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I must agree -- as far as Mediterranean cuisine goes, North-Eastern Italian is under appreciated in my opinion
1 posted on 10/11/2012 10:38:19 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Wonder what she thinks of Polish cuisine.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 10:40:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Cronos

i luv Nigella! she is beautiful and she loves food! good food... yummy food! and so do i!


3 posted on 10/11/2012 10:42:45 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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She prefers “even English cuisine”? I thought that was an oxymoron. I have yet to find anyone with live taste buds who prefers English cuisine to, well, any other cuisine! The French are obnoxious, but they sure know cooking. Heck, if you buy an ordinary random sandwich in Paris, it just might be the most delicious sandwich you ever had!


4 posted on 10/11/2012 10:43:29 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Cronos
I think Lawson is right.

Anyone who knows French cuisine well knows that modern French cuisine came from the work of August Escoffier, who's work on codifying French cuisine is well-known. Unfortunately, Escoffier's most important work, Le Guide culinaire, has a very extensive emphasis on sauces and less on the natural taste of food you get from other cuisines.

5 posted on 10/11/2012 10:55:30 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Cronos

I’ll take simple, straightforward Northern Italian and French Provence-style cooking over the stereotypical heavily-sauced Parisian style any day.

There’s a great Bourdain line in the No Reservations episode in Venice where he says something along the lines of “the key to great Italian cooking is to start with great ingredients and try not to screw them up”, and I couldn’t agree more.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 3:57:46 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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My great-uncle said, “You go to Italy for the history, the people, and the food. You go to Ireland for the history and the people. You go to England for the history.”


14 posted on 10/12/2012 4:25:59 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Cronos

You h ave nailed it for all eternity. Northern Italian is indeed underappreciated.

A friend of mine used to cook it for dinner most nights and eating at her place was an experience that I will never forget. I used to hang out there for about a decade and a half.

What was my favorite? Tomorrow’s dinner, what will it be?


17 posted on 10/12/2012 6:27:59 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Cronos

As a casual European traveller, from best to worst:

German- not what we would call that style but the attention to quality and detail in the prep/presentation across the menu.

France - yes the baked goods are the best in Europe, and very good quality elsewhere on the menu.

Italy/Spain -you have to eat at the most expensive restaurants to get quality.

England - stick with offshore styles like Thai, Asian Fusion. I ordered pork pie at a pub once. It was Spam within a pie crust, and cold.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 6:44:19 AM PDT by cicero2k
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about Italian food, she said that she had gone to Italy as a student because it was not France

Hank Scorpio: By the way, Homer, what's your least favorite country? Italy or France?

Hank Scorpio: Heh heh heh. Nobody ever says Italy.

20 posted on 10/12/2012 8:48:41 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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English food ping


22 posted on 10/12/2012 7:32:53 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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