View Full Version : Salsa & dumb food reviewers

Frantic Freddie
05-28-2010, 02:49:29
These people.... (http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/everydaycooking/tastetests/salsatastetest)

For people who are supposedly into food they sure are dumb,take this line: "We all agreed that this option would be best utilized as pico de gallo alongside a main course dish instead of on a chip"

Pico de gallo is not a generic term for a side condiment,it IS a condiment.

And Tostitos Salsa came in 2nd??? Yuch! I've had it & it's barely worthy of the name salsa.La Victoria makes excellent salsas,their Salsa Ranchera is one of my favorites.But for all time salsa goodness Sadies Salsa (http://www.sadiessalsa.com/) is my hands-down favorite (their restaurants are fantastic too).

If you get hold of either of those & you're not used to hot stuff,well,don't say I didn't warn you :D

Funny salsa story: On a hunting trip to Oklahoma some years ago with a friend,we'd taken a big jar of Sadies to share.As we were having breakfast in the cabin (eggs & venison sausage,mmmm),I passed the jar around.The Okie boys verrrry carefully put little dots of salsa on their food,when it got to me I just poured about 1/2 a cup on my eggs & sausage.

Suddenly everything went silent.I looked up & they were all staring at me...one guy said "You're gonna *gulp* really eat that much?"
"Yep" I said "I love it!"

They sat there & watched as I took a big bite of it.I'm sure they thought I was either showing off or just crazy,but the truth is that I love hot stuff (well,I might be crazy too,but that's another discussion).

I live in New Mexico,which produces most of the chile crop in the USA,we tend to be a little fanantical about chiles,so much so that we have a Chile Pepper Institute (http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/) & we're the only state in the Union that has an Official State Question: "Red or Green?",referring to what type of chile would you like on your food :D

Chiles are one food that you can eat as much of as you like,no calories,high in Vitamin C & potassium,lots of fiber.If you have a cold they'll open your sinuses so you can breathe (keep a lot of tissue handy).They're part of the nightshade family which includes tomatoes & potatos.

Now you know more than you ever wanted about salsa & chiles & I'm done babbling *stumbles out*