Food

We tried 12 ketchup brands to perfect your picnic or backyard barbecue

23 days ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

Tomato ketchup is so ubiquitous that it's easy to dismiss it as a simple sauce to be paired with french fries, meatloaf, scrambled eggs and, if you're far away from Chicago, a hot dog. But there's a deceptive complexity to ketchup.
Chef Christopher Prosperi, my longtime friend in Connecticut, always said ketchup combined all five basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. The Food & Dining staff sampled 12 brands of ketchup, searching for that idyllic flavor profile.
I was curious to see how all the ketchups would rate tasted side-by-side with no accompaniment. Although the brands...
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What's the best mustard for a hot dog? We taste 12 brands

23 days ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

Mustard and hot dogs just seem to go together - but which mustard? There are so many. The National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wis., has 5,975 mustards in its collection - and sells more than 450 of them.
But then there are a lot of dogs out there waiting to be slathered with mustard. Americans will eat 150 million hot dots on July Fourth alone, according to an estimate by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, a Washington, D.C.-based industry group.
Twelve mustards were put to a blind comparison, starting with yellow mustard, the traditional go-to for hot dogs. Then we added brown...
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