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  Reply # 1434366 25-Nov-2015 09:32
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I make (well buy) food I like when people come over. If you want something else then bring it.




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  Reply # 1434370 25-Nov-2015 09:48
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MikeB4: I find it some what odd that when it comes to food or drink preferences people can be very defensive or agro, There can sometimes be anger towards someone who says they are vegetarian or vegan.



It's more of a frustration thing, you invite a group people over make a nice dinner and nibbles and then someone pipes up that they can't eat anything you've made!

Luckily not happened to us for ages ... we ate them ...


We always ask before hand if there are any food requirements. 




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  Reply # 1434385 25-Nov-2015 10:16
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MikeB4: Most people over cook vegetables and turn them to mush with the goodness cooked out of them


At least they are edible in that state. Nothing worse than a vegetable that goes crunch when it is allegedly cooked!





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  Reply # 1434386 25-Nov-2015 10:17
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richms: I  never thought I was that into spicy foods, till I found out that some of my friends think that a mild butter chicken is too spicy. FFS thats nothing.


I've had a few funny conversations with Indian restaurant owners in NZ who have also worked in the UK about that. They had to invent a new form of bland non-heat called 'Kiwi Hot'!





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  Reply # 1434398 25-Nov-2015 10:34
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MikeB4: Most people over cook vegetables and turn them to mush with the goodness cooked out of them


At least they are edible in that state. Nothing worse than a vegetable that goes crunch when it is allegedly cooked!


Overcooking removes the flavour and destroys the vitamins etc. Quick cooking is the healthy and tasty way of doing it.




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  Reply # 1435095 26-Nov-2015 12:04
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richms: I  never thought I was that into spicy foods, till I found out that some of my friends think that a mild butter chicken is too spicy. FFS thats nothing.


I've had a few funny conversations with Indian restaurant owners in NZ who have also worked in the UK about that. They had to invent a new form of bland non-heat called 'Kiwi Hot'!


Had an Indian meal with a Pommy mate a while ago, where he insisted (to the amusement of the staff) that butter chicken should be hot as hell.  They obliged his wish - with a vengeance. The dish was "on the house", the reaction priceless - the entire staff stopping work to check his reaction to the first mouthful, then falling on the floor laughing.

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  Reply # 1435113 26-Nov-2015 12:33
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It's interesting. Spice was first used to disguise off meat. Now it seems that those who enjoy it regularly, stop eating other types of food, like for example, fruit. I've yet to meet anyone who regularly eats curry, who eats a wide variety of other foods as well.

IDK if the palate becomes destroyed as it does with smoking, but it does seem like once people start to spice everything they lose ability/interest in other flavours. 

It's also amusing that human beings enjoy a simulated noxicity reaction!




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  Reply # 1435130 26-Nov-2015 12:48
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Dreal: It's interesting. Spice was first used to disguise off meat. Now it seems that those who enjoy it regularly, stop eating other types of food, like for example, fruit. I've yet to meet anyone who regularly eats curry, who eats a wide variety of other foods as well.

IDK if the palate becomes destroyed as it does with smoking, but it does seem like once people start to spice everything they lose ability/interest in other flavours. 

It's also amusing that human beings enjoy a simulated noxicity reaction!


Huh? I'd say there are many NZers who regularly eat curry as part of a wide and varied diet - I'm certainly one of these. My wife is Indian, so I have the great pleasure of regularly eating curry and other Indian food.

Personally, I refuse to eat stupidly hot food as there's no pleasure in it beyond a certain point - I reckon it's just one-upmanship macho bullsh!t. But I do enjoy having it hot enough to get a bit of a high going... That said, I eat a very wide range of food other than Indian, including subtly-flavoured food. Indeed, one of the reasons I won't eat too much hot food is that over time I think it affects one's ability to detect (and enjoy) more subtle flavours. I've got a strong sense of smell/taste, and I don't plan on losing it!


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  Reply # 1435175 26-Nov-2015 13:07
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Dreal: It's interesting. Spice was first used to disguise off meat. Now it seems that those who enjoy it regularly, stop eating other types of food, like for example, fruit. I've yet to meet anyone who regularly eats curry, who eats a wide variety of other foods as well.

IDK if the palate becomes destroyed as it does with smoking, but it does seem like once people start to spice everything they lose ability/interest in other flavours. 

It's also amusing that human beings enjoy a simulated noxicity reaction!


Huh? I'd say there are many NZers who regularly eat curry as part of a wide and varied diet - I'm certainly one of these. My wife is Indian, so I have the great pleasure of regularly eating curry and other Indian food.

Personally, I refuse to eat stupidly hot food as there's no pleasure in it beyond a certain point - I reckon it's just one-upmanship macho bullsh!t. But I do enjoy having it hot enough to get a bit of a high going... That said, I eat a very wide range of food other than Indian, including subtly-flavoured food. Indeed, one of the reasons I won't eat too much hot food is that over time I think it affects one's ability to detect (and enjoy) more subtle flavours. I've got a strong sense of smell/taste, and I don't plan on losing it!



I don't eat overly "hot" food, two reasons..

1. I believe it ruins the taste of the food by dominating.
2. I don't like my meals to be uncomfortable




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  Reply # 1435177 26-Nov-2015 13:08
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Dreal: It's interesting. Spice was first used to disguise off meat. Now it seems that those who enjoy it regularly, stop eating other types of food, like for example, fruit. I've yet to meet anyone who regularly eats curry, who eats a wide variety of other foods as well.

IDK if the palate becomes destroyed as it does with smoking, but it does seem like once people start to spice everything they lose ability/interest in other flavours. 

It's also amusing that human beings enjoy a simulated noxicity reaction!


Huh? I'd say there are many NZers who regularly eat curry as part of a wide and varied diet - I'm certainly one of these. My wife is Indian, so I have the great pleasure of regularly eating curry and other Indian food.

Personally, I refuse to eat stupidly hot food as there's no pleasure in it beyond a certain point - I reckon it's just one-upmanship macho bullsh!t. But I do enjoy having it hot enough to get a bit of a high going... That said, I eat a very wide range of food other than Indian, including subtly-flavoured food. Indeed, one of the reasons I won't eat too much hot food is that over time I think it affects one's ability to detect (and enjoy) more subtle flavours. I've got a strong sense of smell/taste, and I don't plan on losing it!



Well there you go, you essentially agree that over time it removes taste reception. I guess a lot of people who eat curry all the time are in this state, but those that eat it regularly, but not too much, are apparently not. 

I mean I like the odd spicey dish. But I also love rich french cooking, mild italian etc, more subtle herbs like basil. I think if someone from the south of india, eating highly spiced food all the time tried one of those, they'd possibly find them dull.

Perhaps this is also why some people like stupid hot food - they actually can't taste something much less spicey any more. Which might not be something to brag about ;)




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  Reply # 1435187 26-Nov-2015 13:22
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I used to do a lot of contract work in Thailand and the locals loved to take me out and try to find a dish that was too spicy for me. I didn't mind as they usually paid and I could take it, but it's not something I do by choice. IMO a good dish should have a variety of complementary flavours and over-use of one, be it sweet, sour, salty or hot, is almost as bland as no flavour at all.

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  Reply # 1435231 26-Nov-2015 14:18
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Dreal: It's interesting. Spice was first used to disguise off meat. Now it seems that those who enjoy it regularly, stop eating other types of food, like for example, fruit. I've yet to meet anyone who regularly eats curry, who eats a wide variety of other foods as well.

IDK if the palate becomes destroyed as it does with smoking, but it does seem like once people start to spice everything they lose ability/interest in other flavours. 

It's also amusing that human beings enjoy a simulated noxicity reaction!


It's because curry is mana from heaven and all other food is bland beigeness in comparison! wink





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  Reply # 1435244 26-Nov-2015 14:20
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andrew027: I used to do a lot of contract work in Thailand and the locals loved to take me out and try to find a dish that was too spicy for me. I didn't mind as they usually paid and I could take it, but it's not something I do by choice. IMO a good dish should have a variety of complementary flavours and over-use of one, be it sweet, sour, salty or hot, is almost as bland as no flavour at all.


I once ordered beef with Holy Basil in Chiang Mai. When the waitress asked me how hot I wanted it, I said "same as you make it at home!"

The dish arrived and was around 50% whole chillies, sautéed with beef, basil etc. And the entire kitchen staff stood in the corner of the room to watch...!

Two mouthfuls in, I was sweating streams, my eyes were watering and my nose was running! Ate the lot though - and got applause! embarassed





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  Reply # 1437042 28-Nov-2015 22:34
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Well, I don't like broccoli and definitely love beef. But, this ad is making me love broccoli more than beef because I'm a little fitness freak. But, how will I get around the taste of it? :(

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  Reply # 1437053 28-Nov-2015 23:48
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JeffDunhill: Well, I don't like broccoli and definitely love beef. But, this ad is making me love broccoli more than beef because I'm a little fitness freak. But, how will I get around the taste of it? :(


There's only one way to eat Satan's vegetable: Broccoli and Stilton soup. 





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