Here's why I shudder at the thought of mayo on sandwiches or dressing on salads.
The white, gloppy condiment has a lot of haters.
Can you imagine french fries without ketchup? Your favorite deli sandwich without mayo? Pancakes without syrup? Hard to picture and definitely not a world we want to live in! If you're like us, you love dipping, spreading and saucing all kinds of foods with a variety of things, also known as condiments.
If I could no longer eat Ketchup, it would nearly ruin my life. I’m 32 years old. Condiments are meant to act as flavor enhancers
"You may want to get a glass of water," I warn my colleagues. It's 10 a.m., and I've dumped a bag of old white bread on the counter to use as the vehicle for testing 10 vinegary hot sauces, each waiting in a bowl marked with just a number.
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Muffin tins are the superheroes of our generation. You may just see a plain old cooking tin on the outside, but muffin tins have a secret identity. There's no kryptonite here, only the epic idea of flipping a tin upside down and making a bowl made of cookies. BAM.
When was the last time you gave any thought to a condiment? How often do you look at a bottle of ketchup and wonder how it came to be so popular? Not very often, most likely, but the fact of the matter is that these sauces are eaten all over the world, and many of them have global influences.
What about the art underlying these gastronomical poems forged in beef, cheese, and bun?
What are French fries without ketchup? Sushi without soy sauce? Chips without salsa? Boring, for one. Condiments are used
Some foods are tricky to eat in public. When at lunch or dinner with friends or colleagues, stick with the foods you feel most comfortable eating. With Valentine's Day around the corner, practice makes perfect with all foods!