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w April 22, 2008

Fantasy Foodie League

One of the blogs I read had a contest for a hefty sum of a gift certificate at Williams-Sonoma, and the question was basically this: What would be your ideal/last meal? Reading through the myriad answers was exceedingly interesting, not to mention entertaining, and it really got me thinking how much you can actually tell about a person by what they choose, and how they choose to word it. It also dawned on me that, at least for me, it's a really tough question. I really like food. Which is why I'm on a diet right now, but I digress. It's an interesting thought experiment though, to create an 'ideal' meal and then think about why you chose that. So that's my challenge to people - what would you say, and how would you say it? Only caveat: none of that cheesy morally superior "anything with loved one XYZ". A) That's probably a given and b) this is a bit about self indulgence and a bit about self reflection and your tastes. Be selfish!

I'm going to double post this on Livejournal too because the whole idea of food and personality intrigues me. And I'm on a diet, so I'm hungry.

PS. Oh yeah. What would my perfect meal be? Well, since you asked...

Soup. Lots of bisquey soups - tomato, squash, broccoli, your whole complement. With buttery croutons and a smattering of grated cheese. Lashings of bread, but only of the crusty, dense, nutty variety. Good rich European or otherwise artisan butter. Roasted fingerling potatoes with sea salt. Panzanella. Since we're dreaming, an excellent charcuterie plate. Steamed artichokes with the aforementioned butter, melted. God, I love artichokes. A well chosen cheese plate with comb honey and walnuts, dates, and crostini from the aforementioned crusty breads. A lemon tart with a smidge of boozed up whipped cream, or a slice of the Meyer lemon cake with lavender cream honey I made for Easter dinner. A dish of my great-grandmother's treacle sponge, made by my grandmother. My other grandmother's potato rolls with some sweet tea. BBQ from Gary's in China Grove, NC with loads of the vinegary coleslaw.

I recognize this is a massive amount of food, but remember - it's all about self indulgence and reflection, yeah?

by at April 22, 2008 2:27 PM | TrackBack Comments

But what wine(s) will you have your last meal with?

Posted by: CatusGabrielis on April 25, 2008 5:28 AM
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