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Jul 1, 2014 09:21 AM

I'm so over...

... food terms that seem to pop up EVERYWHERE!?! I understand concept of sous vide, but WHO actually has the $$, space and time for it? Is it THAT wonderful? "Flavor profiles" & "pairings" bug me a bit, too. Unless you're having a pregnancy craving, if ya think things like peanut butter & sardines or sushi & chocolate make a good combination... ??? The word "deconstructed" means ya couldn't figure how to make all the "components" (there's another one) work together, imo!?!

What cooking terms/phrases would you like to see just go away?

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      1. re: mike0989

        Can you explain how GMO is meaningless? I ask sincerely.

          1. re: globocity

            GMO is not at all meaningless, but I've seen it used indiscriminately by people who believe that all non-organic foods are GMO. Most commodity crops in the U.S. are GMO*, but unprocessed foods have not been modified. Anyone remember the Flavr Saver tomato?

            *Many byproducts, like HFCS from modified corn, have no DNA so are identical to their non-GMO brothers.

            1. re: globocity

              It has been over used to the point where it's just about meaningless. I've seen too many people bandy the word about without really understanding what they are talking about.

              1. re: mike0989

                There will always be ignorance somewhere about any topic.

                1. re: mike0989

                  So the derivatives are meaningless. But Genetically Modified Organism still has a concrete definition.

            2. re: Doctormhl1

              No, it isn't. There are rules of organic agriculture.

              1. re: lagatta

                I'd thought that also so glad you 'spoke' up.

            3. Immersion circulators can now be had for $199 and don't take up much room, making cooking sous vide much less expensive than in the past. Cooking this way certainly isn't time-consuming; you simply pop the food in and walk away.

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              1. re: pikawicca

                MAYBE half again as an immersion blender.

                1. re: pikawicca

                  I've seen the slow cooker conversion kits - which a co-worker swears by - for >$99. It's neither pricey nor space consuming... I do not have one nor have I tried his cooking...

                  1. re: emglow101

                    Are you kidding?
                    That term is MONEY!

                    1. Flavor Notes, what..... are you an instrument tooting your horn. Texture, good to know your mouth palate is still functioning, Acidic Hit, Argh!