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

~ H

I have a lot of trouble with white spirits. My palate doesn't react well to them and my body doesn't either.
post #6452 of 7218
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I have a lot of trouble with white spirits. My palate doesn't react well to them and my body doesn't either.

I'm with you on that one. I can do the occasional gin drink (which is weird, because it's basically just flavored vodka), but otherwise... Pretty much no white spirits for me.
post #6453 of 7218
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Not sure. My wife did the shopping.

idiot
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Anyone have any idea of a recipe and ingredients for the steak and salad?

post #6455 of 7218
Your meat, it did not rest properly.
post #6456 of 7218
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post


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

~ H

I have a lot of trouble with white spirits. My palate doesn't react well to them and my body doesn't either.

 

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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

I have a lot of trouble with white spirits. My palate doesn't react well to them and my body doesn't either.

I'm with you on that one. I can do the occasional gin drink (which is weird, because it's basically just flavored vodka), but otherwise... Pretty much no white spirits for me.

 

I'm sorry to hear that. I could live without vodka pretty easily, but I would miss gin, grappa and eaux-de-vie.

 

I have a really bad GI constitution. I can't go two days without some kind of intestinal distress -- have tried abstaining from all manner of things to try and isolate it. Earlier this month, I spent my first week abroad, in Japan. I ate no western food (why?), and had not a single tremor of intestinal distress. It was great; I've never experienced anything like that in over 20 years, and I ate, I think, all the classes of food that I eat in the U.S.: Fish, shellfish, red meat, pork, chicken, dairy, wheat flour, etc. I ate few raw vegetables (most were pickled) except some cabbage. I was also blown away at the flavor explosion that was every single piece of fruit I ate. The strawberries were revelatory. We destroy our food here in the U.S., and I feel a rather profound sense of loss.

 

 

~ H

post #6457 of 7218
Gin and eau-de-vie, along with blanco tequila, are the glaring exceptions to my no-white-liquor rule.

Which, now that I think about it, is mostly just a no-vodka-or-rum rule.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Gin and eau-de-vie, along with blanco tequila, are the glaring exceptions to my no-white-liquor rule.

Which, now that I think about it, is mostly just a no-vodka-or-rum rule.

Only white rum or all rum?
post #6459 of 7218
White rum I completely and utterly despise. It is worse than vodka IMO.

I don't really like any rum at all, though blackstrap rum in a dark and stormy is OK if in the tropics. But really, I don't much enjoy rum, there is pretty much always something else I'd rather drink.
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White rum I completely and utterly despise. It is worse than vodka IMO.

I don't really like any rum at all, though blackstrap rum in a dark and stormy is OK if in the tropics. But really, I don't much enjoy rum, there is pretty much always something else I'd rather drink.

I'm not even sure I have a bottle of white rum (although I do enjoy a mojito)

No mount gay and tonic? And you claim to be a sailor...
post #6461 of 7218
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Gin and eau-de-vie, along with blanco tequila, are the glaring exceptions to my no-white-liquor rule.

Which, now that I think about it, is mostly just a no-vodka-or-rum rule.

 

Haha, yes, I laughed while coming to the same conclusion after reading the first line.

 

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

White rum I completely and utterly despise. It is worse than vodka IMO.

I don't really like any rum at all, though blackstrap rum in a dark and stormy is OK if in the tropics. But really, I don't much enjoy rum, there is pretty much always something else I'd rather drink.

 

I have limited uses for it.  Rum was one of the last spirits I warmed to (tequila will be next, but I'm not there yet), and while I think Zacapa is really revelatory (try it if you ever have an opportunity), white rum is just not so exciting. I have a Martinique white rhum, and I use El Dorado 3yr Demerara as it has a variety of good flavors, but that is about it.

 

~ H

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I'm sorry to hear that. I could live without vodka pretty easily, but I would miss gin, grappa and eaux-de-vie.

I have a really bad GI constitution. I can't go two days without some kind of intestinal distress -- have tried abstaining from all manner of things to try and isolate it. Earlier this month, I spent my first week abroad, in Japan. I ate no western food (why?), and had not a single tremor of intestinal distress. It was great; I've never experienced anything like that in over 20 years, and I ate, I think, all the classes of food that I eat in the U.S.: Fish, shellfish, red meat, pork, chicken, dairy, wheat flour, etc. I ate few raw vegetables (most were pickled) except some cabbage. I was also blown away at the flavor explosion that was every single piece of fruit I ate. The strawberries were revelatory. We destroy our food here in the U.S., and I feel a rather profound sense of loss.


~ H


Japan is a food and drink paradise. Lots of reasons for that, but they've put in a lot of work behind the scenes.

I love rum. Any decent dark rum like a Barbancourt or Zacapa, even that Havana Club 7, plus a Mexican Coke = absolute heaven for me. No lime or anything else, just a highball glass and rocks, great after eating. Very sweet, but all of those unprocessed cane sugars dancing together is fantastic.
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I completely agree on the food and drink paradise; why I couldn't help but have an incredible time. I was amazed at all the agriculture I saw outside of Tokyo -- the vistas from Tokyo to Nagano were all just farms and orchards after farms and orchards. It is the Kanto, I know.

 

Mexican coke is hard for me to get, I do love it, but will try it with rum sometime. I finally had some Havana Club in Tokyo, it was really quite tasty, and I was glad to try it.


~H

post #6464 of 7218
Yep, it's the nice (if crowded) roadways that get so much produce to market so quickly.
The big logistic companies do a great job of COD, and one can ship whatever they want domestically with a phone call and a pick up - one can get whatever they want and just pay in cash at the door. Last week I ordered something on Amazon around 11am and specified same-day shipping - that meant it came at 7pm, the same day I ordered. insane. Shipping is very cheap that way too, often 2 or 3 bucks. Your home cocktail bar would be off the wall, considering what they have for sale online, plus how relatively cheap some of them are.
post #6465 of 7218
I know a few people here have made the spaghetti castle dish at Ledoyen- does anyone mind sharing the recipe?
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