I was inspired by the thread about cheese and seafood being a no-no and thought that there are many culinary rules that I break all the time because I like it better that way. What culinary rules do you break on purpose? -A big one for me is risotto. I don't like it al dente, I enjoy it much more when it is overcooked and mushy. -Olive oil - I use it for everything, even deep frying... even for stir-fry... It makes everything taste better to me.