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Old 01-04-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City area
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Here's my theory:

Anything you eat can be made better by adding - in the right circumstances - one or more of these things: bacon, peanut butter, goat cheese and heavy cream.

Now, I know...you're going to say I left out chocolate...but you have to assume that no matter what you're eating, there will already be some chocolate nearby.

Whadda ya think?
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Originally Posted by cindycat View Post
Here's my theory:

Anything you eat can be made better by adding - in the right circumstances - one or more of these things: bacon, peanut butter, goat cheese and heavy cream.

Now, I know...you're going to say I left out chocolate...but you have to assume that no matter what you're eating, there will already be some chocolate nearby.

Whadda ya think?
I assume you left out butter by mistake?
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I say RIGHT ON.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Good goat cheese is one of my fave things in the world, with Humboldt Fog being the best. I have to drive 2 hours to get it, though
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City area
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I assume you left out butter by mistake?
No, it's not on my list. I just assume it always goes in at the beginning.

However - - I went to a cooking class with a favorite chef and he made chicken scallopini with sheetake-vermouth butter. In this case the butter goes in after the chicken is cooked and the vermouth cooked down. As he was adding butter and more butter, someone who hadn't been to his classes before asked "Can you ever have toooooo much butter?" Those of us who'd been with him a long time just smiled.

By the way, I know I misspelled the mushroom variety above but the system edited out ****ake, so I changed it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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I disagree. Sometimes, a nice, healthy dish without too much fat or sugar is perfect---steamed endamames, crisp strawberry-cucumber salads with vinagarette dressing, even a lovely baked apple with just brown sugar and cinnamon.

I suppose it depends on how one was raised though..I understand some parts of the country focuses on putting fat and oils into the diet (ie: south) but since I'm Asian, my mom brought me up on healthy greens and "light" food and that's what I'm used to.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I disagree. Sometimes, a nice, healthy dish without too much fat or sugar is perfect---steamed endamames, crisp strawberry-cucumber salads with vinagarette dressing, even a lovely baked apple with just brown sugar and cinnamon.
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I suppose it depends on how one was raised though..I understand some parts of the country focuses on putting fat and oils into the diet (ie: south) but since I'm Asian, my mom brought me up on healthy greens and "light" food and that's what I'm used to.
I was raised with a combination of heavier and light foods.
We would tend to eat lighter in the summer, heavier during the winter.
I tend to continue this habit, though I eat salad almost every night.

When it comes to making things better:
To me, it is not so much that a certain ingredient can make anything better, it's more that certain combinations always work.
Though I do appreciate the thought, cindy--I've got a weakness for sugared pecans and gorgonzola cheese--they can go on or with a *lot* of dishes.
My husband's mom thought everything was improved with garlic.
I love garlic, but I don't think it's place is in every single entrée.
Same with goat cheese; it does have a common touch, but sometimes it's best left alone--or like Humboldt Fog, a yummy ripened goat cheese, it should be eaten all by itself.
heh
Remember what Mark Twain said:
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much whisky is barely enough."
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