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Old 03-25-2011, 09:00 AM   #51
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Any suggestions prefaced with, "It tastes just like (the real food)"...no it doesn't.

Artificial foods made with chemicals...not food.

People changing ingredients in a recipe they asked for and then being upset because it didn't taste the same.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:03 AM   #52
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Dumplings. Here in the states they are different in various regions. For me a dumpling is a biscuit like creation , light and fluffy and sitting atop a lovely meat and veggie stew. I was working as a truck driver and stopped at a truck stop that had an "Amish" restaurant. Chicken and dumplings were on the menu and my mouth just watered at the thought of dumplings so I ordered it. (It's awfully hard to find anything but fast food in truck stops these days.) Imagine my disappointment when what I got was nothing more than chicken noodle soup. Apparently dumplings can also be sort of fat noodles. I know that people from the south especially swear by their dumplings but for me, well, just give me the fat fluffy ones.
Yes. I have noticed the difference from one region to another. Up hear it is the light fluffy kind. I have seen some where the dough is rolled out thin like cookie dough and cut up in squares and boiled in broth. I wonder if that is a combination derived from the German Spaetzle influence. This is a Southern thing? How north does one have to go before the dumplings change from that kind to the fluffy ones we speak of? Interesting.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:57 AM   #53
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I hate it when someone takes a classic dish, substitutes everything or most everything so that the new one has few or none of the ingredients of the original, yet calls it by the name of the classic dish. To me, that's blasphemy! Banana's Foster comes to mind as a recent example.

This happens a lot with the French "Mother Sauces" such as Bechamel or Hollandaise, or popular sauces such as Alfredo sauce.


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Old 03-25-2011, 03:50 PM   #54
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Dumplings. Here in the states they are different in various regions. For me a dumpling is a biscuit like creation , light and fluffy and sitting atop a lovely meat and veggie stew. I was working as a truck driver and stopped at a truck stop that had an "Amish" restaurant. Chicken and dumplings were on the menu and my mouth just watered at the thought of dumplings so I ordered it. (It's awfully hard to find anything but fast food in truck stops these days.) Imagine my disappointment when what I got was nothing more than chicken noodle soup. Apparently dumplings can also be sort of fat noodles. I know that people from the south especially swear by their dumplings but for me, well, just give me the fat fluffy ones.
I was raised with the light fluffy dumplings as well, but I never had chicken and dumplings until a few years ago. In our house, when dumplings were served, it was always cherries and dumplings! When I told my cousin we were having cherries and dumplings one night, he made a face because he thought there was chicken in it.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:35 PM   #55
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Pierogie filled with American Cheese.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:08 PM   #56
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Hmm lets see:

pancakes from a mix or at a restaurant...they're more like grainy syrup sponges..blech
coffee "whitener"
Instant coffee
canned mushrooms

I've heard some people say pineapple on pizza is "wrong", but it's one of my favourite toppings :)
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:14 AM   #57
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Tripe ala mode de Caen smells like a satanic botty cough and tastes like eating 1 yrs old chabichou.
I had to google every phrase in that sentence. I'm still not sure I've got it. I think you're saying that you don't like it, but I could be wrong...
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I had to google every phrase in that sentence. I'm still not sure I've got it. I think you're saying that you don't like it, but I could be wrong...
There were too many things to google. I just gave up
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I had to google every phrase in that sentence. I'm still not sure I've got it. I think you're saying that you don't like it, but I could be wrong...
A Satanic botty(bottom) cough is a vicious fart(trouser trumpet) mainly caused by a hot Ruby Murray and 3 pints of Guinness, aged chabichou is a 1 to 2yrs old pastel of goats cheese.
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To each their own, and I will eat anything, so there's nothing I can say is "blasphemous," but one thing that scratches my chalkboard is grossly overcooked pasta. I'd rather drink a bottle of Elmer's Glue.
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