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Old 03-22-2011, 10:11 PM   #31
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Culinary blasphemy = Kraft

Just curious, but have you looked at their product listings?

Or do you mean the mac-n-cheese?
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:49 PM   #32
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I have to agree with those who have mentioned artificial substitutes for real foods.

Baco-bits
margarine
Cool Whip
Sweeteners
Pasteurized Processed Cheese Food (Kraft Singles)

...and all the sleazy advertising tricks designed to make you think they are better for you.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:43 AM   #33
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American cheese slices
I call it plastic cheese, wrapped in plastic, made of plastic.

I bought some on sale, 2/24 packs for $3.
Two years later, no one had eaten them, I threw them out. They are not food, so they don't expire.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:53 AM   #34
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I call it plastic cheese, wrapped in plastic, made of plastic.

I bought some on sale, 2/24 packs for $3.
Two years later, no one had eaten them, I threw them out. They are not food, so they don't expire.
I love using Kraft singles (I use the ones label sharp cheddar) for grilled cheese sandwiches.

I refer to them as wallet cheese... they come in their own wallet.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:59 AM   #35
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Just curious, but have you looked at their product listings?

Or do you mean the mac-n-cheese?
As a matter of fact, I have.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:00 PM   #36
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My pet peeves are when Celebrity Chef's give misinformation to boost ratings, or when people are closed minded to new ideas in cooking. For instance, I know that the only factor in producing succulent and tender poultry, or virtually any kind, is cooking to the proper internal temperature. As for cinnamon in spaghetti sauce, I'm guilty. But it wasn't my fault. I was making sauce at my MIL's house. What I didn't know was that she often bought spices in bulk, and used left-over, small spice bottles to portion it out and make it readily available next to the stove. I grabbed a bottle labeled garlic powder, and got cinnamon instead. It truly ruined the sauce. But you have to understand that aside from that peculiar habit, my MIL is as close to perfect as any MIL could ever be.

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Old 03-23-2011, 01:24 PM   #37
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I call it plastic cheese, wrapped in plastic, made of plastic.

I bought some on sale, 2/24 packs for $3.
Two years later, no one had eaten them, I threw them out. They are not food, so they don't expire.
Kraft Deli Deluxe real American cheese slices are good, especially for a cheese sauce for mac n cheese.

Huge difference in real american cheese and others labeled cheese food or cheese product.Those are gross.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:46 PM   #38
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I refer to them as wallet cheese... they come in their own wallet.
That's great!

Not sure why it bugs me, but I get annoyed when a restaurant lists something as "Home Made." Really, you made it at home and brought it in? Or do you live here? (though some may feel like they could answer yes to the second question). I know it's just a condensed way of saying "Made in-house," but it still annoys me for some reason.

My major pet peeve though is when people say things meant to convey an image of health or knowledge when they order, when they actually have no idea what they're talking about.Example:

"Oh, I'm going healthy tonight. I'll just have the Chicken Caesar Salad."
Sure go right ahead, order one of the most high-calorie items on the menu and then stuff yourself with bread and butter to boot because you're unsatisfied because you didn't order what you actually wanted.

or, my favorite conversation:
"Sorry, we can't serve our salmon rare."
"Oh, you don't have high-grade fish here?"
Yes, we do, but our salmon hasn't been properly frozen to pass the health department's standards of safety for undercooked fish. Order the Ahi.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:31 PM   #39
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I realize I commented on baked beans with tomato in the other thread, but that was really tongue in cheek. Baked beans can take countless forms including tomato. I would not put this in the blasphemy category.

I don't care for recipes that include a condensed canned soup(s).
I agree with that Andy (you knew that already). I know canned soups are "quick," but they have so much sodium, and often other additives that folks don't pay attention to -- and many should.

Not blasphemy, because I realiz it's a regional thing, but I dislike when shortcakes are made with that spongy cake stuff. I'm from the midwest, where shortcakes are build on biscuits (the baking-powder kind), and that's how I like my strawberry shortcake. Biscuit, please!
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The Hutzelbrot recipe in George Greenstein's "Secrets of a Jewish Baker".
Don't go dissing on my friend George Greenstein! He knows his stuff when it comes to (especially Jewish) baking.
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