Home Cooked Doesn't Compare

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  1. NHB7

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    I've tasted the food of some fabulous home cooks in my life. Sometimes there food is equal to or better than any version of what they made but purchased from a restaurant.

    But some foods I've tasted home cooked never even seem to get anywhere near as good as the restaurant version.

    Two examples: Pizza and Falafel.

    Whenever people make pizza at home it's usually "alright" or even "pretty good", but usually id prefer even your average local delivery pizza to it. Heck, maybe even a grocery store frozen pizza.

    Anyone have other examples of food that home cooks can't seem to even get close to replicating?
     
  2. bandicoot

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    I dunno, man. Probably a fast food burger.
     
  3. Alpha Omega Man

    Alpha Omega Man go on... Banned

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    a well done steak with ketchup and mayo...
     
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  4. HereticBD

    HereticBD Titanium Belt

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    Fast Food burgers. You just can't duplicate it. They've all got a unique flavor. Now, you might make a "better" burger, but if you're looking for an authentic McD's, or Wendy's burger, good luck.
     
  5. punky brewster

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    Yeah, pizza is impossible to replicate unless you have the right kind of oven, and know how to make the dough.
     
  6. lakersfan45

    lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    I'm Egyptian. Come to my grandmas or aunts house and You'll taste one of if not the best falafel and tahini you've ever had

    But in general I agree with u on falafel.
     
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  7. I Am Legion

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    I make a killer pizza in my pizza oven outside. Im into Neapolitan style right now. But I make everything from bacon burger pizza to Taco pizza. The things I always find better in restaurants is Shrimp dishes.
     
  8. therealdope

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    great sushi.
     
  9. NHB7

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    Dim Sum

    To be honest, we've never tried because we know we won't even get close.
     
  10. phipps66

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    Pizza, sushi, or homemade chinese always miss their mark in my home.
     
  11. FeloniousMonk

    FeloniousMonk Red Belt

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    Dude. You're in CA. Shouldn't
    be too hard to find...
     
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  12. loyalyolayal

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    Home cooked meal + more salt + more butter = Haute cuisine
     
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  13. gigantalor

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    Fiesta Chicken
     
  14. IndyCovaHart

    IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    Okay can I have your aunts address.
     
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    As a chef I really have to disagree. I can make pizza better than most restaurants. Never tried to make falafel though.
     
  16. drstrangelov

    drstrangelov Hey.

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    My brother is a chef, he can nail common restaurant dishes in a home kitchen, pizza, falafel, pho, but the kitchen inevitably looks like a bomb went off after. As a decent home cook, I cant make that kind of magic happen.
     
  17. HereticBD

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    You've probably got a proper pizza oven. That's really the key. You can't be putting that shit on a cookie sheet in a conventional, and expect great results.
     
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  18. Skip Reming

    Skip Reming Banned Banned

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    lol, well no shit on pizza. Most people do not have a wood burning oven or a good sauce recipe
     
  19. TheWorm

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    Definitely burgers. Didn't Eddie Murphy have a bit about this in Raw?


    Edit: found it



    Now I don't really like McDonalds burgers, so it's not the best example, but I've never tasted home made burgers that can hold a candle to Five Guys for example.
     
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  20. mushishi

    mushishi A is a, a is a, should I save her?

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    Naan is impossible to make right without a tandoor or other oven that can reach really high heat. Wok cooking impossible without high heat gas flame of doom.
     

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