Ten On Tuesday

1. What is a food that you never thought you would try, but then tried and liked?

I’ve tried a lot of weird foods that sounded gross in my mind but turned out to be delicious. Bird’s Nest Soup, for one, is AMAZING, but when you describe what it is, it sounds horrible. Click through that link! Believe me, that soup is GOOD!

2. Do you subscribe to any foodie publications? If so, which ones?

I get a Kraft “What’s Cooking?” magazine every so often, but that’s about it. I subscribe to a few foodie blogs though, it that counts. (Of course it does!)

3. What ingredient do you find yourself reaching for the most when you cook?

Salt! Haha, or dill. But most definitely salt.

4. Are there any foods that you hated as a child, but then learned to like as an adult?

Yams. But now, I only like them in fry format.

5. What do you like to eat that others may consider weird?

“Real” Chinese food, lol. My dad makes dim sum for me every now and then and Kyle usually doesn’t join me because he thinks the food is weird. I think it’s delicious!

6. What is the weirdest ingredient you’ve ever cooked with?

I don’t think I’ve cooked with any weird ingredients, to be honest. Tofu is pretty strange, but lots of people have used it.

7. Do you have any major food allergies?

No, but sometimes lobster makes my skin itch. Only lobster though, not other shellfish.

8. Is there an ingredient that you would like to cook with, but are intimidated to try?

I would love to make my own Indian food, but I’m worried about making way too spicy and not being able to eat it! One day … one day!

9. Do you bake?

Yes, but not elaborate things like Angela (I’m so jealous of her baking skills!). I make the odd loaf of banana bread and a batch of muffins every now and then.

10. If you could go on any “foodie” show to compete, which one would it be, and why?

None of them! I’m not gourmet enough to go on Iron Chef, and I’m pretty sure Gordan Ramsay would make me cry on Hell’s Kitchen. I’d love to be a taste-tester though!

4 thoughts on “Ten On Tuesday

  1. I love kaya – aka coconut jam. Sounds bizarre to T but I grew up eating it! But it’s so expensive here.

    Also, lotus root. I recently saw it at an asian shop (haven’t had it in about 10 years) – might have to try cooking some myself!)


  2. Ha, you flatter me :)
    Stephen makes this amazing butter chicken from scratch, not spicy at all! I’ll get him to give me the link and then I can email it to you if you’d like!



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