Joined: Oct. 2005
I like making some things by hand. Prepackaged things can be good too. I have known obsessive foodies who were nuts about purity. I like a certain balance. A good cost/benefit ratio. It is worth making my own tacos instead of going to taco bell. It is not worth making my own flour tortillas vs buying them at a grocery store.
I was telling a friend about my jerk chicken experiments. "Do you use Wood(something) jerk seasoning?" she asked. "No." "How about Plutos?" "No, I blended the spices from scratch." "Oh. My mom was from Jamaica. Real Jamaicans never make it from scratch."