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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Daniel Rogov » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:02 pm

Jenise, Hi......

Questions regarding your obvious distaste for eggs: Not even in sauces? Not even when sprinkled over with freshly grated Perigord truffles? Not even as an integral part of a salami omelet? Not even eggs Benedict?

Remember....it has been written (I believe in the Testament of Rabbi Woody Allen) that: "...they say that bread is the staff of life. They are wrong. The staff of life oeufs dur mayonnaise"

Just funnin' with you of course. Your full privilege to enjoy or not enjoy that which you enjoy or do not enjoy.

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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by ChefJCarey » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:19 am

Jenise wrote:
Daniel Rogov wrote:Ah, but Jenise you could combine the three and might be more pleasantly surprised. Think, as Czar Alexander did of hard boiled eggs set on a bed of very thick goats' milk yoghurt and all sprinkled over with a bit of Beluga Caviar.

Not de rigueur on your part I agree but not only did the Czar like it, so do I!!!!

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I wish I could be flexible about it, but no. No eggs. EVER.


I would find it virtually impossibly to cook classically without the use of eggs. I love 'em - not those in the supermarkets from hens raised in the factories where they have two square feet of cage for their entire existence and defecate on each other because they are stacked. I'm talking naturally raised chicken eggs.

Hell, I had a fried egg sandwich for dinner last night.

Rogov - some of us in the US can cook okra.
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Francois de Melogue » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:22 pm

I suppose this one would grow quite long if I were to list every food I HATE with a passion so I will sum it up:

I hate, despise and wish that McDonald's would be purged from the surface of the Earth. Everything they make is low grade and unedible and worthless. I hate everything they represent. Do you feel the love?

I hate and despise any GMO food stuffs. They do not belong in the diet of any living being on the planet.

I am not fond of any animals genitals... for those of you that are fans of rocky mountain oysters... god bless!

As far as others commentary... Sea Urchins are amazing! I love to eat them raw, in sauces like Oursinado and any other way. I guess I developed a fondness from a young age. My mother and I were in the Atlantic region of Canada near Gaspe and she walked into the water, harvested a few urchins and busted them open with a rock and we ate them. Ah, fond childhood memories! I adore their unique iodine flavor... but then I love Violets as well (as in soft shelled shellfish with the bright yellow color). I pretty much enjoy almost everything in varying degrees.

I scrolled down and saw that Scott has an aversion to fruits with meats. Really? you do not put a tomato slice on a burger?

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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Charlie Dawg » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:09 pm

I think if I had to eat something to survive I’d eat anything.

As far as what I despise it’s hard to say.

The monkey brain was mentioned, though I would eat cooked brain, I do not think I could eat it from the live animal, I’d feel too sorry for it, I love animals, for that matter I do not think I could eat anything alive.

I hate peanut butter.

I hate cow’s udder, no matter how well it’s cooked.

I had okra only once in my life and it was pretty repulsive, do not know how I would react if it’s cooked properly.

I hate farina, the hot serial, when it’s cooked per direction on the box (USA), however I love it when it’s fried dry and then boiled in very little water.

I would not eat any bugs or Creepy crawlers cooked or uncooked.

Ok, I think it’s more than 3, sorry.


Grimond, what's GMO?
Oh yeah, if anybody ever asked me what is a single most disgusting meal I ever had, that really would have to be McDonalds, and that is including Soviet Army which was not pretty.
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Carl Eppig » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:44 pm

Tim York wrote:Sheep's eye


Had the experiance several years ago to have to chase a plateful around with chopsticks. It was at a fancy dinner in Thailand that someone else was paying for, so I felt obligicated to at least try one. I finally held on firmly with fingers and stabbed it with a chopstick. I managed to hold it down the hatch, but wouldn't want to try it again.
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Jacques Levy » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:47 pm

GMO is genetically modified organism.

I think sea urchin is just gross. I love all seafood except for that. Again, it must be from my childhood, I remember an uncle trying to give me some when I was a kid, I remember throwing up, and now I can't even look at uni or ravioli con ricci di mare.

My kids stopped asking for McDonald's years ago (when they were still "little" kids). They know it makes Daddy "sick". Unfortunately for them, so do Friendly's, Denny's, IHOP and all the other restaurant chains.

Grimod, you must have loved Food, Inc. :)
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by RichardAtkinson » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:02 pm

Organ meats. Truly stinky cheeses....morbier, epoisses, limburger etc.

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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Daniel Rogov » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:14 pm

With specific regard to sea urchins, my childhood encounters were indeed negative. Not sure whether it was the physical sight, the scent or whatever, but I simply couldn't approach them. That all changed on a day not far from Corfu town in the island of Corfu (Kerkira if one prefers the Greek) when I saw a very quite obese but charming old woman sitting on the pier scooping them open, squeezing over some lemon juice and so thoroughly enjoying herself. I worked up my nerve, asked if I could taste one, she smiled at me, handed me one, showed me how to open it and how precisely to "slurp" it into my mouth. I feel in love with sea urchins!!!!

And in Eilat for the first time I ate sea cucumbers. You've got to see those to believe them but lawsy, lawsy, so delicious.

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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Bill Spohn » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:45 pm

Francois de Melogue wrote:I hate and despise any GMO food stuffs. They do not belong in the diet of any living being on the planet.


I assume that you are consistent in your beliefs that man-modified organisms are somehow 'bad' whether the modification was accomplished in one or a very few generations, or the time honoured way using selective breeding over many generations....? :|
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by ChefJCarey » Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:03 am

Bill Spohn wrote:
Francois de Melogue wrote:I hate and despise any GMO food stuffs. They do not belong in the diet of any living being on the planet.


I assume that you are consistent in your beliefs that man-modified organisms are somehow 'bad' whether the modification was accomplished in one or a very few generations, or the time honoured way using selective breeding over many generations....? :|


My problem is with the cross species modifications. Nobody has a clue where the hell this is going or what the long term effects will be. Strictly profit motivated.
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Francois de Melogue » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:56 pm

Charlie:

What does GMO mean? Genetically Modified Organism is the most common usage (though 'manipulated' or even 'mutated' might also be appropriate!) The acronyms GEO (Genetically Engineered Organism) or simply GM or GE are also used.

Genetic engineering is a radical new technology that forces genetic information across the protective species barrier in an unnatural way.

Why be concerned? One of many good reasons is that these laboratory-created mutations are unlabeled, virtually untested and on grocery shelves everywhere.

Bill:

by using the definition as stated above I am consistent in my beliefs. Messing with food, especially as done by Monsanto and other companies of ill repute, is an abomination and has no place in the world under any circumstance. The only benefit is to the pockets of Monsanto and it's shareholders.

Francois a.k.a. Grimod

p.s. to whomever they said they hated Epoisse... seriously? god is that an amazing cheese!
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Daniel Rogov » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:59 pm

Francois et al.....


We have discussed and beaten to death the issue of genetically modified crops on far more than one occasion. Should anyone care to enter anew into that debate, please start a new thread. Alas, however, I fear most of us have already said all that we have to say on the subject.

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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by JC (NC) » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:35 am

beets
brussel sprouts
lima beans
beef liver (I can tolerate chicken liver wrapped in bacon)
anchovies or sardines
hot chile peppers
hot spicy dishes (curries)
oysters (I like mussels, clams, etc.--believe my aversion to oysters was from being pressured to eat raw oysters as a child at a New Year's Day dinner)
blood sausage
okra (unless well disguised)
chittlings
pork rind
collard or other bitter greens
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Salil » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:34 am

Durian, jackfruit, rare meat (I prefer it actually cooked).
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by ChefJCarey » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:37 pm

Sweet white wines and overcooked meat. Pretty sure this is standard fare in hell.
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Daniel Rogov » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:45 pm

ChefJCarey wrote:Sweet white wines and overcooked meat. Pretty sure this is standard fare in hell.



Chef, Hi.....

At least according to Dante the wines in hell are not sweet but in fact sour and the meats are not so much overcooked as they are rancid and come replete with crawly little beasties that sting your tongue and then give you rather problems with the bowels.

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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by JC (NC) » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:49 pm

Oops, Daniel, I am reading your words ten minutes before I go to lunch!
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by Daniel Rogov » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:53 pm

JC (NC) wrote:Ooos, Daniel, I am reading your words ten minutes before I go to lunch!



JC, Hi....


Unless the restaurant to which you are headed involves a rowboat and a hooded guide who escorts you across the River Styx, I would not be overly concerned. 8)

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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by ChefJCarey » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:54 pm

Daniel Rogov wrote:
ChefJCarey wrote:Sweet white wines and overcooked meat. Pretty sure this is standard fare in hell.



Chef, Hi.....

At least according to Dante the wines in hell are not sweet but in fact sour and the meats are not so much overcooked as they are rancid and come replete with crawly little beasties that sting your tongue and then give you rather problems with the bowels.

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Rogov - that's Italian hell.
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Re: Culinary Poll #39: Foods We Truly Despise

by RichardAtkinson » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:17 pm

At least according to Dante the wines in hell are not sweet but in fact sour and the meats are not so much overcooked as they are rancid and come replete with crawly little beasties that sting your tongue and then give you rather problems with the bowels.


Insert any...chain italian restaurant.... of your choice here. The closer to a major highway, the better chance of....hitting it on all of those.

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