Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by zumbly, Jun 26, 2016.
Delicious Ice Cream "or" Balut
"Ummm, we'll have two of the ice cream, please"
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Its also served in China, think it started from there but not entirely sure. Durian I can handle, and if you think a durian is stinky, we have a lot more food thats stinkier than that. Ever heard of stinky tofu? lol
Oh dear Cloacina... cannot be unseen!
So many favorite foods and this thread is making me hungry!
Top five cuisines: Thai, Indian, Ethiopian, Italian, and anything creative involving the combining of cultures
Have you ever eaten at an Ethiopian restaurant? I've only had the pleasure a few times but wish I could eat it every week. I've tried and failed miserably at making injera on many occasions and may resort to an ad in the paper: "WANTED: someone to teach me how to make Ethiopian food. Urgent. Call day or night." My attempts at "authentic" Indian food have only been so-so and I may run an ad for that too.
Here's a typical Ethiopian platter (picture lifted from wikipedia)
The various stews are plopped onto this fascinating bread (injera). It's made from tef flour or a combination of tef and wheat flour. It ferments naturally (or mildews and rots naturally, in my attempts) and when properly prepared has a nice sourdough tang and odd stretchy-spongy texture. You tear off a piece of injera and use it to grab morsels of the stews. Mmm mmm good. The best part of the meal is eating the last of the injera with all of the juices soaked in.
I particularly like the stew shown in the middle of this platter: doro wat, a spicy chicken and boiled egg concoction made with a spice paste called berbere.
Edited: Whoops, I forgot to post a coin
Hmm, what pairs well with Ethiopian food? I don't have any coins from that area, but here's a nice Egyptian tetradrachm:
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT
Ptolemy I Soter as satrap, 323-305 BCE
AR tetradrachm, 27 mm, 17.0 gm (Attic standard)
Alexandreia mint, struck 311 BCE
Obv: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant skin
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Athena Alkidemos advancing right; to right, eagle standing right on thunderbolt above ΔI
Ref: Svoronos 33; Zervos series D, issue XIII; SNG Copenhagen 14; BMC 7
Taiwan? I know it's common elsewhere, but I associate stinky tofu most with Taiwan. I visited Taipei for the first time a few months ago, and could smell the waft of stinky tofu as I passed the stalls at the night markets. I don't like tofu, much less the stinky variety, so I passed .
Tofu is one of my least favorite "food" items.
For my 8th wedding anniversary earlier this month, my wife and I celebrated by revisiting one of our favorite date restaurants. We both love Japanese food, but very different types as you'll see from the pics below.
HIS: Kurobuta black pig tonkatsu set... light breading crispy fried on the outside, and some of the most succulent, delicious pork I've had in in recent memory on the inside.
HERS: Sushi platter... yeah, nothing here for me.
COIN: I don't have it in hand yet, but what the heck ...
Circa 290-281 BC
AR Nomos, 20mm, 7.73 g
Fischer-Bossert Group 80, 1131 (V417/R873); Vlasto –; HN Italy 934
O: Warrior, holding shield and two spears, preparing to cast a third, on horseback right; SA below.
R: Phalanthos, holding distaff, on dolphin left; pellet to left; below, prow left.
My favourite is also very simple: Cacio e Pepe. Fresh pasta tossed with reggiano, butter, and fresh cracked black pepper (lots of it). Easy to make and delicious. The following picture is not mine.
Now, my favourite coin of the moment.
Claudius and Nero on the same coin
Dungeness crab boil I made recently, mmmm.
Caria, Kos, Tetradrachm, 286 - 258 BC.
Dead serious... My favorite food is Broasted (Pressure cooker then fried) or Fried Gizzards. Kinda Hoosier thing growing up...
But, I will definitely eat ANYTHING, and will eat any and all the food you all have posted are among my favorites!
I really do NOT have a favorite coin. I capture them based on Historical reference, and they are all cool to me...
Rome's first Silver coin... aspiring to becoming a regional power...
Anonymous, 280-275 BCE
Didrachm (Silver, 20mm, 7.28 g 11)
Uncertain mint (Neapolis?)
OBV: Helmeted head of bearded Mars to left; oak spray to right
REV: Horse’s head right, wearing bridle, on base inscribed ROMANO; to left, stalk of grain.
REF: Sear 22; Crawford 13/1; HN III 266. Sydenham 1
COMMENTS: Minor reverse corrosion.
From a Swiss collection, formed in the 1990s
Some state these were minted in 312 BCE to pay for the building of Via Appia (Appian Way). The Appia and other Via's were designed and built to enable Rome to move their Legions RAPIDLY to troubled areas or to War. Additionally and very importantly, the Via's were main arteries for commerce. After all, the Legions were designed as political muscle so that commerce would flow...
That pork looks really yummy.
It seems like I have a real thing for pork. From lunch today...
Tomato wanton noodles with char siew (roasted pork tenderloin) and pork and mushroom dumplings. And as a little bonus - and as is common for this dish - bits of deep fried pork lard buried beneath.
Lechon Cebu with rice - a rustic Filipino take on Spanish roasted whole hog stuffed with lemongrass, spring onion and other herbs. That crackling was packing some awesome flavour!
Obligatory pig coin...
SICILY, Abakainon. AR Litra
Anyone else had any yummy food this week?
yummy-yummy ... those look awesome!!
If I were ever to invite you over for supper, most would prefer to come up with an excuse. Tonight's supper is a regular here: Spinach, cabbage, carrot, pepper, feta salad in multigrain pita (homemade).
The coin is Kyrene AE23 with Silphium, a plant last eaten by Nero.
I'm one of those people who eats with their eyes, and with those vibrant colours that plate actually looks pretty good! I could be fooled into eating it at least once .
Love the coin... I still need one with a Silphium.
This was my cheap-man's dinner theme tonight ... grilled cheese and soup (hey, it's not my photo, but it's very similar in design)
=> yah, Buster and Larry love grilled cheese night!! (they get good cheese-ends)
If I could only buy one more coin in my lifetime, it would be a Silphium.
Something like this one, or better if I could find it.
Pish, you just made the Boscoreale with your name on it cry...
Those who really want the low end of a coin with three times the Silphium content may enjoy this Kyrene AE16 with reverse of three Silphium plants base to base. I hope someone has a better one to show. (Challenge! The gold ones are really nice!) While I would not turn down the one Pish linked, the Silphium coin I'd really like is one showing a seed. The Silphium seed is believed to be where we got the idea that the heart should be shaped like a Valentine heart rather than a blood pumper.
I am pretty sure that AJ wouldn't sell me the best coin on the planet.
It really is the Best Coin on the Planet.
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