There used to be this pizza place by my mom's old office run by a nice Eastern European family that made the most ridiculously amazing Greek salad. They used cheap, grocery store lettuce, tomatoes, olives (I always ordered it without olives though), and feta....but the dressing and chicken were out of this world. I don't know how they made the dressing and chicken, but all I know is that they were doing it right. Unfortunately about a year or so ago they were bought out and decided to open a pastry shop nearby, where they no longer serve salads.
I've got a serious weak spot for Ziggy's Macaroni Salad. Honestly, I don't even buy it anymore because I have zero will power to resist the stuff if it's sitting in my fridge.
garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5430 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
Soups and stews:
Chili con carne
Coq au vin
Cream of Mushroom
Cream of Tomato
Japanese Onion Soup (the type you get at teppanyaki places)
Tom Kha Kai
Coleslaw (vinegar-based, not mayo-based)
Garden (with romaine, cucumber, carrot, tomato, broccoli florets and a vinaigrette, please)
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
Fitzgerald's Casino in Reno used to serve the most delicious Potato-Leek soup. That's just one more reason why I'm sad that Fitzgerald's closed.
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4): As for soups, I'm not much of a soup man, but I do like a really thick split pea soup (if the spoon doesn't stand upright, it's not thick enough)
Agreed. I make mine with probably more bacon than is recommended by the American Heart Association, but I figure that I avoid enough cholesterol in other ways that I can afford to eat really good split pea soup once or twice a year.
As long as the person making it doesn't go crazy adding raw onions, I love it.
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4): I also love a nice tossed spinach salad with assorted veggies, some balsamic and oil, a bit of blue cheese or feta.
For me it's either baby spinach or baby greens, balsamic and oil, blue cheese or feta, slivered almonds or sunflower seeds, and sliced grilled chicken breast. I also like sliced Roma (plum) tomatoes on a salad, but I'm picky about them and they have to be "just right"- not under-ripe or over-ripe in the least.
Able to kill active threads stone dead with a single post!
Aeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
I love soups and stews of all sorts and am always on the hunt for new ones, here are just a few of my likes:
Chicken & dumplings (omg, my absolute favorite. You have to roast the chicken with many herbs before pulling it apart for the soup)
Beef stew many different variations, but my mother used to make one with beef, potatoes, carrots onions and a few tomatoes in the broth and put a head of cabbage in it towards the end)
And since I live in Honolulu, i llike to eat a range of ethnic soups (now don't shoot me if these aren't 'authentic' to the country. We do differently in Hawaii).
vietnamese beef stew (bon kho)
vietnamese bun bo hue
chinese chicken jook
Tan Tan Ramen with pork katsu
Bukkake Udon (yes it sounds nasty but it's good)
and a rare treat is a good bouillabaisse
I have, all my life, have been a Potato Salad afficionado (I know, subjective, but I like what i like). I loved my grandmothers potato salad and never learned how to make it. It'll always be a good memory of mine. I like mayo or (miracle whip) based ones. There's a particularly good one here called a Red White and Blue which consists of Red Potatoes, White (for the mayo I guess) and Blue for the blue cheese added among other things.
Love a good tossed salad with as many veggies as I can find.
AviRaider From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
Cream of Chicken
Chili - Being from Texas it's a staple.
Baked Potato Soup
Cobb Salad - so refreshing and yummy. The Brown Derby has the best,they invented it.
Macaroni Salad - love it
Potato Salad - Mustard based
Taco Salad - Not the Tex-Mex kind but the variation with the French "Catalina" Dressing, yum.
ALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1215 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4): As for soups, I'm not much of a soup man, but I do like a really thick split pea soup (if the spoon doesn't stand upright, it's not thick enough) and black bean soup with cheddar and sour cream.
You hit the nail on the head.
I'm holed up in bed with the flu, so tomato soup hit the spot an hour or two ago. But under ideal (non-sick) condition, split pea is awesome.
The above post is my opinion. Don't like it? Don't read it.
Manhattan (Red) or New England (white/hurl)
I'm not a cream soup person. Some of them are hurl inducing along with pea soup! Can anyone say Exorcist?
My likes in no particular order:
Jewish Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup
Beef Barley (no cream)
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Maryland Crab Soup
Chicken or Turkey Salad
Egg Salad... These three must have Real Mayo, not light Mayo or perish the thought Kraft hurl inducing Miracle Whip which smells like stinky feet.
Tossed Salad No, not that kind of tossing the salad which is all the rage in a prison near you!