hubiestubert: Oregano is often misunderstood, and poorly used. It's a great herb, but acid and high heat turns it bitter fast, so the best path with the stuff is to only add it towards the end of the cooking process in a tomato based sauce. Acid plus heat turns the stuff bitter, and it can be avoided easily, by not giving it an hour or two to work its ebbil. Added towards the end, it will release its flavor, but NOT overpower. It also eliminates the "remedy" of sugaring the dang sauce which is an old fashioned way of combating that bitterness, and isn't necessary by simply adding it at the very end. Add your oregano just before you pull your sauce from the heat, and you can have the flavor, without the bitterness.
ginandbacon: Huh, oregano tisanes were very popular when I lived in Italy for coughs and menstrual cramps. But then they also told me that pepper was bad for my kidneys and that a "white diet" was just the thing if you had an upset stomach.
Ima_Lurker: ginandbacon: Huh, oregano tisanes were very popular when I lived in Italy for coughs and menstrual cramps. But then they also told me that pepper was bad for my kidneys and that a "white diet" was just the thing if you had an upset stomach.thatsracist.jpg ?
NeuroticRocker: Oregano Trail: You cured dysentery
digistil: Subby must be one of those people that loves ketchup on their pizza and floppy grease pie (a.k.a. NY-style "pizza").
ArcadianRefugee: digistil: Subby must be one of those people that loves ketchup on their pizza and floppy grease pie (a.k.a. NY-style "pizza").See the cute thing about these types of comments is they are just attempts at being insulting. At least when NYers make fun of Chicago "pizza" we are just stating facts: it's a casserole in a bread bowl.If you honestly think NY pizza has ketchup on it, then it explains why you prefer Chicago "pizza": your tasted buds are crap./actually, Chicago "pizza" tastes just fine; it's just not a farking pizza
Nix Nightbird: So what you're saying here is that I should add it at the end.
Dr Jack Badofsky: Nothing could make NYC or Chicago pizza taste worse, including oregano.
Dangl1ng: A hint of Mexican oregano in my salsa is wonderful. Also good in sauce for pasta./fta makes me wonder if 25% of folk medicine might have once worked but eventually the virus or bacteria evolved past the remedy.
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