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Jan 15, 2013 12:35 PM

If money was no object, what would your everyday cooking look like?

In other words, if you had an unlimited budget for ingredients, what would things be like?

The most notable change to my cooking would be using much more fresh fish and seafood. Really nice, fresh fish, crabs, scallops, clams, etc. Maybe some grass-fed beef or lamb every now and then. I can't imagine my fruit or vegetable consumption would change all that much. Maybe a better caliber of mushroom.

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  1. Exactly the same for me...more seafood/shellfish and the luxury to spend more time in the kitchen (and less time commuting to work).

    1. Lots more seafood and fresh veggies.

      1. Much more seafood and fish.

        When I started cooking, red snapper was cheap. So was salmon (I lived across the street from the Pike Place Market).

        1. Lots more seafood and rack of lamb, plus more prime beef. I might switch to free-range poultry if I found it tastier. I'd eat more truffles and raspberries. And I'd probably upgrade the quality of certain oils, vinegars, condiments, etc.

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          1. re: biondanonima

            Superior wine with just about every meal, and I'd buy free-range meat. That's it. The actual meals and dishes we prepare would change not at all.

            1. re: Perilagu Khan

              Oh yeah, we would DEFINITELY upgrade our wine choices. And there would probably be more foie gras in my life.

          2. I would probably go out even more. Cooking? What cooking?