The order of condiments

@shelagh77 (3643)
December 8, 2007 4:31pm CST
When I have food which requires seasoning particularly fish and chips, I put on salt first, then black pepper, then vinegar, if I do it in any other order the food doesn't taste as good. Is there any chemical reason for this, or am I just in that habit?
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Hey Doll, Me thinks it is all in your head!! lol.. Actually maybe of you put vinegar first the salt and pepper wouldn't sink in as much...Who know but you are most likely correct that it has something to do with the way chemicals interact. xoxoxoxoxo
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@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Mar 08
It very probably IS all in my head, it is big enough lol. I have my funny little ways and heaven help anyone who puts things on my food in the wrong order, and ditto with tea, milk in last lol.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I think you are used to doing it this way,and used to the flavors melding in that order. If you enjoy it that way then I sure wouldn't switch t up. Fish and chips sure sound yummy to me right now.
@peavey (16640)
• United States
10 Dec 07
It seems to me that the salt would stick better if you put it on after the vinegar. But I'm American and don't eat vinegar with potatoes. :) Surely it's habit that has you doing it this way. Try it a different way and see if there's a difference in the taste.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Dec 07
just might be your habit in doing it that way cant figure out why it would tast different if ya put vinegar on first then pepper then salt lol Enjoy them any way ya like
@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
9 Dec 07
No, it's not just in your head. There is a chemical reactanty reason for this. I think it has something to do with the way that the foods combine with each other, and the order that they touch your taste buds. I know that it's definitely this way with my mother's breakfast toast. She eats toasted turkish bread with avocado, cheese and promite on it. But it HAS to be in this order. (even though it's a pain to spread the promite over the cheese =P)