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Lunchtime Thoughts
I really like cilantro. To me, cilantro tastes like spring.

People sometimes ask me what my favorite food is. I don't have anything specific. I like lots of different things! There are definite things I dislike, but I have no real favorite food. (I don't have many favorites in my life, in general. No favorite movie, favorite book, etc. Perhaps that is an indication of my indecisiveness, but I think it just shows that I like variety in my life.)

That said however, when I eat at a restaurant, there are certain "food accessories" that will almost invariably cause me to order an entree when I see them listed with its description -- presuming it doesn't also contain something I dislike of course. These include:

cilantro
capers
mushrooms
artichokes
spinach
asiago

These aren't really favorite foods, not on their own, but they are certainly flavorful enhancements to a well-prepared meal. If I just see the word "capers" on a menu, for example, I get interested even before I see what they are being put on. Yum. There are probably other items that attract my attention like that too, but that's all that comes to mind currently.
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cpip From: cpip Date: December 8th, 2003 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm. Fresh spinach with mushrooms tossed in a salad... :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 8th, 2003 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds good. Maybe toss in some mandarin oranges and rasberry vinegrette.
cpip From: cpip Date: December 8th, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, that DOES sound good.

And that's an adorable Duke-in-a-box. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 9th, 2003 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I made him myself, sorta. Well no, I didn't make the Duke-in-a-box, but I put the santa hat on him.... *smile*
fjarlq From: fjarlq Date: December 8th, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
cilantro is so tasty. Almost my favorite spice -- I like red pepper the most.

My top three favorite foods: popcorn, chocolate, chicken or turkey stew made by my grandma.

Probably wouldn't be that tasty, though: chocolatey chicken stew popcorn balls made by my grandma.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 8th, 2003 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think I like red pepper. I like popcorn, chocolate, and your grandmother's stew though!

You're probably right that they wouldn't work in combination. I think my list would actually work fairly well, although you really don't need all those items in one dish.
jenx From: jenx Date: December 8th, 2003 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
My only disagreement is with cilantro. I like it, but as an undertone because if it's too strong, it reminds me of soap.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 8th, 2003 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ever found them all in one dish?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 9th, 2003 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think so, no. I'm not sure you need all those ingredients in one dish....it probably wouldn't taste bad, but I think it would be excessive.
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