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02 November 2017 @ 04:22 pm
Validating my prejudices  
Science agrees: Mayonnaise is disgusting
tx_cronopiotx_cronopio on November 2nd, 2017 09:05 pm (UTC)
I have a shameful confession. Not only do I like mayonnaise, I like Miracle Whip.

El Coyote Gordo: disgustsupergee on November 2nd, 2017 09:53 pm (UTC)
I draw no invidious distinctions between the two.
msrat1900 on November 3rd, 2017 08:20 pm (UTC)
Home-made mayonnaise is great; store-bought mayonnaise contains way too many strange ingredients. Along with most store-bought condiments. Look for things with fewer ingredients.

My favorite label of all time reads "Ingredient: pumpkin" Note, no "s". (It's Oconamowoc pumpkin for pies, by the way.)
Elenbarathi: Knowledgeelenbarathi on November 4th, 2017 07:11 pm (UTC)
Y'know, the day after Halloween, pumpkins are outrageously cheap. It's no trouble at all to buy a couple, roast the seeds, bake the flesh, and freeze as much delicious pumpkin puree as anyone could want in single-pie-sized tupperware. I might still have some frozen from last year; one big pumpkin goes a long way.

When I make pumpkin pie, I blend all the ingredients in the blender before pouring it into the crust - it bakes up just like silk, mmmm. LOL, I confess I buy store-bought frozen pie crusts rather than making my own - those things have changed my life. ^^
(Anonymous) on November 5th, 2017 03:30 pm (UTC)
"Y'know, the day after Halloween, pumpkins are outrageously cheap."

This goes contrary to my experience. The day after Halloween, even if there had been big bins of unsold pumpkins in stores the previous day, on November 1st there is nary a pumpkin to be found, neither cheap nor dear. Perhaps they all turn into coaches at midnight.

-- Bruce Arthurs
Elenbarathi: Knowledgeelenbarathi on November 8th, 2017 08:35 pm (UTC)
Really? Maybe go on Halloween then, before the lions and tigers get them all:

(Anonymous) on November 3rd, 2017 09:59 pm (UTC)
The writer appears to be unaware that "white barbeque sauce" exists, with mayo as a primary ingredient. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/big-bob-gibsons-alabama-white-bbq-sauce-recipe-1943078

-- Bruce Arthurs
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on November 4th, 2017 07:00 pm (UTC)
"De gustibus non disputandem est."

I'm fine either with or without mayonnaisse or Miracle Whip, or mustard, or mango-chipotle chutney, or whatever. I'm fine with eating the sandwich ingredients individually, without sauce of any kind.

As a dyed-in-the-wool Aspie with hypersensitivity in every sensory modality, I say (with Heinlein) that "specialization is for insects", and indulging one's sensory pickiness only limits one's life experience.

"There's only one day between what you won't eat, and what you will." It's amazing how effectively a bout of food insecurity (or outright hunger) cures a person of first-world finickiness.
The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit: Morbo and the letter Tporsupah on November 11th, 2017 10:13 pm (UTC)
Repair thee at once to Belgium, knave, lest ye make proud such malfeasances!