So.........Could Neelix cook or not?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Yvaine, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    I've used that. Someone owes you something and whines "I'm TRYING", and I shoot back "Yes, you are... very"
     
  2. teacake

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    GET THIS CHEESE TO SICKBAY!!

    The bitching annoys me. Get in the kitchen and help him if it's a matter of Talaxian taste being different. He's feeding a lot of people with limited fresh food. Nothing is burnt. He takes into account balance and nutrition. Replicators have spoiled them because they've been able to eat whatever they want exactly to their taste and now suddenly it's out of their control.
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Obviously Neelix literally could cook, because we saw him do it. He looked like he knew what he was doing. On Talax, he could have been considered a master chef for all we know.

    But not everyone is going to like his food. That doesn't mean he's a bad cook or anything, it just means that the crew doesn't like Talaxian cuisine (assuming that's what he was making).

    This.
     
  4. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    Yea, that's always been my thought. He likely was a good cook, the crews Palette just wasn't accustomed to the taste of the spices and ingredients available to Neelix, the reason he eventually was known as a good cook, was because their taste adapted or he found tastes closer to what their taste was accustomed to
     
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  6. Silvercrest

    Silvercrest Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm still trying to get over the "hair pasta" thing.
     
  7. Keturah

    Keturah Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Totally agree! I always thought the comments about his cooking were cheap shots. In my house, if you don't like the cooking, fine go ahead and take a turn for a few weeks!
     
  8. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

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    I bet there were plenty of better coocks on Voyager.
     
  9. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yes but they had other jobs to do.

    If I was transported to Voyager in the Delta quadrant I'd end up a cook too since I couldn't do anything else. I couldn't even teach Naomi since I wouldn't know any Federation history or the maths etc.. I'd be like well... vegetables. Vegetables I know. Sure most of them are very different vegetables but just let me have a taste and I'll figure out what to do with it.

    Imagine if you took someone who knew no earth foods and gave them a bunch of vegetables. They might make some interesting assumptions. They might use carrot puree as a basis for lots of soups whereas you would think potato was a more obvious choice. That kind of mixing around what quantities we normally think of as making a balanced dish.
     
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