Foods you just can't stand

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  1. Montegriffo

    Montegriffo Well-Known Member

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    The cakes I made for my mum's 70th birthday party.
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    There are very few foods I don't like. Probably why I became a chef.
    Orange marmalade is one of them. I think it's the bitter taste of Seville oranges because I am fine with lime marmalade.
     
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    Brazil nuts, yuck.
    The only allergy known to be passed on through sexual contact.
    Not joking, eat Brazils and bonk someone with an allergy and they can get sick.
    I think that's natures clue to leave them alone.
     
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    Brazil nuts are awesome!
     
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    It's the only nut I can't eat. Not a big fan of walnuts either but don't dislike them like Brazils.
    Hazels are my favourite real nut and cashews which are actually nuts contrary to what I stated earlier.
    https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/cashews-nuts-legumes-3647.html
    You can have my Brazils if I can have your hazels.
     
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    Nope. I call 'em filberts, but I love them too. The only nuts I don't like are peanuts & cashews. (Note that I do love peanut butter; I'm weird like that.) I'm nuts about nuts.
     
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    Have you ever tried cobnuts?
    Fresh green hazels with a very shorts season and not easy to get.
    The only chance I ever got to use them was at a fine dining boutique hotel I worked at a few years ago.
    If you ever see them buy them.
     
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    I didn't know they are sometimes called filberts.
     
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    There seem to be more differences between US and UK English words for foods than anywhere else.
    Many know that zucchini = courgette and egg plant = aubergine but I am always surprised at how many other examples there are.
    When swapping recipes with our freind MDJ in the past we have both had to translate each others ingredients lists to make sense of them.
     
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    I would agree. I like chocolate, and I like strawberries; but combining them ruins them both.
     
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    I'm not sure why, but I like all the foods that doctors say are bad for you.
     
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    I've noticed that over the years. Crisps, chips, bangers. Do you reallly call sprinkles "hundreds & thousands?"

    This is fun.
    https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/british-food-slang-guide-thrillist-nation
     
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    Yup, hundreds and thousands.
    Just to be pedantic, I know not like me.
    Cookies and biscuits are different beasts. Biscuits are from the French twice cooked and are dryer and much longer lasting. You are probably aware of ships biscuits or hard-tack which were used on long voyages,
    A cookie is best eaten fresh.
    Brekkie, spud, butty and banger are just slang terms and no more in use than breakfast, potato, sandwich or sausage.
    The sandwich as I'm sure you know was named after the Earl of Sandwich who as a compulsive gambler wanted something he could eat at the card table without having to stop playing.
     
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    Pickled beets. Grilled beets on the other hand are wonderful.
     
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    Also, the difference between ground beef and minced beef in the UK is a difference in grades. Ground is finer than minced using a smaller aperture on the mincer and often passed through it twice.
     

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