Meringue is Breaking Us Apart!
I love meringue on pies and banana pudding, the thicker, the better. The rest of the family would rather have lemon or chocolate “cream” pies with a whipped cream topping. They assail meringue with disparaging remarks: “tastes like soapsuds,” “Yuck, that’s old people food” and “why do you have to put that Styrofoam on a perfectly good pie.” I’m starting to notice that many restaurants around here have switched over from meringue to cream, as well. Is meringue on the way out? Should I trade in my family on an older model that still remembers what a delicious chocolate meringue pie tastes like? Signed, Don’t Harangue the Meringue.