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Old 02-07-2020, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Melbourne View Post
...Except for pancakes. I can't get a decent pancake at home.
That's funny, because I never eat pancakes out. I'm not a huge pancake fan, and it's just not worth eating mediocre pancakes. But my husband loves pancakes, and makes really superb pancakes. So I often eat his.

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Originally Posted by Jackmannii View Post
My major problem with restaurant ''pie'' is that it's seldom that.

Usually it's semi-pie ingredients mixed with something else, or a kind of cobbler concoction that only slightly resembles real pie.

Good luck finding actual apple (or other) pie on a restaurant menu.
I'm curious what, in your opinion, makes it not pie?

I generally consider it pie if it has two crusts, possibly even if it just has a bottom crust and is otherwise pie-like. Commercial pie is often icky, in my experience, but I consider it pie. Just bad pie.

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Originally Posted by bump View Post
...freshly harvested asparagus is so much different than the stuff you get at stores and restaurants, that anything except spears I picked within the last day (usually within the last 15 minutes) is invariably disappointing.
Mmmm. I used to grow asparagus. Yeah, I often just picked it and ate it raw in the garden, standing next to the plant. That's SO much better than store-bought asparagus. I like the store bought stuff too, though.