August 14th, 2005

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Cooking meme

Ganked from versailles_rose.

1. What's the grossest food you used to eat, but won't now?
Hmmm... I can't think of anything "gross" I used to eat that I don't eat now. I mean, some people think black licorce is disgusting but I've always loved it and still eat it. Meanwhile there are many, MANY foods I used to eat but I don't eat anymore for dietary reasons, like snack foods and meat. I guess I will say I no longer eat bowls of sour cream as a dessert or snack. Not that I wouldn't like to, but there's never been a Sour Cream Diet.

2. What's a food you wish you could get yourself to like?
Fish. I like it more than I ever used to, but only certain kinds and only if it's cooked at a fancy restaurant, i.e. is very fresh and well-prepared.

3. What's a food you're glad you don't like?
Durian. Also raw herring. Had the misfortune to try each and they turn my stomach like nothing else.

4. Is there anything you like, but won't eat?
See question 1, but I guess the easy answer is meat. I find meat really delicious but 3/4 of the time get grossed out thinking about where it comes from and the lives of the animals. I am especially fond of rare roast beef and overcooked boiled pork (with sauerkraut and potatoes).

5. What's your favorite cooking show?
I always loved The Frugal Gourmet. I learned a lot from him, like the importance of fresh ingredients and the right ingredients, i.e. sometimes it's worth it to buy the expensive stuff.