June 11th, 2007


Mark's Stories. Why I don't care for horseradish.

In the mid-90s I was working for a very small business network troubleshooting company, that was owned by my cousin Clark and his friend. We all were at a nice business lunch to celebrate getting a big client. We went to a steakhouse I hadn't been to before, and the special of the day was New York Steak.

What was brought out to me was the steak, a bare baked potato, and a tray of sauces and spices for the potato. I proceeded to load up my potato, especially from a bowl of what I thought was sour cream.

And then I took a big bite.

I didn't know that New York Steak was traditionally smeared with ...

... horseradish sauce.

Horseradish was never my favorite thing, but after that experience, the only thing that I find it palatable in, and only in very small quantities, is sashimi.