I love memes. I love hearing about how people became interested in food, what food means to them, etc. I especially love to read about stories where people tell of their food awakenings because I can so identify with that. I didn't eat a variety of foods growing up. We only ate Thai food, and specifically Issan-style Thai food. It wasn't until I left home that I was exposed to different foods. Imagine, I never tasted Blue cheese or carnitas or sushi until I was an adult.
So without further delay...
What were you cooking/baking 10 years ago?
Ten years ago I didn’t cook much. I was only 22. I was just transitioning from being a college student into
What were you cooking/baking one year ago?
One year ago I was cooking pretty much like I do now. If you want to see what that was, take a gander at my previous posts.
Five snacks you enjoy (in no particular order):
Trader Joe’s reduced sodium roasted cashews mixed with dried cranberries
fresh fruit, whatever is in season
cuttlefish jerky (hey, don’t knock it until you try it!)
shrimp chips (yes, I know they are bad for me, but I grew up on them)
pork rinds (yes, I know they are even worse for me than shrimp chips)
Five recipes you know by heart:
Five culinary luxuries you would indulge in if you were a millionaire:
For some reason, I find this question hard! I could only think of 3 off the top of my head.
a new kitchen
a personal chef
a small piece of land to grow a lot of my own food (as it is, I've only got a 2'x8' raised bed on a city lot!)
Five foods you love to cook/bake:
Five foods you cannot/will not eat:
insects and the like, including snails, crickets, grasshoppers, ants, etc
Five favorite culinary toys:
cast iron wok
cast iron skillet
mortar and pestle
stove top espresso maker
Five dishes on your "last meal" menu:
Thai BBQ chicken with accompanying dipping sauce and sticky rice
Thai green curry with chicken
Five happy food memories:
Eating with my relatives during my visits to Thailand. If it wasn’t raining we ate al fresco out in front of khun yai’s (grandma) house. Otherwise we’d eat inside on mats spread out on the floor even though there was a perfectly usable dining table at our disposal.
Taking my in-laws and Hubby’s friends to House of Nanking in SF for the first time. I think they were a little skeptical that such a ratty looking hole-in-the-wall could have such tasty food. Hubby’s friend Peter had a spoon in one hand and fork in the other and was literally shoveling the food into his mouth.
Making chocolate brownies with Sonny about a month ago. He was upset when he saw I put eggs in the batter, but had no problems licking the bowl when we were done.
The look on Sonny’s face when he saw I baked him a birthday cake with Sonic the Hedgehog on it. I got the cake decal on eBay. It’s true, you really can find anything on eBay!
The time Hubby accidently used Chinese sausage to make spaghetti. How anyone could mistake Chinese sausage for Italian sausage is beyond me. I chuckle every time I think of it.
I'm tagging: Citymama and Miche Mache.