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Larger Pimiento

Giganto(TM) and Humungo(TM)...the bigger pimiento!
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You've had the standard issue tiny red pimiento ...and you've wished somebody would make it better by making it...bigger.

Giganto weighs in at about 1 and 1/3 pounds, is about fourteen inches long by five and half inches wide, and is big enough to satisfy thelarger-than-normal pimiento craving. Humungo(TM) picks up where Giganto leaves off... 3 and 3/4 pounds and about as wide as they are long...a standard- pimiento dwarfing 21 inches.

copyman, Aug 13 2001


       Isn't a pimento just a pickled piece of red bell pepper?   

       Since they usually travel in the company of olives, I stay away from them...
StarChaser, Aug 13 2001

       Doesn't do much for pimento loaf, either.
The Military, Aug 14 2001

       "Pimento: A large, red, heart-shaped sweet pepper that measures 3 to 4 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide. The flesh of the pimiento (the Spanish word for "pepper") is sweet, succulent and more aromatic than that of the red bell pepper... Pimientos are the familiar red stuffing found in green olives." It should be easy to selectively breed larger red sweet peppers.   

       As an alternative to Larger Pimiento, The Punster suggests Lager Pentimento, a bygone scene which returns to mind after a few beers.
Dog Ed, Aug 14 2001

       Mephista and I are of the same mind. A local supermarket chain in Midwestern United States has been advertising produce with a little blurb that states: "The larger the fruit, the sweeter! A bigger choice means more flavor because they contain more sugar." Everytime I read that, I want to shake someone screaming: "YOU IDIOT! THE SUGAR IS DISPERSED IN LARGER FRUITS!"   

       Still waiting for truth in advertising...
Lucky_Setzer, Aug 14 2001

       Re Mephista's and Lucky_Setzer's annotations: French chefs try to avoid fruits and vegetables that look like they fell off the photograph painted on the side of the grocery truck. They know that produce bred to look big and beautiful has sacrificed some flavor in its breeding.
beauxeault, Aug 14 2001

       Finally! Thank x1,000,000 copyman! I wih to sweet moses that I had a big fat larger pimiento to sink my teeth into without the fuss of the surrounding olive. I could easily down a pound or two of this usually tiny red delicacy. Let's go!
kipper, Aug 14 2001

       [kipper]: According to [Dog Ed]'s source, the pimiento is '3 to 4 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide'. Hardly tiny (though I suppose it depends on the size of your mouth). If you normally get your pimientos by un-stuffing olives, I can understand your excitement.
angel, Aug 14 2001

       Rods Tiger: Thanks! Now that you've mentioned it I vaguely remember reading something about SDM long ago, but as I can't recall whether I was drinking beer or coffee at the time I cannot recreate the proper state to jog my memory.
Dog Ed, Aug 14 2001

       Maybe you were eating a madeleine?
Monkfish, Aug 14 2001

       Can I have basketball-sized olives?
angel, Aug 15 2001


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