This is my first blog post from Los Angeles! Though the topic in question is perhaps only tangentially related to the place. Like a protractor. Clara found a soft toy protractor in Little Tokyo and came this close to buying it.
I have a sinful confession: when I scrubbed my RSS feed subscriptions, I kept the foodie sections of many sites around. And I may have added others from sites I shan’t mention here, though if you know where to look you could figure it out.
Kristen Aiken collated a list in the The Huffington Post — or Huffpost a they brand themselves now — of ingredients that should never grace a guacamole, along with supporting documentation. They include:
- Greek yoghurt
- Green peas
- Brussel sprouts
- Blue cheese
- Cottage cheese
- Tuna salad
All but one of these are correct. Diced celery in guacamole is amazing. I give them a free pass for cottage cheese; for while it tastes great as a topping, it royally messes with the texture if you mix it in.
The canonical Schade family guacamole ingredients are, in descending order of volume:
- Hass avocado; not sheppard
- White onions
- Red capsicum
- Smoked paprika; sweet is an acceptable substitute
- Tabasco sauce; jalapenos are a tolerable substitute
- Black pepper
It is your right to disagree with any of the above ingredients, just as it is for me to point out you’d be wrong.