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Old 03-10-2008, 03:22 PM
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I'm a big fan of dishes that are normally classed as 'Peasant Food'.


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Old 03-13-2008, 06:39 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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What defines Peasant food, and maybe I can contribute?

Anyone? Anyone? Buelller? Bueller... lol and heehee
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I think an unpureed potato leek soup, with nice big chunks of potato and leek, would be peasanty. Is that what you had in mind burdell?
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:29 AM
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What defines Peasant food, and maybe I can contribute?

Anyone? Anyone? Buelller? Bueller... lol and heehee


I'd say either low-cost or home grown ingredients for the most part. Tough cuts of meat, flour, eggs, vegetanles, etc.

Things like beef/lamb shanks, many different cabbage dishes, things that in many cases were made by field workers or brought to US cities by field workers from other countries.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:33 AM
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I think an unpureed potato leek soup, with nice big chunks of potato and leek, would be peasanty. Is that what you had in mind burdell?


Sounds good That's the type of home grown thing I have in mind, like Polish Cabbage Soup or Eastern European Borscht. Or something like gnocchi or pirogis, flour, potatoes, eggs, maybe onions, simple but tasty and satisfying.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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I'd say either low-cost or home grown ingredients for the most part. Tough cuts of meat, flour, eggs, vegetanles, etc.

Things like beef/lamb shanks, many different cabbage dishes, things that in many cases were made by field workers or brought to US cities by field workers from other countries.
I like all that stuff... maybe I am a peasant.

I like a vegetable beef soup that has all kinds of vegetables in it, to include cabbage, and chuck.

Basically to add whatever you have available, and it is sounding good right about now.

My mother used to make potatoes and cabbage all the time, with onions.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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Rattatouille, Borscht, Succatash, Hamburger Helper are all fine examples of Peasant Food.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:07 AM
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I like all that stuff... maybe I am a peasant.

I like a vegetable beef soup that has all kinds of vegetables in it, to include cabbage, and chuck.

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Or stuffed cabbage?

When I refer to things as 'peasant food' I mean it in the best possible way. In my eyes it came from people replacing wealth of materials wirh ingenuity and creativity, many of the results are yummy.
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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These are all peasant foods that I have eaten and made myself.

Gefilte Fish
Making carp palatable isn't always easy.

Matzoh
There are so many uses for matzoh, but first the matzoh itself has to be made.

Cassoulet
(Especially enjoyable if being eaten in Toulouse, France )
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso NM
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does Mexican food classify as peasant food, that is what I grew up, refried beans and spanish rice and tortillas, fried potatoes and eggs and squash, peppers garlic and onions
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