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Old 02-25-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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Everyone is right...it's the water.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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There was a show -- probably on the Food Network but I'm not sure -- about New York vs. Chicago pizza, and which one was best.

Two pizza chefs came on, one from each city, and were given the exact same ingredients for the pizza, the dough being the important part of the experiment. The only thing different was that they were each told to bring WATER from their respective city in order to make their dough.

The pizza dough, despite having the exact same ingredients except for the WATER, was noticeably different for all the judges.

Answer: The water.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Wasn't it Olympia beer that used to have the ad tag line "It's the water!"? I might be showing my age here, but so does the gray in my beard.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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It's likely the hardness of the water, which isn't generally changed by filters.
This. You need a certain mineral content (and obviously not certain contaminants or undesirable elements) for the ideal cup.

This goes for beer, too which is why often when a brewery makes the same type of beer in a different location they actually add minerals to the local water in order to replicate the flavor of the beer brewed at the source.
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