Monday, 23 December 2019

Recognising Culinary Vulgarity

I recently bought a mince pie in the cafe of a department store. It was not at all like the mince pies mother used to make. The pastry was unpleasantly sweet and crumbly, but, much worse, the mincemeat tasted strongly of vinegar. When considering buying mincemeat or mince pies, check the list of  ingredients. Vinegar is rarely mentioned by name, but if  present it will appear as 'acetic acid'. Mother's mincemeat contained lemon juice, but never vinegar.

I consider that the contents of their mincemeat is a good test of purveyors of cakes and pastries. Shun the vulgar organisations that add vinegar.

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