Controversial opinions about food

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby bigglesworth » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:45 am UTC

Bakemaster wrote:Hershey's regular chocolate bar deserves some nostalgia points.
That's why nobody outside of the US should find it good if they have any sense.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Bakemaster » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:40 pm UTC

Much like Yorkies.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby bigglesworth » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:42 pm UTC

I don't eat them on principle, due to their advertising. I've also ceased buying HP sauce for the same reason.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Bakemaster » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:53 pm UTC

Yeah, I was suckered into eating one by the wrapper just because I was like... What the fuck could possibly be in here that makes it not for girls?

And it was just extremely shitty chocolate product.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby SlyReaper » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:26 pm UTC

Whoa whoa whoa, Yorkies? Yorkies are awesome. They stopped the "not for girls" thing years ago. And they taste nice.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Thesh » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:34 pm UTC

Yorkies are fucking annoying; but I guess you can say that about all yappers.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Weeks » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:44 pm UTC

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby bigglesworth » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:05 am UTC

At least, not that breed.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Thesh » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:07 am UTC

Sliced bread is not that great.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Quercus » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:26 am UTC

Thesh wrote:Sliced bread is not that great.


Sliced bread is fine (and yes, I get the joke), the trouble is that it becomes not great very quickly. I don't eat much bread so I slice any bread I buy (or make) immediately and freeze it, then I can take individual slices out and defrost them in the toaster. I do the same thing with butter - cut it up into approx. 50g pieces and freeze them individually, take them out one at a time and you always have fresh butter. I should do the same thing with portions of pizza dough, but I haven't been making many pizzas lately.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Weeks » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:42 am UTC

Whole sliced bread is fantastic and I eat it every day. With nothing on top, just juice.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby gmalivuk » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:58 pm UTC

Bakemaster wrote:Hershey's regular chocolate bar deserves some nostalgia points. Like shitty bologna and some other things like that.
Yeah, I'll accept regular Hershey's chocolate on s'mores for that reason.

Quercus wrote:I do the same thing with butter - cut it up into approx. 50g pieces and freeze them individually, take them out one at a time and you always have fresh butter.
We do that by the pound in my apartment, but go through butter for cooking way too fast to want to deal with frozen half-sticks every time we use it.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Mikeski » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:09 pm UTC

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Bakemaster wrote:Hershey's regular chocolate bar deserves some nostalgia points. Like shitty bologna and some other things like that.
Yeah, I'll accept regular Hershey's chocolate on s'mores for that reason.
Yup, s'mores are made with Hershey's.

Using good chocolate for s'mores is insulting the chocolate. Unless you've got some high-end marshmallows and graham crackers to go with it... in which case, you just might be a hipster.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Whizbang » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:06 am UTC

I had s'mores tonight. It was store brand grahams and 'mallows, and Hersey's chocolate. I regret nothing.

Also, I went to Hersey, PA last year and bought my dad a 5lb Hersey's bar. Was that bad?

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby poxic » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:33 am UTC

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Whitekiboko » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:57 am UTC

gmalivuk wrote:We do that by the pound in my apartment, but go through butter for cooking way too fast to want to deal with frozen half-sticks every time we use it.


I love my butter bell. I'm not going to let some punk ass dairy product tell me when I can or can't make a grilled cheese.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby freezeblade » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:27 pm UTC

on that note...
Controversial opinion: mayo works better than butter on a grilled cheese sandwich, because it's much less prone to burn (clarified butter works even better than that, but I dont' keep any around)
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Whizbang » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:59 pm UTC

Ketchup and mustard on french fries is delicious.

I don't know if it is controversial, but my wife puts her nose up when I do it.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Whitekiboko » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:38 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:mayo works better than butter on a grilled cheese sandwich, because it's much less prone to burn (clarified butter works even better than that, but I dont' keep any around)


I've used mayo a few times when I was out of butter, and technically it works. The flavor doesn't.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Bakemaster » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:46 am UTC

Yeah, butter flavor is better, but mayo's not bad. Definitely better than oil.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby AngrySquirrel » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:32 am UTC

The greatest thing about making food only for myself is that then I don't have to care about other people's preferences and allergies.

I have issues with left-overs. It bothers me intensely when people pick things off their food and leave it on their plate.

Fruit can be perfectly acceptable pizza-toppings. Pineapple is great, apples are awesome and bananas are cool. Kiwi and melon don't work very well.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby roband » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:20 am UTC

AngrySquirrel wrote:Fruit can be perfectly acceptable pizza-toppings. ... apples are awesome and bananas are cool.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Bakemaster » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:05 am UTC

Apple and basil and caramelized onion pizza is something I'm pretty sure I have posted about here before. Probably more than once, since I have made it more than once and it's always worth talking about.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby dubsola » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:10 am UTC

Pineapples, though? Honestly.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby karhell » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:03 am UTC

dubsola wrote:Pineapples, though? Honestly.

Surprisingly enough, they go well with a curry-style pizza
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Quercus » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:41 pm UTC

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dubsola wrote:Pineapples, though? Honestly.

Surprisingly enough, they go well with a curry-style pizza


It's not that surprising - pineapple is a very popular ingredient in curries (edit: or is this a case of a mis-calibrated sarcasm detector on my part?)

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Whizbang » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:12 pm UTC

A new pizza place opened in my town (bringing the sum total of pizza places to 1). Their meat lovers pizza includes, wait for it...

Pepperoni (duh)
Ground Beef (also duh)
Bacon (required)
Pastrami (Unusual, but ok)
Genoa Salami (Seeing a trend here...)
Bologna (Wait, what?!)
Hot Dog (Seriously, WTF?)

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Mikeski » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:04 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:A new pizza place opened in my town (bringing the sum total of pizza places to 1). Their meat lovers pizza includes, wait for it...

Pepperoni (duh)
Ground Beef (also duh)
Bacon (required)
Pastrami (Unusual, but ok)
Genoa Salami (Seeing a trend here...)
Bologna (Wait, what?!)
Hot Dog (Seriously, WTF?)

Thus requiring you to buy two. And stack them face-to-face to make the dang sandwich they were trying to sell you in the first place.

...still wouldn't be good, though. And your final parenthetical still stands.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Whitekiboko » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:00 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:Bologna (Wait, what?!)
Hot Dog (Seriously, WTF?)


Fried bologna can be a semi tasty cheap sandwich. Mixed in with pizza grease, it could have potential.

As for hot dogs, depends on the dog. Would have to be all beef.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Gwydion » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:04 am UTC

I thought hot dogs were bologna, in a different shape-configuration? They taste identical to me.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby karhell » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:43 am UTC

Quercus wrote:
karhell wrote:
dubsola wrote:Pineapples, though? Honestly.

Surprisingly enough, they go well with a curry-style pizza


It's not that surprising - pineapple is a very popular ingredient in curries (edit: or is this a case of a mis-calibrated sarcasm detector on my part?)

No sarcasm there, I had little knowledge about curry in general, an was pretty surprised (read : extremely skeptical) to discover pineapple in a curry pizza (after getting over the initial reaction and deciding to actually try it, it turned out to be a rather pleasant surprise ^^)
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby bigglesworth » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:21 pm UTC

Before you say pineapple is common in 'curry', define 'curry'.

In a British milieu, pineapple is distinctly uncommon in curry as it is commonly understood.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Quercus » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:54 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Before you say pineapple is common in 'curry', define 'curry'.

In a British milieu, pineapple is distinctly uncommon in curry as it is commonly understood.


I'll take the wikipedia definition here - South or Southeast Asian origin/inspiration, incorporates a complex mixture of spices/herbs, usually including chillis.

From a quick google it appears that pineapple is most common in Thai curries, whereas most people in Britain immediately think of Indian curries when they hear curry. Although it does appear that pineapple is often used in dhansak, but only outside of India - pineapple is never used in it traditionally.

I love Thai food (or at least the British interpretation of Thai food, which is all I've had the opportunity to try), which I guess is why pineapple + curry seems a normal combination to me.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby PAstrychef » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:31 pm UTC

Curry, like chili, is a food of great variety,
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby bigglesworth » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:47 pm UTC

PAstrychef wrote:Curry, like chili, is a food of great variety,
Which, to the Britisher, is a source of great piety.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby roband » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:55 pm UTC

biggles, can you stop using fancy words? You're making me feel stupid :)

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby bigglesworth » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:18 pm UTC

No! Using such vocabulary makes my opinions about food controversial, and therefore highly appropriate for this thread :P
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby dubsola » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:42 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:In a British milieu, pineapple is distinctly uncommon in curry as it is commonly understood.

As an aside, I read somewhere that the word comes from 'kari', meaning sauce. This provides an amusing mental image.

Posh British Empire Chap, pointing to the sauce on some vegetables: "What's this?"
Indian guy trying to enjoy his meal: "Kari"
P.B.E Chap: "Great! I really enjoy this... curry."

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby mathmannix » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:10 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:A new pizza place opened in my town (bringing the sum total of pizza places to 1). Their meat lovers pizza includes, wait for it...

Pepperoni (duh)
Ground Beef (also duh)
Bacon (required)
Pastrami (Unusual, but ok)
Genoa Salami (Seeing a trend here...)
Bologna (Wait, what?!)
Hot Dog (Seriously, WTF?)


It seems very odd to me not to include sausage! Here in the US, anyway, the big 4's meat lover's (or equivalent) pizzas always prominently feature sausage.

Pizza Hut (Meat Lover's™): default is Pepperoni, Beef, Seasoned Pork Sausage, Ham, Italian Sausage, and Bacon
Dominos (Meatzza Feast): default is Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Beef, and Ham, with Steak and Bacon optional
Papa John's (The Meats): default is Pepperoni, Sausage, Beef, Bacon, and Ham.
Little Caesars (3 Meat Treat): Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, and Bacon.

Oh, and regarding pineapple, Ham and Pineapple is one of the most popular combinations at any pizza chain. Sometimes this is called Hawaiian Pizza (this is Little Caesar's "Hula Hawaiian Pizza", for example), although Hawaiian can also include any of the following as standard, from pizza joint to pizza joint: Bacon, Chicken, Red Peppers, and/or Barbecue Sauce (instead of or in addition to tomato sauce). Ham (or Canadian Bacon) and Pineapple are necessary, however.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby zombie_monkey » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:54 am UTC

Whizbang wrote:A new pizza place opened in my town (bringing the sum total of pizza places to 1). Their meat lovers pizza includes, wait for it...

Pepperoni (duh)
Ground Beef (also duh)
Bacon (required)
Pastrami (Unusual, but ok)
Genoa Salami (Seeing a trend here...)
Bologna (Wait, what?!)
Hot Dog (Seriously, WTF?)


Ground beef on a pizza? WTF. Hot Dog -- the most normal thing :)


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