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  • Post #31 - November 4th, 2020, 9:34 am
    Post #31 - November 4th, 2020, 9:34 am Post #31 - November 4th, 2020, 9:34 am
    Ronnie's mention of chocolate and fruit reminded me of another of my least-faves:
    Mocha.

    I love chocolate, I like coffee on special occasions, but keep them separate. A chocolate covered espresso bean is OK; using coffee powder in chocolate desserts to heighten the bitterness (not to the point of tasting coffee though) is just fine, but drinking-coffee with chocolate in it is just wrong to my palate.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #32 - November 4th, 2020, 9:55 am
    Post #32 - November 4th, 2020, 9:55 am Post #32 - November 4th, 2020, 9:55 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    bweiny wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I know I'm in the vast minority here but with very few exceptions, I really dislike chocolate and fruit.
    I could see room for non-berry deviations from this rule. Like banana fudge gelato is as good as it gets and nothing like a rich chocolate with raspberry sauce. I mean banana splits are universally beloved and they have pineapple with fudge and banana.

    Yeah, it's mostly citrus and berries with chocolate that make me shudder. I can tolerate bananas with chocolate but I really dislike the rest of it . . . definitely no pineapple, cherries, strawberries or dried apricots, either. Why ruin perfectly good chocolate and perfectly good fruit by forcing them into an unnatural union? :cry:

    =R=


    I love chocolate covered strawberries, but in general other fruits w choc, especially raspberry and gasp....ORANGE, are wrong.

    This reminds of the running joke in my office. Whenever someone wants to get me mad, and change the subject of conversation, they'll ask me if I like carrot cake. I can rant all day about that stupid, stupid, unholy union.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #33 - November 4th, 2020, 7:07 pm
    Post #33 - November 4th, 2020, 7:07 pm Post #33 - November 4th, 2020, 7:07 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    bweiny wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I know I'm in the vast minority here but with very few exceptions, I really dislike chocolate and fruit.
    I could see room for non-berry deviations from this rule. Like banana fudge gelato is as good as it gets and nothing like a rich chocolate with raspberry sauce. I mean banana splits are universally beloved and they have pineapple with fudge and banana.

    Yeah, it's mostly citrus and berries with chocolate that make me shudder. I can tolerate bananas with chocolate but I really dislike the rest of it . . . definitely no pineapple, cherries, strawberries or dried apricots, either. Why ruin perfectly good chocolate and perfectly good fruit by forcing them into an unnatural union? :cry:

    =R=


    To each their own but raspberries and chocolate in dessert is a classic combination. My Hungarian mother made a cake with layers of chocolate, raspberry and apricot. Pretty fantastic. And the Brits famously have their Jaffa cakes and chocolate oranges. Love 'em all.
  • Post #34 - November 4th, 2020, 7:28 pm
    Post #34 - November 4th, 2020, 7:28 pm Post #34 - November 4th, 2020, 7:28 pm
    spinynorman99 wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    bweiny wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I know I'm in the vast minority here but with very few exceptions, I really dislike chocolate and fruit.
    I could see room for non-berry deviations from this rule. Like banana fudge gelato is as good as it gets and nothing like a rich chocolate with raspberry sauce. I mean banana splits are universally beloved and they have pineapple with fudge and banana.

    Yeah, it's mostly citrus and berries with chocolate that make me shudder. I can tolerate bananas with chocolate but I really dislike the rest of it . . . definitely no pineapple, cherries, strawberries or dried apricots, either. Why ruin perfectly good chocolate and perfectly good fruit by forcing them into an unnatural union? :cry:

    =R=


    To each their own but raspberries and chocolate in dessert is a classic combination. My Hungarian mother made a cake with layers of chocolate, raspberry and apricot. Pretty fantastic. And the Brits famously have their Jaffa cakes and chocolate oranges. Love 'em all.

    Absolutely. That's why I started my post with "I know I'm in the vast minority here . . ." So many timeless, classical desserts are right up this alley. They're just not for me.

    =R=
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  • Post #35 - November 5th, 2020, 7:06 am
    Post #35 - November 5th, 2020, 7:06 am Post #35 - November 5th, 2020, 7:06 am
    I’m in an even vaster minority, as I don’t like raw tomatoes. If they are super ripe, I can tolerate - but not happily. I have no problem with any form of cooked tomato and use them in many of my meals.
  • Post #36 - November 5th, 2020, 7:51 am
    Post #36 - November 5th, 2020, 7:51 am Post #36 - November 5th, 2020, 7:51 am
    I am not enthralled with chocolate and fruit. One exception would be a carefully crafted Black Forest Cake. These are elusive, but when done right....Voila.
  • Post #37 - November 5th, 2020, 8:41 am
    Post #37 - November 5th, 2020, 8:41 am Post #37 - November 5th, 2020, 8:41 am
    I don't like chopped nuts on my food. The texture turns me off.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #38 - November 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm
    Post #38 - November 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm Post #38 - November 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm
    bweiny wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I know I'm in the vast minority here but with very few exceptions, I really dislike chocolate and fruit.
    I could see room for non-berry deviations from this rule. Like banana fudge gelato is as good as it gets and nothing like a rich chocolate with raspberry sauce. I mean banana splits are universally beloved and they have pineapple with fudge and banana.
    Why would anyone ruin a perfectly good banana split by putting pineapple on it?
    The thing about quotes on the internet is you can not confirm their validity. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Post #39 - November 9th, 2020, 7:52 pm
    Post #39 - November 9th, 2020, 7:52 pm Post #39 - November 9th, 2020, 7:52 pm
    seebee wrote:... This reminds of the running joke in my office. Whenever someone wants to get me mad, and change the subject of conversation, they'll ask me if I like carrot cake. I can rant all day about that stupid, stupid, unholy union.
    Well, if you are talking pineapple in the carrot cake then we are in agreement. That is an unholy mess!
    The thing about quotes on the internet is you can not confirm their validity. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Post #40 - November 9th, 2020, 10:27 pm
    Post #40 - November 9th, 2020, 10:27 pm Post #40 - November 9th, 2020, 10:27 pm
    Xexo wrote:
    bweiny wrote:I mean banana splits are universally beloved and they have pineapple with fudge and banana.
    Why would anyone ruin a perfectly good banana split by putting pineapple on it?
    Forgive me if this was sarcasm, but pineapple is a (I thought universally accepted) topping in a traditional banana split. I inserted my own personal preference for fudge over standard chocolate topping, but pineapple is by the book. It's like the best fruit around - fresh, chunked or otherwise.
  • Post #41 - November 9th, 2020, 10:56 pm
    Post #41 - November 9th, 2020, 10:56 pm Post #41 - November 9th, 2020, 10:56 pm
    bweiny wrote:
    Xexo wrote:
    bweiny wrote:I mean banana splits are universally beloved and they have pineapple with fudge and banana.
    Why would anyone ruin a perfectly good banana split by putting pineapple on it?
    Forgive me if this was sarcasm, but pineapple is a (I thought universally accepted) topping in a traditional banana split. I inserted my own personal preference for fudge over standard chocolate topping, but pineapple is by the book. It's like the best fruit around - fresh, chunked or otherwise.
    I didn't know that. I've never had, or seen a banana split with pineapple on it. Another new thing I learned today.
    The thing about quotes on the internet is you can not confirm their validity. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Post #42 - November 10th, 2020, 9:10 am
    Post #42 - November 10th, 2020, 9:10 am Post #42 - November 10th, 2020, 9:10 am
    I've only seen them with pineapple and personally won't order one without. They are a staple to the original BS. Gotta have some pineapple in the carrot cake to get that moistness. Kicks it up in that regard.
  • Post #43 - November 10th, 2020, 9:23 am
    Post #43 - November 10th, 2020, 9:23 am Post #43 - November 10th, 2020, 9:23 am
    The banana split make up made me think of something I've never enjoyed. Hot fudge on ice cream. I know I'm in the minority, but I want my ice cream cold, in solid form instead of it melting.
  • Post #44 - November 10th, 2020, 10:30 am
    Post #44 - November 10th, 2020, 10:30 am Post #44 - November 10th, 2020, 10:30 am
    You can try and use wafers or some type of barrier to keep the ice cream cold, but it's good. Just like warm apple (or other fruit) pie a la mode.

    They're just dishes that are meant to beat eaten immediately once served, which is in keeping with ice cream generally, but with greater emphasis.
  • Post #45 - November 10th, 2020, 10:38 am
    Post #45 - November 10th, 2020, 10:38 am Post #45 - November 10th, 2020, 10:38 am
    Re: banana splits, when I was a kid and used to order them, because I didn't like fruit and chocolate, I'd order them with caramel or butterscotch sauce instead of chocolate sauce or hot fudge. Problem solved.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #46 - November 10th, 2020, 2:00 pm
    Post #46 - November 10th, 2020, 2:00 pm Post #46 - November 10th, 2020, 2:00 pm
    Hi,

    My issue with banana splits, the bananas are usually under ripe.

    In Bloomington, Indiana, there is a drive-in where people are encouraged to bring their own banana for a split. Whenever I go there next, I hope to arrive armed with my perfectly ripe banana.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #47 - November 10th, 2020, 9:27 pm
    Post #47 - November 10th, 2020, 9:27 pm Post #47 - November 10th, 2020, 9:27 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    My issue with banana splits, the bananas are usually under ripe.

    In Bloomington, Indiana, there is a drive-in where people are encouraged to bring their own banana for a split. Whenever I go there next, I hope to arrive armed with my perfectly ripe banana.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Yeah, under ripe bananas just aren't worth it. But, at least for me, a banana is the perfect ripeness (is that a word?) for about a day and a half, then they are too ripe and make me gag. I've pretty much given up buying them.
    The thing about quotes on the internet is you can not confirm their validity. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Post #48 - November 10th, 2020, 9:51 pm
    Post #48 - November 10th, 2020, 9:51 pm Post #48 - November 10th, 2020, 9:51 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    My issue with banana splits, the bananas are usually under ripe.

    Regards,
    Cathy2



    There is an easy away around the "unripe banana." Instead of buying the garden-variety Cavendish banana, purchase Thai bananas. They are smaller than your typical banana. Then allow them to turn nearly black. When they hit that stage, they are NOT mushy and they have reached their maximum flavor.

    I had to remind Mrs. jlawrence01 NOT to throw them away or freeze them when they got to that stage as they were good for another week.
  • Post #49 - November 10th, 2020, 10:10 pm
    Post #49 - November 10th, 2020, 10:10 pm Post #49 - November 10th, 2020, 10:10 pm
    Hi,

    It is rare there is not a banana sitting in our fruit bowl. Those small bananas are terrific, though I just about never make any banana splits at home.

    I learned something recently: the banana peels are edible. I have not yet tried one yet. When I do cook some, I will report back.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #50 - November 11th, 2020, 8:28 am
    Post #50 - November 11th, 2020, 8:28 am Post #50 - November 11th, 2020, 8:28 am
    Cathy2 wrote:I learned something recently: the banana peels are edible. I have not yet tried one yet. When I do cook some, I will report back.


    I can't imagine them being made any better than tolerable. The peel is very fibrous and bitter. The bits of proto-banana in banana blossoms are vile, and that's almost entirely skin.

    I'm reminded of an old, old SNL satire of Euell Gibbons "Many parts of a two-by-four are edible"
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #51 - November 11th, 2020, 9:36 am
    Post #51 - November 11th, 2020, 9:36 am Post #51 - November 11th, 2020, 9:36 am
    Pie and ice cream. To me it ruins the pie and the pie is enough. Fried egg on a hamburger. I don't like eggs and sounds like excess. Who needs an egg topping a hamburger. Fried chicken and waffles. No. Just no. I'm also not a fan of the fad of flavoring things with herbs or plants such as lavendar flavored lemonade or thyme vanilla ice cream. I also don't like putting coffee into chocolate things such as adding powdered coffee to brownies, etc. I like the basic flavors themselves to sing.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #52 - November 11th, 2020, 11:01 am
    Post #52 - November 11th, 2020, 11:01 am Post #52 - November 11th, 2020, 11:01 am
    Regarding the banana peels. Ages ago, I remember my mom mentioning that her doctor had her feed very overripe bananas, peel and all, to my oldest brother (her first child). I don't remember if mom mentioned why he had her do that. This was back in the early 1950s, as my brother was born in 1951. So this isn't a new idea.
    The thing about quotes on the internet is you can not confirm their validity. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Post #53 - November 11th, 2020, 12:37 pm
    Post #53 - November 11th, 2020, 12:37 pm Post #53 - November 11th, 2020, 12:37 pm
    What about banana peel bacon?

    I do believe this could be kosher!
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #54 - November 11th, 2020, 1:33 pm
    Post #54 - November 11th, 2020, 1:33 pm Post #54 - November 11th, 2020, 1:33 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:What about banana peel bacon?

    I do believe this could be kosher!

    The marinade sounds pretty good: soy sauce, maple syrup, smoked paprika, and garlic powder. Since first hearing about eating banana peels from Andy Smith, the food historian who recently wrote Why Waste Food?, I've been thinking about giving it a try. This might be the recipe that actually gets me to do it.

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