Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Does this make us above average?

The Wall Street Journal recently had a story on how we now want more intense flavors in our food. (hotter, mintier and fruitier as the headline said)

Anyway, it mentioned that according to the McCormick Co., maker of spices, American households now have an average of 40 spices and seasonings in the pantry, compared to 10 in the 40s and 50s. (I am a little confused by this ... I thought people were eating out or doing takeout food. ;)

So I decided to take a spice count in my pantry. The total: 56! (and I didn't count a couple of bottles ... red pepper is red pepper, whether it be crushed or ground.)

No wonder it takes so darn long to find anything when I'm cooking!

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