Tap dancing.

Joined Dec 15, 1999
I knew a chef who use to use Evian bottled water for his fish stocks. Or at least that's what he told reporters. Every one thaught he's crazy. Still in hebrew as stock is called "axis" and that's what they are in french influenced cooking, so doesn't it deserve the best ingredients including water.
Then I started noticing the bottoma of bain marries. Do an experiment in your own kitchen, take some water and reduce by half, or third. YUCK. That's what i got to say. Yuck. Tap water's bad enough but when consentraded? Yuck.

When we make stocks isn't that's exactly what we do, we concentrate all thae trash in the water. I doh't know. What I do know is that now I noticed how many stocks do taste "stony" to me.

Maybe I am wrong, after all we do descum the stock, and maybe the vegetables and bones take more impurities out. And beside, bottled water's high mineral content wouldn't make the best replacment will it?!
Maybe yes. I don't know. So what do you think. Tap water, purified water, bottled?
Joined Aug 29, 2000
You are right, Shahar; tap water can be downright ugly in a lot of places. I am fortunate to have a reverse osmosis water filter in my kitchen, so I have nearly all minerals, metals and other undesirable elements removed. The water is wonderful for stocks, brewed drinks and drinking; I use it in all cooking. Actually, the Aquafina brand is exactly the same (it's not mineral water).
Joined May 6, 2001
I have a filter on my water supply as well, it's sad how often the water in so many places isn't fit to drink right from the tap. I know up north (Chicago) they have occasional "water tastings".

Joined May 18, 2001
I find filtered water to be adequate. Our tap water is from snow, but the pipes add some asbestos to it. A simple filer removed that and a bunch of other stuff.

And as my son used to say when he was a teenager: Evian is naive spelled backwards.

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