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Old 09-12-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Using caution with some family dishes...

Is there someone in your family (or a friend) whos cooking you will not eat??


I realize that some people don't know about cross contamanation.
Some people are just sloppy with how they prepare food.

I have a sister whos food I "will not" eat and she knows I'm funny about her cooking. But she's a sloppy preparer. I watched her put food on a counter and pass over it with a wet dish towel or she will taste food and put the spoon back in the food. I don't care how hungry I am, I'm not hungry enough to eat her cooking, lol. But she knows I love her..

Then I have a niece who is the worse cook ever....and I know you think you know somebody worse...no you don't! You wouldn't believe the hairbrain ideas she comes up with.... Everytime she brings a dish to something, it gets put somewhere where it get be mistaken for edible food...

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Old 09-12-2011, 06:28 PM   #2
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nope, i don't wanna know. i eat philosophically at family gatherings.

nietschean philosophy.

family is more important than possible gastrointestinal discomfort.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:43 PM   #3
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Eating at SIL's is an adventure, though not one of a culinary nature.

She pretty much doesn't cook. It's either take-out from a local Italian-American restaurant that's been either left out on the kitchen counter for hours until dinner or "kept warm" in the oven for hours. Since the food isn't very good served fresh at the restaurant, there isn't much hope for us.

We were there Saturday and her son fired up the grill and cooked the toughest sirloin tips I've ever eaten. SIL's contribution was rice and PF Chang's orange chicken from the freezer section of your supermarket.

I drank enough of my beer so it was all good.

As buckytom suggests, it's family, you don't go for the food.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:49 PM   #4
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I don't eat either sister's cooking...I offer to cook and they always take me up on it.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:59 PM   #5
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Bless her heart, my SIL has organic produce rotting all over the countertop from the farmer's market, plus a weekly coop produce delivery, and has tried in vain to convert my carnivore brother into a vegetarian. She can't cook, though she gives it a great effort. Her walleye fillets were dismal. Such a sad ruination of a wonderful fish. This, coupled with a know-it-all attitude makes her somewhat unteachable.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:49 PM   #6
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I don't eat at potlucks, ever!
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:13 PM   #7
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I'm with BT, if it's food, I eat it. I can't say there's anything my family does that I don't agree with though. After all, they're family.
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I have one brother that once caught a hot dog on fire cooking it in the microwave. He also burnt boiled eggs, fried eggs, grilled cheese (both the bread and the cheese inside) and mac and cheese. He never tried anything more complicated.

From what dad says though he's gotten a lot better since he got married. I haven't had his cooking in a long time. Dad says he's actually gotten pretty good.
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I have one brother that once caught a hot dog on fire cooking it in the microwave. He also burnt boiled eggs, fried eggs, grilled cheese (both the bread and the cheese inside) and mac and cheese. He never tried anything more complicated.

From what dad says though he's gotten a lot better since he got married. I haven't had his cooking in a long time. Dad says he's actually gotten pretty good.

My brother thinks that if 24 tablespoons of any spice or herb is good, then 48 must be better.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:59 AM   #10
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Pretty much everyone who cooks in my family is darned good at it, and keeps a clean kitchen, lucky for me.
My brother's second wife was a terrible cook though, and their one time roommate (a family friend) is the worst cook I have ever encountered, and she loved to cook. It was pretty bad, every time we would go to visit, she would send us home with baked goods, she didn't fully understand baking, and often winged it, with awful results. I'll never forget the apple pie that was burned black on the top, and contained dry, raw apples inside, not sure how she accomplished that feat.
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