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Epicurean Kentuckian: Answer to eating out's most vexing issue

How to get the condiment out of the container.
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By Ed Waggener

Commisserating with a secretly gourmet cook friend this morning, who had not the answer to America's greatest technological failing, how to open those teeny condiment packages handed out with your restaurant meal, I did get empathy and assurance that it is, in fact, something that something needs to be did about. Next, I did the first thing last and Googled for an answer, to find that the Australians, of all people, - the culture we have to blame for Mel Gibson and the "blooming potato" - has what appears to answer to the biggest culinary issue facing America, extricating the condiment from the package.

It's on YouTube, here:



In all fairness, Googling, I did find a list of Australian virtues, at http://studyabroad.arcadia.edu/blogs/arcadia-australia/post/australians-v-americans-cultural-differences/, which made me consider putting the country back on my bucket list of places to see, in addition to Fairfield, Iowa: Monkey's Eyebrow, KY, and obviously, Chile.

I had been thinking of carrying my own condiments along, as Dan Rather used to do with Tabasco, but remembered that might have been a contrivance which may have made him look less than genuine, and could have led to a ratings decline.

Even thought of buy a Swiss Army knife, with a tiny pair of scissors. But now, in only a few decades, this package may make it to America.


This story was posted on 2017-12-25 13:48:50
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