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Peas on the Cob

Bio-engineered for fun!
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Dolly the cloned sheep? Yawn. Broccoli / cauliflower hybrid? Big deal. Revolutionary advances in medicine? Zzzz.

This is a new way to eat peas, dammit!

snarfyguy, Jun 20 2001


       Nothing is wrong with the old way... this would just be different. And most excellent, I might add. Croissant on the cob for you!
PotatoStew, Jun 20 2001

       Will this bring about pop-peas? Green niblets? Pea flakes?   

       [PotatoStew] was that Bill and Ted or Ed Grimly? I'm pulling for Ed.
Reverend D, Jun 20 2001

       Not only is it new, it's cool. See, raw corn (Brits read maize) is edible but not very good; raw peas are excellent but there are too few in a pod--you never get a mouthful when you're picking-and-eating from the vine, just 6 or 7 peas at a time. The plenituditiousness of a cob of peas makes me salivate.   

       Oh, and pop-beans exist, so at least some legumes are popable. Apparently the beans were developed by native Peruvians living high in the Andes because it takes so darned long to boil beans at altitude.
Dog Ed, Jun 20 2001, last modified Jun 21 2001

       It's all good. I'd like mine with a carafe of "Old Crois".   

reensure, Jun 20 2001

       Dog Ed: Raw peas? I've never heard of eating them that way. How interesting.   

       Rev D: Was what Ed Grimly?
PotatoStew, Jun 21 2001

       I've always liked the combination of peas and sweet corn together - now you could have them on the same cob! Great, gets my piece of viennoisserie.
goff, Jun 21 2001

       [Potato Stew] Try Sour Cream, raw peas, chives and a little bacon. Very nice baked potato topper or fine alone.
Reverend D, Jun 21 2001

       I eat my peas with honey.
I've done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny
but it keeps them on the knife.

       Well, someone had to say it
Lemon, Jun 21 2001

       I swear I saw this one on the .5Bakery somewhere before..
StarChaser, Jun 21 2001

       I do not like to eat my peas
It's rather plain you see
They're little balls of green
Trying to poison me!

       I see them boiling in the pot
I wish that they would burn and rot
I'll take carrots, I'll take corn
But peas, forever, I will scorn!

       (had a brother that ate cooked peas covered in ketchup, turned me against them forever. But, I still like raw peas in my salads and cooked snow peas in my oriental food....go figure...)
Susen, Jun 22 2001

       Mmm yes... snow peas: great in stir fry. Not quite the same as peas on the cob though.
PotatoStew, Jun 22 2001

       Deepfried peas with wasabi powder, mmm.   

       I'm pretty sure there are Indian pop-chickpeas, too; and the author of _Breed your Own Vegetable Varieties_ is working on more.   

       (Man - I didn't know raw snow peas were so obscure. Maybe it's because other gardeners also eat them off the vine and never get them into the kitchen.)
hello_c, Jun 22 2001

       Mephista: Yes, I've grown snow peas. They're great in stirfry but I really like the oldfashioned snap peas for fresh eating--Tall Telephone, Alderman. In Oregon you plant in January or early February and pick through mid-June, when the pea enation virus starts to kill the vines. Thank you for the link, though.
Dog Ed, Jun 23 2001, last modified Jun 25 2001

       [waugsqueke] You and I are of a mind in our vegetable veneration. Two kernels in a pod, so to speak.
The Military, Jun 23 2001

       If it was, it'd be the only part of this. Peas are nasty...
StarChaser, Jun 24 2001

       //pedant - hypothetical situation// "If it WERE...." //pedant - hypothetical situation//   

       StarChaser, you know better than this!
El Pedanto, Jun 24 2001

       'Old enough to know better, young enough not to care.'   

       I is what I be.
StarChaser, Jun 24 2001

       I'm neutral about genetic stuff,   

       Both sides're guilty of frenetic guff.   

       But I'd go for altered pasta.   

       [Grows ready-cooked, for eating fasta].
rayfo, Jun 24 2001

       I like raw peapods. What usually gets regurgitated on a plate and labeled 'peas' bears zero resemblance. I'm probably thinking of snow peas when I said 'peapods'. The little green spheres that I was threatened with as a kid are what I am seeing clotted on a cob...
StarChaser, Jun 25 2001

       I have. Ick. I don't like most cooked vegetables anyway, and peas are particularly vile...
StarChaser, Jun 25 2001

       For what it's worth (not much), I only like vegatables whose names begin with the letter "A." I would never eat peas on the cob myself.
snarfyguy, Jun 25 2001

       I like RAW vegetables well enough. Just don't like cooked ones...
StarChaser, Jun 25 2001

       'The world would be a better place for children if the parents had to eat the spinach.'
angel, Jun 26 2001

       Unabubba - you should know that you can't take cuttings from Aardvarks. No, what you have to do is dig them up, and separaet the root stock ( like propagating bulbs really) - then you just need to water them in with a bit of peat-free compost, and you'll have a whole bunch of aardvarks in no time.
Anyone know where I can get some armadillo seeds?
goff, Jun 26 2001

       <ot> Whenever my gardener (actually my mother) talks about ericaceous compost for the rhododendrons, I imagine erinaceous compost which would be well-rotted hedgehogs. </ot>
angel, Jun 26 2001

       I love vegetables! Peas are great! But why not cut out the cob altogether and instead just breed oversized peas like the oversized lemons I mentioned yesterday. However I don't much like oversized foods. When I was a kid brocolli was small and tender and dish-licious! But now a head of brocolli from the supermarket is a big tough flavourless tree of a thing. I hate it. I miss the brocolli of my youth.
Nadia, Aug 31 2001

       Ou sont les legumes d'hier?
angel, Aug 31 2001

       I like the giant pea idea. Genetically engineer 'em as big as bowling balls. It would be worth it just to see vegetarians trying to carve one up like a standing rib roast.
Bonarein, Aug 31 2001


       get real   


bobzaguy, Oct 07 2001

       bubble n squeak on the cob
po, Nov 15 2001

       I see <El Pedanto's> head exploding as he and him tries to listen to Bob Marley...   

       Peaches & Herb on the cob!   

       Stringed Green "Pole" Beans fresh off the vine are the bestest.   

       Sugar Snap Peas, and I don't care.
zaphod12, Nov 15 2001

       The entire pea plant is edible, and is sold in entirety in some ethnic markets. The solution: peas on the vine. Just start at the top and keep eating. Raw or lightly steamed.
bungston, Jan 10 2003

       Carrots on the cob?
Hecubus, Jan 10 2003

       Bonarein, most genetically engineered food is not vegetarian. Some of the genes come from from bacteria and some come from animals, including humans. The resulting plants are them part bacterium or part animal.   

       I am imagining a future when some plants have been given so many other genes that they become sentient. And pigs (being given human genes right now) will maybe develop semi-human features. *shivers at the thought of all this cannibalism* I do not eat anything genetically engineered anymore.   

       I like the pea idea, but fishbone for the technique. Old-fashioned Mendelian breeding would be fine, but might take a few thousand years. Sorry!
dj_photon, Jun 29 2003

       Well, it's one of my most favorite ideas on this site.
bristolz, Jun 29 2003

       This is smart AND funny. Love it.
thecat, Jul 08 2003

       plentitiousness = cute / antidisestablishmentarianist, etc, etc. = dumb. Dog Eds word made a light-hearted "point". Also, liked the reasoning D.E. and pop beans are something I've got to try.   

       Love the recipes (even if some sound gross). Pea pods, raw peas, fresh peas with or without cream -- "it's all good".   

       Little fasta poem/ditty was cool [rayfo] Wish I'd thought of it. Also, like the my gardener (ahem, my mother) comment [angel]. My mother is my baker. Or as I tell people who ask "did you make this" -- I 'subcontracted' the job. To a pro.   

       Giant pea/Pot roast analogy was priceless. My thoughts exactly hello_c.   

       [dj_photon] I too hate gm but this wouldn't be cross-"species". The rat-sperm, scorpion genes in the wheat, pigs hearts in humans stuff is gross. I don't know if you were serious about the sentinent stuff but I think sadly, and freakishly it is probably going to eventually come about if we keep going/allowing people to go down these roads. Disgusting, dangerous and immoral.   

       Peas on the Cob. That would just be progress.
thecat, Jul 08 2003

       [thecat], yes it would be cross-species. Peas and corn are not the same species just because neither is an animal.   

       Anyway, I favor the old-fashioned, non-GM approach: someone takes all the peas out of the pod and sticks them one by one onto a cob. +
hob, Jul 08 2003

       [hob] I'll take your word for it (pending new info) but you do know what I mean. Science isn't the enemy. Dumb scientists are the enemy.
thecat, Jul 08 2003

       There's probably not many of those.
bristolz, Jul 08 2003

       bristolz, bristolz, bristolz (sigh)   

       I'm not talking about intelligence, or knowledge. Will someone else, npearson perhaps, make my point.
thecat, Jul 08 2003

       The 'species' question is moot, as the term isn't rigorously definable anyway (i.e. intuitive classification of 'species' trumps any attempted rigorous one).   

       However, note that while maize and pea are looong- diverged (and, well, not too cross-fertile in the wild, one being a monocot and the other a dicot), a 'peacob' could be an animal yet: couldn't it mean 'peacock' (e.g. male swans are cobs)?...anyway, please, no corny puns on peacock.
n-pearson, Jul 09 2003

       I was just remarking on the availability of dumb scientists.
bristolz, Jul 09 2003

       'stolz - have labcoat, will travel! er, where did I put that labcoat...
n-pearson, Jul 09 2003

       I love this - have a croissant!   

       I'm still laughing about calling it (p)orn. EXCELLENT! I can just see it - the extended family gets together for a weekend barbecue, and Mother-in-law asks what's on the menu... I could say "steak and porn."
Mamamoose, Jul 10 2003

       [bristolz] Oh.   

       [Mamamoose] Ditto.   

       It fits with the "definition" of "enviro-porn" (butterfly ranching) I came across awhile ago &which I do not see as a bad thing in that case.
thecat, Jul 10 2003


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