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Monday, March 7, 2011 Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 7:00pm PST. Let’s go with… your favorite food. Yeah, that should be fun. I’ll pick three winners at random, and they will have their pick of any one of the five prints Timeplots has to offer. I’d probably go with the Senate one myself.
One entry per person, please.
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This was a hard decision that a pondered for a while, but I’m going to have to say my favorite is the Calzone ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calzone ) filled with spicy peppers, broccoli, and spinach. I get a large one before important projects and it provides enough food to keep me fed for hours.
my own homemade pizza http://www.flickr.com/photos/b2men/1741701495/in/set-72157594559836198/
This was agonizing. I’d have to go with my mom’s meatloaf. I would be fine eating it every day. Seriously, I could never be a vegetarian as a result of this food. It is amazing especially as leftovers. Try as I might, I still can’t recreate it.
I’ll have to go with something Cajun, perhaps a seafood gumbo.
Without any doubt, Veal Milanese Neapolitan (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Milanesa_napolitana_(1).jpg)
Mine is absolutely TORTELLINI WITH CREAM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortellini). Look at this http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ovnVF0kEwzw/S7HpSbwytGI/AAAAAAAADhk/WwUdziSU_EM/s1600/DSC04469.JPG!
Gotta be that PIZZA
Definitely has to be balut. Who doesn’t enjoy scarfing down a zombie duck embryo?
Trying my chance!
id love a poster. and i love a good beef dip.
Fish and fries! yummy
I would definitely go for a mahgreb dish, the couscous ! And i love the Senate one ^^
Unagi. That is all.
does coffee count? honestly, coffee is the first thing that pops into mind…have some everyday and is simply one of my favorites all around
I’m with John, gotta be coffee.. But then I do love seafood…
A favourite food has to be frittata. It’s a flexible and hearty dish that caters to a single serving as well as it caters to serving 12 close friends. The best part of frittata is the clean out the fridge function. This meal simply begs for the veg + cheese + meat (optional) that is on its last days as a resident in your fridge. Add 4-6 cups of coffee from Costa Rica and I am one happy geek!
I love durians!
Smells like hell, but tastes like heaven!
The pick for my favorite food is changing all the time. But I think I’ll choose a nice falafel sandwitch for now. Exciting!
That would have to be maple flavored soft-serve ice cream, or, as we call it in Vermont, Maple Creemee. The food of the Gods.
That would be sweet potato fries, served at Friends Restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Epic!
Curry Chicken with Rice!
Corned Beef Hash and two eggs over easy from PJ Bernstein’s. So rich it can only be eaten a few times per year
Unagi. :) I love BBQ eel and rice.
A great marinated steak off the grill.
Living my poor student lifestyle I’ve got to go with ramen. That staple of student life. Awesome place near me that does a HUGE bowl of Tokyo Ramen for $9.30. Heaven.
A delicious butternut squash risotto FTW!
Roast lamb! Mmm….
Salt Lick BBQ FTW
Because Flowingdata is all about visualisation of data, let be the first to say that my favourite food is apple PIE!
Soup. Matzo Ball. Chicken. Beef. Veggie. Thick like stew. Thin like broth. Soup. Any. All.
Singaporean mango ice
Homemade bread – I make bread 3 or 4 times a week for my family. Fresh or toasted, it’s the best thing you’ve ever put in your mouth. Add fresh butter or a drip of honey if you like. Cut a thick slice and add a layer of homemade jam. Mouth-watering.
Stinky tofu (Taiwanese style with a mala sauce)
Quebec-style poutine (with real cheese curds)!
Eastern/Western fusion of North Carolina barbeque.
It all depends, but at the moment beer & brats sounds good.
No question… cereal. Currently a fan of anything Barbara’s puts out.
My favorite food has to be salmon. I seem to order it everywhere it is available and it is hard to go wrong with that kind of fish.
Mmmm… Potbelly’s sandwiches….
lately it’s hummus.
Kori Rotti – Its mangalorean (indian) curried chicken with rice wafers
Hamburger Stroganoff , no doubt
does beer count, specifically the Czech’s dark budvar
it’s GOTTA be lemon pie — favorite from my childhood! ;-)
Mmmm… Chicken Picatta
Scrolling to the bottom of this list made me really hungry! I have coffee, chocolate, and cheetohs nearly every day but I really love a good chicken parmesan caesar salad.
Lasagna – the layers of cheese and pasta just do it for me. I’m reading the posts and there seems to be a preponderance of italian dishes. Now that would be a fun infographic!
Pan-fried fresh haddock!!!!
I would love to decorate my office with some of these!
I love oysters. Any way you can prep them.
Philly cheesesteak. No question.
cheese. all kinds.
Tacos and guacamole!
I am gonna agree with Bob, Cheese in all of its flavors and glory. Sharp, crumbly, creamy, delicate, salty and even sweet there is nothing that isn’t made better with cheese.
I love real bread from a real bakery. How is it that we can send monkeys to space but it is impossible to find a good loaf of bread in the states!
Hot, fresh pumpernickel bagel* with cream cheese.
*NYC-baked, of course. Accept no substitutes.
I would have to pick A Visual History of the Supreme Court of the United States. Very cool and would look great in my future corner office.
favorite food? chocolate ice cream and skittles. or beef wellington. just not both at the exact same time.
A slice of fresh, homemade sourdough bread, covered with Hook’s blue cheese.
I can’t think of anything that beats a good Eggs Benedict.
Second for tacos – FTW!
Supreme Court, definitely
As a coder it has to be … pizza! Hold the black olives though
how do i choose a favorite food? with so many awesome foods available?
ok, ok. TODAY’S favorite: my own homemade dark chocolate ice cream.
is coffee a food??? cause that definitely is the my favorite
Wow! What a great visual for learning history and making it fun! I wish I would have had this growing up. Pickle and Butter Sandwiches.
A dry, but witty, New Zealand sauvignon blanc.
I love french fries
chicken biriyani with raita
Sign me up!
A lobster roll and root beer.
Triscuits with cottage cheese. Seriously.
Chelsea Buns (bit like Cinnamon Rolls in the US)
so hard to say, but right now I have a hankerin for corn bread and chili
Mac & Cheese
A really good BLT sandwich–thick cut peppery bacon (fried but only about 85-90% crispy), extra sharp cheddar cheese (or swiss or smoked gouda) crisp crisp! iceberg lettuce, juicy red tomatoes, and hearty white toasty bread (ciabatta would also be good).
Grilled shrimp on basmati rice. Current favorite rub involves olive oil, ground chipotle pepper, a pinch of cumin and brown sugar, but it’s never quite the same twice. And a glass of Monterey County chardonnay. yum!
Butter pecan ice cream. Yum!
Chinese hot pot!
Ben & Jerry’s Fossil Fuel ice cream: sweet cream ice cream with chocolate cookies, fudge dinosaurs and a fudge swirl. And yes, it counts as food. I eat it as a meal.
Ah easy – chocolate refridgerator cake
My breakfast Omelet: Egg whites, chopped garlic, onion, red pepper, on an English muffin with Greek yogurt dip (roasted red pepper & asiago cheese)
Shrimp scampi :)
Bean pasta – a riff on pasta fagiole – black beans cooked with olive oil, onions and recaito, mixed with rotini and parmesan cheese. YUM – good hot and cold
I’d have to say ikura!
So easy…. Beef Stroganoff
Baked ziti, with garlic bread. Steak and a potato overflowing with butter. Frosted flakes (yep, they’re grrrr-eat!)
Simple and basic … the Banana!
My favorite (dinner entree) would be sauerbraten- that wondrous and delectable German pot roast.
Mine is boeuf bourgignon with mashed potatoes! (Made by my wife :)
I think I will say that my favorite is the snack of champions: lavash crackers with mustard and sardines. Mmm Mmm good.
Wheel pizza. You have to live here to know what that means.
Chicken Paprikash. My Hungarian grandmother was the best cook!
Pizza. Any kind. Or fudge.
Tacos. Good good tacos.
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Dumplings in their infinite varieties.
Polish Stuffed cabbage with sauteed bacon and onions over it….
Tough call because so much its quality is in the ingredients and prep but if its done right there is very little better than a thick chicken burrito.
pearled wheat with vegetables
Most definitely without a doubt, cream cheese. It is good on anything. Don’t believe me? Go ahead, try it.
Southern food is the best: cornbread, okra, greens and catfish.
Porterhouse, medium rare, cooked over charcoal.
Guinness Stout. Guinness is good for you.
Chicken enchiladas with Beans, rice, and guacamole!
Mujadrah. Simple, earthy, and curiously satisfying despite a seemingly basic set of ingredients.
I thought coffee at first, but chocolate wins the day.
I always tend to go with mince pies (the Christmas variety). Thank goodness it comes but once a year…
Fried chicken – really crispy, not too greasy, well-breaded, with a good spice on the outside, juicy, tender meat inside, preferably thighs and drumsticks.
I think I might have to go for fish tacos, recently.
puerco pibil with homemade corn tortillas. easy and delicious!
My favourite food is cannelloni stuffed with cheese and spinach.
Sticky Toffee Pudding hands down. Thanks for all the effort with the site Nathan.
Mint Chocolate Chip
Hard one dude! It would have to be either my late mothers Apple Pie or my late fathers Ginger Biscuits.
I’m only allowed one? Aaaghh!
Apple Pie – sorry dad :)
Massaman curry with tofu!
Charts and time are cool. And so are bow ties
Pick one food? Are you nuts? OK… for the sake of argument, let’s say it’s nuts. =)
Mac and Cheese. Especially homemade with bread crumbs.
Chicken enchiladas with mole negro. Or really, anything with mole negro. Oaxacan food is amazing!
everything above is my favorite, even the stuff I haven’t heard of or tried. But I will have to go with some high end blue cheese and crackers with a nice red wine.
Whatever I’m not bored with or tired of.
I love Ben & Jerry’s strawberry cheesecake ice cream.
Kalbi – Korean BBQ short ribs
my fondest memories of growing up were my Polish grandma’s golumpkis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go%C5%82%C4%85bki
I couldn’t live without lemons!!!
Baked chicken breast, stuffed with ricotta and spinach and coated with a wholegrain mustard / honey glaze, accompanied by steamed new potatoes sprinkled with salt and mint, and served with a nice little gem lettuce. Perfect.
Patty Melt and Fries.
A fresh slice of rosemary and olive oil bread topped with half a smushed avocado and a slice of tomato.
Spaghetti carbonara, made with bacon cured by my mother’s neighbor up in the holler.
Thin crust pepperoni pizza!
One word: Paella.
Just had it: Malaysian Prawn Laska!
Give me a BLT with avocado!
Definitely Jambalaya over rice.
Costa Rican meatballs….you’d have to have one to understand.
Count me in!!!!
Turkey Hill Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Spaghettini with tuna, capers and chilli
Popcorn. Hot air or oil-popped.
mapo tofu. (insanely spicey please)
Oooh definitely frozen yogurt!
My favorite food is macaroni and cheese. What can I say? I try not to make it too often but sometimes at 2:00 in the morning it’s the only thing that satisfies.
Tough decision. Depends on who is cooking. If it’s my mother or grandparents, it’s pasta. If I’m going out, sushi. If I had to pick one, it’s pasta.
I’m going to go with falafel.. map the distribution of falafel dispensaries over time?
Definitely Buffalo Wings – as hot as they can be!
I love all kinds of food but just couldn’t live without chocolate or cheese.
I love that poster… and any combination of chocolate and citrus. Thanks!
Mmmmm, favorite food? Lobster macaroni and cheese (yep, it’s a staple here in Maine). Also, dessert favorite is chocolate chip cookie dough truffles – ohmygodyum.
I’m going with Lou Malnati’s deep-dish pizza, a Chicago fave.
Turkey, cucumber, avocado and havarti sandwich.
It would be different on different days, but as a constant go-to, it has to be pizza.
Pad thai. Extra spicy. Coke on the side.
Shepherd’s Pie! Oh yea!
Definitely would be gnocchi in red sauce.
anything from a Rick Bayless cookbook. The man’s a genius. If I have to narrow to one it’d be the Very, Very, Very Good Chili.
These are awesome posters. I’d go for the Supreme Court one. And I’m a big fan of strawberry shortcake.
beef bulgogi. mmmmmm… korean bbq.
Steak, baked potato-fully loaded, and salad-also loaded.
Hands down, no debate, no question…my husband’s Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Come potrebbe essere migliore vita?
Polish boiled dinner… you know what i’m talkin’ bout… or maybe not.
Dirty Franks hot dogs.
At the moment, my favorite food is a spicy pork burrito from the MoGo BBQ truck
Pepperoni & green chile pizza @ Dion’s.
Hey I have my birthday today and went to a nice Grand Cafe (Usine) here in town, had duck for a starter and a real good peace of beef with french fries, a fine red wine on the side…
This was my favorite today!
Cajun meatloaf. Now I’m hungry.
try as I might, I can’t think of anything better than a well-flavored steak and roasted potatoes. although there might be some deserts that come close.
Love me some BACON.
My family makes some bitchin ravioli every Christmas. That’s my favorite food.
Beer? Does beer count?