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Peter Aitken wrote:
> "Dee Randall" > wrote in message
> ...
>>"-L." > wrote in message
>>>Michael Siemon wrote:
>>>>It is also, if well done, so damned "pretty" that I can hardly imagine
>>>>even the most squeamish of fellow diners having any problem watching
>>>>me eat the raw stuff, even if they demur on having it themselves!
>>>It *is* quite pretty. That's about all I like about it. Honestly, I
>>>don't "get" what the big deal is. I think a lot of people who ooh and
>>>aaahh over it simply do so because it's trendy.

>>I have a deceased relative who always said that people ate this or that
>>because it was trendy and ate it with no regard to taste; for instance,
>>that no one could really tell the difference between jug wine and $50 wine
>>if they were put to the test; that Long John Silver served fish as good as
>>the best fish houses, and on-and-on-and on. It didn't take me long to
>>realize this particular relative, IMO, was just plain CHEAP!
>>Dee Dee

> There are people who really can't tell the difference. Rather than admit it,
> they claim that people who can tell the difference are just being trendy.

OTOH, I know many many people who will not buy store brands, citing
quality as the reason. In my experience (and I *can* tell the difference
between quality products and crap), most store brand ingredients that
are not highly processed (i.e. canned tomatoes, eggs, kraft-level
cheddar cheese, pasta) taste no different from the low-to mid priced
national brands that most people purchase.



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