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Pun-ishment

by Bill Spohn » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:55 pm

I have been told that I have a propensity for propounding puns (a foul calumny, of course) but I do enjoy a good play on words.

I keep coming across food puns - the thread awhile ago on outrageous restaurant names/signs was one instance. I thought others might have a few up their sleeves and could post them for our mutual amusement.

I'll offer a couple.

Ever heard of a Triple Sard sandwich? Sardine and Sardo cheese on a sourdough bun?

Did you hear about the herb who was an all round great guy, did loads of charity work and was always there to help? He was a Tarragon Of Virtue.

Do you think that really badly made soup would be gruel and unusual pun-ishment?

I can't tell you where to buy soy sauce tonight, but I can shoyu tamari.

(A personal one) A lawyer-turned-cook is a sue chef.

That's probably enough for now, but if you have any feel free to let loose (Jenise has come up with a few good ones in the past!)
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Re: Pun-ishment

by Jenise » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:36 pm

I'm doing a chili dinner for 80 next weekend and was rummaging recipes this morning. One site that posts the winning recipes of a "World Championship" had me howling at some of the names. The two I liked best were "Warning Shot--Runs For Your Life", and one where the entrant was from Washington D.C. He named his "Capital Punishment".

Not exactly a pun, but this morning my collaborator on this event and I were discussing pots to use for this event. I have a 16 quart pot that will be perfect for one. She had another she wasn't sure of the size of, but it's larger than her spaghetti pot and her husband calls it "The Missionary Pot". That cracked me up.
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Re: Pun-ishment

by Lou Kessler » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:40 pm

Jenise wrote:I'm doing a chili dinner for 80 next weekend and was rummaging recipes this morning. One site that posts the winning recipes of a "World Championship" had me howling at some of the names. The two I liked best were "Warning Shot--Runs For Your Life", and one where the entrant was from Washington D.C. He named his "Capital Punishment".

Not exactly a pun, but this morning my collaborator on this event and I were discussing pots to use for this event. I have a 16 quart pot that will be perfect for one. She had another she wasn't sure of the size of, but it's larger than her spaghetti pot and her husband calls it "The Missionary Pot". That cracked me up.

80 people, that's a lot of chili. I'll just guess and say you'll be serving beer. :wink:
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Re: Pun-ishment

by Jenise » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:23 pm

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Jenise wrote:I'm doing a chili dinner for 80 next weekend and was rummaging recipes this morning. One site that posts the winning recipes of a "World Championship" had me howling at some of the names. The two I liked best were "Warning Shot--Runs For Your Life", and one where the entrant was from Washington D.C. He named his "Capital Punishment".

Not exactly a pun, but this morning my collaborator on this event and I were discussing pots to use for this event. I have a 16 quart pot that will be perfect for one. She had another she wasn't sure of the size of, but it's larger than her spaghetti pot and her husband calls it "The Missionary Pot". That cracked me up.

80 people, that's a lot of chili. I'll just guess and say you'll be serving beer. :wink:


Nope; it's a BYOM (Moonshine) event. :)
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Re: Pun-ishment

by Robert J. » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:43 pm

No beans, Jenise. No. Beans. Are we clear on this?

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Re: Pun-ishment

by Carl Eppig » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:55 pm

Robert J. wrote:No beans, Jenise. No. Beans. Are we clear on this?

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Who, besides you, says? Chile is not no more of singular word that pasta or pasta sause. You can find zillions of different versions; green, red, yellow; with or without beans; hunks of meat or ground meat, etc, etc. etc. The only thing required is something that comes off a chile plant.
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Re: Pun-ishment

by Bill Spohn » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:17 pm

I don't know - 'vegetarian chile' seems like a contradiction in terms somehow.

Since you mention it in this thread, you know what the Terlingua cookoff weather forecast was don't you? Chili today and hot tamale.....

And another:

Is it true that insulting an East Indian chef will bring you bad Korma? (I thought that was a-nise one, so we'll leave it as my fennel word for now!)
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Re: Pun-ishment

by Robert J. » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:07 am

Carl Eppig wrote:
Robert J. wrote:No beans, Jenise. No. Beans. Are we clear on this?

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Who, besides you, says? Chile is not no more of singular word that pasta or pasta sause. You can find zillions of different versions; green, red, yellow; with or without beans; hunks of meat or ground meat, etc, etc. etc. The only thing required is something that comes off a chile plant.


It's 'Chili', not 'Chile'. A chile is the fruit of a plant. Chili is a foodstuff made without beans.

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Re: Pun-ishment

by Bill Spohn » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:51 pm

Robert J. wrote:Chili is a foodstuff made without beans.


Actually it would be more accurate to say that it was properly made without beans, but was also frequently made improperly!
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Re: Pun-ishment

by Robert J. » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:00 pm

Carl Eppig wrote:
Robert J. wrote:No beans, Jenise. No. Beans. Are we clear on this?

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Who, besides you, says? Chile is not no more of singular word that pasta or pasta sause. You can find zillions of different versions; green, red, yellow; with or without beans; hunks of meat or ground meat, etc, etc. etc. The only thing required is something that comes off a chile plant.


Section B, Rule 3. You might find this enlightening.

http://www.abowlofred.com/Tolbert_Rules.htm

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Re: Pun-ishment

by Bill Spohn » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:11 pm

Interesting. Carl and I weren't thinking about the specific rules of the Terlingua competition, though, just about what is often added to chili. In the competition, presumably all the other stuff including onions, celery and any other veggies are banned?
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Re: Pun-ishment

by Bill Spohn » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:05 pm

What do you call it when a married couple argue and throw Angostura and Boston Cream pie at each other?


A bitter custardy dispute! :twisted:
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by Jenise » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:57 pm

Best pun yet: I am absolutely going to wow them at dinner next Tuesday night with that one!
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Re: Pun-ishment

by Bill Spohn » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:08 pm

Jenise wrote:Best pun yet: I am absolutely going to wow them at dinner next Tuesday night with that one!


I'll even let you tell it at lunch on Friday, if you warn me not to say anything! :mrgreen:
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by Bill Spohn » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:31 pm

Speaking of couples (and puns) did you hear the one about the particularly emotional wedding?

Even the cake was in tiers!

Or the Chinese restaurant where the lights were too bright so the manager decided to dim sum....

Do pancake houses give you the crepes too?

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Re: Pun-ishment

by Bill Spohn » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:43 pm

A few more:

When I find a good cheese to cook with I always have grate expectations.

She was only a whisky maker but he loved her still.

When two bakers swap recipes, is it called a roll reversal?

If you eat too many rolls are you a gluten for punishment?

Do bakers get paid a salary or a floury rate? I know that Italian chefs receive a pretty penne!

Never give a judge a badly made polenta, lest you be held in corn-tempt.
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Re: Pun-ishment

by Bill Spohn » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:55 pm

Last ones before the weekend (I promise)

Last night I ate Middle Eastern food, and this morning I falafel.

Dieting is wishful shrinking.

Those who eat candy with both hands are ambi-dextrose.

What do you call a pun sandwich? A punini?

Is poorly made gumbo medi-okra?

I bought some mint yesterday, but it was wilted this morning. I guess that proves what they say – herb today, gone tomorrow!

Diets are for people who are thick and tired of it all.

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