Originally Posted by GotGarlic
Kenny, a winkie can be helpful in adding inflection to your words
And the thread is seven years old, so no worries about hijacking it
I never thought of that at the moment. That's why emoticons were invented, so people didn't take things wrong. I was using the quick reply which doesn't have them
. If I was trying to be snarky you would have had to wipe the "snark" off of your monitor. I have the ability to rip in to it pretty well if I want. Last thing I want to do is tick people off on a site I joined to learn and share.
I should not have engaged Puffin in the first place. It was clear his/or her POV from the get-go
And on the subject of using anchovy paste, I will continue to use it regardless. My dressings and recipes taste just fine. I have never "turned anyone off from the classic Caesar salad"...I see clean plates every time I make it.
With that said, my local World Market had only this jarred anchovies. They look delicious. I will taste them later. They seem more worthy of straight up eating rather than using for umami in recipes, but clearly my taste and culinary knowledge is not highly refined. Knowing me I will eat them right out of the jar. Puffin did pique my interest in checking up the quality scale on this, so I will be on this adventure for a bit.