Thursday, October 17, 2013

I'M OK with This

Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start.

These days, tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns; sales of tortilla chips trump potato chips; and tacos and burritos have become so ubiquitously "American," most people don't even consider them ethnic.

Welcome to the taste of American food in 2013.

As immigrant and minority populations rewrite American demographics, the nation's collective menu is reflecting this flux, as it always has. And it goes beyond the mainstreaming of once-esoteric ethnic ingredients, something we've seen with everything from soy sauce to jalapenos.
I don't have much use for ketchup at the best of times, about the only thing I normally put it on would be meat loaf, and even there decent salsa would be a better choice.

And if it's a little less money into the the hands of Teresa Heinz Kerry, so much the better.

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