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(Some Guy)   TIL it's not just "lorry" vs "truck" it s also "condiment" vs "dip"   (money.co.uk) divider line
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2021-06-18 12:56:05 PM  
Dips are condiments, but not all condiments are dips. A condiment is something you serve alongside the food that people can choose to add or not, as they please. Salt and pepper are condiments.
 
2021-06-18 1:27:06 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Dips are condiments, but not all condiments are dips. A condiment is something you serve alongside the food that people can choose to add or not, as they please. Salt and pepper are condiments.


Not all dips are condiments. Things like 7 layer dip, babaganoush, hummus, spinach dip and other things like these can be appetizers or entrees.
 
2021-06-18 1:42:21 PM  

BadReligion: I Ate Shergar: Dips are condiments, but not all condiments are dips. A condiment is something you serve alongside the food that people can choose to add or not, as they please. Salt and pepper are condiments.

Not all dips are condiments. Things like 7 layer dip, babaganoush, hummus, spinach dip and other things like these can be appetizers or entrees.


This is true.
 
2021-06-18 2:22:57 PM  
Nobody tell subby what the Brits call potato chips and french fries.
 
2021-06-18 2:26:33 PM  
Why is Texas obsessed with Worcestershire sauce? I've met extremely few people who use it more than me, and I don't use it that much. Maybe I need to meet more Texans.

/I don't think I need to meet more Texans
 
2021-06-18 2:32:13 PM  
Guac ain't a condiment. Guac is life.
 
2021-06-18 2:46:23 PM  

austerity101: Why is Texas obsessed with Worcestershire sauce? I've met extremely few people who use it more than me, and I don't use it that much. Maybe I need to meet more Texans.

/I don't think I need to meet more Texans


Because we like steak, greenhorn.
 
2021-06-18 2:50:07 PM  
Well Hungary marches to the beat of their own drum, don't they?

How was Ranch not #1 in the US?  I guess the powders are skewing the numbers down?
 
2021-06-18 2:50:40 PM  

AdrienVeidt: austerity101: Why is Texas obsessed with Worcestershire sauce? I've met extremely few people who use it more than me, and I don't use it that much. Maybe I need to meet more Texans.

/I don't think I need to meet more Texans

Because we like steak, greenhorn.


I like steak too. That's why I don't put Worcestershire sauce on it.
 
2021-06-18 3:26:02 PM  

fluffy_pope: Guac ain't a condiment. Guac is life.


Truth. The Guac of Life
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2021-06-18 3:38:14 PM  
I flat-out reject this conclusion that guac is more popular than salsa.
 
2021-06-18 3:47:59 PM  

AdrienVeidt: I flat-out reject this conclusion that guac is more popular than salsa.


Like most of these "Most Popular {X}" stories, this article is based on internet searches.  More people may be looking up guacamole recipes online.  They don't need to look up "salsa" because grew up watching their mother or grandmother make it and they don't need no stinkin' recipe.
 
2021-06-18 3:54:26 PM  

Gough: AdrienVeidt: I flat-out reject this conclusion that guac is more popular than salsa.

Like most of these "Most Popular {X}" stories, this article is based on internet searches.  More people may be looking up guacamole recipes online.  They don't need to look up "salsa" because grew up watching their mother or grandmother make it and they don't need no stinkin' recipe.


Right. Or search on, "where can I buy mustard?"
 
2021-06-18 3:56:31 PM  

Gough: AdrienVeidt: I flat-out reject this conclusion that guac is more popular than salsa.

Like most of these "Most Popular {X}" stories, this article is based on internet searches.  More people may be looking up guacamole recipes online.  They don't need to look up "salsa" because grew up watching their mother or grandmother make it and they don't need no stinkin' recipe.


Exactly. It says the most popular in the UK is "tahini". I live here and I've never heard of that. I'm guessing it was featured on some cooking show and so Google searches spiked.
 
2021-06-18 4:05:52 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Gough: AdrienVeidt: I flat-out reject this conclusion that guac is more popular than salsa.

Like most of these "Most Popular {X}" stories, this article is based on internet searches.  More people may be looking up guacamole recipes online.  They don't need to look up "salsa" because grew up watching their mother or grandmother make it and they don't need no stinkin' recipe.

Exactly. It says the most popular in the UK is "tahini". I live here and I've never heard of that. I'm guessing it was featured on some cooking show and so Google searches spiked.


It's sesame seed paste, basically.  The only thing I know to use it for off the top of my head is making hummus.
 
2021-06-18 4:13:21 PM  

mike_d85: Carter Pewterschmidt: Gough: AdrienVeidt: I flat-out reject this conclusion that guac is more popular than salsa.

Like most of these "Most Popular {X}" stories, this article is based on internet searches.  More people may be looking up guacamole recipes online.  They don't need to look up "salsa" because grew up watching their mother or grandmother make it and they don't need no stinkin' recipe.

Exactly. It says the most popular in the UK is "tahini". I live here and I've never heard of that. I'm guessing it was featured on some cooking show and so Google searches spiked.

It's sesame seed paste, basically.  The only thing I know to use it for off the top of my head is making hummus.


THIS I've never heard of tahini being used as a condiment or dip, they were looking it up because the hummus recipe called for it
 
2021-06-18 4:20:55 PM  
Tahini sauce is extremely common in Levantine cuisine.

Tahini has a sharp, nutty flavor and is a pretty damn good emulsifier. Just add garlic, lemon juice, salt, and olive oil, then slowly whisk in water until you have the consistency you want.

Makes a good salad dressing, is awesome on falafel, and can generally be used anywhere tzatziki can on flatbread sandwiches.
 
2021-06-18 5:04:32 PM  

testosteronephobe: fluffy_pope: Guac ain't a condiment. Guac is life.

Truth. The Guac of Life
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Woo hoo.

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2021-06-18 8:49:34 PM  

AdrienVeidt: austerity101: Why is Texas obsessed with Worcestershire sauce? I've met extremely few people who use it more than me, and I don't use it that much. Maybe I need to meet more Texans.

/I don't think I need to meet more Texans

Because we like steak, greenhorn.


Beyond steak, Worcestershire sauce is a good ingredient in a lot of savory dishes.  A proper Worcestershire sauce has anchovies in it, which gives it a punch of umami.  I use it as a seasoning for hamburgers, meatloaf, chili, barbeque sauce, lamb, chicken, brown gravies, tomato sauces, soups and eggs (just a drop or two).
 
2021-06-18 8:53:58 PM  
jfc/ffs Subs, the semantics is all about which one is stranded rotting at the brexit/chunnel bridge.
 
2021-06-18 9:07:52 PM  

mike_d85: It's sesame seed paste, basically.  The only thing I know to use it for off the top of my head is making hummus.


also tahine/tahina/whatevs heavily features in "white sauce"

hardly the best photo, but messy is good!

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Carter Pewterschmidt: Exactly. It says the most popular in the UK is "tahini". I live here and I've never heard of that. I'm guessing it was featured on some cooking show and so Google searches spiked.


you live in the UK but never once had döner? I guess... vaguely-believable?

AdrienVeidt: I flat-out reject this conclusion that guac is more popular than salsa.


this... lol, dadgammit foodtab, this is why I have a crate of this nonsense arriving next week...

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and for the rest of you, go buy/eat some damned halwa already

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2021-06-18 10:19:20 PM  

Auntie Cheesus: Beyond steak, Worcestershire sauce is a good ingredient in a lot of savory dishes.  A proper Worcestershire sauce has anchovies in it, which gives it a punch of umami.  I use it as a seasoning for hamburgers, meatloaf, chili, barbeque sauce, lamb, chicken, brown gravies, tomato sauces, soups and eggs (just a drop or two).


Worcestershire sauce is great for adding to soups, stews etc but for putting on a burger, chips etc HP sauce, generically called "brown sauce", has a similar bitter sweet flavour.

tintar: Carter Pewterschmidt: Exactly. It says the most popular in the UK is "tahini". I live here and I've never heard of that. I'm guessing it was featured on some cooking show and so Google searches spiked.


you live in the UK but never once had döner? I guess... vaguely-believable?


We love kebabs. But we have no idea what is actually in them. And frankly we're too scared to ask.
 
2021-06-18 10:20:58 PM  
And Worcestershire sauce is often just called "Lea and Perrins".
 
2021-06-18 10:34:21 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Worcestershire sauce is great for adding to soups, stews etc but for putting on a burger, chips etc HP sauce, generically called "brown sauce", has a similar bitter sweet flavour.


Oh, you don't put it on the cooked burger, you add it to the meat before forming the patties.

Carter Pewterschmidt: And Worcestershire sauce is often just called "Lea and Perrins".


That's because Worcestershire sauce was invented by Worcester chemists John Wheeley Lee and William Henry Perrins in the early part of the 19th century.
 
2021-06-19 10:37:55 AM  
Well, that wasn't fundamentally flawed at all...

They started with two seed lists - one containing 32 condiments from a travel article, and the other a list of brand name condiments from Wikipedia - and then just aggregated search results for them all. The thing is, search results do not directly correlate to popularity, and anyone who thinks so is a goddamned idiot who doesn't belong in data analytics.

No one searches for "mustard", "ketchup", etc., etc., because they're not only farking ubiquitous, but easy to obtain. People search for "guacamole" or "salsa" because you typically have to make it yourself if you want a good batch, or you can't find it locally and need to either make it or order it from somewhere.

Imagine living in the UK and being told that your most popular condiment is tahini.

Yeah. I'd be ashamed to publish this article in this manner, with those flawed assumptions & conclusions.
 
2021-06-19 10:42:42 AM  
What bugs me the most about this article is that it's by a financial site. If they're this farking unable to understand basic data analytics, who in the hell is trusting them with their bank accounts or home insurance?
 
2021-06-19 7:52:40 PM  

Gough: AdrienVeidt: I flat-out reject this conclusion that guac is more popular than salsa.

Like most of these "Most Popular {X}" stories, this article is based on internet searches.  More people may be looking up guacamole recipes online.  They don't need to look up "salsa" because grew up watching their mother or grandmother make it and they don't need no stinkin' recipe.


Agreed.  For all we know, half of those searches were from people writing food blogs and trying to make sure they spelled 'guacamole' correctly

I admit that it's been decades since I lived in the Netherlands, but if you ordered 'frites met' (fries with), the sauce was implied.  They didn't ask if you wanted guacamole with it

I mean.... Indonesia lists mustard as the top hit?   I guess they don't need to bother looking up sambal.  Or whoever did the data collection didn't know that 'sambal' is a condiment. Or maybe they were looking up the color, and not the condiment

Of course, shashlik (aka curry sauce or curry ketchup) is still the best sauce, but people don't know they're supposed to be searching on the internet for it, and those that do can't agree on the right way to spell it
 
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