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Bay Leaf Question


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Old 16-06-2007, 01:27 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Having had a recent near choking episode when I stupidly left bay leaf
in my pasta sauce,Ive wondered if this has happened to anyone else.It
happened to my friend up in Jersey and was quite serious/Ive noticed
some TV chefs leave it in and others remove them.
Smitty in St.Pete

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Old 16-06-2007, 01:47 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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"J S" wrote in message

Having had a recent near choking episode when I stupidly left bay leaf
in my pasta sauce,Ive wondered if this has happened to anyone else.It
happened to my friend up in Jersey and was quite serious/Ive noticed
some TV chefs leave it in and others remove them.
Smitty in St.Pete


Chew. Didn't your Mom tell you not to gulp your food down?

BOB


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Old 16-06-2007, 01:53 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On Jun 15, 7:27 pm, (J S) wrote:
Having had a recent near choking episode when I stupidly left bay leaf
in my pasta sauce,Ive wondered if this has happened to anyone else.It
happened to my friend up in Jersey and was quite serious/Ive noticed
some TV chefs leave it in and others remove them.


I've finally switched to powdered. It's safer when you have a child.

Smitty in St.Pete


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Old 16-06-2007, 02:47 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 20:27:03 -0400, J S wrote:

Having had a recent near choking episode when I stupidly left bay
leaf in my pasta sauce,Ive wondered if this has happened to anyone
else.It happened to my friend up in Jersey and was quite
serious/Ive noticed some TV chefs leave it in and others remove
them.
Smitty in St.Pete


I'm wondering how a whole bay leaf ends up in the back of your
throat. Don't you notice something like that going into your
mouth, or at least by the time it hits your tongue?

Are a you a shoveler?

-sw


That's what I was thinking with my "chew" comment. With young kids, well'
I'd probably fish out the leaf, or leave it out in the first place.

BOB


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Old 16-06-2007, 02:55 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On Jun 15, 8:47 pm, " BOB" wrote:
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Having had a recent near choking episode when I stupidly left bay leaf
in my pasta sauce,Ive wondered if this has happened to anyone else.It
happened to my friend up in Jersey and was quite serious/Ive noticed
some TV chefs leave it in and others remove them.
Smitty in St.Pete


Chew. Didn't your Mom tell you not to gulp your food down?

BOB



Usually, when a recipe calls for a bay leaf I leave it out bcause it
overwhelms the more subtle flavors, but when I use seasonings that
have to be removed, I put them in a stainless steel tea ball and
remove it when the sauce or soup tastes right.

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Old 16-06-2007, 03:33 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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My mother used to put them in a piece of cheesecloth and tie it.Will try
the teaball thing,thanks...
Smitty

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Old 16-06-2007, 06:18 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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BOBOBOnoBO(R) wrote:

On Jun 15, 7:27 pm, (J S) wrote:
Having had a recent near choking episode when I stupidly left bay leaf
in my pasta sauce,Ive wondered if this has happened to anyone else.It
happened to my friend up in Jersey and was quite serious/Ive noticed
some TV chefs leave it in and others remove them.


I've finally switched to powdered. It's safer when you have a child.


Or you could just teach the child how to eat; that way, the kid won't
get into trouble eating out, or at a friend's house.

Isaac
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Old 16-06-2007, 01:24 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Group: rec.food.cooking Date: Fri, Jun 15, 2007, 9:28pm (EDT-1) From:
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On Jun 15, 8:47 pm, " BOB" wrote:
"J S" wrote in message

Having had a recent near choking episode when I stupidly left bay leaf
in my pasta sauce,Ive wondered if this has happened to anyone else.It
happened to my friend up in Jersey and was quite serious/Ive noticed
some TV chefs leave it in and others remove them.
Smitty in St.Pete
Chew. Didn't your Mom tell you not to gulp your food down?
BOB
Usually, when a recipe calls for a bay leaf I leave it out bcause it
overwhelms the more subtle flavors, but when I use seasonings that have
to be removed, I put them in a stainless steel tea ball and remove it
when the sauce or soup tastes right.
A double-folded square of cheesecloth tied with kitchen twine works just
as well.
guess my mom was right,,,about the cheesecloth...will hunt some up.My
grandmother used to get hers in an old(1940s-50s) Italian grocer in a
glass jar, many of them were not whole,bit pieces..
Smitty in St.Pete


Screen teaball = faster and easier.
I don't have any real use for cheesecloth other than maybe making up an
herb ball out of it, and I don't need more "stuff" taking up space in
the kitchen.

I always have teaballs on hand...
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Old 16-06-2007, 01:42 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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J S wrote:
Having had a recent near choking episode when I stupidly left bay leaf
in my pasta sauce,Ive wondered if this has happened to anyone else.It
happened to my friend up in Jersey and was quite serious/Ive noticed
some TV chefs leave it in and others remove them.
Smitty in St.Pete

I pull them out at serving if I see it readily, otherwise I figure most
people shouldn't be putting so much on their fork/spoon nor shoveling it
in their mouth so fast that they are in any danger of missing it if it
should appear in their dish...?
 



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