15 May 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.
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 meal—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
Caviar with accouterments
Hot dogs with mustard
Roasted garlic soup
Feta marinated in olive oil and herbs
Crisp tater tots and ketchup
Perfectly grilled cheese
Tomato dill soup
Chicken salad served in half an avocado
Korean seaweed and rice
Biscuits and gravy
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?”
NUNZIO CASILLO(Augie)Posted at 04:12h, 18 May
How about kimchee. Vietnamese steak salad with fish sauce, baked french toast with bacon or toast/peanut butter/horseradish/bacon sandwich
toscaPosted at 14:41h, 18 May
Tyler CarringtonPosted at 02:03h, 18 May
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!!
toscaPosted at 06:18h, 19 May
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 DuffyPosted at 02:05h, 17 May
Richard MabryPosted at 21:29h, 16 May
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.
toscaPosted at 21:31h, 17 May
Richard, now you know. 😀 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 CarverPosted at 01:43h, 16 May
Reese’s Pieces. Any Sichuan dish (in China, not the Americanized crap). Stuffed crust pizza. Mayfield Moose Tracks ice cream. Bacon cheeseburgers. Red Starbursts.
toscaPosted at 21:32h, 17 May
I’m with you on the Chinese food, Mark.
Walt MussellPosted at 23:39h, 15 May
Favorite food comes from my wife’s cooking. She makes the most amazing pot stickers and Japanese meatballs
toscaPosted at 21:34h, 17 May
What time is dinner? And uh, what’s your address?
JennyPosted at 21:54h, 15 May
Amen! 🙂 I love pizza. Artichokes are great. Chocolate cake. Peaches.
toscaPosted at 21:35h, 17 May
I love all that. Cheesecake Factory has a fire-roasted artichoke on their appetizer menu that I ALWAYS get.
Jennifer Zarifeh MajorPosted at 19:20h, 15 May
Sweet baby…. John the Baptist!! You didn’t list KALE!!!
And you got a whole lotta carbs goin on.
Insert heart emojis here.
toscaPosted at 21:27h, 17 May
Jennifer, I do put Kale in morning smoothies sometimes–and love a good kale salad. Especially if someone else makes it. 😀
Amanda WilliePosted at 19:06h, 15 May
I’m currently eating mac and cheese covered in roast gravy. It’s leftovers from our church potluck, which makes it taste way better!
toscaPosted at 06:16h, 19 May
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
*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. ^.^
toscaPosted at 06:17h, 19 May
I love ice cream cake. It does not like me.
Julie NielsenPosted at 18:24h, 15 May
Dave AlspectorPosted at 16:52h, 15 May
I could go for some good nachos……..but that’s quite an impressive list
toscaPosted at 06:17h, 19 May
I forgot nachos. Web guy–can I add nachos???