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Old Sep 20th 2017, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I've tried "Canadian bacon" and it is about like putting chopped leather boot laces on your pizza - strange strips of meat, square in cross-section, and about an inch long.
Proscuitto is what you should be having or salami or both? Bacon is just not right!!!!
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Proscuitto is what you should be having or salami or both? Bacon is just not right!!!!
WTF is it with all the gatekeeping? Let people enjoy things.
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Old Sep 20th 2017, 7:50 pm
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Proscuitto is what you should be having or salami or both? Bacon is just not right!!!!
"Bacon is just not right" is not an argument that you're going to win around here! ... Unless you're talking about bacon in the US, which really is "just not right".

I like proscuitto, and salami, and buy both frequently, but Canadian bacon is just disappointing.

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Old Sep 20th 2017, 7:51 pm
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Actually, no. Canola and rapeseed are not the same. It's the same genus of plant, but a now distinctly different cultivar from which canola oil is extracted. Canola was developed (by selective breeding) from rapeseed - which has been used for thousands of years as a source of plant oil for heating and lighting, and more recently as an excellent lubricant for steam engines. But regular rapeseed oil is, in terms of its use as a cooking oil, both much greener in colour than the "acceptable" yellow of canola, and - importantly - is high in erucic acid, which has a somewhat questionable effect on human health.

Since your comments on engine oil seem to be all about the standards, it's worth pointing out that both US and EU food safety regulators publish maximum acceptable levels for erucic acid in canola oil - at 2% and 5% respectively, these levels are very much less than the typically 40-50% content in rapeseed oil.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
A) Pineapple on pizza is dope.
B) The Hawaiian pizza was apparently first made in Canada

Frikin awesome eh.
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Old Sep 20th 2017, 8:18 pm
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Frikin awesome eh.
You got that right.
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Frikin awesome eh.
As long as it has a good sprinkling of black olives!
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As long as it has a good sprinkling of black olives!
I've never had one with olives before, I'll have to remember that for the next time I get one.
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian View Post
Actually, no. Canola and rapeseed are not the same. It's the same genus of plant, but a now distinctly different cultivar from which canola oil is extracted. Canola was developed (by selective breeding) from rapeseed - which has been used for thousands of years as a source of plant oil for heating and lighting, and more recently as an excellent lubricant for steam engines. But regular rapeseed oil is, in terms of its use as a cooking oil, both much greener in colour than the "acceptable" yellow of canola, and - importantly - is high in erucic acid, which has a somewhat questionable effect on human health.

Since your comments on engine oil seem to be all about the standards, it's worth pointing out that both US and EU food safety regulators publish maximum acceptable levels for erucic acid in canola oil - at 2% and 5% respectively, these levels are very much less than the typically 40-50% content in rapeseed oil.
Well in the uk, its called rapeseed oil not canola oil, dont worry about it eh, we also but coors light, and thats not beer by any definition eh...

Goodbye, olive oil: why we've all fallen in love with rapeseed - Telegraph

"And in the last few years there's been a surge in artisanal, British, "cold-pressed" rapeseed oils, which are marketed much like single-estate olive oils. You can't go to a food festival or farmers' market without seeing the stuff on sale. Duncan Farrington, who helped to start this process when he launched one of the first such bottles in 2005, turned over £1m last year from his Northamptonshire farm. He tells me his company grew 94% on last year.
What has prompted this sudden interest in an unfortunately named brassica? The word derives from the Latin for turnip, as it happens, and the Romans probably introduced rapeseed to this country. <<<SNIP>>>

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Old Sep 20th 2017, 11:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Shard View Post
I am confused on Canola, I read some places that's it's great and other places that it's the worst. I use olive oil for dressings, but for frying or popcorn I use Canola. Thoughts?
I missed this, sorry.

My girlfriend and I avoid canola oil. We won't even buy anything for our puppy that includes canola oil.

https://draxe.com/canola-oil-gm/

for a good read, and with references.
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"Bacon is just not right" is not an argument that you're going to win around here! ... Unless you're talking about bacon in the US, which really is "just not right".

I like proscuitto, and salami, and buy both frequently, but Canadian bacon is just disappointing.
According to my Canadian/American husband Canadian Bacon is not Canadian.
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Old Sep 20th 2017, 11:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Maste View Post
I missed this, sorry.

My girlfriend and I avoid canola oil. We won't even buy anything for our puppy that includes canola oil.

https://draxe.com/canola-oil-gm/

for a good read, and with references.
I understand in murica most rapeseed/canola oil is a gmo origin thing, but in the uk, its not, we dont do that, and theres a lot of very high quality [expensive] seed oil, not just rapeseed. Clearly the worries about it tasting nasty and being high acid arent an issue, newer varieties...

Generically this oil is good for frying as it has a very high oxidation temperature so is safer to cook with unlike olive oil.
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According to my Canadian/American husband Canadian Bacon is not Canadian.
Salami / spanish dry cured ham vs bacon have fundamentally different curing processes. I wouldnt comment on its history or authenticity, but I really like the real maple syrup recipe canadian bacons, but they are home made. Canadian bacon as she is created in recipes should be made exclusively from the loin, which really is the finest lowest fat cut you can get, then its down to what you flavour it with in the cure, a basic rub plus maple syrup - more dark brown sugar and smoked paprika are common.
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Of course, all bacon is good, its just some is gooder than others....
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Of course, all bacon is good, its just some is gooder than others....
Of course and it has medicinal properties.

BACON key to long life: 105-year-old - NY Daily News

Should I be eating something that claims to be 100% real bacon?


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