Do you want your homemade food to look homemade or store bought

@sedel1027 (17851)
United States
March 17, 2008 5:16pm CST
My Mom & Aunt went to a St Patrick's parade last weekend and caught a ton of veggies (I am sure this is just a New Orleans thing). We went up with more carrots, onions and potatoes then 3 people could ever eat as well as one cabbage (they actually caught 20). We do not eat cabbage cooked at all, so I made cole slaw to go with our burgers. I know the first thing my hubby is going to say is that the cabbage is thinly sliced, not all chopped up like it would be if you had it from a restaurant. Personally, I live the sliced look because it looks home made. Do you like your foo d to look like it came out of a pack even if it is home made?
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@Modestah (11188)
• United States
18 Mar 08
oh I much prefer it to look homemade... and as far as coleslaw I, like you, prefer it julienne sliced above the chopped up teensy bits that some restaurants serve. I like the texture so much better when sliced. I also like a tad bit of horseradish in my coleslaw dressing.
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
18 Mar 08
Horseradish? I have never heard of adding that. Horseradish, unless it is wasabi, is not my cup of tea. I really think I had something traumatic happen to me with it, just the word makes me gag.
@carmelanirel (20976)
• United States
17 Mar 08
As long as it taste good, it doesn't matter if it looks home made or not to me.. I am sure it was good and making me hungry, I haven't had home made coleslaw in a long time..
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
18 Mar 08
We don't eat coleslaw very often because of all the mayo that goes into it. Since we don't eat cabbage, we don't keep it in the house.
• United States
17 Mar 08
If its homemade then I am all about the taste!! I think taste is more important than appearance and I think theres something special about having something home made versus store bought. I think the catching veggie thing is very New Orleans-- I had never heard of it until this discussion. How fun!
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
18 Mar 08
Parade around here are always throwing weird thing LOL I believe fr St Joseph's day they have food parades as well as the ones where the "club" (ie people that hang out and drink) walk down the street and hand out flowers. Looks like they have a lot of fun, but I don't like being kissed by drunk guys.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
17 Mar 08
I like my food to look nice, but tt does not need to look like it came from a store pre-made for me. What is more important to me is how the food tastes. I personally do not like most store bought cole slaw. It never has enough flavor for me.
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
18 Mar 08
He likes his food to look refined LOL I have my own recipe for making the cole slaw dressing, all home made. I only eat coleslaw from one place - Popeyes.
• United States
17 Mar 08
I like the "homemade" look. But, as like other people have said above me, I really just like to have the food look presentable and taste good. It doesn't matter if it looks different than a restaurant meal to me.
@roniroxas (10568)
• Philippines
17 Mar 08
i like my food to look presentable enough to eat. i always cook, and i cook a lot for i have four children. if we will have a picnic a pack the food good enough to look like somehow like from the take outs. but sometimes my children dont care about how it looks they are more concern on how it taste.
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@moneyandgc (3429)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I miss New Orleans! I used to go there all the time when I lived in Mississippi. I went the Mardi Gras parades there but never the St. Patrick's Day ones. I like my food to taste good! It doesn't matter to me whether it looks store bought or home made. All that matters to me is that it has good flavor. I don't think my husband has ever complained about anything that I have made him. A pretty good realization after 5 years.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
18 Mar 08
Between the two of us, my husband is a better cook, but I do the vast majority of the cooking. He never complains really, more comments on whatever he thinks is an issue, but he still eats the food. Last night he didn't say much about the coleslaw except that is was really good and he wanted me to make more. Good thing I have a half a cabbage left. LOL I can't say that when I have ever moved away that I missed New Orleans. I think it is a great place to visit, but I am ready to move away at any time.
@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
17 Mar 08
How do you "catch" veges? I try to get the homemade look with foods. I rarely buy packaged food anyway. I would slice my cabbage finely.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
18 Mar 08
Oh, at the parades they throw veggies off of the floats like they would throw beads & trinkets at Mardi Gras.
@busta1baby (1230)
• United States
23 Apr 08
i want it to look homemade
@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I definatley like my food to look homemade....homemade by me....ecspecially. Everyone has their own way of cooking and baking....thats what makes peoples' food so unique. My mother and my grandma make their spighetti the same exact way! But for some reason I LOVE my grandmas spighetti! LOL
@subha12 (18449)
• India
18 Mar 08
Actually when we are making some food at home. you always like it to look good. may be like that in restaurant. it is because we think when somebody eats those, the appearance if like restaurant makes it look good.
@cblackink (969)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I think the taste is more important than the appearance, but looking homemade sometimes is better, because it looks fresher and more appealing. And I really don't like the way store bought coleslaw looks anyway, all diced into these tiny pieces. I prefer it shredded in a food processor and I like to be able to taste the individual ingredients, like if you add carrot, I don't want it minced up so small I can't tell it's carrot. Does that make sense? Presentation is important to some degree, but taste and nutrition are more important.