Holiday Spirit: Share Your Culinary Christmastime Indulgences!

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  • Walidos

    Walidos

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    nah..
    the truffle u can mainly fnd in 2 regions ..
    piemonte and umbria ..

    Umbria white truffle is top !
    Alba is in piedmont... Alba has 58 Michelin starred restaurants... it’s a town of 53sqkm and 32k people........!
     
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    With Christmastime nearing and our spirits in desperate need of some lifting, Holiday Spirit is a series of threads to help us feel a tiny bit of that Christmas cheer. Check out the other threads in this series: What Are Your Favorite Christmas Songs? and What's Your Favorite Christmas Movie?

    If I have to be honest with myself, these threads are pretty cheesy. You know what else is cheesy? Cheese.
    Cheese also happens to be one of my favorite indulgences during the festive season. A fat, stinky wheel of Camembert paired with a good whisky or a Trappist beer... *sigh*


    Let's face it. The holidays aren't complete without stuffing yourself on something good. What are your favorite Christmastime foods? What are your guilty pleasures? Any tasty recipes you're planning on trying? What are you looking forward to feasting on these coming weeks? What are you eating right now?

    This opening post was going to end on that note, except that something hit me as I was going for the "post thread" button... With things going the way they are in Lebanon, "culinary indulgences", or any food even, will likely be a luxury many families might not be able to afford this year. I'm not trying to make you feel bad in a feel good thread, but may this also be a reminder for us all to be thankful for what we have. Better yet, let's all make sure to seek out charitable organizations in our areas that are working to put food in hungry families' bellies this holiday season, and help them out!
    Lately, I basically eat because I have to. I eat the minimum necessary of whatever is in the house or easily available. For some reason, I'm not craving anything and I'm bored of everything.

    In the new year I'm going to try new recipes. Got a bunch of super healthy, delicious looking ones from the internet.
     
    SAVO

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    Alba is in piedmont... Alba has 58 Michelin starred restaurants... it’s a town of 53sqkm and 32k people........!
    yes i know .. that because they are open to international market.
    while umbria is mot rustic region very traditional and medieval..they have the real best truffle..
     
    SAVO

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    by the way , since we are talking about food .. what do u guys eat for breakfast usually..
    @IsaBells @Dr. Eggnog @Mistletos
     
    Walidos

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    by the way , since we are talking about food .. what do u guys eat for breakfast usually..
    @IsaBells @Dr. Eggnog @Mistletos
    I barely have time! I do the school run in the morning, I usually get whatever leftovers my kids don’t finish :)

    what id like to eat:
    - full English breakfast
    Or
    - poached eggs on brioche with hollandaise sauce
    Or
    - croissants and Cornish pastries...
    Or
    - toast and butter with jam
     
    Isabella

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    by the way , since we are talking about food .. what do u guys eat for breakfast usually..
    @IsaBells @Dr. Eggnog @Mistletos
    Not a big fan of breakfast in general although I did really enjoy this outrageous delicacy in Bretagne while visiting almost every single day for two weeks lol, the kouign amann:



    Basically bread dough rolled with lots of butter and sugar then cooked the sugar gets caramelised and the whole thing is delicious and decadent AF
     
    SAVO

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    my classic BKF ( outside home ) is this with espresso

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    when i do bkf home ,i like eggs , and i have zaatar from lebanon .. i like to do cheese on toast and spread over it some zaatar .. its nice ..:)

    my favorite thought , it can be found only in lisbon .. Pasteis de nata

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    Dr. Strangelove

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    by the way , since we are talking about food .. what do u guys eat for breakfast usually..
    @IsaBells @Dr. Eggnog @Mistletos
    My favorite meal of the day, believe it or not. Whole/half-skimmed milk or home-made laban with muesli/granola and fresh fruit is my go-to, but my breakfasts can vary wildly.

    During Christmastime, however, I often like to prepare Baileys hot chocolate to sip on when it's snowing on a Sunday morning and I have all the time in the world.

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    Isabella

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    Is this sour cream the white thing?
    Maybe, lots of people like their mjaddara with laban or labne sour cream has a bit of a similar taste so it can work
     
    Dr. Strangelove

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    Well @IsaBells, what kind of cheese do you like then?
    Bonus points for something that goes well with a robust red wine.
     
    Isabella

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    Well @IsaBells, what kind of cheese do you like then?
    Bonus points for something that goes well with a robust red wine.
    I like hard aged cheeses like comté, gouda, cantal, tommes de brebis, etc. I also love all things chèvre especially picodon and sainte-maure. Brie is not bad as well I prefer it to camembert and I do tolerate camembert just not the one au lait cru I can't get past the smell lol

    I think the reason I don't like Roquefort is the brebis cru origin, same reason I don't like any other brebis cheese except hard ones, can't get on board with the taste.
     
    Iron Maiden

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    Well @IsaBells, what kind of cheese do you like then?
    Bonus points for something that goes well with a robust red wine.
    get urself a nice pecorino or some st maure, but most importantly, i ask, why the robust red wine with cheese? keep it for a good steak, have some syrah or cabernet/syrah with cheese.
     
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    Iron Maiden

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    I like hard aged cheeses like comté, gouda, cantal, tommes de brebis, etc. I also love all things chèvre especially picodon and sainte-maure. Brie is not bad as well I prefer it to camembert and I do tolerate camembert just not the one au lait cru I can't get past the smell lol

    I think the reason I don't like Roquefort is the brebis cru origin, same reason I don't like any other brebis cheese except hard ones, can't get on board with the taste.
     
    Walidos

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    This is not mjaddara though, I think we call it mdardara ... for me mjaddara is all creamed up (except for very little rice)
    Maybe, lots of people like their mjaddara with laban or labne sour cream has a bit of a similar taste so it can work
     
    Dr. Strangelove

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    get urself a nice pecorino or some st maure, but most importantly, i ask, why the robust red wine with cheese? keep it for a good steak, have some syrah or cabernet/syrah with cheese.
    You're right. What I had in mind was something else entirely - fortified red wine, like port wine. I've had it on several occaisions with aged gouda or some kind of blue cheese, and the combination struck me as very wintery.

    I am not as well-versed in wine culture as I am in whisky and beer culture. You'll have to excuse me. 😌
     
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