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Drowning in ketchup

My older daughter eats everything with and by everything, I really mean everything!!

Her is first drowned in tomato ketchup and only then can she begin eating it. Now I can understand burgers, french fries, kebabs etc being eaten with a little ketchup, but most of our desi does not go well with the tomato sauce and I can only watch in horror or exasperation as she upends the bottle of Heinz or Knorr ketchup and swirl it over lentils, meatballs or a vegetable dish.

I personally think ketchup overwhelms the of the dish and all you can taste is ketchup but my daughter carries sachets to school and elsewhere as well so when it is snack time, she can liberally spread the all over the food.

Culturally, we use many condiments like raita, chutneys, pickle etc with our food. Do you like food drowned under an avalanche of condiments or do you prefer the original flavors of the food?

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slexy143 wrote on December 6, 2014, 3:48 PM

thats really serious, you have to seat her down and have a mother daughter chat and tell her its not healthy. too much of everything is bad

Jlbowden wrote on December 6, 2014, 4:20 PM

I do prefer to taste my food, bug have to admit that I'm also guilty of being a little heavy handed with the old Ketchup or mustard bottle even. But even on a fish dish like Codfish for example. Many put tartar sauce on fish, possibly to hide the fishy taste of Salmon for example. Bug on a delicious fish such as Codfish, you are taking away the true taste of baked cod for example.

Ketchup on a hamburger or even meatloaf - well you know the real answer here. And that is maybe we all have a little kid in us, just like your daughter. And we have all been spoiled some way or another by a variety of condiments that get are taste buds excited even more. (;

melody23 wrote on December 6, 2014, 6:43 PM

I used to like mayo on most things but for whatever reason I don't eat as much of it these days. I have never been a huge tomato ketchup fan to be honest, and I cant imagine it in a curry. However speaking as someone who has serious issues with food I can empathise with your daughters need to make her food the way she wants it by adding ketchup if that's what she likes. For me its usually the opposite, I take everything off my food in general, I don't like much in the way of sauces and although i can eat a tiny bit of salad with a meal, i always scrape it off my burger if that's what i am having.

bestwriter wrote on December 6, 2014, 7:31 PM

As you have rightly said ketch up is for chips and stuff and I obey that rule (lol). Hope your child will get over her craze for ketchup. May be she can advertise for ketchup and earn! (lol)

bestwriter wrote on December 6, 2014, 7:33 PM

Incidentally you have posted this under 'Animals' (lol) You can change it.

scheng1 wrote on December 6, 2014, 10:26 PM

That's good. Easy to feed her. If all your pets and children like ketchup, you do not need to worry about cooking.

keishafaye100 wrote on December 6, 2014, 10:54 PM

I am guilty, i put ketchup on everything, i go through bottle of ketchup within a week! it is absolutely ridiculous. i keep hoping one day i will get tired of it, but i can only imagine when...

Nephthys wrote on December 7, 2014, 1:11 AM

We use minimal condiments and prefer the original flavors. My nephew eats his rice with a bunch of ketchup. Always thought that was weird lol

WordChazer wrote on December 7, 2014, 5:44 AM

I have ketchup in odd places but generally prefer the standard condiments. Ketchup with curry, no can't see that catching on here.

VinceSummers wrote on December 19, 2014, 3:26 PM

It depends upon the food. Top-quality, expensive food should have its true flavor shine through (presumably it is expensive because, at least in part, it tastes good).