February 27, 2013
I shop for beer seconds. Buying returned meat is another smart way to stretch a grocery budget. Flat soda pop doesn’t bother me but I don’t think tomato juice should ever be fizzy. Expiration dates tend to be overly conservative; just watch out for puffy cans, leaky cartons, and gas venting. Gray is not a flavor profile. American cheese slices harden around the edge and form a sophisticated-looking crust. Black olives are ripened green olives, so why hold romaine lettuce to a different standard? Bad ingredients and good curry are magical together. If yams have sprouted, think of the leaves as bonus garnish. Tonight’s menu? Chili dogs without the chili, cheese, or bun. Simply calling it “hot dogs” reveals a lack of style and imagination. Each hot dog is guaranteed to contain no less than 60% food. I diced some onion to go on top. I think it was an onion.