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Powerman
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re: What to cook for people who have very little exposure to good food


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Tell your friend to grow up.


It's not a matter of growing up. There just isn't much available here. And like I said, she's younger.

I know she went to Chicago recently and tried some real Chinese food so it's not like she's close minded or anything.






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CITWTT
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re: What to cook for people who have very little exposure to good food


Pick up one yesterday in the cheap seats section of the store munching on it tonight.





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Jones
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Was talking to the other guy. Being ignorant to a topic/food is one thing but just saying no because I only like pizza like a kid is another





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Gris Gris
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It's not a matter of "growing up" for a lot of people. As you say, some simply are not exposed. It's never too late to try things and it's perfectly okay not to like everything.

You know her better than we do. I wouldn't start with lamb unless you know she wouldn't have a problem trying it. Might work that in later on at another meal after you've cooked for her once or twice and get more of a feel for how adventurous she is and maybe after she's had a chance to be more adventurous. I like the beef short ribs idea. Maybe some more adventurous sides like a roasted beet salad Lilette style, a quinoa dish or something along those lines. No need to shock her on every dish. It's no fun to cook a meal for someone and have them not enjoy at least something you made and it's no fun for the guest to leave hungry if there's nothing she might like. A balance would be good for the first time cooking for her and then you can go from there. Main thing is to make it a fun experience either way and it will probably go very well.






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Powerman
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re: What to cook for people who have very little exposure to good food


My bad

Yeah, definitely doesn't sound like my friend at all. I think she's getting to the age where she's eager to try new things and is interested in food.






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CITWTT
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I know two brothers(millionaires) that I cook for in the same family that use utensils like a six year old child would from a lack of being swatted at the back of the head by some random adult. Neither one would I have a meal with an adult woman in any manner as I would be too embarrassed by what she would see at the table.





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andouille
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re: What to cook for people who have very little exposure to good food


I would stay away from any 'exotic' meats like lamb, I have had too many 'this poke chop sure do take funny' if I serve it to rubes.

Stick to beef, chicken or pork.






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Powerman
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I wouldn't start with lamb unless you know she wouldn't have a problem trying it.

I would guess she has had lamb as a lot of places here serve that. I may have over stated her limited exposure to food.

She just hasn't had a lot of things that you can usually only get in a larger city with a lot of dining options







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Rohan2Reed
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I would stay away from any 'exotic' meats like lamb


exotic? it's in the fricking Bible.






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Powerman
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I would stay away from any 'exotic' meats like lamb, I have had too many 'this poke chop sure do take funny' if I serve it to rubes.

Stick to beef, chicken or pork.


Man you really seem to be missing the point here






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Gris Gris
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re: What to cook for people who have very little exposure to good food


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would guess she has had lamb as a lot of places here serve that. I may have over stated her limited exposure to food.


Well, that's different! Lamb or a slow roasted salmon, then. I still think a roasted beet salad with goat cheese would be a nice salad option. Lilette's recipe is on the web. I've made it a number of times. Sometimes, I roast the beets and sometimes, I grill them.






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Tigertown in ATL
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re: What to cook for people who have very little exposure to good food


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Man you really seem to be missing the point here


Huh?

You have a date with a 15 year old girl who only eats hot dogs and Cheezits. What did we miss?






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Powerman
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You have a date with a 15 year old girl who only eats hot dogs and Cheezits. What did we miss?


It's not a date

She's 24 and just hasn't been exposed to much

Jesus some of you people should light yourselves on fire






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Tigertown in ATL
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re: What to cook for people who have very little exposure to good food


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It's not a date

She's 24 and just hasn't been exposed to much

Jesus some of you people should light yourselves on fire


Relax my man. Just teasing you a little. I tried to go to the extreme to make sure you got it.

I think it's cool.






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Count Chocula
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Jesus some of you people should light yourselves on fire










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andouille
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re: What to cook for people who have very little exposure to good food


Just trying to help, but I have had people who have not had lamb before think it tastes 'funny'.

I love the stuff, for someone with little exposure to good food stick to pork, chicken or beef. If you try seafood you better be careful, a lot of people do not like it.






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BayouBengal
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I agree, but I have a friend in his early 30s like this and it's pretty much just impossible to expand his eating habits. Hates vegetables, most fruits, orders his burger w/ "meat and cheese only."


Easy Bud?






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BayouBengal
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exotic? it's in the fricking Bible.



But it's not that common in typical American cuisine. The Bible is based in the middle east. Our Western European ancestors didn't eat much of it and didn't pass the taste for it down. Damn, I'm wanting some lamb kebabs now....






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Farkwad
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rotisserie spit Leg of Lamb stuffed with Feta and sun-dried tomatoes and flat leaf parsley





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Powerman
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stick to pork, chicken or beef

Again, that would completely defeat the purpose for someone who wants to try something new






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