Question about the word short, in foods (there is a point to this, I promise).

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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littleknitter
littleknitter March 19, 2011

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
MaryMaryCulinary March 19, 2011

shortbread?
shortnin' bread?

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mrslarkin
mrslarkin March 19, 2011

Shortcrust dough

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mrslarkin
mrslarkin March 19, 2011

Short grain rice

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iuzzini
iuzzini March 19, 2011

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

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amysarah
amysarah March 19, 2011

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
mrslarkin March 19, 2011

short pasta shapes

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ellenl
ellenl March 19, 2011

Is there a drink that's short something?

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pierino
pierino March 19, 2011

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

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser March 19, 2011

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

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TiggyBee
TiggyBee March 19, 2011

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

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames March 20, 2011

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
AntoniaJames March 20, 2011

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

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TiggyBee
TiggyBee March 20, 2011

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

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Sam1148
Sam1148 March 20, 2011

Spotted Dick?

/I'm sorry..so, sorry.

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames March 20, 2011

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

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vvvanessa
vvvanessa March 20, 2011

short stack (as in pancakes or crêpes).

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betteirene
betteirene March 20, 2011

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
pauljoseph March 20, 2011

Spiced Short Rib

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Eydie Desser
Eydie Desser March 20, 2011

How about "short order cook" dishes

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Sam1148
Sam1148 March 20, 2011

How about Lobster Randy Newburg (Newman)

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Sam1148
Sam1148 March 20, 2011

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
usuba dashi March 20, 2011

A short ingredient list . . sometimes less is more!

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Anitalectric
Anitalectric March 22, 2011

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

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

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