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Old 01-24-2005, 02:43 PM   #1
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Most Memorable Food Experience as a Kid?

Don't remember how old I was...my siblings and I almost caught the house on fire cooking a Totinos frozen pizza.

My parents used to work nights when we first came over to the U.S. and my oldest brother would take care of us when they were working. So, night time would be when us kids got to eat American food (Mom only made Chinese/Vietnamese food). One of my brothers dumped water on the burning pizza and the flames got bigger then someone got smart and put a towel over it and beat the flames down. :-)

Another memory...my older siblings (jerks) ran around the house with a dead eel chasing my little brother and me. Scared the crap out of us. I dont remember what we ended up making with the eel.


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Old 01-24-2005, 03:21 PM   #2
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One that has always stuck with me was my first american hotdog.

My hometown has maybe the best hotdogs in the world and well some time when we where visiting the us my dad got me a hotdog at a race track. He keeps telling me I freaked out because it was a boiled weenie on a cold bun with mustard and ketchup.

My english, she's not so good... I meant to say I did it with the malice of forethought.
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:44 PM   #3
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Eating my grandmothers Mince Meat Tarts. Yummy :!: Oh......and my other grandmother showing me how to make a bowl in mashed potatoes for gravy.
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Old 01-24-2005, 04:51 PM   #4
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My first raw oyster when I was about 4 years old.
I slurped it down, but it flew right back up!
Love them now though.
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:15 PM   #5
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I was probably about 4 and went to a friend's house for lunch. Her mom made us peanut butter and butter sandwiches. I'd never heard of such a thing (ate tons of my mom's PB and jelly but never with butter) and I was amazed that there was a whole different world of food beyond my family's kitchen. From that point on I was always interested in what other people at and how it was made.
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:55 PM   #6
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Two come to mind...

First would have to be the "GREAT FINGER JELLO FIGHT"
5 Teenagers and a large plate of finger jello.. oh what fun!
Oh what a mess! Oh what a lot of trouble we got in!!

Watching my grandmother make home made chocolate
pudding and then eating it while it was still warm. :D
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:19 PM   #7
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The smell of my Puerto-Rican grandmother's kitchen at Christmas. :)
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:36 PM   #8
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my 1st taste of liver and onions. not good eats.
also, making 'cheesy nut balls'. (Kraft singles and chopped peanuts smushed together and rolled into balls. my Aunt actually braved one. i think i was about 7.
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I was about 6 or 7. I was spending the summer with my grandparents and my grandma decided to fix me tuna sandwiches for lunch and I'd never had tuna before. Anyway I don't know how many sandwiches were on the plate that she handed me but I'll almost bet that there were at least 4 to 6, all cut into fourths. Those sandwiches were the best thing I'd ever tasted and I ate every last bite.
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Old 01-25-2005, 09:55 PM   #10
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My grandmother used to make cinnamon rolls at Christmas and Thanksgiving. I used to help her it was alot of fun and they tasted so good.

Thursday night was taco night when I was a kid. My brother and I would help mom make dinner. It was fun to cook the taco meat, shred the cheese, dump the refried beans out of the can, etc. That was the only time that we ever got to have Pepsi with dinner.

When we used to have tostadas for dinner my dad always used to overload his. It always would crack in the middle and make a big mess. He typically went through several napkins. He would also put guacamole on top and would get it in his moustache.

One of the funniest moments was when my dad passed gas at the dinner table when we were visiting his parents. My grandmother told him immediately to go to his room. I thought my brother and I were going to die from laughing so hard.

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