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Re: Food

Post by Jennifer » 27 Dec 2018, 17:37

I actually like the resulting loss-of-sharpness, when I make baked mac and cheese with sharp or extra sharp cheddar (though the one time I accidentally used mild cheddar I did not care for the results -- instead of macaroni and cheese, it tasted more like macaroni and cream sauce). And the pimento mac, IMO, also tasted closer to cream sauce than cheese sauce. Even if pimento cheese were exactly the same price as the cheddar I use, rather than noticeably more expensive, I'd still prefer the cheddar for making mac and cheese.
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Re: Food

Post by JasonL » 27 Dec 2018, 17:45

Yeah, I don't like super creamy bechamel vibe to my mac and cheese for that reason. I've had more creamy mac and cheese that tastes like flour than I care to contemplate.

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Re: Food

Post by Ellie » 27 Dec 2018, 17:47

JasonL wrote:
27 Dec 2018, 17:45
I've had more creamy mac and cheese that tastes like flour than I care to contemplate.
More people should use xanthan gum in their mac and cheese.
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Re: Food

Post by Warren » 27 Dec 2018, 17:49

The secret to cheese sauce is evaporated milk, corn starch, and NOT BOILING.
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Re: Food

Post by Jennifer » 27 Dec 2018, 17:55

JasonL wrote:
27 Dec 2018, 17:45
Yeah, I don't like super creamy bechamel vibe to my mac and cheese for that reason. I've had more creamy mac and cheese that tastes like flour than I care to contemplate.
To be clear, when I complained about macaroni tasting like "cream sauce" rather than "cheese sauce" I'm specifically talking about the taste, not the texture. I like cream sauce in its place, but not when I'm specifically in the mood for cheese -- though even when I specifically want the cheese taste, I do prefer the cheese to have more of a creamy texture.
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Re: Food

Post by Warren » 08 Jan 2019, 10:53

Buttered snow peas make and excellent side dish to Chicken piccata.
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Re: Food

Post by Mo » 08 Jan 2019, 11:14

The American Test Kitchen baked mac and cheese is pretty fantastic.
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Re: Food

Post by tr0g » 08 Jan 2019, 11:53

This could in Raising Little Liberty Lovers, but there's a joint here in town called Jus' Mac. They do a good mac and cheese, but nothing mindblowing. I took the tr0gling there once because, hey, all American kids like (or will eat) mac and cheese. In response I got this immortal complaint:

"I didn't want cheese on my mac and cheese!"

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I can't take you seriously at this point, little dude. Eat your mac and cheese and STFU.

Also, in response to Warren, the easy man's cheese sauce is Campbell's Cheddar Cheese soup, heavy cream, and cheese to taste.
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Re: Food

Post by Warren » 08 Jan 2019, 13:10

tr0g wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 11:53
Also, in response to Warren, the easy man's cheese sauce is Campbell's Cheddar Cheese soup, heavy cream, and cheese to taste.
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Re: Food

Post by JasonL » 08 Jan 2019, 13:37

Mo wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 11:14
The American Test Kitchen baked mac and cheese is pretty fantastic.
Is that the no bechamel thing?

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Re: Food

Post by dhex » 08 Jan 2019, 18:14

Fuck making bechamel with Mac and cheese. No need with either stove top or baked.
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Re: Food

Post by Jadagul » 08 Jan 2019, 19:02

dhex wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 18:14
Fuck making bechamel with Mac and cheese. No need with either stove top or baked.
The bechamel is the point, though. The cheese is just an accessory.

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Re: Food

Post by dhex » 08 Jan 2019, 21:25

On this road we differ. Stove top aside but that is a different and inferior beast compared to baked. Baked is a vessel for good Cheddar treated with heat and pasta infused with melted milk and cheese.
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Re: Food

Post by Warren » 08 Jan 2019, 22:18

melted milk?
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Re: Food

Post by dhex » 08 Jan 2019, 22:36

You heard me. But probably meant cheese. Colonoscopies are no joke!
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Post by Jennifer » 09 Jan 2019, 02:27

dhex wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 21:25
On this road we differ. Stove top aside but that is a different and inferior beast compared to baked. Baked is a vessel for good Cheddar treated with heat and pasta infused with melted milk and cheese.
I melt the cheddar into the milk (plus a bit of butter and flour), then bake it with the pasta.
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Re: Food

Post by Ellie » 09 Jan 2019, 03:04

Speaking of America's Test Kitchen and bechamel and whatnot, I found this an interesting read! https://www.cooksillustrated.com/articl ... and-cheese

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Re: Food

Post by Tuco » 09 Jan 2019, 07:24

tr0g wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 11:53
This could in Raising Little Liberty Lovers, but there's a joint here in town called Jus' Mac. They do a good mac and cheese, but nothing mindblowing. I took the tr0gling there once because, hey, all American kids like (or will eat) mac and cheese. In response I got this immortal complaint:

"I didn't want cheese on my mac and cheese!"

:roll: :lol:
I can't take you seriously at this point, little dude. Eat your mac and cheese and STFU.

Also, in response to Warren, the easy man's cheese sauce is Campbell's Cheddar Cheese soup, heavy cream, and cheese to taste.
That little fucker rules.

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Re: Food

Post by Aresen » 09 Jan 2019, 10:20

I loathed Mac & Cheese as a kid.
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Re: Food

Post by Jasper » 09 Jan 2019, 13:06

Aresen wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 10:20
I loathed Mac & Cheese as a kid.
Psst... guys... I don't think RSN is American...
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Re: Food

Post by Warren » 09 Jan 2019, 13:49

Jasper wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 13:06
Aresen wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 10:20
I loathed Mac & Cheese as a kid.
Psst... guys... I don't think RSN is American...
I don't think he was a kid either.
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Re: Food

Post by JasonL » 09 Jan 2019, 14:13

Canadians are born in their 40s and raised on government rations. No kid asks for Canadian cheese to make the veggies go down easier.

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Re: Food

Post by Jennifer » 09 Jan 2019, 15:35

Jasper wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 13:06
Aresen wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 10:20
I loathed Mac & Cheese as a kid.
Psst... guys... I don't think RSN is American...
It's not his fault. You can't expect good taste from a people who think bacon is supposed to be round.
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Re: Food

Post by Aresen » 09 Jan 2019, 17:30

I think you are trying to get my goat.
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Re: Food

Post by Kolohe » 09 Jan 2019, 17:54

I thought it was a moose?
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