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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby fennel » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:18 pm

Broadsheet wrote:Meanwhile, does anyone still use anchovy paste, Miracle Whip, or Velveeta (though that microwaved nacho dip with salsa does look good)?
I've never used anchovy paste, but that seems like a legitimate condiment with a long, non-industrial, culinary history. I loves me some fermented fish sauce, I have to say.

Velveeta and Miracle Drip, on the other hand, are just re-purposed industrial effluent.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby Broadsheet » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:30 am

Nothing harmful about anchovy paste, as far as I can tell, but I've seen so many cookbooks rail against it as dreck compared to bottled or tinned whole anchovies.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby Broadsheet » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:31 am

. . . That is, whole anchovy filets, of course.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby holyghost » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:56 am

american cheese. yuk. it's like plastic.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:43 am

Broadsheet wrote:. . . That is, whole anchovy filets, of course.

I put them on Caesar salads.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:02 am

Detritus wrote:
LargeMarge wrote:I don't get Nutella. I can eat it, but I don't get the devotion.

There are better versions of chocolate-hazelnut spreads. Nutella is mostly Crisco plus sugar.

Sugar is the number one ingredient. But number two is palm oil, not Crisco.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby kimm » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:32 am

I grew up on Miracle Whip and only in my independent adulthood changed to mayo. However, I recently realized I like making deviled eggs, chicken salad and egg salad with Miracle Whip. I like the citric taste and sweetness and can't seem to replicate it right with just lemon juice, mayo and sugar. Doesn't mean I'm keeping a jar on hand, but it was an interesting revalation since Miracle Whip is such a culinary leper in most circles.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby bcs89 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:48 am

Canned cranberry sauce - while a holiday staple growing up (remember how it would retain the shape of the can..), I think by now everyone has realized how much better (as in light years better), and how simple/quick home made is.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby rabble » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:53 am

Yeah. I sure do. I'd never use that other stuff I grew up with and brings back memories and still tastes better to me than anybody's homemade.

And if I did I'd never tell anyone.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby Broadsheet » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:02 am

Cranberry jelly from a can is irreplaceable, however. Do you remember the Bob and Ray classic interview (over the sounds of sirens and gunshots in Times Square) with the cranberry grower who didn't know you could use them to produce cranberry juice, sauce, or jelly?
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby rrnate » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:40 am

Meade wrote:I never use food products labeled "low fat" or "no fat". Why bother? That would be like buying fuel for my car labeled "low gasoline".


I think we can all come together to support you in your efforts to eat fatty foods.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby rrnate » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:45 am

Garlic Powder - I just used some on Monday. I made these surprisingly delicious sandwiches that involved almond butter, avocado, shredded golden beet and greens. The shredded beets were mixed with some sesame vinegar, lemon juice and garlic powder and became much more palatable to my normally beet-despising pallet.

I did have garlic on hand, but used the powder as I was pressed for time and also because I figured that the powder would provide for a more even garlic presence - turned out pretty rad!
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby Broadsheet » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:50 am

I'm going to yield on garlic powder. It does have its uses, and it does taste like garlic.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:53 am

Spam, although I've heard it is excellent with poi. So I guess that makes two.
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Re: Food products I don't use.

Postby Lily » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:21 pm

rrnate wrote:
Meade wrote:I never use food products labeled "low fat" or "no fat". Why bother? That would be like buying fuel for my car labeled "low gasoline".


I think we can all come together to support you in your efforts to eat fatty foods.


When I buy yogurt I don't purchase the low or non-fat versions. I get the regular plain and it often has a very short list of ingredients all of which I can pronounce. With other food products listed as low or non-fat I often see more salt or sugar to make up for the fat removal and many of those have more calories. Fat isn't the problem if you moderate how much you're taking in.
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