a humble spork, but 'tis mine own
Just flew in from Texas with the ladies after ten days around the country, and the Lulubeans fell asleep in my arms while we were talking on my bed around 5pm. If any of you know Lucy (and many of you do), you know this is about as common as an Amur Leopard sighting. That is one girl who does not like to miss anything, and she speaks for us all: we're certainly fascinated, but exhausted.
Thus here's the CODE WORD question... what is your absolute favorite food in the world, and what food makes you want to barf?
Posted by Ian Williams at October 27, 2009 11:14 PM
Lots of favorites: Candied Niman Ranch Bacon, or any bacon, but one dish, in Anguilla, took me away like I will never forget.
Smoked Grouper with a lemony Creme Fraiche: If you place each bite perfectly, a wedge of fresh smoked grouper at the end of your fork with a nickel of Creme Fraiche on top, it can be magic. Gently slide the grouper off with your tongue, trapping the creme fraiche against the roof of your mouth. Just hold it there, with the smoked grouper on your tongue.
Just as the salty smoke, and lusty low notes, consume your tastebuds, the creme fraiche melts through like a citrus breeze.
It's salty, smokey, dirty jazz cellar sex,
with sun scorched skin, on cool, white, beach house linens.
At least I think that's my favorite.
My least favorite, is shocking but true. Mushrooms. It's a huge handicap in the food world. Love the flavor, but I have to push them to the side.
Too many favorites to list! I love love LOVE almost all Mexican food.
Except for the one component which is my least favorite/makes-me-wanna-barf food:
BEANS. I hate 'em. Black beans, white beans, baked beans, refried beans, lima beans.... blech! I really like green beans, but that's it. The rest of them make me dry heave just thinking about them.
Faves: grilled rabbit, fall-off-the-bone ribs, cheeseburgers from 5 Guys, Newcastle Brown Ale, cheesecake
Dislikes: artichokes, brussel sprouts, tomatoes.
Favorite: Strawberries and blueberries - I can't get enough!
Stomach churner: Brussel sprouts thanks to the Mom-imposed Scarsdale diet that the whole family had to abide by. I was 14, and the only good thing that came out of the diet was that I was able to have cereal for breakfast (prior to the diet, we had eggs, bacon, and toast every day, no lie).
Fave: triple-creme french cheese, or aged gouda, with just-out-of-the-oven bread.
Barfalicious: any animal organ, and raw chicken.
I also feel like green peppers do a disservice to most everything.
I love Middle Eastern food (any and all of it), lamb, oysters, and fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes.
The smell of KFC makes me gag.
I also tried frogs' legs once and that was enough. They were too frog leggy for my liking. All those little bones!
Zune and iPod: Most people compare the Zune to the Touch, but after seeing how slim and surprisingly small and light it is, I consider it to be a rather unique hybrid that combines qualities of both the Touch and the Nano. It's very colorful and lovely OLED screen is slightly smaller than the touch screen, but the player itself feels quite a bit smaller and lighter. It weighs about 2/3 as much, and is noticeably smaller in width and height, while being just a hair thicker.