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Not About Food 140

May I vent? (living with a reasonably Chowish person who isn't quite a Chowhound..)

janetofreno | Dec 28, 201401:11 PM

So really, I am just venting. But I'm wondering if any other Chowhounds have this experience.

My husband is a reasonably adventurous eater (for a Pescetarian), and is certainly willing to put up with my attempts to explore the many food options of the many places we visit. But for some reason, he just doesn't seem capable of houndish tendencies when planning home meals or shopping. Its gotten to the point where I let him shop for basics, but if produce or specific ingredients are involved I will do it (to make sure the quality and variety is proper)...

For example: Our son lives in Tokyo and he and his new fiance (still getting used to that word:-) are in town visiting for the holidays. We are planning to make a nice dinner for them tonight at our house: seafood stew, salad, bread, a nice wine, etc. (Neither DH nor the new fiance eat meat, but both will eat fish). DH did a good job buying fish, but brought home a very generic soft white bread baguette. In my head, when I said "buy bread" I thought "San Francisco sourdough" After all, it is a regional treat not available in Japan or even in many parts of the US, and we all love it (son especially!!). But instead I got, well, generic bread. I guess I will have to specify in the future...but honestly: if he is making a form of cioppino (which is what he is cooking) you would think that sourdough would be the obvious choice. I know any SF or Nor Cal (Reno is Northern California; see my posts on this on the Site board!!) would know this. Sigh. OK, rant over. Thank you for listening.

But I am curious: how many chowhounds would make him go back? And how many would just sigh and settle for inferior bread??

lol...

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