We have been avoiding major divisive issues, but I think it is time to take a firm stand and face our differences. Yes, it is another Food Rules post!!!!
Nuts in Brownies, pro or con?
My father is FIRMLY anti nuts in brownies. To the point that it apparently came up on one of my parents’ first dates and has remained a controversial topic since then. Because my mother likes nuts in brownies. But such is her devotion that for 50 years, she has been making nut-less brownies. Or half and half brownie pans. Or at the very least, only putting nuts on top so they can be picked off.
I think I may sincerely not have a horse in this race? Except that, thanks to my deprived childhood, whenever I see brownies with nuts I think “oooo, fancy! Not like the nutless brownies I get at home”.
Mayo or Mustard on Sandwiches, when is it appropriate to use one versus the other?
I almost always prefer mustard on sandwiches. So far as I am concerned, mustard with turkey, chicken, roast beef, even tuna salad, all good. But even I draw the line at mustard with salami or other cured meats, that’s just weird. What about you? Which sandwiches say “mustard” and which say “mayo”? Or do you mix them together like a FREAK?
Whipped Cream on Drinks, where do you draw the line?
I assume all but the most extreme accept whipped cream on milkshakes. But what about floats? Do you put whipped cream on floats? Or malteds? Or egg creams? Or fruit smoothies? Or bubble tea? Or iced coffee? For me, I say cream on top of anything dairy rather than water based. So if it is a yogurt smoothie, yes. But if it is a iced smoothie, no. Also no floats, yes malteds, no egg creams, no iced coffee, but yes iced frappe. It’s complicated.