Friday, May 12, 2006

Favorite Foods

Sometimes I get asked about my favorite food. I think hard, then decide I have no one favorite. I'm an extremely fickle type, and a flavor I might love on Monday I can hate by Friday if I've had it more than once or twice in the interim. But I saw this at Hardtack at Sea and thought I'd play. It's not difficult to come up with multiple foods that I like to have around at all times.

The rules:

You are stranded on a boat beached on a island. You can get whatever fish you want and hand-harvest your own damn sea salt (think of the money you'll save). There is a natural fresh water stream on the island (snow-melt from the very, very, tall mountain-of course, due to global warming, this is a limited resource, so enjoy it!) There is nothing left on the boat and as far as you know nothing on the island save your own unfortunate soul. You get 10 items to select. Huge categories don't count. You can't say "Herbs and spices" or "Meat". Try to be specific, it's more interesting. These food items will be delivered to you in your sorry state by UPS, because it is simply endless what brown can do for you. No, you cannot ask for more items from the UPS person. I know they're cute in their little brown shorts, but you can't have them either.

To get you going, here is my list (in no particular order):

1. Basmati rice
2. Onions
3. Garlic
4. Quality chocolate.
5. Cheese
6. Mangoes
7. Limes (gotta keep the scurvy away)
8. Olive oil
9. Salad greens
10. Walnuts

Now, you play.