Friday, October 19, 2007

The Friday Five (courtesy of RevGalBlogPals)

As mentioned here before, RevGalBlogPals asks five questions every week of its blogging constituency. This week it's about food. Food (along with music) is what I adore, have some instrumental gifts for, and precious little creativity or persistence in. (How's that for dangling participles?) So how could I not play?


  1. If you were a food, what would you be? Something creamy, but with texture, bite, and a whisper of sweetness. Ginger ice cream. Or pumpkin risotto with aged asiago, toasted pumpkin seeds, and crisp fried sage (with a tiny bit of cayenne in there). Or, going back to the ginger theme, a 3-variety ginger cookie with white pepper.
  2. One memorable meal. I had too many, apparently, and Blogger nipped them out. Let's just say there have been many, many.
  3. What is your favorite comfort food from childhood? Macaroni and cheese. Guacamole. Really.
  4. When going to a church potluck, what one recipe from your kitchen is sure to be a hit? Fritatta.
  5. What's the strangest thing you ever willingly ate? I don't eat meat, so that lets a lot of the truly unfamiliar stuff out. But on that theme: Beautifully grilled fresh salmon, prepared by dear friends who didn't equate salmon with meat and whose love outweighed my morals.
Bonus question: What’s your favorite drink to order when looking forward to a great meal?
How much money can I spend? What's the meal? Drink depends on the meal. Generally? Sparkling. Or a Manhattan. Ideally? A white from the hands of wine artist Didier Dagueneau.

9 comments:

Sally said...

my mouth is watering at your pumpkin risotto description- yum...
great play!

Presbyterian Gal said...

I'm with Sally drooling over the pumpkin risotto. That sounds delish.

Wyldth1ng said...

What is a Fritatta?

mompriest said...

a wine artist, oh my, love that description...so true of the good kind...

Kievas said...

Funny how some people think fish isn't meat :)

Songbird said...

Guacamole, really?

Elane said...

Wyldthing: Fritatta is a kind of baked omelet. In this case, it's done in a cast iron skillet to start, then finishes in the oven.

Mompriest: Dagueneau is, too. Amazing wines.

Songbird: I grew up in Southern California. My mother and I would clean on Saturday morning, then have either homemade tacos or guacamole and chips for lunch. I think it's something about the creamy and oily texture that does it -- my version of comfort ice cream, I guess!

Melissa said...

Oddly enough, guacamole is a comfort food to me now, even though I never had it growing up.

RevHRod said...

The risotto sounds fab! Wonderful self-image!