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post #136 of 172
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post
I wish we had Trader Joe's here. We have Central Market but buying anything there is a splurge.

u in austin? i wish we had a central market here.
post #137 of 172
I've been buying the mango chile popsicles lately - pretty good.
post #138 of 172
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u in austin? i wish we had a central market here.

Dallas. It's a pretty amazing store but I always have to go in for one specific thing and stick to it. You can spend 200 bucks there way too easily.
post #139 of 172
mirepoix.....incredibly handy when cooking ragu, etc. Never seen it anywhere else.
post #140 of 172
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Originally Posted by GreenNYC View Post
mirepoix.....incredibly handy when cooking ragu, etc. Never seen it anywhere else.

p&sses me off. good idea, bad execution. should be half onion, quarter carrot, quarter celery. THAT would be something.
post #141 of 172
Prepackaged mirepoix? Seriously? What's so difficult about chopping your own? Next, they will be predigesting your food for you.
post #142 of 172
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post
Prepackaged mirepoix? Seriously? What's so difficult about chopping your own?

Next, they will be predigesting your food for you.

i suppose you want to grow your own too. for something that's going to be a background flavor, i've got no pride about letting someone else save me 15minutes of chopping onions, carrots and celery. YMMV.
post #143 of 172
It's not about the flavor. It's just the whole idea of everything being made so convenient; I don't like it. I go to Whole Foods, and I see people shopping, buying mostly prepared foods and pre-packaged garbage, thinking they are eating healthy and being a conscious consumer just because of where they are shopping. I've also been told by a few managers that they have decreased their shelf stock to make more room for the prepared foods section. It just undermines the whole concept of what I think "Whole" Foods, and just food in general, should be about. Farmer's Markets around here, too. Half of the vendors are selling granola and "specialty" jellies and jams. People are missing the point.
post #144 of 172
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post
It's not about the flavor. It's just the whole idea of everything being made so convenient; I don't like it.

I go to Whole Foods, and I see people shopping, buying mostly prepared foods and pre-packaged garbage, thinking they are eating healthy and being a conscious consumer just because of where they are shopping. I've also been told by a few managers that they have decreased their shelf stock to make more room for the prepared foods section. It just undermines the whole concept of what I think "Whole" Foods, and just food in general, should be about.

Farmer's Markets around here, too. Half of the vendors are selling granola and "specialty" jellies and jams.

People are missing the point.

we'll talk more after you've been cooking a little longer.
post #145 of 172
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we'll talk more after you've been cooking a little longer.
Join the dark side...
post #146 of 172
honestly, i'd never use them for a nice meal. but when i'm making soup for my wife and i? i will admit to having partaken. though i did chop an extra onion to get the ratio appropriate. and i couldn't tell that it harmed the dish at all.
post #147 of 172
i really like their butter chicken
post #148 of 172
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honestly, i'd never use them for a nice meal. but when i'm making soup for my wife and i? i will admit to having partaken. though i did chop an extra onion to get the ratio appropriate. and i couldn't tell that it harmed the dish at all.
Not that dark side. The mgm dark side. If I knew that existed, I'm sure I would have used it at some time or another.
post #149 of 172
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The only benefit of the mirepoix is that you don't have to pitch a whole thing of celery. I seem to throw away a lot of celery.
post #150 of 172
Make celery soup.
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