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jokeiii
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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
Posts: 359
From: Miami
Posted: 2010-10-09 08:08 am   Permalink

As I rummaged around the "Tiki Drinks and Food" threads, I found that some of them were a bit cluttered and some of them had a bit of...uh...tension going on.

Now, I am of two minds on this. On the one hand, just because you're a Tiki-ista, doesn't mean you can't enjoy Mexican or Bulgarian or East Elbonian food without losing your Tiki License. On the other hand, there are lots of other places where people can get information about BBQ or pasta, etc., but bloody few places where we can find information on Tiki food.

So I decided to do the Goldilocks thing. Start a couple of threads for people to post details exclusively on Tiki food (and I will NOT go down the rabbit hole of trying to define it ) so that those who seek such information can find it in an uncluttered way. This thread, for example, is all about posting links to articles and recipes for Tiki food. I'll set up another one for people to post their individual recipes for particular Tiki foods. Other food related posts can go wherever else they normally go.

Sounds simple, friendly, clean and easy, right?

(Here's my first. Ahem.)

As I await the arrival of Beachbum Berry's Taboo Table, I stumbled on a Food Network DVD of Alton Brown's Good Eats featuring a special, one-hour episode titled "Down and Out In Paradise" where the estimable Mr. Brown cooks up an hour's worth of what can only be called "Tiki" food.

Lucky for all of you, I found this episode on You Tube.

(I'll just post the links, in case embedding it eats up too much bandwidth.)

Pt.1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlGuIB72mCA
Pt.2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=His0oH9j-Rk
Pt.3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDSSbb-clrY
Pt.4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5V5lVchEpc

The recipes included in this episode are:

Island Ceviche with Pickled Onions
Coconut Shrimp with Peanut Sauce
Mango Chutney
Papaya Soup
Sweet and Sour Pork
Toasty Coconut Macaroons
Spicy Pineapple Slices
Chocolate Coconut Balls

(AB's a good source for other Tiki-conversant bites...)

Hope this helps someone!

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jokeiii
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 18, 2010
Posts: 359
From: Miami
Posted: 2010-10-09 08:12 am   Permalink

To follow up with more linky goodness:

For even more fun, check out this article in Saveur Magazine on Trader Vic's food:

http://www.saveur.com/article/Travels/Crab-Rangoon-and-Bongo-Bongo-Soup/

My personal theory why TV was able to weather the Tiki Dark Ages has to do with the fact the food at TV is actually pretty good. A lot of places I could name closed because all they had were drinks. (No, I do not believe that Tiki food should be the "idiot brother-in-law" in teh Tiki pantheon...)

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jokeiii
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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
Posts: 359
From: Miami
Posted: 2010-10-13 06:30 am   Permalink

Yet more linky goodness.

Alton Brown on sushi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRdTq93XcVg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0R-g-8Gaf0

Mind you, IMO, not all sushi can properly nestle in Tikiville, but Americanized sushi (i.e. California rolls) definitely can. I remember having that at the Dallas Trader Vic's EONS ago, and that's good enough for these purposes.

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jokeiii
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From: Miami
Posted: 2010-10-14 3:10 pm   Permalink

Cook's Illustrated on Teriyaki Chicken and Orange Chicken:

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzY1NTU3MTI=.html

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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3155
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2010-10-14 7:48 pm   Permalink

Jokeiii, I just watched the last episode "Cook's Teriyaki Chicken..". Very informative and helpful, thanks for all the info.

 
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