[Sca-cooks] Cooking steaks was Re: lethal drinks

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 20:08:40 PDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 6:29 AM, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius <
adamantius1 at verizon.net> wrote:

> Which is not a crime, generally speaking, it's just viewed as a little
> barbaric by most cultures for whom rice is the primary staple. Westerners
> tend to view white rice as a completely empty canvas with no distinctive
> flavor or aroma of its own, to be used as a means of conveying gravy to the
> mouth, but this really couldn't be farther from the truth.
> And honestly, some of the soy sauce out there that people are using for
> this purpose is pretty unspeakable, too ;-).
> Adamantius
I disagree, based on personal experience.

I worked on a fishing boat, and there were a good number (about 15) Japanese
advisors; one of whom was an excellent cook (all the Japanese guys, and some
of the Polish guys who had been guests, raved about his cooking).  The
Japanese guys put soy sauce on EVERYTHING.  I mean, I never saw them eat
cereal, or anything sweet, but everything I DID see them eat, they put soy
sauce on....rice, soup, noodles, eggs, vegetable dishes, meat, bread,

Now, these were "blue collar" guys, I think (I mean, they worked in a
factory), but they used it EXACTLY like some people use ketchup.

Ian of Oertha

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