What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

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Postby Tropism » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:03 pm

Soy Protein dry "ribs" with hummus and franks hot sauce.

Bean salad with vinegar.

Turkey pepperoni sticks
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Postby junglesmacks » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:26 pm

Tropism wrote:Soy Protein dry "ribs" with hummus and franks hot sauce.



Ok ok ok ok.. you can have your tofu bacon.. but now you're just messing with my emotions.


That's straight blasphemy.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:12 pm

I gotta wonder at it, too, Junglesmacks. Ribs were hard to cook and so they were cheap and became the food of the poor. So the poor learned how to cook them. (Substantial progress was made by African Americans, just gotta say that. Of course, that may seem racist itself, damn.) And they cooked them really nicely, and suddenly ribs were loved and everyone ate them.

So now, tofu has to imitate them? Too fucking weird.
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Postby junglesmacks » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:33 pm

Dagnammit.. food of the poor!

You know.. "they" say the same thing about skirt steak. It used to be the throw away from the butcher according the good ol' boys round these parts.. and now its $8/lb...???

I'd take it over anything else.


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Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:45 pm

I maintain that if tofu was actually good enough, people would stop fucking around to make it pretend to be something else to try and sell people on it.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:10 pm

Tofu is wonderful in Hot and Sour soup.
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Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:54 am

Nongshim Hot and Spicy Noodle Bowls

foil-box chocolate milk

BACON precooked, individual portions wrapped in aluminum foil for re-heating on propane stove
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Postby illy dilly » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:36 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Tofu is wonderful in Hot and Sour soup.

You stole the words right out of my mouth!!!

As for on Playa cravings:
These cheap single serve trailmix packets. Since its single serve the whole bag doesn't get dusty by Friday, and they are the perfect serving size Image
Another one I love, is Beanies'n'Weinnies (baked beans and cop up hot dogs). So simple, so tasty, and will last tell Saturday even if the hot dogs thaw but stay Cold.
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Postby junglesmacks » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:10 pm

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Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby Eric » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:14 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Tofu is wonderful in Hot and Sour soup.


Tofu is wonderful in a lot of stuff. It just needs to be cooked right - I would kill for good Tofu Praram, with thinly sliced fried tofu in it (most places make it with either non-fried tofu, or they slice the fried tofu thick, so it doesn't absorb the peanut sauce as well)

On topic - I'm a big fan of the Annie Chuns Miso soup, I eat it almost every day. Trader Joes has a good French Onion soup that's vegetarian as well. Soups tend to be my main dinner, during the day it's lots & lots of pickles (brined only, no vinegar "pickles" ever), chips & salsa, pita chips & hummus (with olives - yumm!), kimchee...

Last year I brought hard-boiled eggs - they really disagreed with me. I'm fine with them in the city, but on playa... not so much.
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Postby BBadger » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:55 pm

trilobyte wrote:I maintain that if tofu was actually good enough, people would stop fucking around to make it pretend to be something else to try and sell people on it.


Soylent Green is sauce for TOFU!
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Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby AbundantChoice » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:00 pm

strangely enough... cucumbers.

Sliced cucumbers and some decent mustard turns a POS cold-cut sandwich into a DELI MASTERPIECE.

Other than that, twizzlers.
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Postby 9ah » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:50 am

pickles. pickles. pickles. cold beer. bacon. chicken fajitas.
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Postby pizzamancer » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:28 am

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Postby winebuff » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:35 pm

Wine. It is in the fruit family :D

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:43 pm

Marlboros.
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Postby MyDearFriend » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:35 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:Marlboros.


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Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby VultureChow » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:10 pm

Grilled steak for breakfast. Lots of salt and pepper.

Apparently I work in reverse on playa. I'm an early bird, so there's nothing like waking up at 7am and cooking a nice thick sirloin and sharing with your neighbors.
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Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby whiskeylips » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:51 pm

Pickle juice (chilled)
turkey/beef jerky (oh god the salt and protein)
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trail mix
Tillamook medium cheddar(seriously yum)
eggs
wheat bread
peanut butter
gnutella

I don't get an appetite out there for heavy foods... by the end I am craving nothing but watery fresh veggies and fruit - watermelon, cantelope, cucumber, honeydew, pineapple.

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Postby illy dilly » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:14 pm

Beanies'n'Weenies!!!
Not just Burning Man, but anytime I'm camping.
This last year we up'd our game a little and used precooked brats instead of hot dogs.
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Postby forty_eight » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:50 pm

junglesmacks wrote:Image

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You need a squeeze of lime to make that into a delicacy ... Sopa Huevon, FTW. Yum

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:05 pm

kids these days....


dont know how to eat...


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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:50 pm

whiskeylips wrote:gnutella

chocolate mushed antelope. yum
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Postby AtticFish » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:55 am

A can of chicken mixed with mango salsa, eaten cold with pita chips. Salty, sweet, juicy and refreshingly chilly!

And then also pretty much every meat mentioned so far. Last time I camped with elite vegans who gave us shit for using our utensils, cutting board, pan, and stove to cook chicken curry in "their" kitchen. Most delicious spite curry ever.
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Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby tahiti_treat » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:47 am

Our daily breakfast last year was a great success. Scrambled egg-beaters (I thought they'd suck but I couldn't tell the difference between them and regular eggs, and less chance of breakage with transport) in a tortilla with cheese, avocado, and salsa. Served with a side of instant mashed potatoes in lieu of hash browns, and a can of iced coffee. Yummmmmmm.

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Postby Sic Pup » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:49 am

Eureka!

Instant mashed potatoes!

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Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby Eddie » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:23 pm

coffee
bacon
couscous (this is awesome playa and and for camping)

I make crepes the first few days. I have premixed batter in a gallon water jug. first time those around me saw me making freaking crepes on the playa off the back of my motorcycle they were amazed....considering that in their 50ft transformer of an RV all they had were pickles and snickers bars.

Oh and tomato soup. I really despise tomato juice but I love tomato soup. With either rice or couscous.

Frozen grapes, seedless.

Frozen devil dogs

Frozen bananas

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Postby Eddie » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:24 pm

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I usually end up with that after the "burn"

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Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:50 pm

Manatee on toast!
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Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Postby Eddie » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:02 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Manatee on toast!

I prefer clubbed baby seal heroes


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