Hey again! I love to get to know people through questions about their preferences. So, I thought I would start a thread about everyone's favorite, can't do without foods(ingredients) and most hated, would never darken the door of my pantry or fridge foods(ingredients). Give say your top 3 in each category. I'll start...
P.S. For the administrators - didn't know exactly where to put this thread so I put it under general stuff...
Obviously, I love all foods and love to mix up ingredients but these things I kind of use as staples in just about anything I make.
Favorite top 3:
1. Lemons - juice and zest
I think lemons are amazing since they can be used in savory and sweet dishes and brighten any flavor.
Most underrated of all fresh herbs - I think! Love to add it just at the end, particularly in slow cooked dishes to freshen the flavor instantly
Can't say enough about garlic! Love the strong pungent flavor it has and it makes meat dishes sing!
Most unliked top 3:
Please don't stone me!!! I just...don't like coconut!
2. Sweet and sour sauces for savory dishes
For some reason they just don't work for me at all! I like sweet and sour in a desert - like cheese cake - but not in savory stuff!
3. Super spicy peppers
Don't get me wrong - I love to add heat to my dishes and I do use red pepper flakes, cayenne, etc. but the kind of peppers that make your taste buds hurt and you can't taste anything else... Not for me!
OK, who's next?