Controversial opinions about food

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Quercus » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:32 pm UTC

Moo wrote:Garlic and onions are both hardly ever worth the added prep effort

As someone whose favourite flavour is probably garlic, and who was scandalised that a risotto recipe they saw recently didn't include onion (and promptly added onion when making it), I disagree with you quite strongly (which I guess is the point of this thread).

Edit: I also want to thank you - I was musing on hummus flavours earlier, and this has put the idea of roast garlic hummus into my head, which I haven't made for ages and want to make again.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby AngrySquirrel » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:06 pm UTC

commodorejohn wrote:Avocados: the most pointless "food" on Planet Earth. Empty, tasteless filler glop that looks like it should be served to inmates at a maximum-security prison in Alpha Centauri.

That's just wrong.

Also properly prepared onions are vital to all stews and soups.

Garlic doesn't taste much anymore, but that might just be me getting numb. They do smell delicious though.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby commodorejohn » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:13 pm UTC

You're right - that was a wildly unfair statement on my part.

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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Wednesday » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:45 pm UTC

Moo wrote:Garlic and onions are both hardly ever worth the added prep effort

I'm close to agreeing with you - but I buy pre-diced garlic and generally put it into everything relevant by the giant spoonful. Chopping onions in a motorcycle helmet is usually worth the lulz, and it doesn't hurt that they both smell amazing when sweating together in the pan, which garners even more cheffy complements.

But in terms of flavor I kinda hate onions unless pretty specifically prepared. Garlic is just annoying and sticky, but tasty.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby natraj » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:07 am UTC

there would be significantly less joy in my life without garlic and onions they are the source of so much delicious flavour and happiness.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby ahammel » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:29 am UTC

Julia Child wrote:It is hard to imagine a civilization without onions.
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Re: Controversial opinions about food

Postby Liri » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:08 am UTC

ahammel wrote:
Julia Child wrote:It is hard to imagine a civilization without onions.

I like it.

One of my favorite food-moments from a book was in Holes when the starving kids come across the onions and eat the heck out of them. One of my favorite Realityscape food-moments was on a 6-day backpacking trip with a friend. Our stove wasn't working so it had been Rawville, NC the whole time, including a couscous dish with raw carrots, onion, garlic, parsley, and olive oil. There was a huge anvil-head t-storm cloud off in the valley beneath us, too, while we ate.
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