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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2007, 06:13:54 AM »
Which waterfront?  There's nothing listed here by that name that I can find.  How long ago was this?

It was 1983-5, I think they call it skid row (?) --the ferries dock there (I guess they dock a LOT of places) :P
Thanks for looking, it was a really great restaurant.  I was a cargo pilot at the time so I could only afford it about twice a month.  They really knew the chemistry of flavors and their sauces always tasted of rich fresh herbs.....MMMMM (insert fat smiley, smacking lips)

 And you could get a 3 dollar bottle of Vino de Tavola (Guessing at name--been 20 years) which was a full body red that on a bad day would pucker you up and on a good day, only gave ya heartburn ::drinking::

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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2007, 06:58:14 AM »
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the place you're talking about now goes by the name "Trattoria Mitchelli".  On Fridays and Saturdays, they're open until 4am, which helps.  The food is good too.  It's on the north side of Yessler Ave, which is the old skid road, about 100 yards to the south east of the ferry docks.
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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2007, 03:21:39 PM »
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the place you're talking about now goes by the name "Trattoria Mitchelli".  On Fridays and Saturdays, they're open until 4am, which helps.  The food is good too.  It's on the north side of Yessler Ave, which is the old skid road, about 100 yards to the south east of the ferry docks.
Sounds like an evolution of the place in about the right area 8)

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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2007, 06:23:55 AM »
Hey Happy, did you ever figure out a taste discription or a recipe for that fish soup mentioned above ???

even though it's summer and quite hot, I probably found the recipe I was looking for. just have it and when it will be winter again you can add it to your kitchen!


 Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
                        Soup:
   2      Pounds        fish bones,
   2      Pounds        lobster bodies -- no outer shell
   1      Pound         fish scraps
   2      Tablespoons   olive oil
     1/8  teaspoon      Salt
   1      pinch         pepper
   1      Medium        onion -- skin on, cut into ch
   1                    leek -- sliced
   1      stalk         celery -- thinly sliced
   1      small         carrot -- peeled thinly sliced
   4      cloves        garlic -- cut in half
   1      cup           white wine
   1      cup           tomatoes -- chopped
   1                    orange -- skin and pith remove
     1/4  cup           Pernod
   5 1/2  tsp           fennel seeds
   6      sprigs        parsley
   1                    bay leaf
   2      tsp           Spanish paprika
   1      pinch         saffron
                        Garnish:
   1      sm            baguette
     1/2  cup           aioli
   1      tsp           cayenne pepper
   2      tsp           paprika
   4      oz            grated Gruyere cheese
   2      tbsp          chopped Italian parsley

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread the fish bones, lobster bodies
 and fish scraps on sheet pans. Drizzle with olive oil
and season with salt and pepper. Toss well. Roast for 30 minutes or
 until all the fish parts are golden brown. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stock pot.
Add the onions, leeks, celery, carrots and garlic and cook over high heat,
 stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to brown.
Add all the fish and the white wine. Reduce by one third.
Add the remaining ingredients to the stock pot
and add enough water to just barely cover the bones
. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook 40 minutes
 Puree, bones and all in the food processor in batches.
 Strain through a coarse china cap. Taste for seasoning. If the soup
seems too thin, return to stove and reduce.
Slice the baguette in 1/4-inch slices and toast until golden
 Mix the aioli with the cayenne and paprika. It should be spicy.
 To serve, pour the soup into hot bowls and serve with the croutons, rouille,
 grated Gruyere cheese and chopped parsley on the side.

Right now I would be looking for something lighter! :-)
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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2007, 03:47:59 PM »
THANK YOU, HAPPY |:)\

After I get home, I shall surely try that (smacking lips)

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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2007, 03:58:57 PM »
THANK YOU, HAPPY |:)\

After I get home, I shall surely try that (smacking lips)

You're welcome my dear! I needed some years to find the recipe but finally! :-)
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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2008, 02:22:50 PM »
ok old thread time again but how about cheese and jam with a mug of drinking choclate? now i can hear all of you going "EEEEWWWWW" but dont knock it until you have tried it the jam must be strawberry and the cheese cheddar but of course you can insert honey instead of jam either works
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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2008, 03:26:55 PM »
green olives and dry white wine. any time :)
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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2008, 10:26:57 PM »
Full-English fried breafast in the airfield cafe while commiserating with the res tof the club about the weather!

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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2008, 08:38:23 PM »
ok this is not my fave gloomy food but it helps me to study either a large plate of crackers and cheese or a tub of haagen das strwberry cheese cake ice cream
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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2008, 02:41:36 PM »
A nice huge mug of hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream on top  ::bow::
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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2008, 03:17:40 PM »
Not chocolate necessarily...

I do with a cup of Lemon Balm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_officinalis
Perfect to take the edge off on a gloomy day

Or if I'm in a creative mood, something like this http://www.teavana.com/Tranquil+Dream+Night+Night+Herbal+Tea/edp_no=4467/shop.axd/ProductDetails
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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2009, 04:06:09 PM »
This topic is old but I have to share one with you. I do most of my activities outside so when the wheater is bad, I have to find something to do inside. This is my personal favorite bad wheater recipie. Take a long time to do and so delicious.

Preparing the ingredients:

You start with a duck, cut it in 6-7 pieces. Put it in a cookingware of a size that will keep the duck pieces squeze. Add 2-3 large table spoons of duck fat. Oven at 225-250F, uncovered for 3 hours. When done, remove duck parts.
- Put the liquid fat in a separate container.
- Remove the meat, cut it in chunks.
- Put bones, skin, neck, liver, heart in a large pan. Add 8-10 cups of water, garlic, herbs, carrot, oignon and boil slowly for 2-3 hours. 10 minutes before the end, add 4 large sausages in the broth. Filter the broth and put aside broth and sausages. The broth will contain a lot of fat. You want to remove this fat and have a "lean" broth. The best way to do it is to put the broth outside if in winter or in the freezer for the fat to freeze and being removed easy. Add this fat to the fat you already put aside. 

- Grill the sausages in 2 tbs of duck fat for a few minutes. Cut all sausages in 5 pieces.
- Cut a full package of raw bacon in cubes.
- open, rinse with fresh water 5 cans of large white bean.
- cut 3 carrots in large pieces
- cut 2 oignons in pieces
- Put 1tbsp of tomato paste in 5 cups of the broth and mix.

Building the "cassoulet"
- rub a large cooking pot, with 3-4 garlic. Leave the garlic in it.
- Throw a few bacon cubes in the pot (about the equivalent of 3 slices).
- Add 1 tbsp of duck fat
- Add one can of white bean, add a hand full of bacon, duck chunks, sausages. A few carrots, oignon, garlic, origan, basilic, thym, pepper. Repeat until all ingredients are in but finish with a can of white beans.
- Add enough broth to cover half of the top layer of beans
- Add 3 tbsp of duck fat on the top.

Cooking the "cassoulet"
- Uncovered, 400F for 3 hours. Each 30-45 minutes, use the back of a spoon to plunge the fat layer that will be on top.
- Do not use salt until almost the end of cooking and only if needed after tasting.

HINT: You should have plenty of fat left. I keep it in the fridge and use it for cooking instead of butter.

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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2011, 08:24:07 PM »
what about toasted bread and nutella?!?!?  ;D

What is Nutella?

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Re: Your favorite gloomy weather comfort food......
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2011, 08:32:23 PM »
Chocolate spread with hazelnut flavouring.
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