Chocolate & Zucchini Forum Index >> Back to Chocolate & Zucchini <<

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages 
 RSS feedLast posts feed   RegisterRegister   Log inLog in 

AUGUST '08 DISCUSSION: Recipe Deal Breakers
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Chocolate & Zucchini Forum Index -> Cooking & Eating
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
CJB



Joined: 07 Sep 2008
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i share the apparently widespread fear of deep-frying! and eggplant never seems to work out for me either, but im still trying Wink as for extremely long recipes, unless it looks entirely worthwhile; i skip those. i also rarely cook things that are too spicy...

now anything with chocolate- i definitely have to try!
_________________
Rosh Hashanah Gifts
Kosher Gourmet Gifts
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
dory



Joined: 11 Nov 2007
Posts: 236
Location: Madison, WI

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: deal breakers Reply with quote

I will fry in up to one inch of oil. Two South American recipes that I make for parties, and that are DEFINITELY worth the trouble and mess are friend plantains (cut about 3/4 inch thick, friend until yellow and then squashed and fried until crispy) and fried yuca (boiled for 1 meal and then the leftovers are cut into slices and fried in an inch of oil.) These are both MUCH better than any fried food I have eaten in a restaurant. I will not, however, fry anything in more than one inch of oil. It is much too scary! Also I don't like most deep fried foods, with a few exceptions. I even hate doughnuts, which must make me a traitor to my country, or at least the nemesis of all police, everywhere. (Sorry if there are any police on the forum. I am just joking-- perhaps not tastefully enough!)

I have two deal breakers. One is fake foods like Kool Whip, cake or bread mixes or instant anything. The other has to do with the cute and the recognizable factor. I am an extreme animal lover I am not quite vegetarian, but I like to pretend that what I am eating is not the remains of a dead animal! Actually, I make beef tongue for relatives who like it, and I have been told that I prepare it well, but once I have cut off the taste buds I cannot eat it. I used to love ox tail but am having more and more trouble with it. I also have trouble with duck (too rich anyway) and rabbit. Suckling pig is out-- either to cook or to eat. Strangely, though, I can both cook and eat bison, while my husband who is much more carnivorous than me cannot. He has seen too many buffalos on nature programs on TV and says they are so beautiful he cannot eat them. Go figure!

Dory
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Chocolate & Zucchini Forum Index -> Cooking & Eating All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Page 5 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group