Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dinner of champions.

Okay, I'm soliciting comments on foods that are wise to eat before a milonga, in the hopes that some misguided person will realize that garlic pasta is not the best thing they could eat before going to a milonga and asking people to dance in close embrace?

(It's not me. I promise.)

12 comments:

tangospeak said...

I tend to go high on carbs before a milonga for the energy - basically anything goes as long as it's not heavy on onions or garlic or gas-inducing veggies like ummm...cabbage and beans. Wouldn't go nuts on egg whites either.

Debbi said...

I am actually a big fan of fruit and bread and a little protein, like chicken or salmon. Not too much though, it is too hard to dance when you have a Buddha belly going on.... I stay away from anything stinky or greasy, because who wants to dance with a stinky greasy follower??? No one I know of....

Tina said...

Anything that doesn't have garlic, I guess. ?

In instances where I've had something garlicky before a milonga, I've tackled it by 1)brushing my teeth after dinner and 2) eating an Altoid after each tanda.

It also helps to chew on a mint leaf or some parsley after dinner. or drink mint tea.

Heather said...

No garlic, no onions, especially raw, no tinned fish (tuna-breath is far worse than garlic), no excess of carbs, no curry, no cucumber, no fried food unless I'm planning to wash the smell right out of my hair before going dancing. In fact, garlic and curry are banned for at least two days before dancing, preferably three.

danzarin said...

I like eating sushi. It is really light, does not make me feel heavy, and I think, Unlike canned tuna, sushi is not as bad.
Noe the problem is if you dance often, can your stomach hande a Japanese diet? or Your wallet?
But no matter what u eat, toothbrush and mints are your friend!

Anonymous said...

Any english food will do. Whatever it is, they boil it in water with some mint.

miss tango in her eyes said...

I just eat whatever, just in smaller portions, yes avoiding garlic and onions. Crakers and cheese are my favourite to eat when I get home after the milonga!

Sometimes at the milongas I will indulge in a Tostado with ham and cheese, and pray I get the little palitos with a glass of "champagne".

la nuit blanche said...

milk and cereal, cold cuts, apples and bananas. white rice wrapped in dried seaweed, with tons of steamed vegetable dumplings (fried dumplings smell oily), sans garlic. then i get back home and pig out on everything garlic that i want. :)

Elizabeth said...

I take my cues from "The Kids Menu" . Cheerios with fruit. Mac and Cheese, (the mild non smelling kind of cheese), Peanut butter and Jelly sandwitch, preferably with the crusts cut off, to complete the presentation, small bites of raisens, banana, cookies, milk, peppermint tea, gummy bears, almonds, granola, yoghurt...that kind of thing. Nothing gourmet. nothing really flavorful...

la nuit blanche said...

elizabeth's comment reminded me: a japanese medical team did a study a few years ago, and proved that yogurt eliminates food breath. the long-term benefits are, that it can help with halitosis (not that you have it, but for those who do, yogurt may be the key to getting rid of it).

also, dried seaweed is an old asian remedy for food breath, too. five dried leaves in your mouth after a meal, and it's almost as effective as chewing parsely! (though it gets stuck in the teeth...)

Red shoes said...

Pineapple...? No, no, that's not right, sorry. I think sushi is an excellent choice, and I'm a fan of simple fruit-cheese-bread meals as well. And, okay, chocolate.

Anonymous said...

sometimes its not what you eat, the food smell can get into your clothes and that can be stinky situation also. i find Korean food stay in your clothes the most; so i avoid that before heading to any tango event.