Real men don't eat quiche!

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Re: Real men don't eat quiche!

Postby Mr Reasonable » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:09 am

Oh so you're one of those...
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Re: Real men don't eat quiche!

Postby Pandora » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:27 am

Perhaps is not so much a matter of snobbery as of qualitative discernment. This, of course, depends on the goal in mind, such as nutritive value of food vs pleasure/aesthetic value of food. Ideally, a balance of both would be good, but I see a lot of emphasis on pleasure value of food, at the expense of nutrition. And why do we have to eat? (another can of worms) You can see this heavily pronounced in Western societies: we are surrounded by foods, all kinds of foods, but we are still suffering from malnutrition. So, now, we have the supplement industry taking over, and I think this is just stupid, especially for 1st world countries. Even our foods are nutritionally poor and have to be enriched; we have to add vitamin D to our milk, calcium to our orange juice, niacin to our flour (because we prefer finer texture of flour over nutrition), and iodine to our table salt. And now, with our addiction to supplements, we are adding random nutrients to random foods..why not? Can we not get adequate nutrition through our food? Would that not be ideal? Do I need my yogurt to be fortified with 20g of protein and fiber and lab produced super bacteria? I'm not even touching on additives, flavor enhancers, and potential chemical fertilizers on which these foods were produced. I just came across a loaf of bread last week. One of the ingredients is calcium sulfate. That's gypsum. FDA seems okay with it, but do I need gypsum in my bread? I mean, I could just chew on my wall if I wanted some. But of course, the bread won't loose it's texture that way, and will last much longer. At times, I am thinking there are people in Africa who subsist on drinking buffalo blood and milk that get better nutrition than people in the West that are constantly spending (a lot of) money on nutritionally empty food. Food has become art, even though it has to serve a primary purpose of fueling human body, but that is now being taken over by 37 billion dollar supplement and bullshit marketing industry. Food is now for mainly for pleasure, physical and psychological. Open any tourist brochure for things to do in a any given city and you'll notice that the biggest section (in some places the only one) is a list of places to eat (and shop) since apparently this is how we prefer to spend our leisure time.
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Re: Real men don't eat quiche!

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:55 am

What did you have for dinner?
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Re: Real men don't eat quiche!

Postby MagsJ » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:56 pm

I guess anything in a pastry case is seen as frou frou, but your friend ate it still at least.. would he have been less perturbed if you'd called it a flan?

I'm a frittata fan.. less boring than an omelette but healthier than quiche.. which I have previously ate and enjoyed many a time... a salmon potato and veggie frittata dinner for me tomorrow.
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Re: Real men don't eat quiche!

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:14 am

What is all this hullabaloo about the name of the dish?

The names of things do not affect what they really are.
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Re: Real men don't eat quiche!

Postby Pandora » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:37 am

A Shieldmaiden wrote:What did you have for dinner?
Beef and cabbage.
The names of things do not affect what they really are.
Exactly, but they may change their value in the eyes of people. In your case, it triggered a perception of negative value in your friend.
I love eggs and sometimes I make omelet muffins to go with me if I'm on the run and don't have time to stop to eat. I don't know if they have some fancy name like le petit muffins d'eoufs or something like that, but I'm happy with just omelet muffins, because that's what they are to me.
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Re: Real men don't eat quiche!

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:17 am

In this case 'quiche' is 'quiche' in both English and French.

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Re: Real men don't eat quiche!

Postby MagsJ » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:44 pm

I grew up eating flans, then the food industry started calling them quiches, so then I started eating quiches... perhaps there's more profit in quiches than flans.

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Pandora wrote:I love eggs and sometimes I make omelet muffins to go with me if I'm on the run and don't have time to stop to eat. I don't know if they have some fancy name like le petit muffins d'eoufs or something like that, but I'm happy with just omelet muffins, because that's what they are to me.
They're big in the paleo world, but I have yet to make some, and my ingredients list would be very limited and would therefore make for a boring muffin omelette.. especially the lack of cheese, ham, bacon, chorizo etc. part. What do you tend to put in your's Pan?

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