Conversation From the Cook
What Culinary Favorites do
you Eat on the Road??????
staple diet of Showmen who are either stranded on the
roadside or having a season like the current one...
It comes packaged in a rectangular tin packed in oil or
mustard sauce, with a key to roll the lid onto...
Best enjoyed with cheap gin...
Nothing can replace my beenie weenies, and that's my food
budget on circus pay!!!!
As far as cheap gin, the best gourmet gin comes straight
from the bath-tub.
Well, you could take those little silvery things out of
your flat can, roll them up with slivers of weenies in a
bed of Ramen (cooked or raw, as you prefer), slice into
half-inch thick sections, and...make a Japanese chef
faint. Put a drop of green food coloring in a tablespoon
of horseradish, and call it wasabi. -Dab a bit on your
quasi-sushi to deaden the taste and there you go...
Wash them down with either your cheap gin or some 20/20.
(No, that hot washcloth at your place setting is NOT to
wipe your shoes with!)
So where does peanut butter fit in? We just about lived on
the stuff at the 2 grind shows I worked.
Travis, peanut butter is high up on the food chain for me,
I love the stuff.
Some very tasty Oriental dishes are made with peanut
butter as an ingredient. Never heard of peanut butter
sushi, but Hey- there's a first time for everything! Maybe
you could start a new food fad!
Frame your own grab joint- "Fer....... Food Fetish -
Featuring sardine-and-peanut butter sushi and beanie
weenie on a stick" You'd beat out Pronto Pups, Lil'
Orbits, and Elephant Ears easily!
For those who can afford other canned meats. SPAM now
comes in individual
sliced packages. Tuna even comes in foil packages now.
I've seen the tuna in the foil packages, but have not seen
the Spam in sliced packages.
Hawaiians LOVE SPAM! My mom makes awesome potatoes salad,
a favorite of all the show parties! Secret
Ingredient? You Guessed It: SPAM Don't knock it till you
Oh, where would this world of ours be if it weren't for
good old Spam? -Spamburgers, Spam 'n eggs, Spam ala king,
Spam ala mode, and of course, Spam sushi. That's another
one for Travis' grab joint! Tuna in foil packages?
They're putting hamburger in those
packages too. But it all costs as much as, if not more
than, canned tuna and Slim Jims.
Definitely not for Ricky's circus budget. Remember, if
your budget won't permit all those delicacies,
you can always fall back on road- kill
Road kill sushi!! for some reason that did something
to my appetite, like made it go away (CRAP, a geek eats
cleaner than that).
I remember a few times on the Lewis Bros. Show, Bill was
the cook at the time and he put a lot of
different canned vegetables in a pot to make stew, for the
meat, he chunked up
Spam and mixed it in. It tasted pretty
Right, I've got and for you! my mom cooked tongue when
I Was Growing Up. We Had To Eat Anything &
Everything, Growing Up. I
Don't Have Picky Eaters For Kids.
A few post back you spoke of
Road Kill Sushi!!
I had a friend in the 70s, that fed himself and his family
on Road Kill.
They ate everything from turtle to cats?
Never did sound very good to me, when they visited we
always fed them home cooking.
I guess when we were in their part of the country they fed
us home cooking also..
Well, that was until we found out they shopped at the
Don't know what ever happened to him, I'm sure he never
Bathtub Gin...got it's name
during prohibition, because it was smuggled in a highly
concentrated form and required
some watering down prior to sale...
The only faucets the large bottles would fit under were in