Culinary no-no #682

Culinary no-no began on Father’s Day 2007, a beautiful summer day, when I wrote about grilling brats. And eating brats. And topping those brats. I was inspired by my wife, Jennifer who, in my admittedly unscientific opinion, ruins brats by squirting ketchup on them. Other dining taboos quickly came to mind. The original idea was to take this concept only a few months, till the end of summer and then pull the plug. Then the unexpected happened. People started reading Culinary no-no. Lots of folks. So we keep doing the no-no.





Spanish omelette.

Mexican pizza.


No ands, ifs, or buts. When it comes to the above I must have it.

Don’t have that?


Whatever the bottle it’s imperative I have a lot. Forget that drop or two mentioned in the commercial. That’s for wimps.

And I will continue to eat hot sauce because it does good things for my body. That’s right. Hot sauce is cool. Yes, cool. Because it’s healthy.

  • It may reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
  • It helps maintain your weight.
  • It’s filled with antioxidants and vitamins.
  • It may help ward off some cancers and help you live longer.
  • It can clear up a cold.
  • It reduces inflammation and improves digestion.

Regular readers know that it can take many a paragraph before we ultimately reach the designated no-no.

"Past the teeth and over the gums: look out, stomach, here it comes."

Seems there’s a somewhat new food concoction that’s catching on that this not-at-all picky eater finds yucky. It’s called Slice of Sauce that its Facebook page claims it “transforms traditional bottled condiments into individual, mess-free slices packed with flavor and better-for-you ingredients.”

Did you catch that? Condiments are formed into slices. And they’re mess-free. No more soggy buns.

Why? Just look above the tomato. You’ll see the slice of ketchup.

Slice of Sauce emerged in 2020. Last week it got huge media coverage and a marketing shot in the arm when former Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez bought into this zany idea big time with a $200,000 investment.

And there’s more. They’re not only slicing off ketchup. Slice of Sauce is now accepting online preorders for two spicy new slices: Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne and Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce. Both products are official collaborations made with the actual sauce brands and are being sold in eight-slice packs for $5.99.

The slices have no artificial ingredients and are made from leftovers from a company founder’s family BBQ recipe that called for discarding vegetables used to make the sauce. The veggies are mixed and dried, and you have Slice of Sauce.

This might not be the best analogy, but honest to God it was the first image that automatically came to my mind.

A Case for Canned Cranberry Sauce: Defending Thanksgiving's Most  Controversial Side Dish - Chowhound

What next?

On Thanksgiving Day: Would you like some slices of gravy for your turkey?

And I dunk my fries, how?

Read the above intro. Ketchup on a brat started this weekly feature umpteen years ago. But if I had to choose a topping for my brat I’d take Heinz or any other ketchup every time before I’d settle for sliced sauce.

It might taste just fine. I don’t care.

No, no.


This place is selling burritos?

Conquering cravings

ICYMI, Culinary no-no #681

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