Post... Your Favorite Food and Your Favorite Coin!!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by zumbly, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    This is a meal and some tips, especially for the younger members here who are college bound.:cool:

    Today I cooked Sallent's World Famous Poor Man's Paella. This is a recipe I would whip out in college when I wanted to impress a girl, but was too short on cash to take her anywhere or to do anything elaborate.

    The ingredients are:
    1. A pocket of yellow rice mix stired into 3 cups of boiling water in a large frying pan with a lid.
    2. The cheapest frozen shrimps you can buy.
    3. The cheapest imitation crab you can get.
    4. The cheapest can of sea food shunks you can find (calamari, squid, or whatever).
    5. Some "Complete seasoning", a dash of lime juice, and a dash of olive oil.
    6. Cook for 20 minutes or so (until rice is soft but not too dry).

    Here is the finished product...


    I would have the table set nice, serve my date a glass of the cheapest Argentinian red wine I could find that was of drinkable quality (usually a $5 bottle).

    My date would see that I could cook, though I would hide some of the process from her. TIP: Don't let her see you using imitation crab, and play up the quality of the wine. Most people can't tell good wine from cheap but still drinkable wine anyways.

    I'm telling you, this and a movie date in the couch after the meal, got me a lot of compliments and kisses, etc., and all for about 25 to 30 minutes worth of effort, and a budget under $20. It shows you are house trained, thoughtful, and talented. Try it out on your college date once, thank me later.

    Man, it felt good to whip up an old favorite that I hadn't prepared in years :D You know what the sad part is, this recipe ends up tasting just as good as 95% of paellas I've eaten in restaurants out there. :eek:

    Anyway, here again is my latest Nero.
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  3. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    That is not a shield Nike is carrying, it is a large skillet labeled SPQR for Sallent's Poor Quacks Recipe!

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  4. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Classic Sallent. An innovator and a gentleman...etc;)
    Ps, BEAuuuutiful Nero my man!
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  5. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    I forgot to add that I will totally be stealing this recipe to make it for my wife. I may use the local seafood store so it should be even better accompanied by a nice Broken Earth Merlot. :)

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  6. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    The other day I showed you my Poor Man's budget paella for sub-$20. Today I have a nearly $100 premium homemade paella. This thing has everything: Chicken, Spanish sausage, olives, seafood, rice, vegetables, and nothing but the finest spices and ingredients. Yum!

    It's easily 70% meats. You will never get this much meat in a restaurant paella because it is simply not profitable enough for most restaurants under $100+ a plate.


    And here is a coin to keep it legal...Otho.

    otho (1).jpg
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  7. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    And here it is after I finished decorating the premium paella. What do you say, guys? Looks ok to you?

    I'll read the comments later, I've been cooking for 3 hours nonstop and now it's time for my family and I to enjoy this labor of culinary love.


    This is the type of paella Vitellius would love. :cigar:

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  8. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice upgrade on the poor man’s version! My only criticism is coin-related. One of the gluttonous Vitellius would have been more fitting for that feast you prepared. :D
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  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Looks good. I hope you have a large family to eat all that.
  10. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Fixed. It now has Vitellius.
  11. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    I'm not sure exactly what my favorite food is but this is definitely near the top: beef wellington. It is absolutely wonderful if cooked right. My wife made this one for thanksgiving last year:

    Here's one of my favorite coins:
    Roman Republic Æ Triens(20mm, 5.88g, 12h), anonymous("CA" series), 209-195 B.C., Canusium(?) mint. Helmeted head of Minerva right; above, •••• / Prow right; above, ROMA; below, ••••; to right, CA. Crawford 100/3; Sydenham 309c
    Overstruck on Oiniadai, Akarnania Zeus/Acheloüs, cf. BCD Akarnania 345-348 for undertype. For CA triens overstruck on Oiniadai cf. Hersh NC 1953, 14 and cf. Crawford Table XVIII, 91

    Ex @stevex6 Collection via coin.ages, eBay, January 27 2018, ex RBW Collection, CNG e-auction 364, December 2 2015, lot 90, ex Stacks Coin Galleries, August 20 1986, lot 117, ex Frederick S. Knobloch Collection, Stacks May 4 1978, lot 90
  12. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    I had some of my extended family over for a family get-together, so they made short work of it all.
  13. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    For me it gets no better than Chili's chips and salsa!

    I don't really have a favorite coin, but this Denarius of Tiberius is one that speaks to me:

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  14. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I am not going so far as to say this is my favorite food but I do consume it every day and doubt anyone else here will be posting it. It is impossible to photograph because it is so white and shiny. Actually the part you eat is the cream that drips off of these "grains' of Kefir.


    My collection is weak in ancient coins of the Caucasus region so I will show grains instead. I showed a double photo above because the coin below is double struck on the reverse and also shows grains. In this case it is an AR 1/3 stater of Metapontium which I realize I have shown many times before. The fact is I have shown so many coins on Coin Talk in the 9+ years I have posted here that I am running out of things no one has seen.
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  15. jamesicus

    jamesicus Supporter! Supporter

    Suggested solution: buy some new coins to photograph.:)
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  16. jamesicus

    jamesicus Supporter! Supporter

    “Breakfast of Champions”


    Long time search fillfilled:
    Claudius sestertius restored by Titus.
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