Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Food Faux Pas

Hi, my name is Jessica Halliday, and I am a food snob.  And damn proud of it.  It's not easy being a food snob.  I snub my nose up to chain restaurants, electric stoves, canned foods like chili, bagged meats like pot roast.  I realize that a mother of 3 with a full-time job (hell, just a mother of 1 alone) will often choose convenience over freshness.  But since I am not a mother of 3, nor do I have a full-time job, I can say all this stuff and not feel the least bit guilty about it!  Because I am a Bitch 'n the Kitchen, and that's how I do.

Last night, I was at my beautiful friend Natalie's house, watching her cook dinner.  Now I love me some Natalie, but I had to scold her on few of the items she had in her fridge.  And here they are:

I realize this is convenient.  But if you've ever cooked with this garlic, you MUST taste the bitterness of it.  It just doesn't have the right garlicky taste that I love so much!  It doesn't even smell right. How hard is it to buy some garlic and mince it up?  You can even do it with one of those handy garlic presses so you don't smell like garlic all day (though I prefer that to any perfume).

Here was my next annoyance:
Yep.  Margarine.  It's not THAT much better for you, yet tastes THAT much unlike the real deal...Butter.  Butter is just better, people.  There's no denying it.  I sometimes use butter as lip gloss when I'm out!  (I'm not kidding). Name a noted chef that uses Margarine and I'll eat an entire stick of that crap.

Which brings me to my next jar of crap. 

I'm sorry, but I don't eat anything that is drowning in urine.  Try these instead, you can find them by the lunch meat in your grocery store. 

And finally, this (which Natalie pointed out to me, so she may have a little food snob in her too):

Grate your own Parmesan cheese.  It will taste SOOOOO much better!  And in the end, it will save you SOOO much money.

Now, I have to say, regardless of her few bad choices at the grocery store.  Natalie did make a mean ass pasta dinner.

Just like my ancestors (in another life) would have made.  I swear I was Italian in a past life. 

So there you have it.  Some of the many things I am a food snob about.  What are you a food snob about??

1 comment:

Bianca said...

Love it! Completely agreed. Except I actually like to drink that pickle juice. It's a great hangover cure.