Would you buy frozen mire-poix?
I like French and Italian food, and also like vegetables. So I tend to make alot of Mire Poix, meaning I've always got to have Celery, Carrots and Onions on hand.
I don't mind the last two, because I'm a big fan of Onions and Carrots never go off. Celery, however, is not one of my favourite foods. I can't stand the flavour, if it's left in a recognizable form (IE in stock, sauce and so on, it's fine). What makes it worse, is that it perishes very quickly in the fridge, so I either eat alot of it after buying, or omit it all together.
Snap freezing vegetables is a bit of a touchy topic among some foodies. Some people think it's fine for vegetables when they're ingredients (And not features) of a meal (Such as made into soup), and some hate them. I'm in the former camp, for most vegetables... Peas don't suffer much from freezing, and buying fresh Cauliflower is darn expensive for me. Plus, when I'm cooking in stews and soups I don't notice much of a flavour loss, so I'm willing to use the convenience of frozen vegetables.
Some people I know would love to be good in the kitchen. They love good food and almost love cooking, but find (say) chopping three vegetables into bits to be too time consuming to bother with.
So I'm wondering if there's a market for frozen mire-poix, similar to how you can buy frozen vegetable mixes. Have it in the three sizes commonly used, so people can use it in all sorts of meals. Snap freeze them once chopped to keep them as 'fresh' as possible. Sell cheap because you're mass producing them:P
Would my fellow DC'ers buy this? Would they shudder to think what a perversion of cooking it was? Would they buy a bag and stick it in the freezer incase they ever need it?
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