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16 people dare to reveal their most 'gatekeeping' culinary opinion.

16 people dare to reveal their most 'gatekeeping' culinary opinion.

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While many people choose to describe themselves as 'foodies,' there are some heated debates over what is and isn't fine dining...

Homemade pasta or boxed? Is Ranch dressing a crime against food? What's the deal with pineapple on pizza? So, when a Reddit user asked, 'What's your most gatekeeping culinary opinion?' people were ready to share their snobbiest food stance.

1.

I think EVERYONE (both food service workers and general public) should take a food safety course. - ADryMuffin

2.

LEMON and LIME have two very different flavors. My entire family seems to think that they taste the same and will substitute one for another. - Hack-A-Byte

3.

MSG makes average food delicious, and takes delicious food over the top. - Mendican

4.

Expensive high grade tomatoes are always worth it. - KenzoAtreides

5.

I'm of the opinion that you can do whatever the f*ck you want with food but if you fundamentally change a dish you have to change its name. It's all about expectations. If I go into a restaurant and order a carbonara, then when it arrives they say 'oh we make it with pepperami snack sausages and cream cheese', then it's no longer a f*cking carbonara...it's not necessarily gatekeeping but things are called things for a reason. Imagine the chaos if we just abandon this...come on people. - broom-handle

6.

Most recipes you find online use way too little spices. 1 tsp of cumin? Unless it’s a meal for one gtfo. - appleslip

7.

Please scrape the food off your chopping board with the non cutting edge of your knife. That is all. - Ex-zaviera

8.

Stop calling mayo with anything mixed into aioli. - Poet_Pretty

9.

If you can't take a full bite of your sandwich or burger in one go it is a fundamental failure. If your sandwich or burger requires a skewer to maintain integrity it has fundamentally failed. If you want more filling scale horizontally, not vertically. - Djinjja-Ninja

10.

My friend was in Maine. Stopped at a place and their chicken parm was…chicken nuggets with ketchup and American cheese. - StarMasher

11.

While recipes are useful, folks should prioritize WHY things work in a recipe over just memorizing a recipe. - The_Owl_Bard

12.

Freshly ground black pepper is so much better than pre-ground (like the stuff in shakers at restaurants). - lumamaster

13.

If your middle eastern/Mediterranean place serves bad or bland hummus I’m not even going to bother with the rest of your menu. If you can’t get the basics right don’t waste my time. - Anduinnn

14.

Anthony Bourdain was right: butter is the secret ingredient. - Redditforgoit

15.

Burning sh*t doesn’t make it Cajun. - HanMaBoogie

16.

If you change a recipe when you make it, you’re not allowed to rate it in the reviews without making the original. Nothing worse than someone rambling about the 14 changes they made to a recipe, and then giving it a 3 star… - Slickness81

Sources: Reddit
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