Monday, February 16, 2009

Don't judge me by the content of my condiments!

When Marcos and I got married, one of the first bumps in our long road to happiness was the issue of condiments. Specifically, I had to break it to Marcos that it hurt my feelings to see the dinner I had prepared smothered with stuff-of-the-eternal-shelf-life. Even if I hadn't added enough salt. Even if the meal really was a perfect match for bar-b-que sauce.

And a year and a half later, my attention has turned back to condiments. It may have something to do with the fact that my latest craving is baby carrots with peppercorn ranch dressing, but in any case, I have found myself staring at the refrigerator door lately wondering what other people have in theirs.

In some parts of America it's "hey baby, what's your sign?", and in Japan it's "hey baby, what's your blood type?", but I am starting to think that more can be told about a person by the contents of their refrigerator door. Here are the raw data for the Prieto family analysis...
  • Polaner Allfruit raspberry jam
  • S&B wasabi
  • Thai Kitchen red curry paste
  • Italian salad dressing
  • peppercorn ranch salad dressing
  • tempero completo (Brazilian seasoned salt)
  • Hershey's chocolate syrup
  • Some Dude's Fry Sauce
  • sushi seasoning
  • sesame oil
  • Gulden's golden brown mustard
  • Trader Joe's organic ketchup
  • balsamic vinegar
  • seasoned rice vinegar
  • Trader Joe's all-natural bar-b-que sauce
  • stir fry sauce
  • Mrs. Butterworth's maple syrup
  • soy sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
I bet Freud would have had loads to say about our condiment selection...


SiN CiTy StRoBeHnS said...

you know, that is really true. I like this post. Your condiments really do express a sense of your food personality. I love all the international and trader joe items :]
A few items I know I have off the top of my head include:
Heins Ketchup
Yellow Mustard
BBQ Sauce
Yakisoba sauce
Bulldog Brand Tonkatsu Sauce
Chicken and Beef Boullion
Parmesan cheese
Sesame seed oil
soy sauce
goma salad dressing
italian salad dressing
ranch dressing
asian ginger/sesameseed dressing
well, till next time :]
love you girl!

Milko said...

When I add stuff to the meals my wife makes she always says "oh you're fixing it again"
As for condiments fetta cheese is the fix-it-all solution for me.

On another note, we have a couple in our ward and the husband is Brzilian and I have come to believe that Brazilian food is some of the best!