Serious Eats: Talk
What won't you allow in your kitchen/pantry?
I am a senior, home cook with adequate computer skills such that I can search most of my questions and concerns else where (and often here). So, I usually contribute topics that have a more personal and a more broad interest. In a recent topic about the "best ribs ever" one person said that Liquid Smoke was never in his/her pantry.
So, good people, what are 3-5 things that you will not allow in your kitchen/pantry. Mine are mostly for health purposes but yours may be otherwise.
I especially will not allow trans fats (that eliminates my favorite Kitchen Cooked potato chips). Others include processed cheeses and overly processed foods. I have no qualms with using a bottled spaghetti sauce as a starter but some of you may.
Please share your absolute rejects and offer a reason, if possible, as I may also join you.