Originally Posted by Cary Grant
Nonsense. I've got nothing against Heinz on a basic burger but there's no reason there should be just one... I've had housemade that are much better pairings with the meal as they change the flavor profile to better suit the meal.
And housemade means quite a lot as far as I'm concerned.
I agree there is room for more than just one. But 99% of the time you see it, it's with a burger or fries, when you want simple Heinz, not the overwrought crushed-tomatoes-and-water that most places hand out as "housemade ketchup".
My issue with the word "housemade" is that it no longer means anything. Seemingly every place in New York sticks "housemade" in front of every little thing on their menu, and it means nothing anymore--it's purely a marketing term at this point. Not only is is superfluous in most cases, in many cases, a lot of what they have deigned to make themselves isn't as good as something they could get from a producer that is dedicated to making that one item. Just because it's made in house does not make it better. Certainly there are lots of exceptions to this, and I'm not begrudging that. The issue is all the third-rate places making their own, say, ketchup, that isn't very good and adds nothing to the meal.