HOT FOOD: overrated?

Is serving food “piping hot” or just hot in general, just a big meme? I’ve found that in my own personal life, whether it’s dining out, or even if I’m picking up food for someone, everyone is obsessed with getting their food hot as possible and eating it the second it cools just enough to be edible.

But for me, I’ve found that everything, from fast food to home cooked meals to fancy restaurants… everything tastes better when it’s cooled down to room temperature. The flavor comes through better.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't really see the point when you can just use capsaicin enriched condiments that simulate the effect without causing permanent damage.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hey OP, are you going to fricking respond to my comment?

      Sorry bud. I meant hot as in like literally temperature wise. Not as in spices or spicyness.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hey OP, are you going to fricking respond to my comment?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kys

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I will keep my sanity, thanks.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Hey OP, are you going to fricking respond to my comment?

      kys

      >kys
      Frick you, Black person.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lmao get a load of this homosexual

      I know you're trolling but it's still funny

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    anyone who cannot get all their cooked food items on the table/served piping hot has no business cooking.

    I've been to several peoples houses or events where all the food is cold when you get it never went back.

    was at a mexican restaurant a couple months ago and our food took way to long to be prepared, when we got it, it was all cold. garbage.

    no it does not taste better when it has cooled down. you are moronic.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's certainly possible to have your food served too hot to eat, and it's always kind of a drag to have it there and not be able to touch it, but in general I greatly prefer my food hot. I always cringe when I order at a restaurant and then someone says "hey, let's take this back and eat it at home." No, let's fricking not, it will be lukewarm and all the tastes will have blended together by then.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think the idea is that you can always wait for your food to cool after it gets to the table, but you can't heat it back up by staring at it if it arrives cold. Chef JP makes a point to tell viewers don't ever bother reheating/serving anything beyond 150°F as that's the limit of our mouth's temperature tolerance. Certain foods also lose heat rapidly and change markedly the second they are off-fire like anything with substantial fat/cheese content that begins to congeal and turns unpleasant. I personally found that above body temp (~98.6°F) things like soup are best in the 120-140°F range, and of course pre-warming the serving bowls/plates helps reduce thermal loss without having to nuke the food itself to give a time/temp cushion.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe stupid question: how do you warm the plates/bowls, exactly?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If your oven was already hot from cooking something else pop them all in there after it's used for a minute with the temp setting dialed back to something low like 200/250 for a few minutes or the "Warming Function" if your oven has one (a toaster oven works good for this too and is faster if the oven wasn't already preheated or is occupied).

        Also you can pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds with some water in the bowl or in a cup on top of the plate to catch excess energy.

        The absolute fastest and easiest way is to just run the bowl/plate under hot tap water in the sink until heated through and wipe it dry. If you have many plates/bowls that need prewarming stack in the oven like above or pile them into a stock pot of hot tap water filled up at the sink and soak until warm and dry'em off.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oven, or just sit on them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thermo-plate

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          pic

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is a meme. Most food, much like most drinks, is best cold.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sort of. Hot food has less flavor, just like cold food. Your body wants everything to be about the same temperature as itself. I think slightly above or below your body temp could be okay though, like how cool water usually tastes better and fresher.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Many people don't realize how dulled our sense of taste is for chilled foods. It's why ice cream and things like pasta salad can sometime be blander than you'd expect. What happens is that the company/person making it tastes the product at room temp in the final seasoning stage before refrigerating and it was good at that point but after getting cold the sweetness/seasoning becomes insulated so the intended flavor profile gets halved. You want foods meant to be eaten cold to purposefully taste over-flavored at room temp or just wait until they've reached the lower temp you want to serve them at to adjust final seasoning/flavoring. It's also why cold potluck salads can be underwhelming if left out and slightly warm up during events, they get too salty/seasoned as their ambient temperature rises (also ignoring safety protocols).

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you vill eat ze lukewarm food

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I cook for my family. When I frick up the timing of all the separate parts getting them done cooking at the same time for plating, they let me know. And when I do it right and each plate is piping hot, they love it. I don't know what to tell you.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The flavor comes through better.
    As does the salmonella

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I lived in my car for a year, and then it got stolen by basketball Americans, and then I lived in a cardboard box on the sidewalk for another year. You definitely miss having a good, hit meal after a while.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I lived in my car for a year, and then it got stolen by basketball Americans, and then I lived in a cardboard box on the sidewalk for another year. You definitely miss having a good, hit meal after a while.
      These things don't just happen.
      I've been homeless.
      You let some cum dumpster bawd take advantage of you while you were homeless, and you somehow managed to end up with even less than what you had.
      Embarrassing, yes, but that's the fate of moronic fricktards like you. Do you want to be some other b***h's white knight?

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    most fastfood-like stuff gets incredibly shit when it goes under absolutely scorching high temperature, ramen comes to mind as an example

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dude can you fricking reply?
    I took the time to write to you the least you could do is give me a (You)

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tastes better

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >me im not like some other guys you know
    >see i turn on jazz music at parties
    >see im the kind of guy who dislikes action movies
    >yeah i prefer my food cold

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      isnt also most of the avant-garde haute cuisine molecular stuff also served cold/room temp?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bad read. I never go to parties, love action movies (the stupider the better, every Rambo was better than the previous) and I like cold food best because I feel like I don't deserve to have it hot. I'm too big of a piece of shit for a "hot meal" same reason I sleep on the floor next to my bed

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Same goes for cold food. Frick freezing my mouth off eating ice cream. Everything is best at room temperature.

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