Thursday, December 15, 2005

Tag – I’m IT!

S’kat tagged me for the You Are What You Eat meme created by Ruth of Once Upon a Feast.

I used the desert-island philosophy. If I were stuck on a desert island, what foods would I miss the most. Not so much what 10 foods would I bring with me - that imposes certain dull and practical considerations. This was an analysis of what foods I would spend my time dreaming of.

Pork Roll

Huh? Unless you're from Philly or Central Jersey you probably have no idea what I'm talking about. Pork Roll is the ultimate breakfast meat, and is best sautéed till crispy and served on a toasted English muffin with a fried egg and a melted American cheese single. I like to top mine with regular ketchup, Dad Raisinhater prefers a spiced pepper relish. I suspect you'll hear more about pork roll this January, maybe even from a special guest blogger!

Stinky Cheese

I'm not sure I can ever have children because I don't think I could tolerate 9 months without stinky cheese! I eat it plain, melted into sauces, and tucked into my omelets. My fridge always has at least two stinky cheeses hanging around (sadly unphotographed).


American-style Chinese takeout fried pork dumplings. In high school I used to sprint down to the Sichuan Garden for dumplings every winter afternoon before play practice. I love stuffed pockets of food (empanadas, spinach and feta triangles, tamales)and the dumpling, for me, is the ultimate expression of this genre.

Sushi and Sashimi

I spent 7 years living in a sushi-less town and the deprivation took its toll. During that time, I tried to make my own cucumber and krab maki but there's nothing like going out for dinner and ordering this…

Staff Meal Chicken

I've said it before and I'll say it again, this spicy chicken recipe is one of my desert island foods.


Sriracha, I love you. I love you with mayonnaise, I love you on hot dogs and pizza, I love your squeezy bottle and your cute green cap, I love your cheap price and economy sized container. I will love you forever, you spicy devil.


The food of lust. A lust for more oysters. Fried in a po' boy or just like this.


I'll eat any kind of taco you put in front of me. Make them with the Taco Bell dinner kit – love 'em. Fill them with mystery meats from a strange cart on the corner of 96th street? Bring it on. I've traveled far and wide (or at least way uptown) in search of super special tacos and, if there were no tacos on my desert island, I would somehow find the strength to swim all the way to a more taco-friendly land.

Skirt Steak

Any time there is skirt steak on the menu, I am compelled to order it. I love all beef (see below) but I have a very special place in my heart for skirt steak, especially served with chimichurri sauce.


During my brief flirtation with vegetarianism I had vivid dreams of huge bacon bbq cheeseburgers from the Palms. Right now I'm sort of obsessed with mini-cheeseburgers. See...

I'd love to tag someone, but I fear the entire food blogging community may have done this one already. Do you have a food blog? Consider yourself tagged!


Blogger Mona said...

You're hilarious..."consider yourself tagged." Ha!!
Pork roll? Seriously!? Wow, I have never seen or heard or tasted it. Is it basically like gourmet bologna? I'm definitely down with everything else on your list my friend. Look out! We might be fighting over food on the foodblogging version of "Lost."

2:24 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

Ok, this is too much. Now I have a craving for chicken, dumplings, spicy mayo, sushi AND pork roll. And I've never even had pork roll!

5:06 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I like anuyone who likes Taylor Pork Roll and Sushi!

12:22 PM  
Blogger s'kat said...

Great list! I love it that pork roll is number one.

And who could forget the sirracha?!?

7:56 AM  
Blogger Randi said...

They dont sell skirt steak here in SW ontario. I was just in Florida and my mom asked me to pick one up for her and I thought about you cause I remembered your entry about it.

10:40 PM  

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