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    #16
    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post

    Maybe one has to pay more to get more these days.
    Which is why so many of the main stream cruise lines offer alternative dining at extra cost these days.
    Jill

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      #17
      One of the reasons we like NCL is the broad choice of food options from the smaller galleys.
      The cost premium is not bad when you use the packages with total cruise cost on par with other lines.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Smith7 View Post

        Which is why so many of the main stream cruise lines offer alternative dining at extra cost these days.
        Exactly. I get what I expect when eating in the non ''specialised'' restaurants onboard.

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          #19
          I can't believe so many of you like snails Give me P&O's bland food any day. I don't mind a bit of garlic sauce though .................................................. .....Carol

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            #20
            Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

            I think that is a factor Carol. I rarely cook with salt.

            Cruise lines, in my experience, rarely cook desserts well.

            Scale of cooking and quality of raw ingredients are important factors too.

            Annie
            I agree Annie, if anything flatters to deceive then it is their desserts!

            Bill
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              #21
              Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post
              I am not becoming a food snowflake have always been a food snowflake, I am no foodie as I have referred to many a time.

              As for escargots you can keep them, same with garlic, both not for me.😳

              One of the reasons I enjoy cruising is to observe a countries culture but not to take part in it, knowing when I get back on board I will be able to eat food which is to my taste, probably why I enjoy cruising with P&O, also why I never eat in the speciality restaurants.. 🤗

              Like Carol's husband following a recent hospital visit I am also suffering with very high blood pressure for which I have been given tablets, I have gone from none to three tablets a day, will have to give the no salt a try.☹️
              Like you Delboy I am not 'adventurous' with food. I am of an age where I am quite satisfied to eat something I know I enjoy. All I ask is that it uses quality ingredients and is well prepared. I also am on medication for HBP and the lack of salt has an influence on the taste no doubt - but one that you adapt to. I will not give up salt on chips though (no more often than once a week if that) - that is a red line! I am certain there are knew experiences that I would (surprisingly) enjoy. But I do not possess the gene FOMO (fear of missing out) so I am quite content in my habits.

              On the other hand I am quite excited by technology - I have that gene in abundance and exercise it regularly!

              Bill
              Last edited by Lawnmowerman, Tain; 21st January 2020, 11:58 AM. Reason: Additional info.
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                #22
                Originally posted by carol, welwyn garden city View Post

                We also changed to Flora Light. Not sure if that would be a factor, but certainly helped him .................................................. ..........Carol
                Hi Carol

                I was told butter was better for you because it’s a natural fat, rather than plant based fats such as Flora.

                That’s why In a lot of countries like the Italians they use butter when cooking, example to grease cooking tins etc, and use olive rather than sun flower oil etc.

                Only what I am told as I don’t cook, 😳😎
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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post

                  Hi Carol

                  I was told butter was better for you because it’s a natural fat, rather than plant based fats such as Flora.

                  That’s why In a lot of countries like the Italians they use butter when cooking, example to grease cooking tins etc, and use olive rather than sun flower oil etc.

                  Only what I am told as I don’t cook, 😳😎
                  That's what I have been told too.
                  I use unsalted butter and my husband salts stuff as and when needed.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post

                    Hi Carol

                    I was told butter was better for you because it’s a natural fat, rather than plant based fats such as Flora.

                    That’s why In a lot of countries like the Italians they use butter when cooking, example to grease cooking tins etc, and use olive rather than sun flower oil etc.

                    Only what I am told as I don’t cook, 😳😎
                    Flora light has less saturated fat than butter, and it's a spread not margarine, and has lots of omega 3 and 6. It's supposed to be good for managing cholesterol too!! ..........................................Carol

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                      #25
                      I like plain crisps and buy Smiths crisps, they are the ones with the small blue salt sachet, giving you the option of having salt or not.
                      Just had a packet without using the salt.😉😎
                      Last edited by Delboy, Essex; 21st January 2020, 01:13 PM.
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                        #26
                        I find some of the comments a little strange TBH.

                        I can't imagine anyone going into any restaurant, of any price or quality, and saying, "Can I have my food bland please".

                        All I ever ask is that food taste's of what it should taste, and nothing less.............Wilba
                        Wilba

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                          #27
                          Hot and tasty and I’m happy. What surprises me is that the executive chef has risen through the ranks and has earned his / her position. Nowadays, it’s a case of “here’s your budget, can you produce something that looks half decent and quite tasty” ?. Our last cruise on Oasis was poor on the food score - first time I’ve had to complain via the on line survey. I’m hoping Celebrity fairs better in 4 weeks time, albeit we’ve booked the Tuscan grille 3 nights out of 10. I’ll report back with my findings.

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                            #28
                            Many foods have their natural taste modified in some form often done to hide the true taste or lack of taste of cheap stuff.

                            ​​​​​Snails do not taste of garlic.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by mike, lanarkshire View Post
                              Hot and tasty and I’m happy. What surprises me is that the executive chef has risen through the ranks and has earned his / her position. Nowadays, it’s a case of “here’s your budget, can you produce something that looks half decent and quite tasty” ?. Our last cruise on Oasis was poor on the food score - first time I’ve had to complain via the on line survey. I’m hoping Celebrity fairs better in 4 weeks time, albeit we’ve booked the Tuscan grille 3 nights out of 10. I’ll report back with my findings.
                              Executive chefs, I am assuming, from previous eras would not have to accommodate all the dietary demands ranging from low sugar to gluten free etc. Catering in the 'old days' must have been simpler.

                              I have food allergies and intolerances - I just avoid certain foods. What I find hard to find is simple wholemeal bread which is tasty.

                              Annie

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
                                Many foods have their natural taste modified in some form often done to hide the true taste or lack of taste of cheap stuff.

                                ​​​​​Snails do not taste of garlic.
                                Hi TD
                                If I have snails on Celebrity I can certainly taste garlic,of course snails don't taste of garlic,,but garlic is in the cooking process.

                                Celebrity classic always available dish.
                                ESCARGOTS À LA BOURGUIGNONNE
                                Shallots, Garlic, Parsley, Pernod Butter

                                If anyone likes their food hot try Celebrity French Onion Soup with the cheese crust,,,,you are in danger of 1st degree burns,nice though.

                                JC

                                C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                                "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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