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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

ok, let me amend: MOST COMMERCIAL vodkas don't have aromas or flavors.
of course there are limited production ones that do. and there are flavored vodkas as well. mmmm. buffalo grass!

 

Bah. This is a ridiculous assertion from someone who cares about food. Do you have vodka in your house? If not, buy some Smirnoff, some Chopin, and some Ciroc. Taste. Come back and tell me there is no aroma or flavor. Hell, straight up Everclear has aroma and flavor -- ethanol is a flavor (though I suggest you dilute it with water). Better yet, do a controlled blind tasting with Everclear in the mix (corrected with distilled water for proof). Yes, they may be subtle relative to the explosions of flavor we are used to, but that makes then neither less genuine nor less authentic. Some things are subtle.

 

Limited Production vodkas? Geez. What are you talking about? Flavored vodka? Just kill me, don't torture me. That's inhumane (at least the artifically flavored ones have no place on this earth).

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Meh, I'm firmly in the camp with foodguy that vodka has no, or very little taste. Sure, some vodkas have faint whiffs of things, and you might be able to tell differences between some vodkas, but by and large, you pay more to have it more refined and taste like less. Hence, why I don't really like it and never drink it. Whisky is my drink of choice.

It's useful for making ice cream, though!

 

Whisky is my drink of choice, too -- better be, I have like 60 or so. But I think vodka is an authentic and storied spirit also. It has its place. I also don't think that with vodka as price increases, flavor decreases. Certainly not true for Goose, Karlsson's, or Ciroc, which are all not cheap. Also, if mere rectification reduced flavor, you could make cheap-ass grain neutral spirits, rectify it to death, and get really cheap, really 'clean' vodka. But that's not vodka, that's Everclear. There's a difference.

 

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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Why not just use everclear? I thought the goal was to add alcohol to the ice cream, not water.

 

Good point. Perhaps the best.

 

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

You certainly could. Vodka is just more available--pretty sure you can't even buy everclear in some states. Also, lots of people have vodka on hand.

True, too. High proof vodka would be a good compromise. Smirnoff Blue/Silver is like 100pf. Perfect!

 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

It makes me sad that some of my b-bros are fighting due to idfnl. frown.gif

 

Bro, I am fighting only for principle. The instigators and partisans are of no consequence to me.

 

~ H

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^Good post.
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Seeing Huntsman drop "bro" in casual conversation is awesome.
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Bro, I am fighting only for principle. The instigators and partisans are of no consequence to me.

~ H

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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

Good to know. I was planning to order some for Easter.

They were using the Turkish ones at Daniel last week. Looked very nice. Some were as small as a pine nut!

This week morels from CA are good. Should be so for the rest of the season.
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Out of curiosity, what are you paying for them out there? I picked up a pound monday for $45.
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Imma put this here:

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That's pretty cool, Piob. Is this during Good Friday? That's the holy spirt holding the bottle up, correct?
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Originally Posted by shibbel View Post

Out of curiosity, what are you paying for them out there? I picked up a pound monday for $45.
Not sure. My wife did the shopping.
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Originally Posted by shibbel View Post

That's pretty cool, Piob. Is this during Good Friday? That's the holy spirt holding the bottle up, correct?

I pictured it as someone doing the vodka taste testing that's being talked about. It's from Rich Kids of Instagram so certainly not me as I am neither rich nor a kid. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

This week morels from CA are good. Should be so for the rest of the season.

Yeah, I heard about some very nice blonde ones yesterday, so I ordered some.
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I side with those saying vodka has a taste. It all tastes the same, and taste like shit, but it tastes.
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I also ordered some fresh almonds. Do you happen to have any dessert recipes for them? I know there are a few in L'Ambroisie, but with cherries and apricots.
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Originally Posted by shibbel View Post

Out of curiosity, what are you paying for them out there? I picked up a pound monday for $45.
When I initially saw this on my phone, I thought it was the mackerel discussion. satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Seeing Huntsman drop "bro" in casual conversation is awesome.

 

Dude, 'bro' and 'man' remain in my lexicon for color. Along with 'dude. Brosef and its ilk need not apply.

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Bro, I am fighting only for principle. The instigators and partisans are of no consequence to me.

~ H

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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

This week morels from CA are good. Should be so for the rest of the season.

 

I really need some more mushrooms in my life. When I was in Japan, especially in Nagano, everything had mushrooms in it; I ordered mushroom soup by accident. It was excellent, and contained wonderful enoki-like mushrooms with heads as small as a pin, and shafts like pasta. Unreal.

 

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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

I side with those saying vodka has a taste. It all tastes the same, and taste like shit, but it tastes.

 

This is at least a fair opinion. Though, I would have thought your palate would detect differences. De gustibus (incorrect usage, I know).

 

~ H

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