December 12, 2018 — Harry Snelson
Ok. Last week's Doc Tales garnered BY FAR the most responses I have ever received to any article in e-Letter. Not sure what that says except that we are a passionate group regarding proper brat etiquette. I feel compelled to report that the vast majority of respondents agreed with my utterance regarding ketchup on a brat. Some even went so far as to respond in all caps. Both genders were equally represented and the respondents ran the gamut of our profession including practitioners, nutritionists, academicians and allied industry representatives. Now, to be fair, there was a minority of you out there that were equally as adamant (although perhaps not quite as fervent) that ketchup had a place at the grill next to the kraut. I respect your opinion and appreciate your willingness to stand up for what you believe. I should mention, however, that one ketchup lover, who actually responded anonymously, tried to deflect the conversation by insisting that it should be called "catsup" instead of "ketchup." I'm not falling for it. While you 'mater mashers out there are entitled to your opinion, I'm sticking with my hero and namesake Dirty Harry when he said, "Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, puts ketchup on a hotdog!"
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