Food thread: ingredients that should never go in particular dishes


I’ll start with one we can all agree on: you should never put cream in a carbonara sauce.

Looking forward to your contributions. Comedy answers will be tolerated.


My wife had chocolate and blue cheese over some steak in Havana. Would not advise.


Chorizo in Paella (@jamieoliver to thread)


isn’t carbonara just eggs and cream


Not sure about chocolate in savoury dishes per se. “Oh it’s got a surprise twist in it!” “What’s that?” “Dark chocolate” “oh”


Fuck off you cunt!


Eggs, white wine, parmesan, a bit of butter, pancetta (though bacon is fine imo) and seasoning. No cream!


sounds dry


Well MY wife had curry on pasta in Valletta. Would not advise.


I imagine a bit of cream in it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. I only imagine it as I don’t cook or eat carbonara as I’m an adult.


Fuck off you cunt!


Chocolate in a chilli

waits for backlash


I do:
1 egg per portion + 1 additional yoke
pancetta (ocassionally my one addition/break from tradition will be to fry a little bit of diced red onion with the pancetta)


Full eggs or egg yolks?

I strongly disagree with putting full eggs in. I only ever put egg yolks.


Yeah it’s a bit Sainsbury’s innit.


Did that actually happen though?


Cheese melts; butter melts; white wine is liquid; egg thickens but doesn’t solidify. Not sure how it’d be dry!


Yes it did. At the Quayside.


I do a mix, find it gets a bit too thick with just yokes, not rich enough with just full eggs, so do like 2 eggs plus a yoke


nae cream is how