[Sidenote thing: To the person who left two somewhat strange comments on this entry, yes I eat a lot and I have photos in my flickr page. ...were those even real questions? Um.]
I saw this meme a few times and never thought about actually filling it out since my answers would suck. After reading Michael's answers, I figured I'd fill it in because 1) things that suck can be funny and 2) there is no number 2. I'm not in a good mood right now so it might not be that funny, but I'll try. I'm tagging Lori to fill this out because she rocks and, like me, is not a fan of alcohol. :)
Meme Myself and I: The Cook Next Door
- What is your first memory of baking/cooking on your own?
Uh…I’m drawing a blank. Seriously. ...oh wait, I took some cooking thing in elementary school as part of the “indoor winter recess” program (couldn’t go outside cos it was too damn cold, HA HA HA) and I think I made pizza. Maybe.
- Who had the most influence on your cooking?
No one. Unless you count my cooking class, but that’s kind of obvious. Maybe.
- Do you have an old photo as “evidence” of an early exposure to the culinary world and would you like to share it?
Nope, and nope because of the first nope.
- Mageiricophobia – do you suffer from any cooking phobia, a dish that makes your palms sweat?
My cooking class from first semester of last school year stressed me out in general, if that counts. Otherwise, nope.
- What would be your most valued or used kitchen gadgets and/or what was the biggest letdown?
Plates are useful. Without a rice cooker I’d never cook rice. The rice paddle with all the little bumps on it is really good for decreasing the instances of scraping off the rice in the rice cooker and ending up with rice paste. Knives are good. Can’t think of any letdowns.
- Name some funny or weird food combinations/dishes you really like – and probably no one else!
Can’t think of any. God, I’m boring. I mean, I like eating honey plain but that’s not weird, that’s just sugar.
- What are the three edibles or dishes you simply don’t want to live without?
Fruit. Sugar (in various forms). Bread. They all kind of have the same thing, you see.
- favorite ice-cream(s)…
Is it weird that I’m not really big on ice cream? It’s good, but I dont’ have a favorite flavor. OH MY GOD, I’M SO BORING.
- You will probably never eat…
Insects. Worms. Anything like that.
- Your own signature dish…
If it’s something I have to cook, then nothing. If I don’t have to cook it…hm. Still nothing. Something sugar based.
- Any signs that this passion is going slightly over the edge and may need intervention?
Besides that I have a food blog and that I’m a food studies major and that the endless spurts of gluttony end up in depression and guilt that make me think I’ll commit suicide at an early age? NOPE. NOT AT ALL.
- Any embarrassing eating habits?
I eat too much? That’s kind of embarrassing. I think there are certain people I’d be too freaked out to eat around…kind of. Not really. But then I’d be too freaked out to do most things about the certain people.
- Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you?
Hm. ...I’d have to go with Morten. Or Pierre Hermes. But Morten because he said I have too many food issues and maybe if he cooked for me they’d all go away and I’d be SO HAPPY!
- Who’s your favorite food writer?
I love Steve Almond, but I’ve only read one of his books. Love Jeffrey Steingarten, of course. Calvin Trillin is awesome. I haven’t read much else besides those people. If anyone has any humorous food writers to recommend to me, please do.
...and thus concludes this meme. I’m disappointed in myself.
If anyone's curious, yesterday's diet consisted of an orange, an apple, honey and sesame seeds, a sheet of nori, some dark chocolate, some chocolate bakba, and...okay, that's it. Overall it felt rather depressing because I didn't want any "normal" food. Still don't. I wrote "Don't Eat" on my hand last night before going to bed to remind myself to not eat (gaining way too much weight lately) and it didn't work. It never does. I've even written "Don't eat" on post its and attached them to places. Nothing really works besides willpower or lack of food...doh.