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Discussion in 'Food & Travel' started by bungadiri, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. StiltonFC

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    I never get skin on custard. It's completely avoidable. If you are purchasing custard already made, you should never, ever patronize an establishment that cannot make skinless custard. If you are making the custard yourself -- or a relative is -- learn the skin-avoidance tactics that are readily accessible thru recipe books or the internet.

    personally, i am against placing a pillow over someones face while they sleep. it's somewhat harsh. but the writer of the letter to the roommate who is an omnivore should be euthanized for the sake of society at large.

    i think i might reply thus:

    dear emily -

    i have tolerated your haughty, self-righteous attitude for months without comment. if you wish to terminate our relationship as roommates, feel completely free to do so. otherwise i would not be surprised if you should turn up in a dumpster in small pieces.
     


  2. Funkfoot

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    Cakes that you get at the grocery store, costco, etc. The cake itself is acceptable (not great), but what is that icing made of? Seems like it's entirely petrochemicals, and there is so much of it. Gross!
     
  3. guignol

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    thanks for your support... i think!


    but if you think about it, the food chain has no top or bottom, it's circular.

    but if it did have a top, a tippy tip-top, to occupy it you would need to restrict your diet to eating only cannibals.

    which reminds me of something from jean de léry's histoire d'un voyage faict en la terre du brésil : his friends had captured a cannibal from another tribe and were advising him of the fate awaiting him, to which he responded: "sure, eat me, but my ancestors have been eating so many of yours for so long that you'll really be eating yourselves". pretty snappy comeback, don't you think?


    morrisey gets up my nostrils too, but the strereotype of the self righteous vegan/vegetarian* is hugely exagerrated. the writer of the note in the link is immature, but looking at the carnivore reactions in that blog there's worse.

    *actually these two groups don't always get on swimmingly; the few truly intolerant vegans usually reserve their choicest bile for vegetarians.
     
  4. guignol

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    to get back on subject:
    if you've ever had a proper creme brulée you'll know that it's all about the skin... but doing it right. not like some hack.


    custard indeed. mooshy peas with that sir?
     
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  5. guignol

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    a long time ago i went looking for a vegetarian thread in this section and didn't find one. i considered starting one myself but thought, ehh, if there's nothing yet in all the eons BS has existed it would be more pointless than my bicycle to work thread was. but to stop polluting other threads i think i'll go ahead...

    tomorrow.
     
  6. YankHibee

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    My pet peeve around here is when someone tells me there is Carolina style pulled pork somewhere and I arrive to discover mechanically separated pork with sticky bottled sauce poured on it.
     
  7. AfrcnHrbMan

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    Oh great, Didn't know I can photosynthesize! That will save me on my food bill, then I can finally afford a bottle of Romanée-Conti :D
     
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    I'll send you a bottle along with a steak, patronize them both. :D
     
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  9. Funkfoot

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    You are the herb man, are you not?
     
  10. guignol

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    not only IS he the herb man, he BE the herb man!

    get the funk - outta my foot - get - the funk - outta my foot
    get the funk - outta my foot - get...
     
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    Subscribe. ;)


    As for this thread, someone mentioned store/bakery-bought cakes, and referenced the horrid frosting. Equally upsetting to me is their obsession with inserting several layers of goo in the middle. What's wrong with simply having cake in the middle of a cake?
     
  12. AfrcnHrbMan

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    Hence my dietary preferences haha
     
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    I had a roommate in uni who dated a convegan for a short period of time. Convenient + vegan. We called her that because she was vegan but would wear leather because she really liked her heels. But she vas a vegan. OH and the Minestrone soup and the cheddar biscuits from Red Lobster was okay to eat. And Parmesan cheese in general. But she was a vegan. :eek:

    I assumed her only point of being vegan was to feel smug and spit out some tidbit of info everytime you tried to eat something in front of her. One day I come back from spending the night with my girlfriend and find my roommate putting all the pots and pans back in order and taking them out of a garbage bag. Since he never cleaned, especially at 7 AM, I knew something was wrong. Come to find out, the convegan wanted to cook something but didn't want to use our utensils. For some reason, it was the opportune time to throw away our cookware. He stopped her when he realised what she was doing with all the banging about of pots and pans.

    Ever since then I feel a twinge of anger, revulsion, fear and trepidation when I eat in front of vegans. From that point on, I always avoid telling people what they should and shouldn't eat. Even if my sister decides to take my nieces to McDonald and load up on sugary candy.

    Last time I heard from her, she blew the lead singer of Soul Coughing and was twice divorced.
     
  14. bungadiri

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    AIEEEEE! With tomato in the sauce.

    There are perfectly wonderful tomato based 'ques out there, but ain't a one of Caroline style pulled pork.
     
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    Foam. Why is food-flavored mucus discharge fashionable? Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. On one level, "pink slime" is molecular gastronomy, too.
     
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    Great thread here.

    Thing is, the OP is wrong. Demonstrably, utterly, hopelessly wrong. Sea salt and caramel is one of those combinations that had to have been divinely inspired.

    Salt improves caramel. Direct causality has been established. They proved it! Check out the latest issue of Science for the research if you don't believe it. Sorry Bundagiri, you are just wrong.
     
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    Carrot foam with coconut at Next/elBulli was extraordinarily delicious.

    Clam foam at Alinea about six years ago was gross - although a friend loved it and happily ate mine.
     
  18. guignol

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    [​IMG]
    what church did you say you worship at?
     
  19. StiltonFC

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    i would give you rep, but i don't like your username. ;)
     
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    That you, Mr. Wray?
     
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    maturin rang a bell i just now remembered why:

    mathurin is the french name for sammy sailor (from noddy).
     
  22. StiltonFC

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    i'm too dense to grasp this reference.

    Link Wray?

    Newcastle's Mr. Wray?

    Dickens?
     
  23. bungadiri

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    Okay, so I actually looked (forgetting what day it was when you posted and all) and the closest thing I could find was an article from the previous issue that had to do with scientists using electronic impulses to implant synthetic memories into the brains of mice. That seems to me like a plausible basis for the, um, misapprehension that caramel and salt belong together simultaneously in one mouth. You haven't let any scientists mess with your brain lately, have you?
     
  24. bungadiri

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    [result]Napolean's Mr. Wray.[/result]
    Result tags used in deference those who've never read the Aubrey/Maturin series.
     
  25. StiltonFC

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    and neither have you, but you should, clearly... ;)
     
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