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Old 03-27-2015, 04:02 PM   #1
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You couldn't pay me enough to eat...

It seems that some of us have strong feelings about certain spices, food groups, or nationality foods. That's fine. If we all adored the one same thing, there wouldn't be enough to go around to all of us! I bet some of us absolutely crave other foods some wouldn't give the time of day to.

I thought instead of littering up threads with "yucks" and "disgusting!" peppered through our posts, we could have a place to crab to our hearts content about spices or "foreign" foods or...well, crabs, if shellfish isn't your thing. Use this thread to complain to your hearts content. Doesn't matter if another thread prompted your rant, or you tried something on a whim and thought your taste buds would die.

OK, me first. Cumin. Not a fan of the scent or flavor, but I know it's germane to the overall end result. When I add individual spices to something I'm cooking, I do reduce the volume to get less flavor. If it's in a seasoning mix? Instant indigestion.

Cilantro. Soapy taste, anyone?

Finally (for now), white pepper. Recently made a dish using what I had. It was old. Ended up smelling like horse barn. Just bought some fresh peppercorns from a vendor who sells bulk spices at a feverish clip, so I know they were fresh. Still horse barn. Is white pepper supposed to smell like that?

Anyone else? Kayelle, I'm looking at you. I've tried Indian once or twice in the distant past. I'm not interested in revisiting that cuisine anytime soon, unless I make it at home...with modifications.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:07 PM   #2
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Well, that's my queue to leave.

I've really had it lately with all of the chronic complaining that goes on around here. Enough is enough.

So I wish most of you well, and maybe we'll meet up sometime down the road.

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Old 03-27-2015, 04:15 PM   #3
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Well, that's my queue to leave.

I've really had it lately with all of the chronic complaining that goes on around here. Enough is enough.

So I wish most of you well, and maybe we'll meet up sometime down the road.

Actually, I think it's your cue to stay. We shouldn't have to see too much ranting about disliked foods in regular threads with CG's solution. We, at least I, would miss you if you left.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:17 PM   #4
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Yes, raw cilantro is really not something I can stand. I wouldn't call it soapy, but I don't like it. Funny thing, I really like coriander seeds.

Tuna casserole, I can't get past the smell. I have never tried it.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:41 PM   #5
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Same here with the cilantro/coriander thing. If I recipe calls for cilantro, most times I just use parsley.


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Actually, I think it's your cue to stay. We shouldn't have to see too much ranting about disliked foods in regular threads with CG's solution. We, at least I, would miss you if you left.
I hope you stay too, Steve. If we can gently remind people when they start venting too much in a thread that there IS a place for that kind of thing, we might be able to happily enjoy other threads. I'm OK with being reminded, since I know I've expressed distaste for something rather enthusiastically on a few occasions.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:54 PM   #6
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Well, that's my queue to leave.

I've really had it lately with all of the chronic complaining that goes on around here. Enough is enough.

So I wish most of you well, and maybe we'll meet up sometime down the road.

Steve,
I don't think it was your cue to leave, sound like a great idea to me.We don't want you to leave. You are a great contributer to the board. I am sure CG did not mean to upset you.

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Old 03-27-2015, 05:00 PM   #7
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Aw, c'mon, Steve. Stick around for the good stuff. We'd miss you.
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I don't get the drama. I must be missing something here....
Someone, please fill me in. No PM's please. My mailbox is full anyway. :)
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Steve, I really do hope you reconsider. I always look forward to your posts and your pictures, and agree with Josie - you are a great contributor to DC.
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I don't get the drama. I must be missing something here....
Someone, please fill me in. No PM's please. My mailbox is full anyway. :)
It was a discussion of curries. Some people adore them, others hate them, some don't want to try because of the smell. It got a little heated.

It was in these two threads:

'DC' Daily Inspirations?

Curry Forum/International foods Forum?
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