"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #51
Sous Chef
 
Merlot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: WV
Posts: 708
My first reaction was to be insulted by this post. I have reread it several times and I "think" the OP was trying to say (and imo conveyed it in a very bad way).....Don't hate the vegetable itself until you have played with it yourself. (i.e cooking it different ways, tasting it in different forms.) maybe they were trying to say .. because your mom couldn't cook worth a doodoo then again maybe they just love brussel sprouts so much they want everyone to share the love.
__________________

__________________
"Omit and substitute! That's how recipes should be written. Please don't ever get so hung up on published recipes that you forget that you can omit and substitute."
Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet
Merlot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 08:24 PM   #52
Cook
 
slett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Burlington
Posts: 76
I loooovvee Brussel sprouts. Steamed with a bit of salt. Yummy!
__________________

__________________
slett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 08:29 PM   #53
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: here
Posts: 3,612
Quote:
Originally Posted by Merlot View Post
My first reaction was to be insulted by this post. I have reread it several times and I "think" the OP was trying to say (and imo conveyed it in a very bad way).....Don't hate the vegetable itself until you have played with it yourself.
I think that many of us often post something on the Internet not quite what we intended, including often unintended double entendre.

Think about it.
__________________
Greg Who Cooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 08:30 PM   #54
Sous Chef
 
Merlot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: WV
Posts: 708
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gourmet Greg View Post
I think that many of us often post something on the Internet not quite what we intended, including often unintended double entendre.

Think about it.
Thinking too much makes my brain hurt I "think" I have done enough "thinking" for today
__________________
"Omit and substitute! That's how recipes should be written. Please don't ever get so hung up on published recipes that you forget that you can omit and substitute."
Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet
Merlot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 10:24 PM   #55
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: here
Posts: 3,612
It's dinner time here on the left coast and I'm just working on my first glass of Chardonnay. Dinner is almost ready to program the microwave.

I think the OP didn't quite intend to be controversial in suggesting that vegetable dislike is caused by improper upbringing. I think that quite often parents can over-encourage eating vegetables, or under-encourage the same thing. This is the area of unintended consequences. Sometimes you can over-do it, sometimes the opposite. I hope most parents will encourage an attitude of being open to new choices. That's what I got from my parents. Explore.

My own parents encouraged me to eat vegetables, made me eat what was on my plate, but weren't Nazis about it. I didn't hate vegetables but I didn't start liking them until my 30s. Now I crave them.
__________________
Greg Who Cooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 10:32 PM   #56
Head Chef
 
GLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Near Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,216
Which bring up an idea. I wonder how many cases of food hating grew out of the server or food authority's inept cooking. If you were only served the horrible version, you might never try it any other way.
__________________
"Kitchen duty is awarded only to those of manifest excellence..." - The Master, Dogen
GLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 10:54 PM   #57
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,882
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLC View Post
Which bring up an idea. I wonder how many cases of food hating grew out of the server or food authority's inept cooking. If you were only served the horrible version, you might never try it any other way.
I hated liver because of the way my mum cooked it. She was a good cook, but it must have been a Danish thing to really overcook liver. I found a recipe in my 1960s Danish cookbook that said to sear the meat at high heat on both sides, then to add stock and simmer it for an hour. No wonder I hated it.

I had a rib steak in a deli. It came with a wienie and liver appetizer. So, there it was, on my plate, right in front of me. I figured I would try a bite. OMG, it was cooked rare! That was how I had ordered my steak. It was so good I couldn't believe it was the same stuff that my mum had cooked.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 10:59 PM   #58
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: here
Posts: 3,612
Yeah, liver overcooked isn't good. There's a mouth dissolving taste in there that if overcooked disappears. If you don't get that melting taste then I can understand why a person wouldn't like it. What's to like about tough? Particularly if you're not happy about eating organ meats in the first place.
__________________
Greg Who Cooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #59
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Brussels Sprouts in my Mother's house were steamed until tender, served with butter, salt and pepper. No problem with how they were cooked. Of my parents 4 children, one of them doesn't like them, me. And you can't get the other three to even consider eating liver. One of us will have nothing to do with eggs, my sister. We were all 4 raised by the same people, ate the same food...we all have food preferences that do not include the other siblings or parents.

Seems to me that likes and dislikes are a PERSONAL thing...has nothing to do with how you were brought up or how foods were cooked.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #60
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,882
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gourmet Greg View Post
Yeah, liver overcooked isn't good. There's a mouth dissolving taste in there that if overcooked disappears. If you don't get that melting taste then I can understand why a person wouldn't like it. What's to like about tough? Particularly if you're not happy about eating organ meats in the first place.
Tough was never the issue. No issue with organ meat either. As a kid I loved heart and was happy chewing on a piece for a prolonged period of time. My issue was the "liver" taste and smell, as well as the dry, sort of powdery texture.
__________________

__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.