I’ve been blogging for a little over one week now so I figured it was time for a post about some of my favorite foods! And it’s a perfect topic for WanderFood Wednesday – join the conversation!
I grew up in a family that focused very strongly on healthy, fresh, non-processed foods. And while this may have irritated me to no end as a kid (and sometimes as an adult…I still HATE brown rice) now I appreciate so much that I have an innate love of and desire for things that are fresh, in season, and good for me. Not only that but I now have a very healthy curiosity about where my food comes from.
One of my favorite foods is actually something I used to dislike with a passion and that is zucchini. My mom has made this fantastic zucchini and sausage soup for years and I remember always being slightly disappointed, because I hated having to eat around the zucchini until one day I accidentally ate one and BAM! I’ve loved them ever since. Proof to the old adage that your taste buds change every twenty days, so remember to keep trying foods you think you don’t like!
This food was mentioned in the comment section of a recent post “The Search for the Perfect Guacamole:” artichoke. Another California staple, this strange shaped, delicious vegetable has such a unique flavor and is a perfect accompaniment to multiple dishes. My theory on artichoke is that one of the reasons they taste so magnificent is that you actually have to work at them. Getting to the heart always feels like an achievement.
Tomatoes. A world without tomatoes would be a truly awful place. We used to grow them in our backyard and there is nothing, I repeat NOTHING more spectacular then fresh picked tomatoes in late summer. And I love all varieties, though my favorite for one of the best summer appetizers ever (watch out for a post on it once tomatoes are in season!) are Heirloom Tomatoes with Buffalo Mozzerella for, you guessed it, Caprese Salad. Simple yet delicious.
What are some of your favorite foods and why?
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