Questions tagged [flavor]

Questions on understanding and manipulating the flavor of foods. Not for "what goes with X?" which is generally off-topic. Please don't use if the only connection is that you want better-tasting food, this is implied in every question on the site.

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What are vegan ways to change or neutralize the taste of textured vegetable protein (TVP)?

I find the taste unappealing. For one cup of TVP I blend 3-4 onions, a head of garlic then add some spices, add carrots, then bake it as burgers and still I can taste it. I tried soaking it in ...
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Can you cook off the acidity in wine?

My marinara was strangely too acidic than before even though I used canned tomatoes which are normally ripe, but then I remembered I added white wine to the flavor base (which i reduced). First I do ...
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What causes flavors to “marry”?

I'm looking at vinegar-based BBQ sauce recipes, and a lot of them tell you to let the mixture sit for a day in order for the flavors to balance each other out. I've also seen this advice for curries ...
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How do I cut savoriness of a dish?

I had an interesting sandwich the other day. It was tuna spinach wrap but mixed with a mustard blend with a smidgen of capers. Needless to say, it was quite savory. Was there anything I could have ...
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Celery Soup extremely bland [closed]

I have made some celery soup following a recipe, however it is extremely bland can anybody help with suggestions of what I could add to it 1 potato (about 300 grams) 1 head of Celery 2 vegetable ...
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How to reduce or eliminate the flavor of orange in a stew?

I made a stew that required a couple of slices of orange, and it now has a strong orange flavor. It was cooking for over 3 hours and the orange skin was even dissolved. Any tips? Thanks.
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How to correct bitterness in blended homemade salsa?

Anybody know what might work to correct the bitterness I got from Blendtec blending fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and garlic salsa?
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How do I change the flavour of honey?

I am currently planning to make my own energy gel, for which I will need some form of carbohydrate source, in my case honey. I will appreciate if you can tell me another carbohydrate "agent" that I ...
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Is it possible to be able to withstand intense flavors while preserving sensibility to subtle ones?

Is it possible to appreciate the taste of a dish subtly spiced with black pepper if you're capable of taking part in a chili eating contest? Or will it be impossible for you to feel the difference? ...
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What makes a 'primary' taste?

I just noticed this proposal that 'starchiness' should be recognised as the sixth primary taste (after sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami). I've never really been clear on the ...
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How do you know when your flavor base is thoroughly sauteed?

I have read that sauteing is basically taking all of the moisture and bite out of aromatic veggies. My assumption is as long as steam comes out of the flavor base (not fat burning smoke) there is some ...
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Veg Burger Advice, Am i missing something?

I used to eat burger at home rather than buying from MCDonalds. But i feels the taste can be improved. I am mentioning my method now. Please help me improve it as the Burgers are not crunchy. I used ...
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Stewing Tomatoes for a Purée(sauce)

Aside from water, are there any other liquids I can use to stew tomatoes to make a purée? I was thinking maybe chicken stock or vegetable but don't know how that would taste or if it would even be ...
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How do I get more flavor in the interior of a brisket?

My brisket doesn't have a lot of flavor on the inside. The outside is full of flavor but when getting to the inside it doesn't have much flavor to wow my guests. How do I get more flavor to the ...
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What can make a radish lose its flavour in a dish?

I wanted to try something new so I had the idea of putting radish in with my tuna salad. I really like the spicy punch of radishes so I was excited to taste the end product. I got a bunch and chopped ...
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Do beignets have to sit overnight?

I made beignets and I want to hurry and bake them before going to sleep tonight. Do I have to let them sit overnight or will they be fine if i just put them in there for a few hours then fry? This is ...
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are syrup more flavorful than powder or similar?

I'm going to make a recipe which includes 45 Grams of vanilla powder 2 Syrup pumps of Fruit syrup (20 Grams) but i'm changing some in the recipe so i will use vanilla extract instead of powder and ...
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How long should you cook anchovy and anchovy paste to extract the most flavor?

Like with garlic, I always feel like I either overcook or undercook my anchovies when I add them to a flavor paste. I guess the first question is if when using a paste instead of whole or chopped do ...
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Which sugar is used in pastry more often, white or brown? [closed]

Which sugar is used in pastry more often, white or brown? Which sugar provides more taste/flavor?
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What should I do when I add too much salt to rice? [duplicate]

I accidentally added extra salt to my rice. Is there anything I can do now?
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Do all cheeses change their taste during their shelf life, like Brie or Camembert?

Brie and Camembert go through 3 stages of ripening and changes in taste. Does it happen to blue, or any other type of cheese?
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Adjusting Bread flavor

I just found a lovely recipe to make a super crusty bread in my dutch oven. The texture is lovely and the crust is fantastic! However, the bread didn't rise much and the flavor is a little flat. ...
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How can I improve a dish with badly cooked spices without recooking? [closed]

I am living in a place where the food (namely curries) served is so bad I lose my appetite by just smelling it. I've tried making it taste better by adding some chilli powder, salt, and onions but it ...
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should you parboil boneless beef ribs?

I'm cooking beef ribs and I am trying to cook oriental ribs and I want to cut the cooking time in half.
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What does it mean when chia seeds are bitter?

I have bough some chia seeds in bulk and when I add liquid their gel have a bitter, almost chemical taste. What does it mean (bad quality? stale?) and how can I get rid of it (if that's safe)?
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Are there food products that are meant to have an aftertaste?

Is "aftertaste" always a bad thing, and are there food products that are supposed to have some (specific) aftertaste?
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How to bring taste back when too much creme fraiche is added

Occasionally it happens that I add to much creme fraiche to a pasta sauce. Recently this happened with a pasta that contained aubergine, courgette, white mushroom, onion, chicken and some pepper and ...
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Why does readymade food always have so much flavor to it? [closed]

What am I doing wrong. When I make food it's never as flavorful however much seasonings I use.
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Using left over pickle juice to make more pickles [duplicate]

Can the juice from store bought dill pickles be used to make more pickles. Can fresh cucumbers put into this juice aquire the same flavor as buying more pickles. If so how long would the cucumbers ...
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How can I liven up run-of-the-mill stir fry? [closed]

Rice or noodles, onions, garlic, sesame oil, and soy sauce are a pretty standard stir fry base. How can I liven this up a little? I'm not looking for major additions, like chicken, eggs, etc. I'm ...
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Getting flavor into chicken

I made a chicken recipe tonight that was really good, but I want MORE flavor in the chicken. It had a rub on the outside made from Chinese five spice, brown sugar, grated ginger, and minced garlic. ...
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Sweet plums going tart as I chew

I have noticed that when I eat a plum that at least near the skin layer my sweet receptors are first activated by the plum juice and flesh but the more I chew it(doesn't matter if it is flesh or skin) ...
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What can I add to this food to make it taste good? [closed]

I want to make some sprats + potatoes + some cheap vegetables like cabbage soup. What can I add to it to make it taste better? Some types of spices or some other cheap type of vegetables maybe? As ...
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Is it possible to improve one's taste palette through practice or other methods?

Good day, this seems more of a biology question rather than a cooking question, however, I don't know where else to ask. My question is simple? Is it possible to train someones tongue to be more ...
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Flavour enhancers [closed]

I've read that vanilla is usually used to highlight/enhance the flavour of chocolate, lemon juice the flavour of strawberries, and MSGs the flavour of meat. What other flavour enhancers are out there? ...
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Flavored Vegetable Cooking Oil

Can I flavor cooking oil with black pepper? I had French fries from a restaurant that tasted like they black pepper. Delicious. I asked the person serving them if they used a flavored oil, but he ...
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How can I add a savory note to (or otherwise improve) a sweet, cream based salad dressing?

I recently purchased a cream based salad dressing and it is VERY sweet with an aftertaste, what can I add to make make it more savory and just make it taste better? I love salad and my veggies are ...
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Metal cutlery food pairing

Given the recent research on the taste of metals in cutlery (flatware) and their potential food pairings, is there any food unsuitable for stainless steel, or is this the universal make do metal? Has ...
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Baking Powder Won't Mix!

Despite sifting baking powder with flour and other dry ingredients, every time I make a cake or baking powder (American) biscuits, there is ALWAYS a somewhat sharp taste in each biscuit or slice of ...
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Cake flavour options [closed]

I want to make an easy cake. What flavor should I do it? I have already tried strawberry, vainilla and chocolate cakes, but I want something different that its not too difficult.
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Potato substitution question? [closed]

Are there any recipes you know of where if potatoes weren’t included it would fundamentally change the recipe or the way it tastes? For example, a lot of recipes that have mashed or sliced potatoes ...
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How to make pizza as good as original italian pizza? [closed]

I love pizza and I tried few times with the recipes I found on the internet. It didn't taste like pizza I get from italian pizza vendors. Also I've tried few times some of the local pizza shops, ...
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What makes certain fruits work well in savory dishes? [closed]

Lime and lemon zest / juice are probably the most common example I can think of, but there are others. Pineapple, for example, can be found grilled, on Hawaiian pizza, or with kebabs. What specific ...
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Italian subs and hogies

Italian pizza-shop subs that I really like have a very distinctive, long lasting, strong odor. I wonder what this ingredient is??? I use oregano, basil, parsley, red wine vinegar, olive oil, onions, ...
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Homemade Dill for Charity [closed]

I really want to make my own dill to put in my spaghetti sauce for a charity luncheon I'm hosting. Do you fellas/ladies have any tips? How should I get started? And the middle? What about the end?
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Is it feasible to use anchovies to improve the taste of random dishes?

I'm not a fan of anchovies on pizza, because when you get a biteful, it's overly salty/fishy. Years ago, I saw an allegory about a king (or a person of some high importance), who warned his new chef ...
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How do i select a gin to use in making sloe gin? [closed]

I have some sloes, collected from beside a bridleway in the depths of Essex. Naturally, i wish to make some sloe gin. There are many gins. They can have quite different flavours: Gordon's is brute ...
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Bringing out flavour in food [closed]

I've read in lots of places that pea purée or parnsnip help accentuate the scallops sweetness, while adding lime juice balances the sweetness. My question is, do we always want to enhance the ...
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Unique Sweat dish recipe required for GOLAB JAMBO [closed]

This is a Indian Sweat dish, there are many recipes on the internet. I need to know how would you prepare it, what would you add to make it taste unique? What will you do, to add a unique flavor to ...
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Can I use any other flavor instead of vanilla in Copycat Sonic shake Recipe?

I have reviewed various recipes for copycat sonic shake recipe and they all use vanilla flavor. But I don't like vanilla flavor. Can I add any other flavor to it?

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