Monday, July 14, 2008

Five Facts about my Foodie Self

I've got too many exams to grade, so I'm pulling out a list I've been working on. It was meant to be much longer, a foodie version of a things-about-me list, but this is as far as I got before forgetting about it in my post idea file (what, like you don't have one?). So here you go. These are the first five things to know about me when it comes to food and drink.

1. I love salt. I once salted ham at Easter dinner. I’m not kidding. This story is legendary in my family. And whoever introduced my husband and I to kosher salt should really be in our will. We can’t afford good sea salt right now, so kosher salt is da bomb!

2. I also love lemon. I put it on almost everything. Just ask my husband. (It is a source of great consternation to him, but I feel vindicated when, time and time again, I see a famous chef on t.v. saying, “And for acidity, we need to add some lemon juice…” Because it’s just so awesome, what lemon does for food.) And in my opinion, there are very few foods that cannot be improved with a bit of lemon juice for that perfect, bright acidity.

3. I am the condiment queen. Seriously. I love condiments. I think I have a minimum of at least three or four that I must have for every meal. As I eat my food I am continually evaluating my condiment need, and at home I usually get up at least once to procure an additional condiment. Yes, I annoy my husband with this habit but no, I don’t care. I needs my condiments, people!

4. I LOVE wine. I also love a good martini and the occasional smooth scotch whiskey. But wine is my poison. My favorite? The terribly unfashionable malolactic Chardonnay: big, bold, full-bodied, really heavy and butterscotchy. The experts will often tell you that this wine is awful, that it doesn’t go with anything, but I say drink what you like. I also love really spicy Zinfandels, but I can’t afford them at the moment.

5. In the morning, I love a proper cappuccino, preferably prepared by a real barista at a proper bar in Italy, the kind that serves perfect cappuccine in the morning (which you drink standing at the bar while munching on a delicious brioche) and then transformes into a drinking bar in the late afternoon (so you return in the evening for a nice glass of Prosecco and the Italian version of bar snacks). I haven’t yet found a place here that does a cappuccino properly in the Italian way, though there are two local joints that do them quite well.

What about you, my bloggy friends? What are the five most important facts about you when it comes to your food and drink?


The Mom said...

I may make this a MEME if you don't mind and I'll link proper to you okay?!


The Mom said...

I'm totally into the Next Food Network Star, so i'm all about food right now! ;)

Kaza said...

Hey The Mom! Go for it!

Adriane said...

I think Mom has the right idea- I'm nipping this for a meme too.

Does Anybody Hear Me said...

I added my foodie fetishes and linked back to your blog!

Heather said...

You have had a real cappuccino in Italy? It's on my life list. "Go have a cappuccino in Italy."

I like salty too. Actually, I like it better than sweet. I'd take a big bowl of popcorn over a big bowl of ice cream any day.

Adriane said...

here is my foodie love!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

I'm a huDge fan of a crisp, cool pinot grigio!

And hey, guess what? You won! The 2-in-1 smoke detector over on my review blog! Shoot me an e-mail with your mailing address and I'll send it out. Congrats!

Maternal Mirth said...

1. Wine
2. Desert wine
3. Red wine
4. Sangria
5. Cheese (hey, you gotta pair SOMETHING with the wine or you just look like a lush)

angie said...

What a great list to get to know you.

I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog today and comment on my posts. I look forward to returning to your blog and browsing around! :)

IRISHKAT said...

Hmmm, I have to think about this one. I too will post and link back... maybe tomorrow.