We've been tagged by dp! What does that mean exactly? Well, it means that someone wants to know how we became interested in food...we never want to disappoint, so here we go:
What were you cooking/baking 10 years ago?
Well, at 19 I was still living at home and dining on my mother's cooking. Although every opportunity I got (while my parents were out) I would experiment in the kitchen with such recipes as lemon bars, homemade donuts and a variety of cookies, with varying degrees of success.
What were you cooking/baking one year ago?
Once Dina and I tied the knot, my cooking & baking skills were kicked up a notch. Being the sous-chef not only helped me hone my skills in the kitchen, but entitled me to the best food I could possibly sample from Dina's ever impressive repertoire.
Five snacks you enjoy (in no particular order):
Ice cream (must have chocolate, chunks of things, and preferably brightly colored packaging), cookies (almost any will do), Kettle Chips, crunchy coated peanuts, cheese.
Five recipes you know by heart:
I can only think of 3!
Tequila Lime Fettucine
Five culinary luxuries you would indulge in if you were a millionaire:
Only 3 here too!
A massive wine cellar
A walk-in fridge
Cooking lessons at the Cordon Bleu
Five foods you love to cook/bake:
Peanut butter cookies
Five foods you cannot/will not eat:
Organ meat of any kind
Warm, sweet cheese
Five favorite culinary toys:
Five dishes on your "last meal" menu:
Leg of lamb
Five happy food memories:
In no particular order:
1. Having sizzling garlic shrimp in Portugal on vacation with Dina, her sister and brother-in-law and the nephews this past summer.
2. Dining at the now closed restaurant Brunoise with Dina on my birthday where I tasted the most delicious dessert of all time: Vanilla panna cotta with passionfruit and basil coulis.
3. Dining at the souks in Marrakech at food stall #1. So much delicious food for so little.
4. Making donuts with my brother at age 10 while my parents were out. I made the dough, deep-fried them (to a dark brown crisp) and spread crunchy peanut butter on top. Tim Horton's, look out.
5. My mom's chicken soup, which she made every time I was under the weather.