Sunday, January 23, 2005

Sweet Tomatoes

Yes, I am one of the pickiest eaters there are. I'll address that some other time but tomatoes seem to be on the top of my list of food issues. I don't like chunks of them in anything but blending it down into a sauce is the easiest way to fix that. I do believe it's a texture issue but you don't see me harping on high grit sandpaper. It could be the early impression of seeing my aunt put sugar on a sliced tomato and eat it. Who knows. On a similar line of thought, I also believe that everyone has their own one true tomato sauce. Sometime in their lives they are forced to make a decision over Ragu or Prago. It does happen (unless you are allergic to tomatoes for which you should discontinue reading) and it does sound silly but there are major differences. Prago does tend to be sweeter than Ragu. And I think that the only sweet thing about Italian food should be Italian ices... so I'm a Ragu man. Yes, there are more than two brands of sauce but none are more dissimilar. I figure that someone out there has probably even done a thesis on this.


Lily said...

I won't eat mushrooms, it's texture issue.
My 13yr old is like you: she's a very picky eater and also does not care for tomatoes but does like tomatoe sauce on her pasta.

Martin said...

She's a smart girl. Yuckies do exist! At least the voices tell me that...I still think the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been brainwashing the public into believing that chunks of produce must be healthy. It kind of reminds me of an old friend of mine Paul (who we called Naps) that had an aversion to grapes. I never understood why though. But I do believe that the brocoli, tomatoes, oranges, bell peppers and other items that my parents pushed on me might have made me more leery of it. But then again, it is good to have resolve when it comes to some things in life... sad when food is a starting point.