I was talking to a friend the other day about general cooking things, and she showed me her jar of garlic. JAR of garlic? I guess I must have known that garlic came jarred, I must have seen it at the store, but it didn't really register. This idea sort of broke my mind. I have never even considered it, it seems "fake." Same with butter - margarine is NOT butter and I won't cook with it.
So, first, am I a snob?
If so, is the jarred garlic just as good? Is bottled lemon juice just as good? Is margarine just as good? Can I sub milk for cream? Which things can you cut corners on and not sacrifice taste?