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A friend wants to throw a party for the Shorty Awards (http://bit.ly/hqngTt) and I was thinking the food theme could be foods containing the word "short," like short ribs and shortcake. Can you think of any others? Short-order food? Thanks, in advance!

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asked over 7 years ago

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littleknitter
added over 7 years ago

Foods that have a "short" texture (using the archaic form of the word meaning crumbly), so any kind of shortbread, or pastry with shortening.

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MaryMaryCulinary
added over 7 years ago

shortbread?
shortnin' bread?

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mrslarkin
added over 7 years ago

Shortcrust dough

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mrslarkin
added over 7 years ago

Short grain rice

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iuzzini
added over 7 years ago

breve beverages? breve espressos.to accompany your short doughs?

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amysarah
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added over 7 years ago

Apparently, Shorty Tang aka 'The Sesame Noodle King' of Chinatown, was believed to have come up with the iconic New York version of that recipe...so, Shorty Tang's Sesame Noodles?

http://dinersjournal.blogs...

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mrslarkin
added over 7 years ago

short pasta shapes

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ellenl
added over 7 years ago

Is there a drink that's short something?

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pierino
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added over 7 years ago

Well, I just submitted a recipe for culottes on fire, and culottes of course are short pants...

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Amanda Hesser
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added over 7 years ago

Too funny, pierino -- thanks. And thanks everyone for the terrific ideas. Going to be a fun party!

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TiggyBee
added over 7 years ago

hey, I'm all for anything that improves my short term memory!!! culottes? I may dig them out. *smiles*

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AntoniaJames
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added over 7 years ago

Let's not forget strawberry (or any other berry) shortcake. (That would be in the category of "short" pastries, meaning a lot of fat.) ;o)

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AntoniaJames
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added over 7 years ago

And short grain rice would qualify too, wouldn't it?

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TiggyBee
added over 7 years ago

I almost forgot about shrimp, they're short!!

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Sam1148
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added over 7 years ago

Spotted Dick?

/I'm sorry..so, sorry.

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AntoniaJames
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added over 7 years ago

Oops, didn't read the question all the way through. Sorry about that first suggestion. ;o)

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vvvanessa
added over 7 years ago

short stack (as in pancakes or crêpes).

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betteirene
added over 7 years ago

Shrimp! TiggyBee, that's so funny! I was going to suggest the comparatively unfunny petits fours.

One of my daughters-in-law claims to be 5"2" but no one believes her. She was eating something I made, and a son (not her husband) suddenly yelled, "Trina! Don't eat that!" so she dropped it like it was poison or something, and Andy said, "Mom put Crisco in it. It's shortening."

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pauljoseph
added over 7 years ago

Spiced Short Rib

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Eydie Desser
added over 7 years ago

How about "short order cook" dishes

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Sam1148
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added over 7 years ago

How about Lobster Randy Newburg (Newman)

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Sam1148
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added over 7 years ago

Danny Devito has his own brand of limoncello.
http://blogs.mycentraljersey.com/foodchain/2010/02/12/danny-devito-brings-limoncello-to-woodbridge-tomorrow/

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usuba dashi
added over 7 years ago

A short ingredient list . . sometimes less is more!

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Anitalectric
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added over 7 years ago

In Pennsylvania we have a humble little 6" sandwich called at "Shorti."

http://www.wawa.com/wawaweb/Hoagies.aspx

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