I've been doing some thinking lately regarding drinks, food, etc. and have come to the general conclusion that people should eat food and drink drinks in a way that doesn't "mask" the flavors of their ingredients. What I mean by this is - no excessive use of sauces, no syrup-y mixers in cocktails, etc. On the one hand, sure, people should be able to eat and drink whatever the hell they want, without being scorned. On the other hand, if you're just going to take a shot of Jack Daniels and chase it with a coke - why bother? Is it snobbish to think that you should actually be able to TASTE what's in your food/drinks, and that if you don't like the flavor of a particular ingredient, you shouldn't be eating/drinking that thing? Here's an example of what I'm referring to: Lots of people who claim to be "sushi lovers" don't actually like the taste of raw fish. Rather, they seem to enjoy the crazy ridiculous rolls with 5 different types of fish, stuck under a broiler, and then slathered with teriyaki sauce. Or, when eating sashimi, they'll dunk the fish into a thick brownish-green mixture of wasabi/soy sauce. Seriously, can they actually taste the ingredients or are they just eating for the sake of eating? Is this snobbery, or is the scorn justified?