oh yeah. that rings a bell actually. i remember that story.
re: avoiding canned stuff. afaik some stuff is best when bought in tins. certain types of beans are a good example. i don’t know that it would be better to buy red kidney beans or butter beans in a non-tinned form, for instance.
same with tomatoes. due to the supply chain and canning process, it’s actually sometimes desirable to use tinned tomatoes as the base of a sauce. the tinned versions will actually be fresher and better kept. they taste pretty good that way. you can add fresh ones to supplement the flavour/body/texture/etc.
tinned food isn’t always a worse choice, basically. same with frozen. some fruits and vegetables, particularly the ones which are flash frozen soon after picking, are quite desirable in frozen form for certain dishes. i opt for frozen blueberries these days, for instance, for my yoghurt. the crunchiness is a good addition. and buying fresh fruit in a country where the fruit is already imported, plus with a hot/humid climate that spoils said fruit easily … yeah, frozen is a better choice.
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