Okay, my mom used to leave just a few lumps in her mashed potatoes so that guests would not think that they were instant potatoes. At a restaurant that we love, my BIL ordered cottage cheese. The owner, a friend, said that the chef had used the last of the cottage cheese to make the bleu cheese dressing look more bleu cheesy. One was to avert bad opinions and one was to promote good opinions.
So, my friends, do you or do you know of others, who have little tricks to make others think better of you or your products?
Since we are among friends, I will admit to using Rhode's round ball dough to flatten and make pasta fritta. No one has ever done anything but rave about my using an old family recipe.
Come on...bare your souls....this is an anonymous venue!