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Old 08-11-2006, 08:26 PM   #21
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I don't drink coffee but I love to wake up to the aroma...

Yes Aunt Dot...laying in bed and smelling that bacon wafting up the stairs is wonderful.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:04 PM   #22
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I think my biggest letdown food is coffee.

While it is brewing nothing smells as appetizing (OK, OK, maybe cooking bacon), but for some reason what's in the cup never seems to live up to the smell.
Yes, this is what I was thinking, too. Coffee beans, whole then ground, and then brewing, all smell better than the taste of the coffee (I drink it black, no sugar).

Even so, I do savor every sip of my good, hot coffee (iced coffee, although delicious, is not even close to satisfying my coffee fix).

Bacon, on the other hand, ALWAYS lives up to it's olfactory billing!

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Old 08-12-2006, 12:24 AM   #23
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I think the fact that I'm taking Hoodia now is a testament that I've never been let down by food. It's been a love affair since that first bowl of macaroni.
again, my sentiments exactly, except the hoodia stuff.
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:39 AM   #24
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Kimchi. Way back when I first got a taste of Korean food, I heard all these great things about this staple called kimchi; it's supposed to be spicy and delicious. Kimchi, it turns out, is the single most revolting thing I've ever eaten, with the possible exception of part of a Heath bar.

I agree 100 percent !! when we lived in Korea for 2 years I tried it several times and again whe DH was sent back to the States and never again...
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Old 08-12-2006, 01:29 AM   #25
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Wow, I can't believe coffee is actually a let down for some. To me, the smell is just a prelude of what's to come. I love the richness and the complexity of the flavors, from the different roasts and different beans. What kind of coffee do you guys buy? I usually French and Italian dark roast.

I think the biggest letdown to me is pasta. I hardly every order it in a restaurant anymore unless I know the place makes good pasta. Even at some Italian restaurants, there is A LOT of bad pasta dishes out there.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:31 AM   #26
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I think the biggest letdown to me is pasta. I hardly every order it in a restaurant anymore unless I know the place makes good pasta. Even at some Italian restaurants, there is A LOT of bad pasta dishes out there.
Mine too, so I never order pasta at a restaurant anymore. My most recent disappointment was about a year and a half ago, when my boyfriend and I had just enough time to get something to eat before we caught a live concert and decided to go to the local Boston Pizza. I had never been there and thought it would be a great idea (They only opened up about 6 months prior to that up here). I didn't have the pasta, but he did. Great bloody big plate of some gluey substance, not like any pasta that I have ever cooked. We run pasta dishes in our restaurant once in a while and I will have it there, because I really do love it.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:40 AM   #27
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don't go to a british restaurant and order pasta...especially pubs...they just don't get it. i don't know what happened and continents like america and asia know how to make good pasta whereas a country like the UK which virtually sits beside the original pasta country seem to have missed the idea!!! i tried it once and it was just plain rubbish, so i just go for the usual british fayre in british restaurants to get my money's worth.
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:03 AM   #28
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To be honest, most foods with garlic never live up to their smell to me.
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:28 AM   #29
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i don't know what happened and continents like america and asia know how to make good pasta whereas a country like the UK which virtually sits beside the original pasta country...
i'm curious arlienb, what do you consider the originator of pasta?

latest theories, afaik, are that the first noodle dishes were made by arab peoples in or around turkey, and possibly even earlier, going way back to ancient greece.
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Old 08-12-2006, 08:12 AM   #30
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well, buckytom, when i think pasta, i think italian (i guess most laymen would too)...but even if it were like what you said (coming from turkey and/or greece--thanks for this input btw, i didn't know this! lol)...these countries would still be in the same continent as the UK...so it still boggles the mind...
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