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Old 04.03.2011, 08:04
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I would advise everyone to not touch the stuff. I think the second ingredient listed is MSG; it is not the ingredients themselves in Aromat that add flavour to dishes, it the MSG that enhances the existing flavours (or not) in food.

I personally believe that MSG should be univerally banned as a poisonous substance - I am actually allergic to it, as is my mother.

However Mimi hit the nail on the head above - the overall quality of Swiss food should be improved by using good, fresh produce and the correct seasonings, so that there would be no need to add artificial flavour enhancers such as Aromat to food.

Agreed, I sometimes get duped by MSG in so called 'restaurants', by their chefs adding it to the meal for me never to return again. MSG gives me severe heart palpatations not to mention insomnia and anxiety, invented by the chinese.
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Old 04.03.2011, 08:46
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Re: Aromat

I never heard of aromat before I came on this forum...

I have at least 20ish differents spices and I cook like I paint... A little bit of this, a little bit of that, let's taste. Hum... a bit more of this... Something is missing, let me see.... Oh, there we go!

I am not good at following recipes either, I find it quite boring. I look at the ingredients and I fit it with what I have and what I like.

Attitude coming from my Mother-in-law who teach me to cook Turkish food without any measurement beside a glass to mesure, taste to test and touch to get the proper texture. I have not much kitchen tools (2) beside my hands to mixed.

I am still learning thought...
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I prefer Streumi (but for meat only).

Try it once and you can't live without it anymore....

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Old 04.03.2011, 08:58
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Re: Aromat

Gosh. So much snarking and groaning.

It looks like Aromat needs to be added to smoking, dog beating and McChildren in the EF touchy subjects file.


P.S. There's only one condiment worthy of my table.

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Old 04.03.2011, 09:09
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Gosh. So much snarking and groaning.

It looks like Aromat needs to be added to smoking, dog beating and McChildren in the EF touchy subjects file.


P.S. There's only one condiment worthy of my table.

What IS it?

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Was it really necessary for you to groan at everyone who posted a post that didn't extoll the virtues of Aromat on steak, chicken, ice cream, and the baby's diaper rash?

C'mon, reserve the groaning for when someone's actually being a d••k.
don't worry about it too much. he simply groans at everything he disagrees with. i actually wish people would groan me more, getting thanked is boring.
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Old 04.03.2011, 09:22
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(Before st2lemans groans at this again: I'm not actually anti-Aromat. I've been known to use it. I have Kräuterlinge -- the Aromat with herbs -- in my pantry to go on popcorn. I just don't want everything I eat to taste of Aromat, which was basically the point of this thread.)


What's surprising to me is how many processed foods here actually contain Aromat as an ingredient. They just call it "Streuwürze". Look on things like snack foods, microwave dinners, etc.


Well, that's really more a damnation of typical chicken bouillon, which tastes more of Aromat than it does of chicken.

I don't know who it is that said this -- I suppose it's been many people -- but it's a shame that most people my generation have grown up thinking that chicken bouillon cube (or packet soup) is what chicken soup is supposed to taste like. Instead, we're simply used to the flavor of salt, MSG, and those hydrolyzed yeast and soy proteins. Sure, they taste good. But they don't taste like chicken. (Substitute -- A trick I picked up from a Chinese recipe: make broth from ground meat. You can get more flavor from it in less time.)
So true!! I'm not a big fan of bouillon cubes as I mostly cook from scratch. I always keep my freezer stocked with homemade chicken broth - the real kind that simmers all day. It's great to have on hand to drink when you get a cold or sore throat or to use in recipes.
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Old 04.03.2011, 09:29
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So true!! I'm not a big fan of bouillon cubes as I mostly cook from scratch. I always keep my freezer stocked with homemade chicken broth - the real kind that simmers all day. It's great to have on hand to drink when you get a cold or sore throat or to use in recipes.
I'd love to have homemade stock for soups and stuff, but how can I when we very rarely eat chicken on the bone?

In the UK we could buy litre tubs of stock, but it doesn't appear to be available here.

So it has to be boullion cubes or the Knorr jelly stuff.
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Old 04.03.2011, 09:33
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Wow. Some of you people are just awesome.
Venting about swiss food in generael is easy. But can you proof that you are better. Just telling that swiss food without Armoat doesn't taste and on the opposite adding Aromat destroys the taste of food is not enough. Proof it!!!

I'm waiting for inivitations from the "Experts" of taste from this forum. Let others decide.

On the other side the most popular event on the forum: KFC!?!

My conclusion: Most of you people are maybe not smart enough to find the real good spots to have a proper meal be it swiss or anything else.

Haha I love it!!

I hardly get on here and I find that you guys are waisting time arguing about a food substance that you can totally avoid by cooking a meal yourself or by finding a proper restaurant...there are no limitations to restaurant choice in this country.

Maybe you should spend more time reading a recipe book that focuses on using fresh ingredients. You should be praising the Swiss for their abundance of local farmer's markets where you can purchase all the ingredients you could want. But if you're a true KFC lover or burger muncher...all hope may be lost
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I'd love to have homemade stock for soups and stuff, but how can I when we very rarely eat chicken on the bone?

In the UK we could buy litre tubs of stock, but it doesn't appear to be available here.

So it has to be boullion cubes or the Knorr jelly stuff.
That makes sense. The last batch I made I used a whole chicken and when it was finished I pulled all the meat and used it to make chicken enchiladas. So you could buy some chicken legs and make the stock and then have pulled chicken for salads and such. Not as convenient as purchasing a liter of stock, though!
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Haha I love it!!

I hardly get on here and I find that you guys are waisting time arguing about a food substance that you can totally avoid by cooking a meal yourself or by finding a proper restaurant...there are no limitations to restaurant choice in this country.

Maybe you should spend more time reading a recipe book that focuses on using fresh ingredients. You should be praising the Swiss for their abundance of local farmer's markets where you can purchase all the ingredients you could want. But if you're a true KFC lover or burger muncher...all hope may be lost
I agree! And I rarely eat out, cook mostly from scratch and go to lots of markets and so on. But at work our cook uses tons of Aromat and that I cannot control. I've known for a long time that I cannot tolerate MSG so knowing Aromat is packed with MSG is valuable knowledge for me. I guess it means I have to start packing my own lunch, which is too bad as having lunch provided was so convenient.
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i actually wish people would groan me more, getting thanked is boring.
This was a tough one, but I decided to fulfill your wish!

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P.S. There's only one condiment worthy of my table.

So what was that Garlic Pepper, Daddy's sauce and KFC Hot sauce doing on the table then?
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Old 04.03.2011, 11:35
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So what was that Garlic Pepper, Daddy's sauce and KFC Hot sauce doing on the table then?
Shhhhh...
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I use Aromat on eggs and it tastes nice. It is widely available in North West UK.

point of order, Unilever are Anglo Dutch, not American owned.
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What IS it?

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It's heaven in a small pot !

Basically a spice anchovy paste , that you spread on toast

But only the classy know about it !
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Looks the wrong colour to me.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...tlemens+relish
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I'd love to have homemade stock for soups and stuff, but how can I when we very rarely eat chicken on the bone?

In the UK we could buy litre tubs of stock, but it doesn't appear to be available here.

So it has to be boullion cubes or the Knorr jelly stuff.
You can also buy stock in powder form from the Coop "fine food" range that does not contain MSG - chicken, fish, vegetable or beef
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To respond to an earlier request, here is just one link talking about MSG and the effects, there are many more:

http://www.ehow.com/about_5432119_he...glutamate.html
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