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Preview of Next Week's Themes

February 5, 2010 • 19 Comments

Starting Sunday at midnight, you can submit entries for Your Best Movie Snack and Your Best Porridge.

 

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over 4 years ago Kym9932

Not too long ago I found a recipe for Teff porridge only because I am trying to figure out other uses for my teff. Haven't tried it yet but you never know.

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over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

We'll keep an eye out.

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over 4 years ago healthierkitchen

Would love to see a recipe for congee! With two and a half feet of snow here in DC area, we could really use lots of comfort breakfasts.

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

You read our minds. I'm very hopeful that someone will submit a congee recipe.

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over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

I hope so as well. I love zhou. But it's way out of my skill set, unless I go all Kung Fu Panda overnight. Nah!

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over 4 years ago DonR

Everything served in bed. I'm in

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

How funny! Hadn't thought of that connection.

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over 4 years ago monkeymom

Are this week's theme a sign that you've had too much chocolate cake, beef stew, and potatoes? Looks like you were hankering for some fiber!

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Just looking out for everyone's good health....

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over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

awesome excuse to spend the week cooking and watching movies!!!

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

We figured people were in movie-mode with the Oscars approaching.

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

And all this snow!

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over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

And out here, all this rain.

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over 4 years ago Allison Cay Parker

Oh, I love the themes this week! Hopefully I'll be able to organize myself around them well enough--it's a bit of a crazy week for me: too many bake sales, Valentine's treats, etc. But I'm actually just settling in to watch a movie with my son now, and I have to say I love popcorn (and other snacks). Thanks for the fun. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

OK, what the heck is a porridge? Mushy 9-day-old peas, or is it the Goldilocks just-right oat variety? Or can we do polenta???

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over 4 years ago Allison Cay Parker

My guess is that mushy 9-day-old peas will NOT make it to the finals. ;-)

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over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Porridge is any kind of cooked rice or grain that you'd eat for breakfast. So it could be any kind of oatmeal, grits, congee, farina, etc. Hope that helps!

Zester_003

over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

"Please sir, could I have some more...gruel?" Technically porridge is a diabolical Scottish thing with oats (hey, it goes into haggis). But the term does cover a multitude of sins. Per mrslarkin's comment it does cover polenta as well as grits. But it sounds like, from Amanda's comment, that "breakfast" is what we should be thinking in our offerings. Kept those Caledonians regular.

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

I think breakfast is a good general parameter for this theme -- but it doesn't necessarily have to be a sweet porridge!