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Jan 14, 2011 08:25 AM

Prefer It Cold

Does anyone have any foods that are traditionally hot that they prefer cold?

Recently the pizza scene in Westchester, NY is pretty bad. I find that I actually prefer it cold these days. The pizza has gotten so oily, so thin and flimsy that at leats when it's cold it holds its shape.

I'm actually not a big fan of mac and cheese, but I find, when eating the cheaper varieties, I prefer it cold. Seems to taste a little cheesier and less soupy this way.

While this item is traditionally served both ways, I only like roast beef cold. Can't stand it warm.

Not that I have this often, but I also prefer vegetarian lasagna cold.

I guess these aren't that strange really. Does anyone have any cold preferences?

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  1. my husband loves cold chicken! he will eat it hot too, but prefers refrigerated leftovers.

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    1. re: kosherfoodies

      I love cold chicken with russian dressing

      1. I can't take food so hot that my mouth blisters and too cold doesn't work either. I'm happy with room temperature.

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        1. re: mucho gordo

          My mom liked room temp too. For food and drink. As for me I like my fried chicken room temp and also I think piping hot pizza is practically tasteless compared to when it cools down some. Meat loaf seems to have a stronger flavor cold in a sandwich but I still prefer it hot. Way back when taco bell had tostadas and actually put grated cheese on them (long time ago!) I liked the tostadas room temp better than warm.

        2. I love cold steak, just ripping it apart with your fingers.
          I love it when you take leftovers home from a restaurant and have them cold, right out of the container, for breakfast the next day.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              I actually prefer all pies cold...but apple pie was a good call. The cold apple chunks are just heaven.

              1. re: jhopp217

                Now that I think about it, I like just about all cream and meringue based pies better cold.

              2. Cold, rare steak will do it better for me than any sizzling chunk of protien I've ever eaten. Even better thin-sliced and served on salad. I also really like cold, baked potatoes with butter and salt.