Knew this was coming!
Personally, I prefer fusion cooking. That's the style I usually use when I actually make an effort to cook something beyond pizza rolls. It's
perfect, in my opinion, to an individuals palliate because you combine favorable aspects of everyone's cuisine into one dish. I love the Japanese raw
or near raw cooking styles of meats, but don't like how bland the dishes tend to be and am also allergic to shell fish, which knocks a lot out for
me. I also love French cheeses and their wines (though Australian are also pretty darn good, and some Napa Valley), and usually try to incorporate
cheese into my meals, which is a no-no typically in Japan. Boiling is a fantastic method to tenderize meat, create a fantastic stock for soups or
marinades, and it can be used to add flavor to various meats by adding veggies and spices to the water. From my understanding, throwing a bunch of
stuff with some meat in a pot is a UK tradition. Then there's Mexican spices, (can't stand cilantro, but besides that...) and Italian spices, which
can add awesome elements to meals which otherwise would taste incomplete. Chinese stir frying techniques can be applied to all of the above, and some
of their veggie choices are amazing, along with various sauces. Then there's the American BBQ and kill something and eat it ideas. Fresh meat, if
you've never had it, is infinitely better than store bought.
This is just a few examples, if I were to go into the details of every regions cooking that I really enjoy, this post would be comparable to a single
liner. However, the point is, taking elements from all cuisines and combining them has created the best meals I've ever had. Cooking doesn't have to
So I would say the best cooking out there comes from Earth. And seriously, if you've never killed something and ate it, or had someone else kill
something and you shared in it, I highly recommend it. It is unlike any meat you've ever had in your life. If you live in the Oshkosh area, there is
a restraunt there (can't remember its name, it's been about 7 and a half years) that gets fresh steak from a nearby butcher. They handle the whole
cow, not a neighborhood butcher, the restraunt is just an extension of a national meak packing plant. It's on the south end of town right off of 41.
Have a steak, and savor every taste experience! Fillet mignon, baby, fillet mignon.
Golly I like to cook!...Hmm...I think I actually started a thread of JJ's recipes a while back...Gonna have to go and bring that guy back to life
with my latest creations, I think...
EDIT: Oh my gosh, I completely forgot Indian food! Curry is one of my favorite spices, and MAN do they have some awesome ways to spice up your dish!
Anything that requires a gallon of water and a salt shaker full of salt to kill the spice after you're done is A-OK in my book!
[edit on 7-6-2005 by junglejake]