Five Foods That Taste Better Canned
As foodies, we're trained to always prefer fresh and local, and we'll go out of our way to purchase uncanned anything. But canning as a means of preservation still has its uses, and it's best not to throw the brined or pickled baby out with the bathwater. Here are five foods that taste better canned or bottled.
1. Tuna -- A tuna sandwich with plenty of mayo on toast with a pickle on the side is an iconic American food. Try making a tuna melt with bluefin! (On second thought, don't.) Caveat: Even the albacore and skipjack found in Bumble Bee cans may be in danger of being overfished.
2. Spinach -- In olden days, fresh spinach could only be enjoyed for a few weeks in late summer and early autumn, and all you could get was the canned variety for the rest of the year. People were grateful to have it, and it was used in all sorts of recipes. The oxalic flavor comes to the fore, and it can be addictive. Greek spanakopita tastes great with canned spinach, for example. And if it was good enough for Popeye ...