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Scabrous Birdseed
30-03-2006, 10:52:44
Yesterday I fucked up a Rogan Josh by not cooking the tomatoes long enough before putting them in the stew. It ended up sweet and unpleasant like a poor man's Korma.

So I reluctantly added about three deciliters of white wine (according to the "sour cancels out sweet" principle) and it became quite nice.

Now I feel like a huge moral failure for breaking the essential "crossover is evil" principle.

JM^3
30-03-2006, 10:59:10
the first time I read Rogan Josh I thought you meant the old Physics poster from Poly

JM

Funkobot
30-03-2006, 11:44:03
If they thought it was easier to have a baby than use contraception then I don't see how that contradicts what I was saying about them not understanding quite how hard having a baby is going to be.

"Two did it deliberately to force their boyfriends to stay with them."

That's absolutely horrendous.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
30-03-2006, 11:56:48
Crossover is good. If you want purity, eat rotting animals.

Funkobot
30-03-2006, 12:49:03
I'm happy to give up eating animals and eat PETA members instead

Scabrous Birdseed
30-03-2006, 16:21:52
There's only one step from putting wine in your Rogan Josh to just randomly throwing garam masala onto your roast chicken and calling it exotic and Indian.

Okay maybe two steps.

Immortal Wombat
30-03-2006, 16:29:14
Indeed. Next thing you know, you might not be following any recipe at all, and then how will you know what name to give to the dish you are eating? It'd be barbaric.

Scabrous Birdseed
30-03-2006, 16:30:49
I wasn't following a recipe, I was following a set of traditions as I understand them. Nothing wrong with setting yourself a few limits.

Immortal Wombat
30-03-2006, 16:33:19
So why anything wrong with setting yourself fewer limits?

Scabrous Birdseed
30-03-2006, 16:35:02
Because it invites ill discipline.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
30-03-2006, 16:36:43
A restriction on limits is a sign of self discipline.

Funko
30-03-2006, 16:37:14
Why didn't you just add something like lemon juice/vinegar that would totally be allowed in a curry to sour it?

Funko
30-03-2006, 16:37:36
(not that I'd worry about putting wine in a curry if I decided I wanted to...)

Oerdin
30-03-2006, 18:22:37
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Crossover is good. If you want purity, eat rotting animals.

So you'd like a bottle of scumpy then? :p

Dyl Ulenspiegel
30-03-2006, 18:31:12
I said eat, not drink.

RedFred
02-04-2006, 00:40:34
Excellent thread title.

All good cooking makes use of the best local ingredients at hand. And some of the best cooking styles, including Indian, are a result of fusing of different cultures and customs.

My favourite cook book right now is Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian.

Rekrul
02-04-2006, 00:57:30
My favourite cook book is whatever the wife's been reading

Scabrous Birdseed
03-04-2006, 07:31:02
I think there's a difference between random eclecticism and conciously creating a new, coherent tradition through experimentation.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-04-2006, 07:34:47
In that the first is only done by other people?

Scabrous Birdseed
03-04-2006, 07:36:43
No, I did it, and I'm a failure! A failure! :cry:

*End Is Forever*
03-04-2006, 08:19:43
I think you're thinking about this far too much.

Did it taste alright? Okay.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-04-2006, 08:30:43
But it didn't have authentic dysentry-carrying ameobas in it!

Funko
03-04-2006, 09:13:37
Originally posted by RedFred
All good cooking makes use of the best local ingredients at hand. And some of the best cooking styles, including Indian, are a result of fusing of different cultures and customs.


Which Indian cooking style? But yes, they are.

RedFred
03-04-2006, 14:11:53
I guess the major division is North Indian and South Indian. But you have so many different religions, languages and cultural groups in India that leads to so many different cooking traditions.

Tizzy
03-04-2006, 19:05:11
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I think there's a difference between random eclecticism and conciously creating a new, coherent tradition through experimentation.

If it tastes good, who cares?

*End Is Forever*
03-04-2006, 19:25:23
Johan does, evidently. I mean, own goal. Oh, never mind...