…such as a salad or a stew or what have you. Do you prefer for the bits of said ingredients to be roughly the same size so that you can get a little of everything with every spoonful, or do you like the bits of ingredients to be different sizes so each mouthful is a different experience?
I prefer to be able to get a little bit of everything with each bite, so tend to go for relatively small and consistent chunks of veg etc when preparing a meal.
I think each element of a salad should be cut according to what’s best for that thing. I like really thin slices of red onion, halved cherry tomatoes, halved, de-seeded and sliced cucumber, torn olives, whole leaves, peppers cut into fingers.
Couple of quick notes here: 1) I know that halved cherry tomatoes is the standard but it’s too big imo, I cut them in four instead. 2) I have never in my life heard of anyone de-seeding cucumbers until just now.
honestly, can see why people living north of say, southern france, would want to keep their salad items as small as possible. tastes totally different when you don’t have good quality veg to choose from.
no, sorry, it’s a bit of a fallacy. You either have the environment to grow certain veg/varieties of veg, or you don’t. Shipping veg for import earlier will impact taste as it’s picked too soon, but that’s about it. Sorry mate!
Also, apparently Uk imports majority of its tomatoes from Netherlands! probably grown in some giant greenhouse in the flat lands with about as much sun as the UK.