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Title: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: FrugalFannie on March 20, 2012, 07:05:07 pm
I cook 1 or 2 events per year. Sometimes with my brothers, sometimes not. This is how we usually spend our vacations if you can call it that but we love it. I am capable of cooking all day but would prefer to cook 1 or 2 meals so I can enjoy some of the activities at PorcFest. I will be at site 31. Trying to decide what to offer you guys. As I haven't been to PorcFest before I thought those who have been can let me know what is usually most lacking and/or desired. After this poll closes I will probably post another to see if there are specific items/meals you guys and gals would like. (hamburgers vs rib eyes)

So please vote and help me decide what meals to make.

(I will definitely be brewing some good Java regardless what time of day we 'open' so stop by for a cup)
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: Sovereign Curtis on March 20, 2012, 09:03:18 pm
I vote for breakfast. I hate having to wait for breakfast in the morning when I know the delay is causing me to miss something.
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: LibertyforLife on March 21, 2012, 12:20:58 am
I too vote for breakfast.
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: MaineShark on March 21, 2012, 06:53:24 am
All-day breakfast (limited by whatever timeframe you're open, of course).  Some folks may be up quite late, and wake up quite late, therefore wanting breakfast even though it's after noon.
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: Ron Helwig on March 22, 2012, 02:19:28 pm
I'm all for breakfast too. Especially if there's a low carb or paleo option. Even better if you accept Shire Silver (http://shiresilver.com)  ;D
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: robin.freiheit on March 22, 2012, 06:00:39 pm
I agree with all day breakfast, easy too cook and most people like breakfast all the time.

I remember in 2010 waiting a LONG time for breakfast on more than one occasion.
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: Liberty603 on March 22, 2012, 06:41:59 pm
Vegetarian food   :)
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: greap on March 22, 2012, 07:51:21 pm
Bacon Bacon Bacon
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: powerline87 on March 22, 2012, 10:57:30 pm
I second greap's motion (Bacon Bacon Bacon).

Also, I like breakfast all the time too, if by breakfast, you guys mean burgers, hoagies, and chicken.

I'm not sure if I can make it down for Porcfest, but I think I have to check it out.  If I do go, it will only be for a day or 2
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: freedomroad on March 22, 2012, 11:02:10 pm
It is common for some NH folks to only come for 1-2 day and other folks to only come for 2-3 days so you will be in the norm :)  I like to attend the whole event, even the less attended days because the area is so beautiful and the atmosphere if different when only a few hundred or less people at in attendance.  With 1200 or so people there, the atmosphere definitely changes.
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: 10stateswithnh on March 23, 2012, 01:06:57 pm
I'm in for breakfast all day, if it means the normal foods like scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, muffins, bagels, maybe some kind of fried potatoes, fruit, coffee and juice for drinks, and maybe even the tiny boxes of cereal. Or whatever combination you wanted to do. Don't know how hard any of these is to do with a portable setup, so I wouldn't want to be too demanding.

I'll probably be there for 4 days (unfortunately I can only get 2 days off from work, and I'm waiting to hear, won't find out till April - I would come for Friday - Sunday on my normal days off anyway, hopefully can arrive on Wed night instead).
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: TheMagicBullet on March 23, 2012, 03:55:13 pm
Breakfast is fine, and I second the vegetarian comment! Things like veggie omelettes, fresh juice, or egg and cheese sandwiches. Other than breakfast, more ethnic food would be nice like Indian, thai, maybe mexican. There was only a couple thai-ish stands, and George's baklava, that I recall being ethnic at all. Even just some killer asian stir fry...yum.
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: greap on March 23, 2012, 04:03:40 pm
On the subject of breakfast I would pay a premium for real sausages (http://www.johnpettitbutchers.co.uk/images/lead-in/sausages.jpg) and real bacon (http://www.riverford.co.uk/graphics_cache/e0/02/5353-jrbaconbacksmoked-3-262.jpg). It seems the colonies doesn't know a good breakfast :)
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: MaineShark on March 23, 2012, 04:28:38 pm
On the subject of breakfast I would pay a premium for real sausages (http://www.johnpettitbutchers.co.uk/images/lead-in/sausages.jpg) and real bacon (http://www.riverford.co.uk/graphics_cache/e0/02/5353-jrbaconbacksmoked-3-262.jpg). It seems the colonies doesn't know a good breakfast :)

I disagree.  There are definitely sources for quality meats (http://ncsmokehouse.com/) right here in NH.
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: maxxoccupancy on March 23, 2012, 07:24:17 pm
I wonder if I should bring food with me.  I would be more likely to do so if consumers would provide me with some kind of compensation for doing so.

;D
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: FrugalFannie on March 24, 2012, 08:04:36 pm
Thanks for all the comments so far. Looks like there is a big call for breakfast.  :) At Any time.

Breakfast will definitely include Paleo options since eggs, bacon, sausage are pretty easy to do in this type of situation. We will probably be whipping up some omelets loaded with fresh veggies on this trip. We will be attempting to local source as much as possible so anyone knows any local farmers who can provide eggs, veggies and breakfast meats that would be fantastic. Local cheeses would also be awesome. Since we are small we like to customize our menu for the given event or locale. When this poll closes we will be posting another with actual menu options. We like to give our customers the food they want and make it taste really fantastic too!

Keep the votes coming.
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: FrugalFannie on March 24, 2012, 08:16:24 pm
Vegetarian food   :)

What would you like for breakfast? I ask this because I know some vegetarians eat eggs, some don't. Some drink milk and eat cheese, others don't. Not sure if peopleare looking for cold breakfasts too. I usually cook my food that I sell but if there is a big cry for cereal and milk i will consider providing that. Obviously, I will have to limit the menu somewhat.
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: Liberty603 on March 24, 2012, 09:11:12 pm
What would you like for breakfast? I ask this because I know some vegetarians eat eggs, some don't. Some drink milk and eat cheese, others don't. Not sure if peopleare looking for cold breakfasts too. I usually cook my food that I sell but if there is a big cry for cereal and milk i will consider providing that. Obviously, I will have to limit the menu somewhat.

Thanks for asking! I do eat eggs, and the fresh veggie omelettes sound delicious, if they are nearly as good as they sound I will be a daily customer

I am not sure what the demand situation is - I would say that vegetarians are a pretty small percentage overall (although I appreciate you having a veggie option). There does seem to be a lot of talk about bacon (http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/2883/84083031.png), I'm not quite sure what that obsession is all about...  ;)
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: TheMagicBullet on March 26, 2012, 10:19:59 pm
I eat eggs/dairy, and occasionally some fish too. Not too crazy about the cereal option personally, but who knows, maybe kids there will appreciate it? Vegetarians are definitely a tiny minority of libertarians, sadly...
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: 1212jtraceur on March 26, 2012, 11:18:56 pm
Thirding the vegetarian vote. I do eat eggs/dairy, but I made exceptions last porcfest for the cookoff. It was worth it, in my opinion. Anyway, I just wanted to let people know that the vegetarian market is larger than 2 :P
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: TJames on April 08, 2012, 03:47:58 am
I am also a vegetarian and I also eat eggs and dairy. When I can I try to lower the amount of grain in my diet and eat more nuts, fruits and vegetables, in other words slightly paleo or primitive.

After visiting India I realized American don't know vegetarian cuisine. Aloo-palak and aloo-gobee are the real thing, not salty rubber dogs.
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: Blurib on May 18, 2012, 04:41:40 pm
Breakfast, I have cooked for another festival the past few years, breakfast all day.
A couple suggestions: Burritos, they are portable and customizable.    Roasted vegetable sandwiches and some gluten free bread, those that like it will thank you, add eggs its breakfast.   Granola, energy, fruit and nut bars, the less additives the better, kashi does a nice job. Bottled water, gatorade, even for breakfast, lots.

I am not attending and obviously not cooking for this festival, in lieu of Porcfest instead, i have always been a liberty activist, just within my circle of friends. This has not been enthusiastically received always. Statist punks...haha but seriously, i am super excited and will be there Tuesday till they kick us out!!
Title: Re: What do you want to eat at PorcFest?
Post by: Blurib on May 18, 2012, 05:19:55 pm
What would you like for breakfast? I ask this because I know some vegetarians eat eggs, some don't. Some drink milk and eat cheese, others don't. Not sure if peopleare looking for cold breakfasts too. I usually cook my food that I sell but if there is a big cry for cereal and milk i will consider providing that. Obviously, I will have to limit the menu somewhat.

Thanks for asking! I do eat eggs, and the fresh veggie omelettes sound delicious, if they are nearly as good as they sound I will be a daily customer

I am not sure what the demand situation is - I would say that vegetarians are a pretty small percentage overall (although I appreciate you having a veggie option). There does seem to be a lot of talk about bacon (http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/2883/84083031.png), I'm not quite sure what that obsession is all about...  ;)
Oh man, as a chef i would love the opportunity to rock out a mess of properly blanched brussel, sprouts, with some neuskies bacon and sherry vinegar. Insane.