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4 minutes ago, ubkev said:

This all came about when my family and I were talking about foods that look amazing that we hate. Those cupcakes were mine. The wife said sushi. I'm not nuts about sushi, but I can eat it from time to time.

Ah, let me tell you about the other grandfather, the sushi chef.  

(No, that would be a lie.  He made monuments.  Like the things you find at gravesites.  And before anyone gets started, no, not the big statues.)

EDIT:  It was kind of the basic stuff, like this:

 

PA SABRE FAN

1949-2022

"LINDY RUFF WAS THE GREATEST COACH EVER"

 

But on a stone instead of an Internet message board.

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1 minute ago, Eleven said:

Ah, let me tell you about the other grandfather, the sushi chef.  

(No, that would be a lie.  He made monuments.  Like the things you find at gravesites.  And before anyone gets started, no, not the big statues.)

Mine was a painter. And his food speciality was to let Grandma cook everything. (Ok that's a lie, he was a hunter and he always cooked the venison and rabbits.)

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1 minute ago, ubkev said:

Mine was a painter. And his food speciality was to let Grandma cook everything. (Ok that's a lie, he was a hunter and he always cooked the venison and rabbits.)

Frescos or houses?  And I wish you had seen my edit.

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Frescos or houses?  And I wish you had seen my edit.

Haha! Houses.

My grandma on the other side was the artist. She always had an easel up next to a window someplace.

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12 minutes ago, Eleven said:

Ah, let me tell you about the other grandfather, the sushi chef.  

(No, that would be a lie.  He made monuments.  Like the things you find at gravesites.  And before anyone gets started, no, not the big statues.)

EDIT:  It was kind of the basic stuff, like this:

 

PA SABRE FAN

1949-2022

"LINDY RUFF WAS THE GREATEST COACH EVER"

 

But on a stone instead of an Internet message board.

Grandparents and gravestones: An aside.

My dad's parents were divorced before I was born. We never saw my dad's dad too much. He died a few years before my dad's mom. They are both buried in the same tiny church cemetery in Westernville. They are one grave stone apart. During grandma's funeral, my aunt matter of factly stated "a random woman in-between them. Perfect."

And that's still the funniest thing I've ever heard at a funeral.

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40 minutes ago, ubkev said:

This all came about when my family and I were talking about foods that look amazing that we hate. Those cupcakes were mine. The wife said sushi. I'm not nuts about sushi, but I can eat it from time to time.

Speaking of nostalgia and seafood, just picked up smoked whitefish.  Haven't had it in decades.  It's fantastic.

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And old school bakeries were the best

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21 minutes ago, Indabuff said:

Speaking of nostalgia and seafood, just picked up smoked whitefish.  Haven't had it in decades.  It's fantastic.

I think the only fish I've ever eaten is tuna, fried haddock, walleye and trout. Oh and I had blackened red snapper fish tacos with a mango salsa on vacation one time. They were phenomenal. 

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3 minutes ago, ubkev said:

I think the only fish I've ever eaten is tuna, fried haddock, walleye and trout. Oh and I had blackened red snapper fish tacos with a mango salsa on vacation one time. They were phenomenal. 

My father used to buy whole smoked whitefish in Barcelona for $3 back in the day.  Most places want $20 a pound if you can find it nowadays.

Walleye is fantastic but don't overlook perch if you find some.  Same family.

You need to eat more fish!

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1 hour ago, Indabuff said:

whole smoked whitefish

Delicious.  

 

1 hour ago, Indabuff said:

Barcelona

 

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6 minutes ago, Eleven said:

Delicious.  

 

 

I think your logic may be Fawltey.

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1 hour ago, Indabuff said:

My father used to buy whole smoked whitefish in Barcelona for $3 back in the day.  Most places want $20 a pound if you can find it nowadays.

Walleye is fantastic but don't overlook perch if you find some.  Same family.

You need to eat more fish!

I've eaten more than my share of fish.  I've never had smoked whitefish.  Wasn't a thing in my family, and I've never sought it out.  I do remember when it was a regular item in the grocery store.

I find perch to be superior to walleye.  Just as mild flavored, maybe a touch sweeter, but the difference to me is perch flesh is firmer than walleye.  Better texture.  Walleye is definitely a close #2 for fresh water fish.

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7 minutes ago, Weave said:

I've never had smoked whitefish

Smoked whitefish salad sandwich at Risa's on Delaware Ave.  It is heaven.

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Homemade New England* clam chowder, a fresh hard roll and 3 ice cold Labatt's (which is hard to get in Nebraska).  I'm full, satisfied, and a bit waxed.  What a great Sunday!

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My wife and I did pretty well on perch this spring/early summer out of Hanover, Cattaraugus Creek. Almost 300 over 6 trips...… We deep fried 2 bags on Friday for a little party, and the stuff is so effin good with a cold beer …….. tonight is grilled walleye and yellow squash, and smoked taters. 

 I'd love to know what the recipe is for a smoked whitefish salad...…. it would be tempting to smoke some walleye and try an experiment. 

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Had my mother's Sunday sauce for the first time since COVID hit today. 

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH.

Going to sleep well tonight.  After the Pepcid (not her fault).

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Bootlegged a big cooler full of Heady Topper, Focal Banger and assorted Lawson's Finest Liquids from Vermont after a nice quiet week in Killington.

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When the lockdown started, my wife and I made a big order to Butcher Box (we called it Meat Box, cuz you order, and a few days later, a box of meat shows up at your house.)

Everything else is long gone, but I went to the deep freeze and realized that there were still 8 salmon steaks that they threw in for free that we didn’t eat (my wife doesn’t eat salmon.) Finally cooked two on the grill straight and true (OO, salt, pepper) just to see what the fish tasted like before I get all fancy with spices and marinades. 

Wow. Served over some salad with a balsamic vinaigrette,... that was some breakfast!

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I'm easing in to watch some baseball and I just made myself a perfect Martini.

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2 minutes ago, Weave said:

Old Grand Dad 114 neat.

Full glass of Tanqueray chilled.

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I don't have a lot of extra cash right now, but I had to splurge on the tuna tartare from Left Bank this evening.  It is sublime.

12 minutes ago, ubkev said:

Full glass of Tanqueray chilled.

?!  Be careful!

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2 minutes ago, Eleven said:

I don't have a lot of extra cash right now, but I had to splurge on the tuna tartare from Left Bank this evening.  It is sublime.

?!  Be careful!

Well...I think we both know I'm beyond that at this point. I'm going to put a dent in this and go to bed. More likely, pass out. I'm not going anywhere.

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The last piece of zucchini bread. The heel. It's so damn good. Can't wait to make more.

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9 minutes ago, Eleven said:

I don't have a lot of extra cash right now, but I had to splurge on the tuna tartare from Left Bank this evening.  It is sublime.

?!  Be careful!

I love raw tuna in all its forms.

Now it's time for a cigar....

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