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Started by Hurricane Annie, September 16, 2015, 03:54:48 AM
Quote from: RJBowman on September 16, 2015, 04:58:22 AMBut the automat served pretty standard fare for the time, and only defines the setting in which meals might be eaten. Steampunk, to me, should be an extrapolation of the technology of the time.The turn of the century was a time when the modern food processing industry was being established. Canned (tinned) foods were becoming common. The British Navy began to use tinned meats, which lead to adoption of tinned meats as a novelty food on British dinner tables. Yes, Spam is steampunk.Packaged breakfast cereals were produced by companies like Kellogg's and NaBisCo using new mass production systems.So there were plenty of convenience foods available for long voyages on airships and steam-powered land dreadnoughts.And there was a scene in 20,000 leagues under the sea in which Captain Nemo has dinner with his captives and explains the origin of the food on the table. Undersea plants were served, and what appeared to be pork was actually dolphin. A traveling adventurer, like Nemo, might source his dinners from local flora and fauna.
Quotethe vendors of fried fish, hot eels, pickled whelks, sheep's trotters, ham sandwiches, peas'-soup, hot green peas, penny pies, plum 'duff,' meat-puddings, baked potatoes, spice-cakes, muffins and crumpets, Chelsea buns, sweetmeats, [and] brandy-balls ... constituting the principal eatables sold in the street; while under the head of street-drinkables may be specified tea and coffee, ginger-beer, lemonade, hot wine, new milk from the cow, asses milk, curds and whey and occasionally water.
QuoteThe coffee-stall supplies a warm breakfast; shell-fish of many kinds tempt to a luncheon; hot-eels or pea-soup, flanked by a potato 'all hot,' serve for a dinner; and cakes and tarts, or nuts and oranges, with many varieties of pastry, confectionery, and fruit, woo to indulgence in a dessert; while for supper there is a sandwich, a meat pudding, or a 'trotter.'
Quote from: RJBowman on September 16, 2015, 02:01:21 PMAn idea struck me last night of what might be another element of Steampunk cuisine; all of those exotic creatures from modern steampunk stories and from Victorian science fiction.For example, the dinosaurs from all of those hidden world stories. And the giant animals from Food of the Gods. Someone might even bring livestock back from Barsoom and raise the strange beasts for the market."Burgers & Assorted Fast Foods" is in the title above. Maybe I am wandering too far from the subject.
Quote from: Hurricane Annie on September 16, 2015, 08:29:32 PM...raptors - very fast food to catch and eat
Quote from: GCCC on September 16, 2015, 08:40:22 PMQuote from: Hurricane Annie on September 16, 2015, 08:29:32 PM...raptors - very fast food to catch and eat Wait, I thought that for 'raptors we were fast food...
Quote from: J. Wilhelm on February 22, 2015, 05:59:35 AMLuftschiff Brötchen und Cloudbrot (Admiral Wilhelm's own invention)The Luftschiff Brötchen or Airship Rolls, are a type of filled sausage sandwich prepared among the Bavarian crewfolk known as the Luftschiffengel who serve around the world on military AirshipsLuftschiffelgel Definition: http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,20391.msg916296.html#msg916296Background History: http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,20391.msg923528.html#msg923528The bread is similar to an "American Biscuit," in that it is more a type of savoury bread than a sweet bread. Sometimes the bread alone is known as Wolkenbrot or Cloudbrot (Cloud Bread), because of its unusual spongy nature.To make Cloudbrot, all you need to do is dry-mix 50% all purpose wheat flour and 50% buttermilk pancake mix - the type that only requires water and nothing else. This is a "no-knead" type bread, so there is no period for rising and in fact you will use a large wooden spoon to prepare the dough. You mix the flour mix with a pinch of cracked black pepper and salt to taste, and using a wooden spoon add water until it coalesces into a single mass made of sticky dough - so the dough is wet enough to stick to everything, but otherwise rather dense and unkneaded.For a large roll (2 servings) use 1/3 cup of flour and 1/3 cup pancake flour, preferably using Buttermilk pancake flour and with 1/2 teaspoon of crushed pepper and similar of Kosher salt. Sprinkle plenty of flour onto a baking sheet and place the dough in the centre of the sheet and sprinkle plenty of flour on top. Do not be afraid to use a lot of dry flour - the dough is very sticky and you will need all the "dust" you can to keep the bun from sticking and in shape.Bread alone with no filling: Wolkenbrot / CloudbrotA suggestion is a rectangular shape for the bun. After the (2-serving) bun is shaped on the baking sheet, place a slice of butter on top of the bread and bake in a 420F / 215C oven for 8-10 minutes or until the top is golden brown.Filled bread Sandwich: Luftschiff BrötchenFlatten a two-serving portion of Cloudbrot on a baking sheet. Flatten into a rectangular pancake wide enough to fit two (20 cm-long, 2cm dia) links of sausage, leaving a 1 cm gap between the two links. The idea is to completely wrap the two sausage links in the Cloudbrot and use the gap between the sausages to introduce a sauce, cheese or sauerkraut.A suggestion is to fill the gap between the sausage links with a slice of cream cheese and a generous streak of horseradish brown mustard. Close the package by stretching two "flaps" of the Clodbrot pancake (Brötchen) on top of the sausage and filling. Use a bit of water and pinch the bread on top and the ends to make a perfectly sealed pocket. Put two pats of butter (1/8 teaspoon salted butter) on top of the Brötchen before bakingBake at 420F / 215C for 10-12 minutes or until the top is golden brown.EDIT: There are some variants to those recipe. Most notably there is one which uses Mozzarella cheese and Bolognese and even Marinara sauce among the Luftschiffengel from the Italian-speaking region of Ticino and in the southern part of Graubünden (Canton Grigioni).
Quote from: Maets on September 16, 2015, 10:59:26 PMThere are modern Automatshttp://www.nbcnews.com/id/14553052/ns/business-small_business/t/revival-automat-features-modern-twists/I just saw one a few days ago on the news, but can't seem to located it. I California I believe. Use your smart phone to order. You get a code that appears on a door that is your order. Vegetarian only I believe.
Quote from: Caledonian on September 17, 2015, 04:17:57 PMsnacks from the wall are the best snacks