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You can't make it just as good

JuniorBalloon | Jan 1, 2014 03:59 PM

"I can make it just as good".

Can't count the number of times I've read a reply that contains the above phrase. It's always in response to someone who has posted a recipe that includes an ingredient, technique or an amount of time to simmer or stew. Someone will post they use a shortcut and it's just as good. I want to say, "No you can't." You can make something that's good enough for you, but it's not just as good as using the proper ingredient, technique or time.

I use short cuts all the time. I'm not complaining about those. They are sometimes necessary to get dinner on the table. But I know when I've made a quick spaghetti sauce it's not going to be as rich as a ragu that simmered all day.


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