Friday, February 09, 2007

Favorite foods

Sets of threes:

Dairy
Grafton Village cheddar (the now-extinct Gold - aged three years)
Parmiggiano-Reggiano - from Italy of course
Whole milk - very cold, please

Fruits
Raspberries (with that milk!)
Blackberries (in cobbler)
Bananas (lotso K and good for primates of all stripes)

Vegetables
Odwalla carrot juice (carrots are OK, but this is way better)
Okra (stuffed with kheema and baked!)
Spinach

"Vegetables" that are really fruit
Squash - summer or winter, I love 'em all
Tomatoes - preferably a funky heirloom variety, right off the vine in the sunshine
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Meats
Hill Meats bacon
Homemade chicken soup
Ground lamb (good in lots of things!)

Grains
Jasmine or basmati rice
Sushi rice
Bob's Red Mill oats

Grains that have actually been made into something
Extra-crispy English muffins
That kick-ass crusty bread you get at good Italian joints, with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or harissa
Biscuits and gravy (maybe that counts in meat, too.)

Fats
Bacon fat - the best
Extra-virgin olive oil - also nice on the hands
Unsalted butter

1 comment:

Chase Ritchie said...

Dairy
Goat Cheese
Smoked Gouda
Half and Half - for my coffee or my oatmeal

Fruits
Blackberries - mmmmmm, fresh picked off the bushes on my walk home from the school bus
Apples - baked, crisped, pied
Bananas - good fast mommy food

Vegetables
New Potatoes
Broccoli
Cucumbers

"Vegetables" that are really fruit
Yeah, these things get dicey, I don't trust vegetables to begin with - especially when they pretend to be dessert - pumpkin pie and rhubarb or when you put maple syrup and brown sugar on them...squash...so I won't answer this one.

Meats
BACON
Really good sashimi
Steak au poivre

Grains
Brown rice (I am serious)
Are oats a grain?
Grains of sand between my toes

Grains that have actually been made into something (keeping all of your answers)
Extra-crispy English muffins
That kick-ass crusty bread you get at good Italian joints, with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or harissa
Biscuits and gravy (maybe that counts in meat, too.)

Fats
Bacon fat - the best
Extra-virgin olive oil - also nice on the hands (thanks for not saying EVOO)
Unsalted butter - nah, give me the salt!