Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-17-2017, 07:52 AM
kayaker kayaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,819
What was your most recent truly unique food?

At a beer-food pairing last night one of the courses was truly unique. I realized that's sort of a rare event. I go out of my way to try anything, so after 58 years I sometimes figure there are no surprises left.

The course that made my day was a Dutch crumbled blue cheese ice cream served with peaches and lemon toasted pine nuts, with a balsamic reduction drizzled over everything. It wasn't just vanilla ice cream with cheese added, it was ice cream made from scratch using blue cheese as an ingredient.

I've never had blue cheese ice cream before. It was exquisite.

The beer it was paired with was a limited release sour ale fermented with peaches and aged in French oak casks. At some point it was inoculated with Penicillium roqueforti, the organism used in the production of cave aged blue cheese. The ale had a subtle, funky aroma attributable to the mold.

Have anything unique lately?
  #2  
Old 02-18-2017, 03:23 AM
Dr_Paprika Dr_Paprika is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: South of Toronto, Canada
Posts: 3,525
Grilled brain, in Japan. It was offal.
  #3  
Old 02-18-2017, 09:44 AM
kayaker kayaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,819
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr_Paprika View Post
Grilled brain, in Japan. It was offal.
A friend who grew up on a farm, absolutely loved calf brains as a kid. His mom would make brains & eggs for weekend breakfasts.

He didn't realize until his teen years that they were poor and eating what nobody would buy.
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2017 Sun-Times Media, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017