Things that should be banned
Posted 19 April 2004 - 08:50 PM
Posted 02 May 2004 - 02:19 PM
Edited by TJHarris, 02 May 2004 - 02:19 PM.
It is all about respect; for the ingredient, for the process, for each other, for the profession.
Posted 02 May 2004 - 03:13 PM
That way perhaps people would use it as a general flavor additive and not to smother and cloak the taste of perfectly good food.
He don't eat humble pie,
So sing a miserere
And hang the bastard high!
- Richard Wilbur and John LaTouche from Candide
Posted 02 May 2004 - 03:37 PM
Canned meats in general. If you're gona eat the animal, at least make it feel like it died for a decent cause. Sheesh.
Posted 03 May 2004 - 08:14 AM
Ha, I actually forgot about spam. I was thinking more of Dinty Moore products when I wrote that. I can't believe I am admitting this, but I have never actually eaten spam. Though I think one of the first things I ever made as a kid was corned beef hash, and I remember feeling very proud of it. A fine vehicle for ketchup, that dish.
hey now. spam rocks.
Posted 03 May 2004 - 08:20 AM
i get what you're saying tho. ever since i switched my cats to canned food, i've been hesitant to eat meat in a can. the smells are too similar.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:16 PM
Posted 06 May 2004 - 04:47 AM
yall are tooooooo funny!
if i had the ear of the powers that be, i would demand the immediate banning of:
pimento loaf and olive loaf
Edited by ElfWorks, 06 May 2004 - 04:50 AM.
That is the finest of suppers, I think
When I'm grown up and can have what I please,
I think I shall always insist upon these"
Posted 06 May 2004 - 05:00 AM
HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT ?!!!!!!!!!!
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Counterman: “Who’s going to sit and cut fruit all day, lady… YOU?”
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Posted 06 May 2004 - 06:08 AM
Posted 06 May 2004 - 07:24 AM
We call 'em Vie-annies, here. A favorite hunting snack--vie-annies and saltines.
Posted 06 May 2004 - 10:37 AM
And....how do you EAT it?
What the hell is emotional hardcore?
Topic: The "Uncrustables" line of frozen, pre-made sandwiches. I can see being a little too busy/frugal to buy your own deli meats and bread and needing instead to rely on buying more complex sandwiches premade, but -- pre-made grilled cheese and PB&J sandwiches?
Edited by Callipygos, 06 May 2004 - 10:44 AM.
Posted 06 May 2004 - 11:24 AM
So true! I have had to stop one element of my art work, engraving in glass and crystal, because I have arthritis in the joint at the base of my right thumb that controls my grasping and no longer have the strength to hold the engraving handpiece.
I wasn't offended....I just wanted people to be aware that hands can get so bent out of shape that cutting hard vegetables like potatoes, carrots, turnips can be a chore--if not impossible. The already made mashed potatoes in the fridge and freezer sections are a decent alternative to that "library paste in a box" called "instant mashed potato." If you need to stucco your ceilings, that stuff is perfect. At least the other variety is made from real potato and you just add milk and butter. Great to keep on hand, no matter what your situation. Sometimes, I myself don't get excited at the prospect of peeling, cubing and boiling. And I loves me my spuds!!
I have had to alter the way I do many things in the kitchen. I went to a two-handled mezzaluna for chopping herbs, etc., because I couldn't hold the regular one.
If I have to do a lot of knife work I have to break it up into sessions no more than twenty minutes long. Otherwise I can't hold on to anything.
The things I really think should be banned are:
For God's sake, what is a "designer vegetable" ?
As far as I am concerned, tacking "designer" on anything, coffee, wine, beer, ice cream, candy or whatever, is just an excuse to charge a premium price for a medicore (or worse) product.
Even "artisanal" is losing its meaning. In my opinion artisan breads, for instance, should be made by small local bakeries that maintain a distinct product that is different from the mass-produced pap that passes for bread.
I bake most of my own bread but occasionally buy a loaf. One used to be able to find French style breads that had a distinct flavor, a bit of a toasty, slightly yeasty hint that was distinct.
Now they all taste alike.
Posted 06 May 2004 - 11:30 AM
Posted 07 May 2004 - 01:55 PM
Truer words were never writ. Lunchables are of the devil. I was so proud when my son pointed to them in the grocery and asked how anyone could feed that to someone they loved. (Salt, fat and sugar should not be food groups in a kid's diet.)
Lord Hurlworthy, writing in, "Book of the Damned: Things That Should be Banned," named Lunch-ables as Satan's Favorite Plaything. Artificial flavorings, corruption of the young, more packaging than foodstuff -- they're right up there with Irwin Mainway's classic toy for tots, "Bag of Glass Shards."
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Posted 07 May 2004 - 02:03 PM
Posted 08 May 2004 - 10:35 PM
Gordon: MASSIVE, MASSIVE QUANTITIES AND A GLASS OF WATER, SWEETHEART. MY SOCKS ARE ON FIRE.
Posted 09 May 2004 - 04:24 AM
I like a lot of that stuff.
And yes, I love to cook and go to fine restaurants.
Ban surimi? I have to eat lunch at the same cafeteria five days a week. The place is essentially on a two week menu cycle, and a lot of the offerings are not very good.
To stay sane, or as sane as I can be, I have to improvise with what is available.
Surimi, with mayo, tomatoes and onion slices in pita bread is not bad.
It is amazing how creative one can become with only cafeteria food, horseradish, hot sauce, mayo, ketchup and a few other condiments, and a microwave. But that, I guess, could be another thread.
Spam, particularly the low fat stuff, is pretty good.
Make kimchee and Spam, as the Korean's do, and you have some OK eating.
As for Vienna Sausages, don't like the stuff in the little cans very much. But so called Vienna beef is the main ingredient in a Chicago hot dog. And anyone who has not tasted one should plan a trip to the city, if for nothing else, the dogs.
And as for American cheese, take one of those sandwich making things, butter two pieces of bread, put them on the sandwich maker, put some American cheese on the inside, and put it over a gas stove for a few minutes. You have a pouch of nice gooey cheese in a pocket of toasted bread.
Great for a Sunday night in January, when you just want some comfy food.
Could go on, but this is getting a bit long.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 06:34 AM
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:02 PM
However, something I think should be banned are premade Empanadas de Verde.
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:46 PM
For surimi, try separating the roll and break it up into smaller pieces, flatten them slightly and deep fry them. It makes a very addictive snack.
Go ahead and ban margarine.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:23 PM
Pancake / Waffle / Biscuit mixes (wtf would anyone want to pay more for lower quality ingredients that have been simply mixed together... about 5% of the time spent making Pancakes etc.,)
Soda (arguably the primary cause of food related disease in the world, low quality / harmful ingredients, synthetic flavors... particularly now with the prevalance of inexpensive carbonation systems... how hard is it to make a freaking syrup?)
Sriracha (gawd awful, green garlic forward & filler ingredient sauce for people with no tastebuds!)
Flavored Jello, Canned Food... too sleepy to get to specifics now.. peace out.