Taste Vs Portions

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  1. Anusowmyan

    Anusowmyan Silver IL'ite

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    DO the taste of the food depend on the number of the portions prepared? Yesterday I prepared Brinjal curry for just two people, It turned out very taste. usually we are about five people at home.

    The taste of the dish depends on the quality of the vegetable, oil salt &time taken to cook &also the flame Etc..... but mostly when i prepare in small portions it comes out very well. do large quantities disturb the taste? what's your take on this? does any one feel like me?
     
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    kavithas2217 Senior IL'ite

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    I too feel the same
    When I make something in less quantity, it tastes yummier and if I make the same thing in huge quantity...the taste is not the same.
     
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    Naari Platinum IL'ite

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    Agree, same happens with me. But can think of 2 reasons:

    1. Maybe we cherish the food more when we have lesser quantity of the same , human psychology I think

    2. We maybe used to making for say 2 or 3, but then when guests come , having to make the same food in bulk might be a challenge in terms of proportions & spices. If we made for10 ppl everyday then maybe we would start making that perfectly too.. I think just depends on what’s our ‘normal’
     
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    wish4miracle Silver IL'ite

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    same here, proportions go for a toss when prepared in large quantity. also sometimes when i cook something for the first time and by following a random recipe, it turns out good. when tried to replicate the same cautiously, it doesn't come out as good as the first time. definitely mind plays a role :rolleye:
     
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    Nonya Platinum IL'ite

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    It is not just about the scale of your preparation, and what kinds of proportions you are used to in daily practice.
    Small vs. Big portions' taste differs in store-bought or restaurant-served food as well.
    For example,
    • A thin slice of cheese, as thin as possible, would taste quite different and much better than than thick cut of the same thing.
    • A good red wine is poured (o_O@Naari) into a large goblet in an amount that is less than 1/5th the quantity that the goblet can hold. It offers the ability to swirl, aerate, and smell the wine, before sipping it for its nuanced taste. When wine is filled close to its brim in a little glass, it is just hooch.
    • Piling food edge to edge on one's plate in a buffet dinner is not only in bad taste, it looks ugly, as well as tastes lousy. A diner who can tastefully (notice this adverb) arrange the right portions of her food on a plate, gets a better taste of her food.
     
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    iamsrihere Platinum IL'ite

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    I think when you make large quanties, you may not be increasing the ingredients proportionately with respect to the quantity. It may only be a random vague increase in ingredients. And this is natural because we usually do not use measuring cups for all items during cooking.
     
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    Thyagarajan Gold IL'ite

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    :hello:absolutely not. Experienced chefs of five star hotels the world over and seasoned cooks preparing meal and other recipes for big and celeb weddings would gives the impression answer to your question in the negative. thank You/ Regards. god Bless Us all.
     

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