Things that are pissing you off- Food & Drink Edition

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  1. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    .... could I get away with cooking the roots of standard celery and selling it to people who don't know any better, and referring to it as celery root? or is standard celery root unpalatable/not big enough? [​IMG]

    they're related but not similar. celery root has been domesticated to have, well, a large root. on the other hand, maybe there is a market for counterfeit celery root.
     
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    foodguy Senior member

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    My celery usually has leaves. I use them in salads, or throw them and the hearts into stocks.

    I never use anything but the whites and light green stalk of leeks.


    aren't you just the bestest little guy!
     
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    aren't you just the bestest little guy!
    Sometimes I tie my bouquet garni with them (granny knot).
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    My celery also has leaves. They are great fried and sprinkled over fish.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    mordecai Immoderator

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    Honestly though, what the hell do you do with leek leaves?
     
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    foodguy Senior member

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    Honestly though, what the hell do you do with leek leaves?

    stock.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My celery also has leaves. They are great fried and sprinkled over fish.

    That sounds delicious.
     
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    they're related but not similar. celery root has been domesticated to have, well, a large root. on the other hand, maybe there is a market for counterfeit celery root.

    there is, as far as the foodmaking venture I am planning. Can I make any old duck liver into foie gras if i mash a bunch of it together? [​IMG]
     
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    UGH THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT.

    My sister ordered me a smoker for my bday as I mentioned elsewhere. Still not here, still no shipping info for her, nothing. I want to smoke a duck--what's that? I can't. I WANT TO SMOKE ANY FREAKIN THING AT ALL AND I CAN'T!


    I can also predict, should I ever get this erstwhile gift, that I shan't ever use the kitchen again for cooking. Or at least, much less than I normally would. I'm going to smoke anything I can. May even give pizza a shot.


    still nothing.
     
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    MarcInDentonTx Senior member

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    Honestly though, what the hell do you do with leek leaves?

    Compost.
     
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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Potato leek soup.
     
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    Honestly though, what the hell do you do with leek leaves?
    Soup, mostly. Here is another one I've noticed: restaurants giving their dishes pretentious and nonsensical names. This may just be a Quebec thing. This week I've seen "une tombÃ[​IMG]e d'asperges" ("a falling of asparagus"), "une harmonie de pÃ[​IMG]toncles" ("a harmony of scallops"), and my favourite, "une crÃ[​IMG]meuse maraÃ[​IMG]chère" (which is actually just two adjectives and is untranslatable because it's gibberish. It means roughly "a creamy market gardening"). The waiter wouldn't even tell me what it was; it turned out to be vegetable soup with lots of crème fraÃ[​IMG]che. [​IMG]
     
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    I am still sans smoker.
     
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    So I was in Singapore for a week and didn't get to try Durian even once.
     

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