My Favorite Things: Food

Let’s talk about food.

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I Tweet nearly as much about food as I do about writing.

Perhaps more.

Yeah, probably more. (Except right before book releases, but I still manage to slip a few morsels in.)

I wish I did not love food so much. As it is, I love the feeling of sitting down to a mealβ€”be it at a four-star restaurant or Taco Hell at home. I love the pleasure of eating the way I love lolling in sun-warmed sheets that smell like skin. The way I love a great foot rub, hot water in a bath, fires in the winter.

If I had to pick a last meal, I’d be hard pressed; I could feasibly eat a last meal every day from now until I’m 80.

Among my favorites:

Movie buttered popcorn with evil fake buttery topping
Red Lobster cheese biscuits
Any biscuit, actually
Mashed potatoes
Ham gravy
Caviar with accouterments
Hot dogs with mustard
Greasy cheeseburgers
Miso soup
Roasted garlic soup
Feta marinated in olive oil and herbs
Crisp tater tots and ketchup
Perfectly grilled cheese
Tomato dill soup
Pad See-iew
Chicken salad served in half an avocado
Korean seaweed and rice
Homemade croutons
Biscuits and gravy
Mulligatawny soup
Fresh oysters
Warm donuts
Sweet potato tempura
Warm chocolate cake with fudge frosting
Fried chicken and cold slaw
Anything with alfredo sauce on it
Crispy salads with blue cheese
Warm, crusty bread (and cold, salty butter)

When I’m queasy, I head for McDonald’s. There’s something seriously medicinal about McDonald’s fries and orange Hi-C. And there’s nothing in the WORLD like McDonald’s hashbrowns.

Can I get an “Amen?”

    Posted at 04:12h, 18 May Reply

    How about kimchee. Vietnamese steak salad with fish sauce, baked french toast with bacon or toast/peanut butter/horseradish/bacon sandwich

    • tosca
      Posted at 14:41h, 18 May Reply


  • Tyler Carrington
    Posted at 02:03h, 18 May Reply

    Red Lobster cheese biscuits!! Love ’em!!! I remember working as a pizza delivery years ago and I delivered a pizza to the staff at a Red Lobster. My tip was a bunch of those!! I was in HEAVEN!!

    • tosca
      Posted at 06:18h, 19 May Reply

      I LOVE those biscuits. I don’t know what controlled substance they put in them to make them so addictive. I have to eat five at a time.

  • Kari Duffy
    Posted at 02:05h, 17 May Reply


  • Richard Mabry
    Posted at 21:29h, 16 May Reply

    Wow, Tosca, you truly have varied tastes in food. I might take exception with one or two. Never liked caviar, the one or two times I had the chance to try it. And prefer my oysters fried or broiled,. As for your final statement, when I was in Hong Kong and headed for McDonalds I thought it was to get a taste of home–never realized it was medicinal. Now I know.

    • tosca
      Posted at 21:31h, 17 May Reply

      Richard, now you know. πŸ˜€ And I always thought caviar was gross until my (at the time) little sister said, “They’re like pop rocks in your mouth.” Salty, but yeah. Kind of pop-y!

  • Mark Carver
    Posted at 01:43h, 16 May Reply

    Reese’s Pieces. Any Sichuan dish (in China, not the Americanized crap). Stuffed crust pizza. Mayfield Moose Tracks ice cream. Bacon cheeseburgers. Red Starbursts.

    • tosca
      Posted at 21:32h, 17 May Reply

      I’m with you on the Chinese food, Mark.

  • Walt Mussell
    Posted at 23:39h, 15 May Reply

    Favorite food comes from my wife’s cooking. She makes the most amazing pot stickers and Japanese meatballs

    • tosca
      Posted at 21:34h, 17 May Reply

      What time is dinner? And uh, what’s your address?

  • Jenny
    Posted at 21:54h, 15 May Reply

    Amen! πŸ™‚ I love pizza. Artichokes are great. Chocolate cake. Peaches.

    • tosca
      Posted at 21:35h, 17 May Reply

      I love all that. Cheesecake Factory has a fire-roasted artichoke on their appetizer menu that I ALWAYS get.

  • Jennifer Zarifeh Major
    Posted at 19:20h, 15 May Reply

    Sweet baby…. John the Baptist!! You didn’t list KALE!!!
    And you got a whole lotta carbs goin on.
    Insert heart emojis here.

    • tosca
      Posted at 21:27h, 17 May Reply

      Jennifer, I do put Kale in morning smoothies sometimes–and love a good kale salad. Especially if someone else makes it. πŸ˜€

  • Amanda Willie
    Posted at 19:06h, 15 May Reply

    I’m currently eating mac and cheese covered in roast gravy. It’s leftovers from our church potluck, which makes it taste way better!

    • tosca
      Posted at 06:16h, 19 May Reply

      I’ve never had mac and cheese with gravy, but it honestly sounds like the best of both worlds.

  • Ashley P.
    Posted at 18:31h, 15 May Reply

    *starts drooling 5 down and scrolls past the rest*

    I have an ice cream cake from Cold Stone waiting for me downstairs. This is a happy thing. ^.^

    • tosca
      Posted at 06:17h, 19 May Reply

      I love ice cream cake. It does not like me.

  • Julie Nielsen
    Posted at 18:24h, 15 May Reply


  • Dave Alspector
    Posted at 16:52h, 15 May Reply

    I could go for some good nachos……..but that’s quite an impressive list

    • tosca
      Posted at 06:17h, 19 May Reply

      I forgot nachos. Web guy–can I add nachos???

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