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Odder  ·  632 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tabasco Sauce is in a Battle for Its Very Survival

I kinda thought this was going to be about Sriracha displacing Tabasco, but this was really interesting.

kleinbl00  ·  632 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The hipsters are definitely into sriracha at the moment but they're both fundamentally hot vinegar. I suspect over time Tabasco will come back the same way Pabst did. Meanwhile McDonald's has a sriracha burger, which is definitely a shark being jumped, while Jack in the Box shoves Cholula at you; the only condiment that should be worried is maybe ketchup.

Or maybe not.

_refugee_  ·  627 days ago  ·  link  ·  

alton brown super loved sriracha (until he went overboard on it). i trust alton to know what's what about condiments.

otoh i know many a heat-lover who'd put cholula over tabasco any day. wonder what ab's take on the mexican maiden would be

kleinbl00  ·  627 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm a fan of Alton Brown. I think he did great things for food education and food entertainment, and he seems like a genuinely good dude. But his recipes are... fine.

I've made a half-dozen Alton Brown recipes at this point. They're all high-effort, mediocre result dishes where you end up expecting a lot more flavor out of what you got. I made his turkey brine twice until I realized I was spending $50 on something to dip raw turkey in. I've gotten better results with rock salt and whatever herbs I'm getting rid of because they're old.

I'm eager for the country to tire of Sriracha. And IPA. Dear jesus can we be done with IPA...

_refugee_  ·  627 days ago  ·  link  ·  

supremely multi-talented dude as well. he interviewed on the only youtube show i watch, i learned a few more things about him. you know he's also got a music album out? in his versatility he reminds me of steve martin

bfv  ·  631 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I suspect over time Tabasco will come back the same way Pabst did.

Through product placement in a David Lynch movie that isn't completely incomprehensible?

bhrgunatha  ·  629 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Here's to Ben bfv!

Odder  ·  631 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, looks like it's a good time to be into condiments. Also, ew that's a lot of mayo.

Quatrarius  ·  631 days ago  ·  link  ·  

it might be because mayo is used to mix with other condiments

and it goes in more dishes than probably all the others

the potato salad consumption of the great lakes region probably accounts for about a quarter of that

_refugee_  ·  627 days ago  ·  link  ·  

almost all the kinds of fake salad I can think of have mayo as a main component (and i know my fake salads)

macaroni salad, potato salad, broccoli salad, tuna salad, chicken salad , jello salad (yes me too i'm also retching thinking about this), cabbage salad (i mean, erm, coleslaw)

on one hand it's a binding agent

primary alternative/substitute for this generally seems to be a vinaigrette dressing (german potato salad, idk what else)

on the other hand i guess the requirement for a dish to be a salad is that it has to have some kind of dressing and that's about all it takes to qualify. which is not really what the average person thinks of when they think of 'salad'

and now i've written salad way too many times and it doesn't look like a word to me anymore.

Quatrarius  ·  627 days ago  ·  link  ·  

yeah it's essentially the glue for a lot of things

you can do sour cream or greek yogurt or something in a fair bit of those but it does change the flavor and texture a bit