My favorite foods

Serving dim sum steamers by erocka in Chicago

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Someone asked me the other day what my favorite foods are, a difficult choice for this self-professed foodie.  So I started to try to narrow it down.  Here, in no particular order are my top ten.  And now I’ll be on the hunt for the ultimate recipes for some of the…I don’t think I’ll be tackling sushi making any time soon.

  1. Sushi, in particular Spicy Tuna and Eel
  2. Steak.  Thick juice Peter Luger Porterhouse or flavorful rib steaks made at home.
  3. Gnocchi.  Equally delicious in nothing but browned butter, or graced with broccoli and garlic.
  4. Garlic…anything made with lots of garlic.
  5. Potatoes:  mashed, friend, latkes, potato kugel…if it’s made with potatoes, I’ll like it.
  6. Truffle oil.  While technically not a food, anything made with truffle oil is sure to tickle my tastebuds.
  7. Avocado.  I’m content to merely cut it in half, pour a bit of vinagrette on it and eat it like pudding.  But it’s also quite wonderful in sushi, sandwiches and salads.
  8. Ribs.  Spareribs, chinese ribs, short ribs.  Eating meat off the bone is it’s own particlar pleasure.
  9. Dim Sum.  I could have dim sum any time of the day.  I particularly enjoy going to New York’s Chinatown for dim sum in the football field of a restaurant Jing Fong.
  10. Lobster.  Here again, I’m not particular in what form I have it in.  A succulent lobster roll, steamed with drawn butter, lobster spread on a fresh croissant, Lobster Thermidor.  mmmmmm
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