Next con I'm playing in Wampus."  -- Harley Stroh