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    Quote Originally Posted by Nereffid View Post
    To me, the phrase "he has good taste" means "I have a predefined set of criteria about what things a person should like in order for me to regard that person as interesting/intelligent/sophisticated/good, and he meets those criteria". A mostly harmless judgement that tells us more about the judge than the one being judged.
    Those predefined criteria may constitute very impressive elements of culture. So, for example, the predefined criterion which values coherence in music led to all Western music until quite recently.

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    "Good taste" is when someone else's opinion matches one's own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewWeflen View Post
    "Good taste" is when someone else's opinion matches one's own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    "Good musical taste" means nothing. It's an individual thing, and I'll leave it at that.
    I'd be more precise, and say that aesthetic taste always combines the individual, the social and the universal. As the individual element is ever present, you can indeed say "it's an individual thing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewWeflen View Post
    "Good taste" is when someone else's opinion matches one's own.
    I agree - I was planning to write the same thing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluteman View Post
    aesthetic taste always combines the individual, the social and the universal.
    good taste demands only the objective: the highest quality possible.

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    The usual place for members to talk about these matters is Area 51. Let's keep this thread just for the intended topic: good musical taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilham View Post
    I'm not so sure. Consider how educated the palate must be to blend and balance the myriad spices in a curry (for some reason I'm on a roll with curries today). Then consider how poorly curry is viewed as a culinary masterpiece.
    There are curries and curries. The standard local curry restaurant in Britain serves bland food based on pre-purchased sauces. It is too hard for these places to get entry visas for authentic cooks. In bigger cities you get some authentic places (often the least impressive in looks) but this is still not fine dining. But curries made with the care you describe are highly prized and praised, securing entries in the Good Food Guide etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthusiast View Post
    There are curries and curries. The standard local curry restaurant in Britain serves bland food based on pre-purchased sauces. It is too hard for these places to get entry visas for authentic cooks. In bigger cities you get some authentic places (often the least impressive in looks) but this is still not fine dining. But curries made with the care you describe are highly prized and praised, securing entries in the Good Food Guide etc.
    I agree. Pre-lockdown, I really enjoyed eating at Dishoom when I could. I also recall great curries at The Bengal Cavalry Club and at Veeraswamy's. But for most people considering high-end cuisine, I doubt curry figures above other cuisines like French, Italian, Japanese, or even Korean!

    Or perhaps I'm missing your point, that the Good Food Guide is intended as a synonym for classical music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthusiast View Post
    There are curries and curries. The standard local curry restaurant in Britain serves bland food based on pre-purchased sauces. It is too hard for these places to get entry visas for authentic cooks. In bigger cities you get some authentic places (often the least impressive in looks) but this is still not fine dining. But curries made with the care you describe are highly prized and praised, securing entries in the Good Food Guide etc.
    I've been to some fine dining Curry houses, they do exist in London at any rate. Notable and bloody gorgeous is...https://www.veeraswamy.com
    New website and some new music......www.mikehewer.com

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    Curry has no place in a music thread; especially after a reminder to stay on topic.

    Last edited by Taggart; May-05-2021 at 18:11.
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