History Headscratchers / GoodEats

15th Feb '17 6:51:04 PM Ninetails2000
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** The point he was trying to make was that the way it's presented is very pretentious and artificial And the flavor concept Umami is trying to encapsulate (A general sense of savory flavor that usually signals the presence of glutamates) is too broad to really be defined the way the other flavors are. Sweet is sweet, bitter is bitter, salty is salt. But when Umami gets described it's just as a general meaty, savory sensation, it's often said to be hard to describe or pin down, even if we've identified the chemical agents responsible for it. It'd be like saying that fruity or toasty or gamey elements in foods should all be considered their own primary flavors when, in reality, they encapsulate multiple different types of flavors and styles too broad to par down to one and only one thing.
16th Jan '17 9:40:45 AM DustSnitch
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*** Or maybe BA is some sort of acronym nickname...like {{Badass}}, or Bad Alton.

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*** Or maybe BA is some sort of acronym nickname...like {{Badass}}, badass, or Bad Alton.
26th Dec '16 9:26:45 PM Phantom707
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*In Pantry Raid XII: Turning Japanese, Alton Brown just dismisses the concept of umami as being "all smoke and mirrors" despite the fact that there's so much scientific data to support it, which he himself acknowledges. What's even worse is that he tries to justify this by saying that we should just eat the delicious food instead of trying to condense it down into a single word. If that's the case, we shouldn't use words like sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, or anything else. According to his own argument, we should just eat the delicious food and never call it anything.
9th Oct '16 10:17:39 AM erforce
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*** In one of his books Alton mentions that the "no unitaskers" rule is [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean more of a guideline]]. Furthermore, he asserts that even if a device or item really only has one use, if it's a good tool for the task and is used often enough, said unitasker is granted an exemption. The "no unitaskers" rule is about clearing clutter and if something is well used then it isn't clutter, despite its status as a unitasker. He says that if he doesn't use something in six months he gets rid of it and because of this rule he makes pasta twice a year just to keep the pasta maker.

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*** In one of his books Alton mentions that the "no unitaskers" rule is [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean more of a guideline]]. Furthermore, he asserts that even if a device or item really only has one use, if it's a good tool for the task and is used often enough, said unitasker is granted an exemption. The "no unitaskers" rule is about clearing clutter and if something is well used then it isn't clutter, despite its status as a unitasker. He says that if he doesn't use something in six months he gets rid of it and because of this rule he makes pasta twice a year just to keep the pasta maker.
14th Jun '16 5:10:45 AM Phantom707
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*** The problem is that Alton Brown never indicated any additional uses of a paella pan. It's great that it can be used for other things, but he never indicated any of those other uses.
15th Apr '16 2:07:13 PM Willbyr
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*** But that's reeeeally stretching it. Remember, even in Japan where rice cookers are ridiculously common, the idea of rice cooker bread was obviously not a common one when YakitateJapan featured it (which is where I assume you learned that from).

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*** But that's reeeeally stretching it. Remember, even in Japan where rice cookers are ridiculously common, the idea of rice cooker bread was obviously not a common one when YakitateJapan ''Manga/YakitateJapan'' featured it (which is where I assume you learned that from).
17th Feb '15 1:29:03 AM Mknight
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**He said it was good he never said it was available in your area.
11th Jan '15 8:55:37 PM InertialMass
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**** Creator/RogerEbert (yes ''that'' Roger Ebert) wrote a whole cookbook solely for the rice cooker. It's an incredibly underrated cooking tool.
30th Oct '14 11:30:08 AM Ninetails2000
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**** Just because a device is able to perform within the parameters given doesn't mean it's automatically the best way to go or even good from a subjective standpoint. Just like with other things, you may get where you need to go but if you're going with something lower quality(Or with unnecessary frills or inefficient design) then there will always ways to get there faster, with better efficiency and with higher quality results overall. That would be like saying TheAllegedCar is perfectly safe and reliable to go on a road trip in because you're able to get from point A to point B without it breaking down.
29th Oct '14 10:20:52 AM dannybeans
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*** Or maybe BA is some sort of acronym nickname...like {{Badass}}, or Bad Alton.

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*** Or maybe BA is some sort of acronym nickname...like {{Badass}}, or Bad Alton.Alton.
*** Or maybe the A is his middle initial.
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