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comment Is it feasible to use anchovies to improve the taste of random dishes?
I've gotten comments from people who hate fish tell me my tomato sauce is pretty awesome and they ask what I put in it. I do believe it's the small amount of anchovies that adds depth. Some people put cocoa or dark chocolate in moderate amounts into their chili for a similar reason. It doesn't make it taste like chocolate chili, but it does alter the flavor in a satisfying way. Maybe it's tweaking our senses in a pleasurable way without being BAM! FISH! or BAM! CHOCOLATE!
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comment Is it feasible to use anchovies to improve the taste of random dishes?
I'm not looking to avoid anchovies. I use them in my tomato sauce, and I've used them in other pasta dishes (spaghetti with broccoli and garlic is usually served well with a subtle anchovy flavor and pecorino romano). My Dad keeps trying to emulate my late grandmother's recipe and he kills it by overdoing the anchovies IMO. Wonderful story about your grandmother's technique. Was she a royal chef in a previous life? Just checking. ;-)
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comment Is it feasible to use anchovies to improve the taste of random dishes?
@rumtscho, Yes, I've been trying to leave the "story" aspect in, because ultimately I would like a reference to an original source of that story to work into something that I am writing. I've edited it a few times to try to comply, but your edits make it more concise, and hopefully if there is a reader out there who knows that story and the source, and follows the trail of comments...
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comment Is it feasible to use anchovies to improve the taste of random dishes?
OK stone-breakers. Is this any better?
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Reworded the title and the content to fit the context of asking a question of how people use anchovies to enhance flavor but not overpower.
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Tried to reframe the question and body to show that I'm asking for cooking related advice in the form of an alegory to share with other cooks.
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comment Is it feasible to use anchovies to improve the taste of random dishes?
Well, the story when I read it, was in the context of explaining to people who to best use anchovies in their cooking and how anchovies can improve many sauces and foods. The story was about food and in particular about anchovies. Maybe I should repost it in a programmer's forum, because they eat a lot of pizza and people put anchovies on pizza.
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comment Need help identifying a kitchen tool, with a wooden handle, and a cylindrical cutter
Yes, it's the same one as in the photo.
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comment Need help identifying a kitchen tool, with a wooden handle, and a cylindrical cutter
That's the closest thing we could find so far too, except that most butter curlers found via google search tend to be less cylindrical and more more open, and thinner like the one at the wikipedia link you gave. We tried it too, and it didn't give good results trying to curl the butter. ;-)
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