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Re: What are you eating?

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:34 pm
by Lukipela
Draxas wrote:Wait, what? Those are supposed to be rice noodles, I think!
Not if you're making proper Bird's nest Soup.

Re: What are you eating?

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 5:42 pm
by Bleeding Star
Tonight it's Hell pizza for dinner. Yum. Authentic it is not, but tasty it most certainly is. Most of you probably won't have heard of it, being stuck in shit countries, but I would recommend it if you get the chance.

Do people have their own favourite pizza chains, or do ye prefer the real stuff?

Re: What are you eating?

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 6:11 pm
by Lukipela
It varies. Local "pizza" restaurant around here are a weird form of fast food, they sell pizza and kebab. Actual pizza restaurants are usually great, but I don't look down my nose at the chains either. There is something to be said for knowing what you're getting beforehand.

Re: What are you eating?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 1:30 am
by Eth
After many surveys of people from both Italy and other countries, I have concluded that there is no "authentic" pizza. Pizza is basically leftovers sprinkled on dough, and therefor has no ideal form.

That said, my opinion is that The Famous Ray's Pizza in New York City is the finest I've ever eaten. It typifies New York-style pizza.

Re: What are you eating?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 1:54 am
by Alvarin
The best pizza I have ever eaten was in Snta-Clara's branch of Chicago Pizza. I have had the "untouchables".
It was over a year ago when I have been on my previous vendor class, and I still remember it :)

Re: What are you eating?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:48 am
by Bleeding Star
Eth wrote:After many surveys of people from both Italy and other countries, I have concluded that there is no "authentic" pizza. Pizza is basically leftovers sprinkled on dough, and therefor has no ideal form.
I was pretty disappointed by some of the pizza in Rome - it was a lot more like what I would call "foccacia" and it was very bland. Basically, limited toppings on dry bread. And who the fuck puts potatoes on a pizza? That's a whole week's worth of carbs in one meal.

Re: What are you eating?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:01 am
by Dragon
Bleeding Star wrote:
Eth wrote:After many surveys of people from both Italy and other countries, I have concluded that there is no "authentic" pizza. Pizza is basically leftovers sprinkled on dough, and therefor has no ideal form.
I was pretty disappointed by some of the pizza in Rome - it was a lot more like what I would call "foccacia" and it was very bland. Basically, limited toppings on dry bread.
I remember the pizza I had in Rome was very much a working mans food. Admittedly I was on a fairly tight budget and not eating at restaurants so I might not have had a good sample set.

Re: What are you eating?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:42 pm
by Lukipela
Well, that's what pizza is in Italy. Regular everyday food. I love italian pizza, thin crust with just some tomato sauce and sparse toppings.

Outside Italy pizza is more of a pizza pie deal, which makes sense. It'd be hard to market it if it was the same. Not a bad thing really, but almost a completely different dish, covered in cheese and toppings.

And I love pan pizza, which is the antithesis of italian pizza. Stuff in between can be good, but is often meh.

What is everyones position on turkey? I found it quite dry and boring when I lived in Ireland. Especially the dish "Turkey and Ham" which is disgusting. Have I only been served bad turkey?

Re: What are you eating?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 2:39 pm
by Draxas
Having grown up in New Jersey, where you can barely go one block without seeing a great little pizza place, I have become a horrible pizza snob. I have no appreciation for any type other than New York style, and have found that as you get further from New York City and north / central Jersey, the pizza gets worse and worse. It's to the point where I find it almost inedible in Pennsylvania and Connecticut (CT's "New Haven style" pizza is particularly nasty, and not being able to find good pizza in PA makes me a sad panda). Then again, it's not just me. My wife grew up in central PA, not having had proper New York style pizza until she had a reason to come into NJ regularly (AKA, we met). Since then, she's become almost as bad as I have with the pizza snobbery, because pizza in PA really does suck that much.

I consider pizza chains (Dominoes, Pizza Hut, Papa John's, etc.) to be an assault on the senses (especially taste), and to have no redeeming virtues whatsoever. I can't fathom how these places even stay in business in NY and NJ, but I guess lots of folks really do have no taste.

And Luki, I am sorry to say that you have only had turkey made by someone who doesn't know how to properly prepare it. When done right, it is moist and delicious. Of course, combining it with ham is a recipe for disaster; who thought that was a good idea?

Re: What are you eating?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 5:37 pm
by Eth
Yeah, I have turkey once or twice a year (it's the traditional main course during the American Thanksgiving holiday) and have found it to be good when done right. It's a bit difficult to prepare correctly due to the sheer size of the bird.

EDIT: Oh, and I'm currently eating a cinnamon-raisin bagel and drinking some pekoe tea.