I dunno about ‘picky.’ I’ll go with ‘purist,’ or ‘originalist.’
A few years ago I ‘discovered’ that wasabi, (which I like a lot) was completely masking the taste of the raw sashimi I was putting it on, (Well DUH!) and tried raw fish without it. I LOVED it.
Then I started trying all sorts if things from hamburgers without ketchup (sometimes without salt or even buns), salad with no dressing, eggs with no salt, no oil, no butter on my toast etc. etc…
I not only discovered that God has made some really great tasting food, (Double DUH!) but also discovered
- that all those mayonaises, dressings, salsas etc. were a real part of my food budget, and that
- bacon is a food group.
I’ve since gone back to using ‘pure’ spices like red pepper instead of someone else’s mix of 25-ingredients in $15/lb hot sauce, freshly ground pepper, etc…