On a trip to Italy recently i had some Rio Mare tuna- specifically, one of their little prepared salads:
I had the Tuna with beans and it was absolutely delicious.
So, has anybody seen these at any stores around NYC or upstate NY? Would love to know where i can buy them here (or even any websites to order them. Amazon, sadly, has been of no help).
They say our tastes change as we grow from children to adults. That definitely happened to me. I used to find the idea of any fish besides for canned tuna or fishsticks repulsive. Then I discovered shrimp scampi, and from there a whole new world opened up. I feel like fish is a pretty common one though.
Ham was another one. As a kid, for whatever reason, I just didn't like ham. My sister loved it though. Now she's a vegetarian and I eat ham at every opportunity i get.
So what about you? What foods did you hate as a kid that you love now?
And what foods have you tried to like but despite an open mind and repeated efforts, just can't seem to enjoy? (plain, raw apples for me).
I trust that most of my SE companions have watched at least one episode of this well-produced, but problematic, show on Food Network.
I say problematic because of this: in some way that i don't feel applies to any other "reality" show, the challenge is impossible and unfair. They give you a basket of ingredients that cannot possibly be harmonized in the time allotted.
I grant that the show is titillating. I grant that the show is hard to turn off. but imagine a show with a maze that the producers put the contestants into, and the producers don't know how to get out of. That's Chopped. do the producers have a recipe that would satisfy the judges if executed perfectly? have they tested these ingredients? I've never seen the judges say about a dish "this is above reproach". Is there even a dish that could reach that standard?
If not, this show is bunk. Even carnival games can be beaten, but not Chopped. Yes, it's still good TV, but it's a bogus competition, and both the game and the TV could be made better by offering, at least to the audience, something honest: a suggestion for a dish that would satisfy the judges completely, given the ridiculous ingredients on offer.
So, the question: Does anybody know if the FN chefs develop a "winning" recipe or at least an "acceptable" recipe for the ingredients they offer to Chopped contestants? Or do they just give them a basket of huitlacoche, pork rinds, jellyfish, and romanesco and say "make dinner!!" ?
i love cooking the thanksgiving meal, simply because i love cooking. but i am handcuffed, because i am in my 20s and am a child of Food Network. That is where i learned to cook. I will eat or cook anything. My family, meanwhile, wants the war horses. Mashed turnip. mashed potatoes. mashed parsnip. Roast turkey. Cranberry sauce.
this year i'm breaking out though. And i need your help. i am looking for 7 killer recipes: one amazing appetizer. one great recipe for a whole roast turkey (i already brine and generally follow alton brown's recipe). four sides- potatoes, a green vegetable, and two wild cards using classic american ingredients. and a dessert.
I can't fry a turkey so leave that out. and i can't use pork fat on the turkey. otherwise, go to town. i want to actually enjoy this thanksgiving. and use of cheese is a plus.
My company is having a baking contest, and I am determined to win it. Points are awarded for presentation and taste. I will work with any ingredients, and am fine with something that might take several days' preparation. The only limiting factor: I don't have access to a stand mixer. So, what should i make?
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