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Old 10-08-08, 10:14 PM   #1
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Food smuggling

Have any of you "smuggled" food from another state to be able to make your hometown dishes.

Mine is Crawfish. When I go home I bring back crawfish so I can make some cajun dishes. Crawfish Fetucchini, Crawfish Etoufee', Crawfish Bisque, and of course gumbo.

I "smuggle" 8lbs per trip that I make there. I only have 1lbs left and was supposed to go there next week to visit family, which is second to my ultimate goal of getting more crawfish, but some circumstances that some of you already know have prevented such a trip.

Have you ever had to do such things to get your food "fix".

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I thought this thread was going to be about smuggling food in to a theater. Guilty.
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I thought this thread was going to be about smuggling food in to a theater. Guilty.
I've done that too. I've also smuggled an adult beverage or 100 into the movies as well.
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Old 10-08-08, 10:31 PM   #4
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ive smuggled plenty of food overseas before, almost got caught by customs once, that wouldve cost me in the neighborhood of $4-500 in food alone, not to mention the fines etc....
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With the crappy and expensive avocados here in CO, I have considered smuggling some in from CA.

Damned Medflies anyway.
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Not really, there are plenty of asian markets in so-cal so I can buy most of what I want.

Food into movie theater is a different story though. I usually bring fried chicken into the movies, I don't know why. Movies make me want fried chicken.

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Not really, there are plenty of asian markets in so-cal so I can buy most of what I want.
Yeah, I can get anything I want here too, except Ilocano empanada. Darn, I want some now.
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Food into movie theater is a different story though. I usually bring friend chicken into the movies, I don't know why. Movies make me want friend chicken.
You eat your friends?
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Crawfish is not allowed in NC?
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Ha, my bad. I meant fried chicken

strangely enough I did it twice in the same sentence...
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Have any of you "smuggled" food from another state to be able to make your hometown dishes.

Mine is Crawfish. When I go home I bring back crawfish so I can make some cajun dishes. Crawfish Fetucchini, Crawfish Etoufee', Crawfish Bisque, and of course gumbo.
You're making my mouth water!


I once brought back NY bagels back with me to Boston after a trip visit family.
But I did smuggle food into Canada for my then girlfriend now wife. They were Chinese pork and leak dumplings. The ones in markets in Montreal were tasteless and inedible.
Only possible during cold months, to survive the 5 hr drive. I'd stuff the trunk with 6 bags of the stuff.
Once customs searched my car, saw them, and ignored them.

She also requested I bring up a couple pizzas from Brooklyn.
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^^ I did that last weekend!

I went up to the catskills to ride last weekend and brought back pizza, bagels, fresh-picked apples, and cookies. Heh...
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Another state? Heck, we drive to Canada for foodie shopping weekends to get things we can't find here in the States.
We hit up the gourmet shops, plus a plain old Sav-On supermarket. When they ask at the border "what did you buy", we start naming off all the boring stuff. "Soda, potato chips..." That's usually as far as we get, and the guard assumes we're just being touristy and buying soda with real sugar (instead of HFCS) and flavours of crisps you can't find in the USA. To some extent, that's true...
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A bit OT but:

My friend dared to show up at my work to visit me for lunch without a bra on. I wasn't quite ready to leave yet and I invited her into the huge cooler to chat with me while I finish moving product. I'm used to working in the cold but the temp was getting to her since she had on a tight thin flimsy cotton top. When we came out, the guys started to laugh at her and asked her if she was smuggling raisins.
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A bit OT but:

My friend dared to show up at my work to visit me for lunch without a bra on. I wasn't quite ready to leave yet and I invited her into the huge cooler to chat with me while I finish moving product. I'm used to working in the cold but the temp was getting to her since she had on a tight thin flimsy cotton top. When we came out, the guys started to laugh at her and asked her if she was smuggling raisins.
I bet Chipcom fired something witty, that relfected his marine background back at your coworkers though
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I've done that too. I've also smuggled an adult beverage or 100 into the movies as well.
Contact w/ Jodie Foster, 1st half of the movie, GREAT! 2nd half, not so great.
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Empanada...man...Biltong.
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I was accused of smuggling plums once.


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Because you can not get a decent bagel or pizza anywhere in Texas.
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I got busted by customs trying to bring Scottish meat pies from Vancouver Island to WA.
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I smuggle a dozens of boxes of Shreddies, a few large packs of Pepperettes and a duffel bag full of chocolate bars from Northern Ontario to Western New York a few times a year.

I flash the Indian Status card at the border and they just move aside.
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Because you can not get a decent bagel or pizza anywhere in Texas.
Thank you for reinforcing my argument.
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I got busted by customs trying to bring Scottish meat pies from Vancouver Island to WA.
Cornish pasties? Damn, I would straight up KILL for some of those right about now.
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