Old_Honky - 12:55 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
I wouldn't boil to the point of paste but I abhor the current trend to under cook vegetables. My wife unfortunately likes her veggies almost raw so when I cook a roast dinner I have to do two lots of each veg. However I was pleased to read recently that the latest medical evidence is with me, well cooked vegetables are now good for you as you can absorb the nutrients more easily. Of course the next research project will probably reverse that.
Being English and unfamiliar with US Cusine I wondered what "chipped beef gravy on toast" was and looked it up on google. It doesn't sound very appetising. Give me good thick brown British gravy any day, but never on toast. What sort of perverted idea is that? Still what can you expect from a nation that puts maple syrup on bacon. :)