TOTD 2020-1-12: Are you a staple chef?

What do you consider your staple food? In Japan, the staple that meal is made around is rice. One starts with that than adds side dishes. The Japanese are so into this thinking that often they think that America or the West eats bread like rice. We live so many areas and have such a diverse background I am wondering what the go to food is.

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18 thoughts on “TOTD 2020-1-12: Are you a staple chef?”

  1. I figure it’s wheat, cows, pigs, and chickens and their respective derivatives.

    And we never sit down to a great big ol bowl of wheat, much less three times a day.

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  2. Haakon Dahl:
    I figure it’s wheat, cows, pigs, and chickens and their respective derivatives.

    And we never sit down to a great big ol bowl of wheat, much less three times a day.

    Meat seems to be the thing the meal is built around except for breakfast, right?

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  3. Breakfast is my main meal on weekdays, so eggs are the foundation food, though there’s often fish too. Weekends revolve around dinner. Tonight, a one pound sirloin steak was the main course, medium rare of course. We were just remembering the beef ads from the 1990s that used Aaron Copeland’s Rodeo. Beef is my favorite kind of meat.

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  4. drlorentz:
    Breakfast is my main meal on weekdays, so eggs are the foundation food, though there’s often fish too. Weekends revolve around dinner. Tonight, a one pound sirloin steak was the main course, medium rare of course. We were just remembering the beef ads from the 1990s that used Aaron Copeland’s Rodeo. Beef is my favorite kind of meat.

    What ketchup do you use on your beef? Heinz?

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  5. 10 Cents:

    Haakon Dahl:
    I figure it’s wheat, cows, pigs, and chickens and their respective derivatives.

    And we never sit down to a great big ol bowl of wheat, much less three times a day.

    Meat seems to be the thing the meal is built around except for breakfast, right?

    Even breakfast.  Mine is bacon and eggs or sausage and eggs.  Almost every day (keto-style).

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  6. Phil Turmel:

    10 Cents:

    Haakon Dahl:
    I figure it’s wheat, cows, pigs, and chickens and their respective derivatives.

    And we never sit down to a great big ol bowl of wheat, much less three times a day.

    Meat seems to be the thing the meal is built around except for breakfast, right?

    Even breakfast.  Mine is bacon and eggs or sausage and eggs.  Almost every day (keto-style).

    Except for the Ketoans. They go against the Grain.

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  7. I guess I haven’t really thought about the definition of staple for a very long time. If it is something that a meal is built around, then I don’t think bread qualifies as a staple for most meals except maybe lunch. Now as I think about it, it seems to me that staples are basic food products that I use and purchase regularly, and products that I can build into a meal.

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  8. JJ:
    I guess I haven’t really thought about the definition of staple for a very long time. If it is something that a meal is built around, then I don’t think bread qualifies as a staple for most meals except maybe lunch. Now as I think about it, it seems to me that staples are basic food products that I use and purchase regularly, and products that I can build into a meal.

    What do you eat, JJ?

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  9. drlorentz:
    Breakfast is my main meal on weekdays, so eggs are the foundation food, though there’s often fish too. Weekends revolve around dinner. Tonight, a one pound sirloin steak was the main course, medium rare of course. We were just remembering the beef ads from the 1990s that used Aaron Copeland’s Rodeo. Beef is my favorite kind of meat.

    Sounds like we share similar eating habits. I insist upon steamed vegetables and salads but I think vegetarians and vegans make stupid decisions.

    My staple is protein and though I may avoid beef and pork (digestive issues) I cannot eat dinner without a chicken, fish, or shell fish entree.

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  10. Mike LaRoche:

    JJ:
    Ketchup on steak is a capital office in my home.

    As is ketchup on a hot dog in mine.

    “Are you feeling lucky, punk? Just try and reach for the condiments. Make my day!” —— Clint running a hot dog stand

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