This touches on something that's been on my mind lately. I recently watched an episode of Kitchen nightmares and Ramsey was reaming the guy about his Italian wedding soup. said it was a muddle of vegtables with gray meatballs, etc. and had a fit because it was two days old. This is the same guy that I had never heard of until he was hawking.... Cambell's Italian Wedding soup! I think I had too much to drink- I'm seeing double standard. On another show he reamed a guy for having frozen broccoli. Everybody's on the buy fresh, buy local bandwagon lately, but guess what, broccoli doesn't grow in Minnesota in the middle of winter and neither do tomatoes, so our ancestor's used to (sit down for this) can and freeze the stuff from their gardens. Horrors! They ate canned and frozen food, the Cretins. People call me all the time and ask if my fish is fresh, and when I say no, it's frozen, they get their noses all out of joint. What do they think, I catch swordfish in the Mississippi? Even if I could, I can't sell it to the public in the restaurant. Can't I fly it in? Sure. Let me get the corporate helicopter and fly all over the country. You want to pay $100 a plate for it? No? Then get real. So do I buy frozen MN peas from Birdseye or fresh peas from CA? Which is politically correct in the culinary world? I'm getting a little tired of the whole thing. you can't have it both ways, fresh and local except in the summer. And then you pay through the nose for it and I would like to know why. You're supposed to be saving on transportation, so why does the local stuff (that if I don't buy goes to the local cannery) cost more?
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11/27/08 at 1:00am