You know how in movies someone always comes home and opens up a carton of milk, smells it, and then says to their significant other, “Does this smell bad to you?” I can’t handle it. I’m completely paranoid about that sort of thing. If it’s in my power to determine if the food is bad, it’s bad by default. If the milk is past its date, don’t even bother to smell it. Just dump it out. If the meat is over a week old, throw it out. The sell by date is equivalent to the use by date. And because of this I’ve become a great fan of canned and frozen food. The date is stamped right on there. All this fresh and local food that celebrity chefs on TV keep blathering on about is not for me. If I pick the fruit right off the tree, then I’ll eat it. If not, it better be in a can. This is the first of hopefully many articles I write for Flavourgasmic about canned and frozen food.
For my first article I’ve chosen to write about King Oscar sardines. I chose King Oscar sardines for a few reasons. The company has a semi-long history that goes on for over 100 years. Also, I have a bizarre fascination with European royalty. And the most important reason of all is that fairly recently I’ve gotten into seafood. For most of my life, I haven’t really eaten fish, and I still don’t eat it in abundance (unless you count being lied to by my parents and their “chicken fish”, but that’s another story). But one of the first for me was King Oscar sardines. Hit the link for more.