A Vote for Condiments
If the 2008 elections proved anything, it’s that Americans cannot agree on a lot. Was Sarah Palin a maverick VP pick? Are we all Joe the Plumber? Is Ashley Todd, um, well, we can all probably agree on her crazytown antics.
Anyway, I wanted to talk about another important issue today. It’s something that the food community has been fighting about for decades: a mustard verse ketchup topped hot dog.
Okay, so, ketchup. Well, to be honest, I just really don’t like ketchup all that much. But, even when I was a ketchup fan, I always, always used mustard (yellow, dirty, dijon) on a hot dog. I think it’s part aesthetic: the contrast of the golden mustard over the reddish-hued dog, makes the conglomerate-filled tube seem bright and fresh. Plus, mustard has the tang that plays nicely with the “meaty” taste. Ketchup is just more of the same, same color, same flavor.
So, while ESers may vote for whomever they want to lead the nation today, I do hope you’ll vote with me in banning ketchup usage on hot dogs.