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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:22 am UTC
by Wednesday
PAstrychef wrote:Step one: get some butter out of the fridge.
Step two: get some maple syrup.
Step three: put butter in a bowl and beat it with a spoon until soft.
Step four: add maple syrup to taste.
Step five: serve over whatever you like.

Nonononono. That is maple flavored butter. Maple butter is what happens when you start the maple candy making process but end it sooner than you're "supposed" to.

Animal butter should not be the base sauce of a dessert pizza.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:15 am UTC
by doogly
yeah maple butter is completely dope and this is not controversial at all

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:03 am UTC
by Bakemaster
Ketchup is a pretty crap condiment. Is this controversial?

Pineapple pizza is a kind of controversial topic. One day I discovered that nothing I ever liked about Hawaiian pizza had anything to do with a pig. Pineapple, jalapenos, and bacon (or sausage) is pretty good though.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:10 am UTC
by Thesh
I wouldn't say that pineapple on pizza is controversial, it's just that if you like it then it invalidates all your opinions on food.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:14 am UTC
by poxic
Bakemaster wrote:Ketchup is a pretty crap condiment. Is this controversial?

It's mostly a placeholder for "insert tanginess here", I think. I use it for things that need tang but don't really go with actual tomatoes (e.g., fries).

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:34 am UTC
by Mighty Jalapeno
My kids are migrating away from ketchup. My oldest girl wants "BARBECUE SAUCE ON EVERYTHING", my son just uses Frank's Red Hot the way some people use water, and my youngest... well, she still has ketchup on everything, but she's steering towards soy sauce lately. Yay?

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:07 am UTC
by SurgicalSteel
Bakemaster wrote:Ketchup is a pretty crap condiment. Is this controversial?
Ketchup is ok on a lot of things, and great on nothing. Most other condiments are great on one or two things, and shit on everything else. If I'm just shopping and don't want to buy 16 different condiments, I'll pick up a small bottle of ketchup.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
by TheAmazingRando
Bakemaster wrote:Ketchup is a pretty crap condiment. Is this controversial?

Pineapple pizza is a kind of controversial topic. One day I discovered that nothing I ever liked about Hawaiian pizza had anything to do with a pig. Pineapple, jalapenos, and bacon (or sausage) is pretty good though.
I hated ketchup for about a decade. Now I think it's ok on french fries, but not as good as ranch.

Jalapeños are the key to making pineapple taste good on pizza. Actually jalapeños improve any pizza, but they turn pineapple from something kinda gross into something amazing.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
by Angua
Thesh wrote:I wouldn't say that pineapple on pizza is controversial, it's just that if you like it then it invalidates all your opinions on food.

There is no excuse for putting pineapple on a pizza.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
by pkcommando
Thesh wrote:I wouldn't say that pineapple on pizza is controversial, it's just that if you like it then it invalidates all your opinions on food.

FTFY

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:05 pm UTC
by SurgicalSteel
Angua wrote:
Thesh wrote:I wouldn't say that pineapple on pizza is controversial, it's just that if you like it then it invalidates all your opinions on food.

There is no excuse for putting pineapple on a pizza.
The only reason to put pineapple on pizza is if you want that pizza to taste fantastic.

TheAmazingRando wrote:Jalapeños are the key to making pineapple taste good on pizza. Actually jalapeños improve any pizza, but they turn pineapple from something kinda gross into something amazing.
Jalapenos, however, have no place on pizza. Then again, they don't really have a place in/on any food. I'm not even sure they're edible.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
by Sandry
I am apathetic about pineapple on pizza, but grilled pineapple makes the whole concept of deciding to warm up pineapple in the first place worthwhile. Nom.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:08 pm UTC
by Mighty Jalapeno
SurgicalSteel wrote:Jalapenos, however, have no place on pizza. Then again, they don't really have a place in/on any food. I'm not even sure they're edible.

Hey, watch it now.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:36 pm UTC
by Weeks
SurgicalSteel wrote:
Angua wrote:
Thesh wrote:I wouldn't say that pineapple on pizza is controversial, it's just that if you like it then it invalidates all your opinions on food.

There is no excuse for putting pineapple on a pizza.
The only reason to put pineapple on pizza is if you want that pizza to taste fantastic.
This guy knows what's up. I do love pineapples in general though.

...I love jalapeno too, and consider jalapeno cheese the best kind of cheese. Can we still be friends?

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:55 pm UTC
by SurgicalSteel
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
SurgicalSteel wrote:Jalapenos, however, have no place on pizza. Then again, they don't really have a place in/on any food. I'm not even sure they're edible.

Hey, watch it now.
I said jalapenos. Mighty Jalapenos are a completely different matter. (I'm not sure if I just made things worse)

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:00 am UTC
by Nath
Bakemaster wrote:Ketchup is a pretty crap condiment. Is this controversial?

There was some controversy about it a few pages ago. I like it. It's basically just tomato paste, vinegar, sugar and salt; I don't have a problem with any of these ingredients, so my only complaint about ketchup is that the proportions are not perfect. Stirring in some Sriracha tends to improve things by balancing the sweetness with some heat.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:22 am UTC
by doogly
Sins against pizza orthodoxy are the ones that bother me the most.

Jalapenos are alright, but pretty boring. Scotch Bonnet 4 lyyyyyyfe.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:43 am UTC
by SurgicalSteel
To bring back an older controversy: I reaffirmed the other night that linguica sausage is indeed best sausage.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:51 am UTC
by sparkyb
Bakemaster wrote:Ketchup is a pretty crap condiment.


I just view ketchup as a condiment that tried to be bbq sauce and failed miserably.

Bakemaster wrote:Pineapple pizza is a kind of controversial topic.


I love pineapple, I love pizza, it is a little disappointing that putting these two good things together ruins both of them.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:56 am UTC
by doogly
I go with weisswurst for best sausage.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:09 am UTC
by Bakemaster
Let's inaugurate the First Best 'Wurst Fest.

I may have had a shity beer but I needed a muscle relaxant for mah back muscle. Neither here northere. Mustard does everyhting ketchup wants to do, only better.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:28 am UTC
by Thesh
I agree with mustard > ketchup on everything but fries. Although, with fries, gravy does beat out ketchup.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:30 am UTC
by Nath
sparkyb wrote:
Bakemaster wrote:Ketchup is a pretty crap condiment.


I just view ketchup as a condiment that tried to be bbq sauce and failed miserably.


I love good barbecue, but dislike that oversweetened brown goop that calls itself BBQ sauce. People slather it on overcooked chicken breast and call it 'BBQ chicken', or they pour it on mushy braised pork shoulder and call it 'BBQ pulled pork'. Lies. Syrup and food coloring doesn't turn bland meat into barbecue. It just turns it into bland meat pudding.

There are several sauces that do go well with actual barbecue, but the stuff that people who don't like barbecue call 'BBQ sauce' is a disaster. I'll take ketchup over that stuff any day. Of course, neither one of them is getting anywhere near my brisket.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:15 am UTC
by doogly
Yeah bbq sauce is a travesty. I like the Carolina vinegar style.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:06 pm UTC
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
The greatest thing about living in the South is that you learn exactly what good BBQ sauce should be before you are in elementary school. Ketchup-based barbecue sauce is an abomination; the only barbecue sauce worth using is thin, mustard-based, incredibly spicy and not sweet at all.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:54 pm UTC
by SurgicalSteel
On meats like pork loin or chicken, the barbecue sauce should be loaded with molasses or brown sugar (and on chicken, should be applied while still on the grill if we aren't talking fried chicken), on beef meats it should be tangy and a bit vinegary. And of course, on a well-seasoned and/or well-marbled cut of beef, it should not be there at all.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:07 pm UTC
by poxic
Everyone everywhere: "The only right way to make food is to do it the way it's done where I grew up."

Ergo, tomato aspic (made with lemon Jello) served with white Wonderbread tuna salad sandwiches = perfection.

That hurt to type.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:47 pm UTC
by bigglesworth
Liking strong chilli flavours like super hot sauces and scotch bonnets is a sign that you've burnt off your taste buds and further opinions on food should be disregarded.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:52 pm UTC
by Thesh
Satan's Blood + Frank's RedHot (Original) + butter = best hot wing sauce ever.

bigglesworth wrote:Liking strong chilli flavours like super hot sauces and scotch bonnets is a sign that you've burnt off your taste buds and further opinions on food should be disregarded.


Wimp.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
by Nath
SurgicalSteel wrote:On meats like pork loin or chicken, the barbecue sauce should be loaded with molasses or brown sugar (and on chicken, should be applied while still on the grill if we aren't talking fried chicken), on beef meats it should be tangy and a bit vinegary. And of course, on a well-seasoned and/or well-marbled cut of beef, it should not be there at all.

People barbecue pork loin? I always thought of that as a grill/pan-fry/roast kind of meat.

poxic wrote:Everyone everywhere: "The only right way to make food is to do it the way it's done where I grew up."

Well, at least for barbecue, I can claim to be pretty neutral. I didn't taste American barbecue until my late teens.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:16 pm UTC
by EchoRomulus
Ketchup is my jam.

I pour at least 4 oz of ketchup on each hotdog I eat.

Those of you who eat ketchup and hate it, probably never had Heinz. You probably tried Hunts. Hunts is shit.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:20 pm UTC
by bigglesworth
I've found the other ketchups I've tried other than heinz that claimed to be better to be too fruity.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:27 pm UTC
by Thesh
One of these days, I'll make homemade ketchup, but for the time being I'm just going to continue with Heinz. It isn't what I would call awesome, but it accomplishes its job.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:43 pm UTC
by gmalivuk
EchoRomulus wrote:Ketchup is my jam.

I pour at least 4 oz of ketchup on each hotdog I eat.

Those of you who eat ketchup and hate it, probably never had Heinz. You probably tried Hunts. Hunts is shit.
I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:02 am UTC
by EchoRomulus
gmalivuk wrote:
EchoRomulus wrote:Ketchup is my jam.

I pour at least 4 oz of ketchup on each hotdog I eat.

Those of you who eat ketchup and hate it, probably never had Heinz. You probably tried Hunts. Hunts is shit.
I just threw up a little in my mouth.


I'm getting better. I no longer NEED ketchup on any chicken other than fried, or any pork which is not sausage.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:47 am UTC
by Nath
You put ketchup on fried chicken, hot dogs and sausage? As someone who likes ketchup, these are not foods I think of as going with ketchup.

Then again, when I was a kid, we used to eat ketchup with English breakfasts, so, grain of salt.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:55 am UTC
by EchoRomulus
Yes. Also on burgers, any kind of fried potato, hamburger helper, and fried shrimp.

My mom asked me if I would put ketchup on a donut.

My reply was "If it was a meat donut."

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:01 am UTC
by doogly
bigglesworth wrote:Liking strong chilli flavours like super hot sauces and scotch bonnets is a sign that you've burnt off your taste buds and further opinions on food should be disregarded.

it's not that hot. and you have it with a bunch of rice and peas, it's all good.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:35 am UTC
by SurgicalSteel
Nath wrote:People barbecue pork loin? I always thought of that as a grill/pan-fry/roast kind of meat.
I imagine there are people who do, but I don't. First off, I meant to say pork tenderloin. Second, I slow-grill it. 30 minutes on medium indirect heat in a Weber after marinading for a day or two, it turns out pretty darn good. But if it's raining I will slow roast it in the oven.

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:48 am UTC
by gmalivuk
Just had delicious chicken and waffles with maple BBQ sauce.

Then I read about further ketchup abominations and ever so briefly had a flash of what that might be like on chicken and waffles, and feel sick again.