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I admit it, I hate decorated wedding cakes. I hate the idea of playing with food, especially after watching shows like Ace of Cakes and Amazing Wedding Cakes. I don't want to eat anything that has been literally handled so much. The emphasis is put on creating edible flowers which I don't eat, rather than the taste of the cake itself.

Along the same lines I hate Japanese hibachi restaurants where they try to be entertaining with food. Again I don't like playing with food. I would like to see a real butterfly, but please don't make my butter fly. I especially don't want to catch it in my mouth.

Ooooo and I hate the way Jacques Pepin plates food. It's so old fashioned to make little rosebuds out of radishes that it almost makes the food unappealing to me.

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post #2 of 9
Reminds me of how my grandmother (Russian, but from Germany/Austria) 'plates' food....always a rosebud of something, or some dill, etc. :D I kinda like it if its that 'type' of food.

I can't stand (and I know we have lots of people into it here) those "build things out of food that are inedible" shows too, like the 10ft tall sugar sculptures and what not. I can appreciate the art, but don't understand at that point why you have to use only "food" if you're never going to eat it. The food network "challenges" are filled with this.

I don't mind hibachi.

I do mind pre-packaged butter in packets for bread at restaurants.
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I agree, but rules are rules .
If you entered any Rest or Hotel food expo like the one at the Kravitz center in N.Y. or the one in Orlando. The main rule is everything must be edible. The reason being I can make arches out of wire or styrofoam and thats nice but the real challenge and artistic part is make it out of pulled sugar, or rice and still have it look good.
I was disqualified for useing 1 piece of styro in a fish display the judge picked it up right away even though it was hidden
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post #4 of 9
Personally I love the idea of playing with food, but what I mean by 'playing with food' is certainly not the types of silly food tricks you talk about here. I can't remember the exact occasion, but my wife and I were out of town, watching some cable TV show in our motel room. It involved teams of contestents making ornate cake displays based on Disney movies or some such. Bizarre, to my way of thinking.

When I talk about playing with food I mean preparing dishes with joy, creativity, heartfelt passion and such - not flashing knives, flying shrimp and carnival theatrics.

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post #5 of 9
None of the fancy stuff matters unless the food also tastes good. :look:
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i love playing with food in both ways and getting up and competing with food "art " is really challenging because everything has to be perfect

some pet food peeves are people who add loads of salt with out tasting their food first

going through the punnet of strawbs and right in the middle hidden by all the rest is a buggy one :eek:

buying a latte and its luke warm

people who eat really noisely and with their mouths open so thatyou can see the food around the mouth

people who consistantly chew /pop gum
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post #7 of 9
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When we sat down to plan our wedding cake a couple of years ago the lady that was to decorate it thought I was nuts. I wanted a carrot cake with real cream cheese frosting. I didn't want any fondant. I did not want any decorations at all. I did agree to some real (inedible) red roses though. That's all it was, a big white cake with a few red roses on a table surrounded by candles and rose petals. It was rather simple but to this day people tell me that our cake was... delicious!

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Taste: The sensation derived from food, as interpreted thru the tongue to brain sensory system.
Flavor: The overall impression combining taste, odor, mouthfeel and trigeminal perception.
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Flavor: The overall impression combining taste, odor, mouthfeel and trigeminal perception.
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