Sweet and Savoury ~ It Just Ain’t Right.

25 Aug

It’s a minefield out there. I’m talking specifically about food mind, otherwise this would take far too long and bore you all to tears, but food is rich subject. There’s so much of it!

I’m a simple creature so fancy pants food annoys me. Ok it looks pretty positioned there in the middle of the plate for all to see with swirls of pesto round it and a little parmesan crust hat, but WHERE IS THE REST OF IT?! If I wanted minimal eating I would pick the unwanted vegetables out of the food tray in the bottom of the fridge. I mean really.

But what really bothers me (in a slight rain man fashion) is people who mix sweet with savoury. And I know I’m not alone in the world (thank god for Sam) so let the ranting commence.
It’s not right.

Why ever would you put jam in a sandwich?

I will give a certain amount of leeway to people who eat white bread jam sandwiches, but brown bread? That’s like putting a good heap of lemon curd in a jacket potato. It’s just not done! There are so many choices for the common sandwich, like cheese and pickle, or ham and tomato, why do you have to get greedy and start adding in dessert? Pineapple on a pizza? Lemon chicken? A lemon? With chicken?! No thank you very much. Raisins in curry? You can keep them and I’m not even going to start on the whole duck smothered in pieces of orange. You are over complicating it!

Apple. With cheese. I can’t even start on this, it annoys me too much. But the worst one is when you go out for dinner and you get some salad with whatever you ordered, and it comes with a flower in it. thats just taking it too far.

There are, as always, certain exclusions.
• Pork with apple sauce. Allowed. In fact I quite like it.
• Red cabbage with apple. As above.
• Bread and butter pudding. Tolerated as the bread is sweet.
• Lamb tagine. I hate to say it but I like the apricots. Shudder.

I don’t care if it’s the new thing or a ‘taste sensation’ I don’t want it. Quelle fromage!

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10 Responses to “Sweet and Savoury ~ It Just Ain’t Right.”

  1. Steve Carss August 25, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    First i have to say thanks for checking out my new blog yesterday, secondly a lot of what you have listed above doesn’t make much sense to me, for example lemon yes its a fruit but it can be very savoury and massively enhances the flavour of a chicken for example, their are a lot of ingredients that are perceived as sweet but add balance to a savoury food, food is all about balance, (sweet & Savoury (theirs more to it but thats the basics)) their you go i’ve said my piece :)

  2. prenin August 25, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    I heartily agree, although the kids I used to babysit turned me on to Peanut Butter and Blackcurrant jam sandwiches! :P

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

  3. countingducks August 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    Where is the rest of it indeed. Having to stop at a Burger King on thr way from a fine dining experience takes some of the shine off the event

    • tinkerbelle86 August 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

      if i could like a comment i would :)

    • germanabendbrot August 31, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

      I’ve once been on the terrace of an expensive French Restaurant with Friends. We paid the check (don’t ASK!) and crossed the street to have a burger and french (!) fries at a nice little hut. Of course, the waitress could see us since we kept waving and toasting towards her ;-) BTW: I hate raisins or sweet cream in salads or other dishes. Turned my stay in Sweden into a traumatizing Event…

  4. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts August 26, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    Funny :) I’m actually a big fan of sweet with savoury because it allows me to have more sweet! But if forced to choose, I would just skip straight to the sweet category…

    • tinkerbelle86 August 26, 2011 at 8:10 am #

      im the other way, i prefer cheese to chocolate :)

  5. treithioblog August 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    I’m hearin ya!

    Where do you stand on pineapple on pizza?

    That’s just all kinds of wrong…

  6. truthwithdoris August 31, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    I’m liking you more and more :)

    this post is like I wrote it!!
    so agree with you!

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