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Am I in the Minority

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GoldenGirl1 Report 27 Mar 2013 13:32

I do not like curry or any kind of hot spicy seasoned food.

When watching cooking programmes I often feel
they are ott adding spices,herbs and sauces.

What's your take on it?

Emma :-)


AnninGlos Report 27 Mar 2013 13:34

I like curries and spicy foods Emma but not too hot, I like mild to medium because I like to taste the food that is spiced not just the spice.


Kay???? Report 27 Mar 2013 13:38

same here Emma,,

I cant not stand garlic and can smell it at 100 paces,,,,,,,also dont like spices or herbs,,

no brown sauce,
red sauce,
apple sauce,
mint sauce,
pickles of any kind,
,salad cream /mayo.

the list is endless.,salt and a little white pepper is all I have....pepper can do with out but must have salt..


SheilaWestWilts Report 27 Mar 2013 13:43

Life and food would be very dull without spices and herbs! I like to try different flavours but don't like the main ingredients to be overwhelmed. I use a lot of pepper (mixed rather than black) and go easy on the salt, apart from on potatoes. There are a few herbs I'm not keen on - coriander springs to mind, but I like most things in the right proportions and with the right food. I don't like the vinegary mint sauce, but love mint jelly!! :-D


Von Report 27 Mar 2013 13:46

I'm with you on this one.

I don't like anything with chillies in it but I do like to add herbs and spices to some dishes.

I think some chefs are obsessed with adding chilli to everything but personally I find it quite unnecessary

I do like cooking and flavorsome food but to my mind this does not include making food that is so spicy that you can't taste the ingredients properly.
Take care


Kay???? Report 27 Mar 2013 13:51

oh I dont like peppers or chillies or anything in that line,


GoldenGirl1 Report 27 Mar 2013 13:54

My OH loves curries and the hotter the better.
Pepper is not my thing either although a little
salt is fine, it's when a beautiful piece of fish is
smothered in creamy sauce it makes me baulk.
To me I love to taste fresh food be it seafood or

Emma :-)


GinN Report 27 Mar 2013 13:55

I too love to use spices in foods, as long a it's not too hot. What I can't stand is vinegar. When you add it to anything, that's all you can taste.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 27 Mar 2013 14:02

:-) Emma and Kay I'm coming round to yours for tea ;-)

I don't like any spicy food no garlic or chillies or any thing vaguely 'hot',
I couldn't go without salt, and vinegar for chips and cucumber lol, , and sometimes mint sauce or parsley sauce home made but really nothing else in the way of herbs.


RolloTheRed Report 27 Mar 2013 14:03

We have a hot chilli plant growing in the kitchen, almost glows red in the dark.
Very handy lol.
Ou est le garlic ?



GinN Report 27 Mar 2013 14:06

I love garlic! I could almost eat it raw. Who wants a kiss? :-D


GoldenGirl1 Report 27 Mar 2013 14:09

Rose you would be welcome :-) nothing smothered in butter
either, love James Martin but the butter thing turns me off.

Rollo as hot as a Scotch Bonnet or hotter? :-(


LollyWithSprinklez Report 27 Mar 2013 14:10

looks like I am on my own..I like all spices, herbs and seasonings.
I find as i've got older I use more and more before my taste buds are satisfied.

OH will take his food quite bland to my tastes, I marinade everything usually with Carribean seasonings, but go lightly on the chillies as I do find them a bit overpowering


GoldenGirl1 Report 27 Mar 2013 14:12

Geordie I worked with a lady who every morning came into
work chewing a clove of raw garlic. Yuk


GoldenGirl1 Report 27 Mar 2013 14:16

Lolly I would not be joining you but OH would love it. :-D


LollyWithSprinklez Report 27 Mar 2013 14:17

GiN ~~~I do eat it raw :-D

If I make a bean soup I have to have some raw cloves of garlic on the side and a nice chunky bread


GinN Report 27 Mar 2013 14:21

Sounds good to me Lolly! I have practically no sense of smell, so garlic never bothers me. :-D


LollyWithSprinklez Report 27 Mar 2013 14:32

That's interesting I wonder if there is a link? I don't have a sense of smell either.

Yet onions and garlic make my mother heave, so my tastes are not inherited


GinN Report 27 Mar 2013 14:39

Stange, isn't it - have you never had a sense of smell, Lolly, or has it just disappeared?
I can smell by memory, sometimes imagine them, in fact. Mine gradually went a couple of years ago. Doctor can't (or won't) do anything about it. :-(


GoldenGirl1 Report 27 Mar 2013 14:45

Do you two get much kisses? :-D :-D