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    What do you cook/make that tastes bad to make other things taste good ?

    Ha ! yeah wording was a bear to explain this.. This stems from someone asking me to heat a fish stock longer cause it didn't taste bad yet. (plus he was using fatty fish not suited for it) So I tried to think of something I made that tasted bad to make something taste good and came up blank. Then I thought of pre-made stuff and came up with 'fish sauce' and anchovy paste. Yeah they would taste bad 'raw' but a couple drops in something would bring out great flavors. I was hoping to see if anyone had something else like it.

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    Turmeric.
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    shrimp paste, pretty much anything fermented =D

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    Sourdough starter. Mine is 17years old, smells like rot and gasoline, and tastes like the inside of a dead hippo, but the bread is so yummy
    "This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption.. Beer!" -Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmadams13 View Post
    Sourdough starter. Mine is 17years old, smells like rot and gasoline, and tastes like the inside of a dead hippo, but the bread is so yummy
    +1
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    Sauerkraut. Stinks up the place but tastes great.
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    Bitters. They all taste awful by themselves.

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    Dried porcini mushrooms

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    easy!

    fish sauce! and anchovy paste..

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    sourdough starter I forgot about that one. I like the dried porcinis always thought that.

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