Thursday, 7 December 2017

deconstructed

L-R deconstructed potato, aioli, milk, espresso, dropper of sugar syrup (??!!) glass of coffee ice cubes


only last week i was at a dinner where a lady complained that food these days is always "deconstructed"
today i ordered an iced coffee to help me power stagger through a hot and humid day.
did you think it would be possible to deconstruct a coffee? more to the point, should a person pay twice as much for a coffee they make themselves?

16 comments:

  1. Since I don't drink coffee, this is easy. NO I would get a Coke if I wanted caffeine. But, in the heat I would want water. I am so glad I don't drink coffee. don't get me wrong, there was a time I depended on caffeine. A glass of decaffeinated iced tea would be my drink beyond water in the heat. I do have vices, just not coffee in any form at any price.

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    1. it's not possible to get a trendy deconstructed Coke! :)

      I have never managed to actually like iced tea so I would probably choose water if there was no coffee

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    2. kylie,
      Good, I was worried about that. Maybe you have never had good iced tea. There are some places that have horrid iced tea and as much as I love my unsweetened tea, I just cannot drink it.

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  2. I went out to lunch with a couple of my friends earlier today and had some fantastic Chinese food followed by outstanding Indian ice cream called Kulfi at a different place. None of it was deconstructed. In fact, we do not have that concept here in popular eateries or homes.

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    1. Chinese food followed by kulfi sounds like a very good lunch!
      lets hope the deconstructed trend never reaches your shores

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  3. Sigh.
    I blame the trendy chefs and instagram.

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    1. It was interesting but totally pointless and yes, Instagram would encourage it. I never thought of that.

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  4. You have lost me Kylie. I have no idea what you are talking about.

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    1. Is that because I didn't explain properly or because the silliness of deconstructed coffee is incomprehensible?

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  5. No, by gum, if I have to make my own food I'll do it at home where it's cheaper! The reason I eat out is to NOT have to do the prep or the cleanup! We haven't seen this trend here yet. May I add I hope we never do :)

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    1. It's not such a terrible thing most of the time. A deconstructed lasagana, for example, looks quite refined but deconstructed coffee is overkill!

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  6. Deconstructed food isn't a thing here, so I googled it. It just sounds like you're adjusting a recipe by adjusting the different ingredients. More of this, less of that etc.

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    1. it's when they serve the normally combined components of a dish as separate pieces:
      pastry + apple = apple pie
      pasta + tomato sauce + cheese sauce = lasagna
      avocado + toast = avocado toast

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    2. Oh I see. Well, thanks but no thanks. I'd prefer to have all the ingredients served together, and not IKEA self-assembly style.

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