I’ve never been much of a food guy. I didn’t eat a pizza until I was sixteen, and my attitude to food for most of my adult life could be summed up by: Eat to survive. I’m not saying I was some sort of straw-eating ascetic monk, but food was mostly for sustenance, not enjoyment. I fell firmly on the ‘eat to live’ side of the fence rather than the ‘live to eat’ side. Over the last two years or so, this has begun to change. I’ve started to get into not just the eating of food, but the whole cooking it thing too. I have my girlfriend to thank for that. The experience feels odd and new, but good—much like that time I watched The Great British Bake Off for the first time and was like, ‘Huh. This is somehow simultaneously supremely gripping and yet powerfully relaxing.’ Because I’m coming to the cooking world so late, I approach it with a fresh, naive set of eyes and a minimal amount of prejudices. I’m pretty open to trying all sorts of things that might go against common cooking wisdom. For instance, did you know that straw tastes great with a pinch of salt?
On that topic, Reddit asked a question not long ago: ‘What food do you consciously prepare ‘wrong’ because you like it better that way?’ For a newbie like me, that was a fun read. For someone more experienced, it may well pop a few veins. You can check out the full thread here, but below are some dangerous and controversial highlights:
Now, what happens when we sort the comments by ‘most controversial’…
Huh. I guess the lesson here is that food is for enjoying, and if you enjoy it prepared in any ‘wrong’ way then that way isn’t really ‘wrong’ and is in fact as valid as an—…
THERE’S ALWAYS ONE!
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