U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-02-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso NM
1,483 posts, read 1,599,040 times
Reputation: 580

Advertisements

When ever I see recipes or read magazines it really gets my goat when the Author who wrote a recipe.......has to tag it with the word "Authentic "

when I see cooks on T.V they have a Great-Great- grandmother who was Mexican or Italian or a neighbor......So they cook Authentic

But every cook who has cooked for sometime will always put there spin on a recipe to suite there taste, does it make it anymore or less Authentic?

I'm a Latino and in my family I have 6 Aunts we all cook red/green chilie and yet everyone of us cooks it different. Yet would it be Authentic because they are Mexican.? or because it came from the same root recipe?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-03-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
746 posts, read 3,115,490 times
Reputation: 789
My recipe for "authentic" French Bernaise Sauce starts:

Fly to Paris.
Take the train to Bordeaux and visit the Farmer's Market...

Now that is going to be one authentic dish!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-04-2008, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
13,036 posts, read 21,516,228 times
Reputation: 19858
Quote:
Originally Posted by litlux View Post
My recipe for "authentic" French Bernaise Sauce starts:

Fly to Paris.
Take the train to Bordeaux and visit the Farmer's Market...

Now that is going to be one authentic dish!
You would have to go to a Farmer's Market in the Bearn Region for it to be that authentic ( a bit further South in the Pyrenees!) ! Bordeaux would be better for Bordelaise sauce !

I think the word authentic is a bit over-used to, but I guess if some region came up with a recipe they get a tad annoyed when others use the name and it does not resemble the original dish at all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-05-2008, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso NM
1,483 posts, read 1,599,040 times
Reputation: 580
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mooseketeer View Post
You would have to go to a Farmer's Market in the Bearn Region for it to be that authentic ( a bit further South in the Pyrenees!) ! Bordeaux would be better for Bordelaise sauce !

I think the word authentic is a bit over-used to, but I guess if some region came up with a recipe they get a tad annoyed when others use the name and it does not resemble the original dish at all.
lol.....your funny.......... annoyed??? I stamped that dish with the seal of Authentic

didnt you get that recipe from your sister's neighbor who's greatgrandmother came from Pryrenees!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-05-2008, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
13,036 posts, read 21,516,228 times
Reputation: 19858
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michelle1210 View Post
lol.....your funny.......... annoyed??? I stamped that dish with the seal of Authentic

didnt you get that recipe from your sister's neighbor who's greatgrandmother came from Pryrenees!!
Not annoyed at all !
I think people do get sometimes a bit over agitated by "authentic" but I know in Europe , regional recipes are such a huge local pride that they hate anyone who takes it and completely changes it whilst retaining the name...

In France or Italy entire towns live on the reputation of those recipes and they have tourist circuits called " Circuit of the Cheeses " or of the wines... and things like Cassoulet or Dijon mustard are serious business as well as things of Regional pride.....

And I completely agree with you with the "your sister's neighbour whose great-grandmother came from Pyrenees!!" thing too.
Those things are handed down and diluted through the passing of times. But if you made Boeuf Bourguignon with Bordeaux wine instead of a Burgundy that would just be a crime , wouldn't it ?
Just kidding
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-05-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
746 posts, read 3,115,490 times
Reputation: 789
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mooseketeer View Post
You would have to go to a Farmer's Market in the Bearn Region for it to be that authentic ( a bit further South in the Pyrenees!) ! Bordeaux would be better for Bordelaise sauce !

I think the word authentic is a bit over-used to, but I guess if some region came up with a recipe they get a tad annoyed when others use the name and it does not resemble the original dish at all.
I stand corrected. You are quite correct. But I was hoping to pick up some nice wine along the way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-08-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
6,571 posts, read 17,949,017 times
Reputation: 5919
Authenic is from GREEK origin "Athentikos" meaning "TRUE". To me this can be Authenic from any part of any Country of origin. The menu can delete or add anything from its original form and still be considered AUTHENIC. This is why there are so many variations of a particular dish as we see it today. I am that one person who fixes Hungarian dishes that I learned from my mother that she learned from the Eastern part of HUNGARY. Stefhen
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top