Wonder what she thinks of Polish cuisine.
i luv Nigella! she is beautiful and she loves food! good food... yummy food! and so do i!
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!
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.
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.
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.”
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?
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.
Hank Scorpio: By the way, Homer, what's your least favorite country? Italy or France?
Hank Scorpio: Heh heh heh. Nobody ever says Italy.
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