Random non sequitur posts catch-all thread

Prederick wrote:

Tomatoes never improve a sandwich, they only make it worse.

Whoa, whoa, whoa.... this isn’t the hot-take thread.

Prederick wrote:

Tomatoes never improve a sandwich, they only make it worse.

There was a movie about that called Attack of the Killer tomatoes.

Prederick wrote:

Tomatoes never improve a sandwich, they only make it worse.

He speaks the truth.

Dr.Incurable wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Tomatoes never improve a sandwich, they only make it worse.

He speaks the truth.

With rare exceptions - a mozzarella, tomato and basil sandwich is a thing of beauty.

Prederick wrote:

Tomatoes never improve a sandwich, they only make it worse.

Couldn't agree more.

Prederick wrote:

Tomatoes never improve a sandwich, they only make it worse.

We are gonna need to define a few things here.

Do burgers count as a sandwich?
Do you mean all sandwiches or are hot sandwiches separate from cold in this statement?

In my mind tomatoes are good on burgers and some hot sandwiches but I will back no tomatoes on cold sandwiches.

I have never had the opportunity to put a tomato on a sand-witch but that may lead to a curse.

Prederick wrote:

Tomatoes never improve a sandwich, they only make it worse.

The stuff that comes from grocery stores is crap, along with what most restaurants use. If I know a restaurant uses fresh, locally-grown tomatoes, I'll eat them on a sandwich. There's a famous BLT place nearby that does it. But I won't touch them from a chain restaurant.

deftly wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Tomatoes never improve a sandwich, they only make it worse.

The stuff that comes from grocery stores is crap, along with what most restaurants use. If I know a restaurant uses fresh, locally-grown tomatoes, I'll eat them on a sandwich. There's a famous BLT place nearby that does it. But I won't touch them from a chain restaurant.

I'm with Pred. Even the tastiest tomatoes have the same issue: they tend to dominate any other flavor the sandwich might have. In fact, locally-grown tomatoes might be worse because of this.

I love tomato soup, most of my recipes include tomato sauce as a basis, but fresh tomato on a sandwich? No sirree.

I wonder if some of the heathen, incorrect, and in a just world punishable-by-law views being expressed here are perhaps due to folks failing to properly put mayo on their tomato sammiches. When properly made the creamy mayo mixes with the acidic tomato and together they offset dry/sharp elements like cheese, making for a harmonious whole that all good and god-fearing Party members should consume daily.

(Tomato soup is icky, but I'm willing to admit that my opinion is biased by the violent food poisoning I got the first and only time I tried it.)

fenomas wrote:

Tomato soup is icky

Get out.

Coldstream wrote:
fenomas wrote:

Tomato soup is icky

Get out.

Because of the vomit?

You all are wildly and objectively wrong.

I have a stomach condition that flares up if I eat, spicy, acidic, or fatty foods. I have different tolerances to each and a further difference in tolerance on whether or not the food is processed. One slice of fresh, raw tomato will have me sick for at least the next two days. It's the same kind of reaction I get from whole milk, or if I eat anything spicier than a jalapeno. That's where I'm coming from in this conversation.

Putting tomato on a sandwich I can forgive, since I can just take it off. Put mayo on a sandwich and in the trash it goes.

Tomato soup is only good if you have a nice grilled cheese to dip in it. Tomato soup by itself? Meh to ugh.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Putting tomato on a sandwich I can forgive, since I can just take it off. Put mayo on a sandwich and in the trash it goes.

Tomato soup is only good if you have a nice grilled cheese to dip in it. Tomato soup by itself? Meh to ugh.

To bring this full circle, spread mayo on the outside of your grilled cheese before it goes in the pan.

No seriously.

dejanzie wrote:

I'm with Pred. Even the tastiest tomatoes have the same issue: they tend to dominate any other flavor the sandwich might have.

I disagree, it really depends on the other ingredients.

Consider the BLT: The bacon has a strong salty and fatty flavour. On its own, it would completely overwhelm the other ingredients. A bacon-and-lettuce sandwich would just taste like bacon. But add in some tomato, and interesting things start to happen. The acidity from the tomato helps counteract the overwhelming saltiness and fattiness of the bacon. A properly ripened tomato will have some sweetness as well, plus tomatoes are rich in glutamates that produce a strong umami flavour which complements the meaty umami of the bacon. Now with just a handful of ingredients you've got a sandwich with a rich, complex flavour that hits all the taste receptors. There's a reason why such a simple sandwich is one of the classics.

Jonman wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

Putting tomato on a sandwich I can forgive, since I can just take it off. Put mayo on a sandwich and in the trash it goes.

Tomato soup is only good if you have a nice grilled cheese to dip in it. Tomato soup by itself? Meh to ugh.

To bring this full circle, spread mayo on the outside of your grilled cheese before it goes in the pan.

No seriously.

I use margarine or butter for that. Also: eat the grilled cheese with thousand island dressing as a dip. :chefskiss:

I'm hungry.

muttonchop wrote:
dejanzie wrote:

I'm with Pred. Even the tastiest tomatoes have the same issue: they tend to dominate any other flavor the sandwich might have.

I disagree, it really depends on the other ingredients.

Consider the BLT: The bacon has a strong salty and fatty flavour. On its own, it would completely overwhelm the other ingredients. A bacon-and-lettuce sandwich would just taste like bacon. But add in some tomato, and interesting things start to happen. The acidity from the tomato helps counteract the overwhelming saltiness and fattiness of the bacon. A properly ripened tomato will have some sweetness as well, plus tomatoes are rich in glutamates that produce a strong umami flavour which complements the meaty umami of the bacon. Now with just a handful of ingredients you've got a sandwich with a rich, complex flavour that hits all the taste receptors. There's a reason why such a simple sandwich is one of the classics.

A BLT is just a bacon, lettuce and avocado sandwich that you dun screwed up.

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(I should note, I am specifically speaking of traditional sandwiches made with cold cuts and the like when I give my hot take.)

Jonman wrote:

A BLT is just a bacon, lettuce and avocado sandwich that you dun screwed up.

Avocado's flavour is too mild to hold its own against the bacon, and the bacon's already bringing plenty of fat to the table. It might help mellow out the saltiness a little but otherwise the avocado's basically just there for texture at that point.

I'd rather pair up avocado with something with a milder flavour and less fat, like turkey or chicken. That's avocado's time to shine.

The longer I live, the more I come to think that there's something like the cilantro/soap gene going on for some people with tomatoes. (Outside of the stomach condition thing, which is also very unfortunate.)

It's terrifying and horrible to even consider, and to all of you who clearly suffer from whatever this malady is, just know that you have my deepest sympathies. But, also know that you are objectively wrong in your opinions on the subject.

A BLT is an incomplete club sandwich.

The first cuban sandwich I ever ate had an egg on it and I assumed at the time it was a main ingredient. I have never seen another cuban sandwich anywhere with an egg on it, and to this day it still doesn't feel quite right if I have one without an egg on it.

Also, we recently went back to that original place for our anniversary and they still had the cubano with the egg on it!

muttonchop wrote:
Jonman wrote:

A BLT is just a bacon, lettuce and avocado sandwich that you dun screwed up.

Avocado's flavour is too mild to hold its own against the bacon, and the bacon's already bringing plenty of fat to the table. It might help mellow out the saltiness a little but otherwise the avocado's basically just there for texture at that point.

...because you need mush on a sandwich? #barfmeoutthebathroomdoor

I mean people also eat canned tuna sandwiches, clearly there’s a subset of the population that enjoys mush on a sandwich

muttonchop wrote:

I mean people also eat canned tuna sandwiches, clearly there’s a subset of the population that enjoys mush on a sandwich

True fact, tuna and avocado sandwiches are awesome.

Also worth pointing out that canned tuna runs a broad spectrum between crappy and legit. You can take your chicken of the sea and shove it. I get this stuff from Costco and it actually tastes of tuna.

Prederick wrote:

Tomatoes never improve a sandwich, they only make it worse.

Supermarket tomatoes mb. Our home grown tomatoes are so friggin’ tasty. Reminds you how incredible they can be when grown for flavour and no longevity and invulnerability.

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Tomatoes never improve a sandwich, they only make it worse.

Whoa, whoa, whoa.... this isn’t the hot-take thread.

Haha. That’s exactly where my mind went as well.

I spent 15 minutes trying out "Battle Breakers" from Epic, which their marketing presents as a passion project RPG with lots of personality. My first impression is that it feels like somebody took a bunch of F2P collectible card games from the mobile app store and put them in a blender.