Serious Eats: Talk
What are your "special occasion" ingredients?
So far my special occasion ingredient is vanilla bean, but I know there are probably a lot more pizzazz adding ingredients out there,..so what's yours?
Bonus discussion question: Does anyone else get a weird sort of "I can't believe you are spending money on that" half glance/eye-roll from people at check-out when they puchase said ingedients? The last time I bought Madagascar vanilla beans at the Commissary (around 8ish bucks I think), the check-out lady gave me a weird diapproving look, like I just bought gold dust or something.