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Old 10-10-2011, 11:21 PM
Isaac Gish Isaac Gish is offline
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Originally Posted by Bob Terwilliger[_1_] View Post
I've contended in the past that some foods are better when prepared at
home than when you get them in a restaurant. Risotto is an example
I've cited in particular, because restaurants take shortcuts which
detract from the quality of the risotto. Paella is a similar story,
and it pains me to note that many restaurants don't even bother to use
anything *close* to the right kind of rice for paella, assuming that
their customers are too ignorant to recognize the difference.

On the other hand, bouillabaise would be better in a restaurant,
because in order to make a "proper" bouillabaise you need to make
enough for more than a dozen people. (Well, maybe it would be
practical for Ranee to make at *her* home, but not for most of us.)

Grilled steak is a tossup: If you're in charge of cooking your own
steak, you can make it *exactly* the way you want it, but that's
balanced by the fact that restaurants often can get a better quality
of meat than what is available to consumers, and in many cases
restaurants have equipment which can create a heating surface much
hotter than what you can get at home.

What do you think are other foods which are better at home? What is
better to order in a restaurant?

Bob

Ah, i totally agree. Food cooked at home is usually amazing if done right. Of course fast food isn't meant for quality, and even at many restaurants they have ways to get the more for their buck my giving us food that isn't the best quality. Plus, when you cook your own food, you decide the ingredients, and you get a sense of accomplishment when it's done.