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post #31 of 53
OK it's not really a food but I can drink gallons of it GUINESS!! GUINESS, GUINESS, GUINESS, GUINESS!!!!!:beer:MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
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post #32 of 53
I make a weed salad:
escarole
chicory
dandelion leaves
endive
raddicchio

counteract:
Boston lettuce
roasted almonds
roasted sesame seeds
balsamic, maple syrup, sesame seed oil vinaigrette.

Sweet and bitter....
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post #33 of 53
I like the bitter accent of grilled Aragula with a good steak. Top it with some crumbled blue cheese....mmmmmm!
post #34 of 53
Here is a simple one:

Dandelion - blanched until tender then drained. Salt generously and add olive oil and lemon juice...wonderful! Served as a side with a whole grilled fish (snapper)...very good!
post #35 of 53
What's the difference between sour and bitter? I vaguely remember reading somewhere about Asian cuisine having five components with one of them being "sour" and another being "bitter". Is a lemon sour or bitter?
post #36 of 53
To me the juice and flesh are sour but the rind is bitter.
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post #37 of 53
I'm in total agreement, the zest has a distinctly bitter flavour to it.
post #38 of 53
Tamarind anyone ?
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post #39 of 53
Technically speaking, that is correct
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post #40 of 53
That reminds me of a hard candy I had in India. Tamarind, chili, cumin, sugar and maybe something else. I loved those! I also liked the little bit of texture compared to others. These were hand made, no artificial flavors.
post #41 of 53
I think Tamarind is sour - not quite bitter. Fresh tamarind can be eaten straight off the tree and is very sour - goes great with salt. Then there is sweet tamarind used for making tamarind chutney and sweets. Then there is the dried tamarind which again you soak in water and extract the pulp to add acidity to curries - especially fish curries - not bitter - but I love tamarind:)
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post #42 of 53

Simple answer....

Marmalade on toast/toasted english muffins

Sauerkraut (depending on how you make it, but I love it with a bitter & sweet accent, fried smoky pork sausages, cabage, onion, apple, spices etc, gotta burn it a bit for best taste)

Champagne cocktails - brut champagne with angostura bitters and a cube of sugar - yummmm
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post #43 of 53
Marmalade yum :D

I made some from Valencia oranges (US version) and maple syrup
post #44 of 53
Would I sound like a smartass if I said turkey and cranberry sauce? Great thread, its nice to actually think about bitterness as something other than "bad" or a problem to get around. Turnip has a distinct, if mild, bitter flavour, that has always been used to balance stews, braises, and the like.

I keep hoping that bitter will become the new "spicey" in North American cuisine, something a little daring for a while, then common.

--Al
post #45 of 53
I have used campri in pork dishes from time to time
post #46 of 53
There is no substitute for cranberry sauce!
post #47 of 53
Al you're a smarta$$!
(joke).

Are cranberries bitter or tart? Is tart, astringent? You're confusing me here...
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post #48 of 53
Luc,

You got me there, crans. are more tart than bitter. A berry that can be used similarly that leans more in the bitter direction would be bakeapple (cloudberry).

As an aside, good to hear from you! I've been away the last three monthes and its nice to be able to "hang out" here again.

--Al
post #49 of 53
Nice to see you again Al,
Welcome back!

Luc H
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post #50 of 53
Liver. Any kind of liver is bitter.
post #51 of 53
for my competition that i won a bronze medal in recently , i did oven baked pork cutlets with a grapefruit and orange marmalade with orange vinecotto and then served it on udon noodles with zesty ginger , garlic bolt, carrots, on steamed asian greens
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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post #52 of 53
Did anyone mention charring, as in grilling? Heavy grill marks or black surfaces on grilled or bar-b-qued food is bitter. Wood smoke too, come to think of it.
post #53 of 53
Stewey, citrus bitter is one of my favorite flavors!

And Tessa, you about make me drool with that flavor combo :^)

I'm sure Dundee marmalade has been mentioned . . but just in case not, it's mentioned now
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