Originally Posted by GotGarlic
Maybe it was the "I'm not here to debate it, just state my opinion" comment that got on my nerves
That's what we do here - debate and discuss. I think people should be open-minded enough to consider that there might be new or different facts that should factor into their opinions.
But no, just because I hang out on a foodie site doesn't mean I'm perfect in what I buy. I just don't believe a lot of the hype promoted by untrained people who "won't eat what I can't pronounce" or "something my grandmother wouldn't recognize." I studied French and Spanish and Greek & Latin root words; there's not much I can't pronounce. That doesn't mean anything. And my grandmother wouldn't recognize fresh ginger or understand why I flavor my food with lemongrass or buy 6 kinds of chile peppers. So that's meaningless, too.
It's like that commercial. "I found it on the internet. Because you can't say something that's not true on the internet." Wanna bet? I'm pretty careful in the sites and speakers I choose to believe. And rumors repeated from one site to another don't do it for me.
That may be what YOU do here but (A) I was suppose to know it could get heated here, how? Remember I've been here a few days. (B) You can become combative all you want, that doesn't mean I'm going to feed into your little drama show. I don't deal with it in real life & I sure as heck WILL NOT allow you to try & intimidate me here on a simple message board, got it?
Considering the forum is named Discuss Cooking & not named Debate Cooking could have something to do with why I posted my debate part. I haven't seen anything remotely combative since I started reading here until you came along trying to rip me a new one for MY views.
You & no one else will ever get me to change my mind on something I feel so strongly about so no, I will not debate it. You are more than welcome to have your own views with this subject & any other subject but I don't ever try to change anyone to think like me. That includes cooking, religion, politics, music or any other subject.
Now, had I been in here or any other thread asking for advice or a debate that would be different but until then.....
You also asked earlier why I have to eat 2 pieces of bread a day? Teach me a way to soak up egg yokes from my poached eggs or my dippy eggs when I have breakfast & I'd love to try it. Until then, I'm stuck doing bread. I love bread, I could eat it all day long but then again, I could eat chocolate all day long but I also realize that doing either isn't exactly a healthy move so why do it?
Cooking Goddess & Taxlady got exactly what my points were/are & Addie, Yes you are one of the lucky ones. Bread is a very important staple in the Pa Dutch society, a true Dutchie will always have a few different types of bread served at each meal & it is very hard to skip it. I did learn I can eat a sandwich on the nights I work by wrapping the meat & cheese in lettuce so I did get that part of my day straighten out.