- What is your favorite vegetable?
For a while, I craved beets. I didn’t want it on top of salad or anything like that. I wanted straight up beets. I think there was something in there that my body needed. I ate beets straight out of a can. They were seriously yummy. I had to keep myself from eating the whole can. And what invariably happens is that I’m all beeted out. I don’t even want to look at them.
I think my favorite vegetable might be string beans though. But that could be because most of the time it’s covered in bacon fat. Who wouldn’t like that?
- What is your favorite salad dressing, sauce, gravy, or condiment?
My favorite salad dressing is thousand island. I grew up with it as the only salad dressing in existence. My mom made it from scratch. Now I don’t know how a Chinese woman found out how to make thousand island dressing, but I’m not arguing. I always ask for it at restaurants, but it is apparently not a common dressing. I always end up with some sort of vinaigrette. Or a Caesar salad.</p>
I also love ketchup. Burgers and fries are always drenched in them. And of course, who doesn’t love a good brown gravy?
- What is your favorite culture’s food (American, Chinese, Creole, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Soul Food, Southern U.S., etc.)?
Mow this is an unfair question. It’s like asking who your favorite child is. You can’t pick one! I like all kinds of food, though I think I have a particular affinity for those with a rice culture. I like Spanish rice, yellow rice, basmati rice, jasmine rice. I can’t get enough of rice. But there is one thing that I love that doesn’t involve rice and that’s chicken fried steak…At Cracker Barrel. No, I don’t have champagne tastes.
- What is your favorite beverage?
Arnold Palmer, of course. It’s half tea, half lemonade and oh so yummy. When I was in St. Thomas with a few friends, I ordered that and the waiter asked me if I wanted a water hazard with that. I didn’t know what it was. Apparently, when Arnold Palmer feels the need, he asks for one along with that drink. It is a shot of either vodka or gin, I can’t remember. I said, why not? I didn’t mix it in my drink, however. I just downed the shot.
- What is your favorite food?
Here we go again, asking about our favorite child. How can anyone limit this to one thing? But I’ll tell you what. I do enjoy a good mint chocolate chip ice cream from Baskin Robbins, a taco fresco style from Taco Bell, a sirloin from Outback. A six ounce Outback Special will only cost you $9.99 (unless you’re in Long Beach. Then it will cost you $13!). You also get two sides. I get a Caesar salad (which has a nice spicy kick to it), and a baked potato dry. It’s more than enough food for me.
Oh, you know what I do really love that I don’t get much here?
Chicken feet. I do love me some chicken feet. *sigh* Unfortunately, there are no good dim sum places in Florida. And baked pork buns. And a nice beef noodle soup….
I need an Asian Invasion over here in Orlando. Someone open up a dim sum restaurant near me!