They say that insanity is defined as,’ doing the same thing repeatedly, and expecting a different result.’
Well, my lovely husband and I are technically insane! Why do I think this, you may wonder?
Over the past few weeks we have chosen soup as a lunch option in a variety of different cafes; each time expecting to enjoy the flavours of, winter’s vegetable, potato and leek and our last offering of turkey, vegetables and cranberries. All sounded delicious.
Unfortunately, all of them were spoiled the heavy-handed seasoning of pepper. Everyone of them had too much pepper for our palettes. All we could taste was pepper; not the turkey or any of the vegetates. In fact, one was so bad that I had to send it back as I just couldn’t eat it.
We always ask if the soup is spicy or peppery and we are always told no they are not1but what is bland to one person is fiery to another!
I can understand the need to season food, really, I do, but shouldn’t chef’s or cooks think more about the variety of customer’s whose taste buds differ. After all, salt and pepper pots are left on the tables so that they can be seasoned to their own individual taste.
(just think about when you visit an Italian restaurant; they offer you black pepper if you want it.)
Too many times we have been disappointed that we've now decided to forgo soup when on offer, which is a shame especially on cold days!
This will leave us with a selection of toasties and paninis but as I look at the combinations on offer well; I despair!
Don’t get me started! For two people, like myself and my lovely husband, who don’t like cheese…
I rest my case!