This month, on Clicking Our Heels…
The Stiletto Gang is reflecting on our favorite foods and what we think they say about us.
Donnell Ann Bell – I love food of all kinds. I love Mexican food, chicken enchiladas, chili rellenos. Then the next day I might prepare a spinach salad, with walnut, mushroom, pears, and feta cheese. I guess I enjoy variety. As someone who isn’t a fan of change, you can’t tell it from my monthly menu. 🙂
Dru Ann Love – Baked Ziti – love the aroma of cheese with pasta sauce that makes the place feel warm and comfortable.
Robin Hillyer-Miles – Watermelon. I love everything about watermelon. I craved it when I was pregnant. I love it fresh, in drinks, and pickled. I don’t know what this says about me except that I like simple and fresh things.
Saralyn Richard – Raspberries. I’m sure the gods on Mount Olympus eat the luscious red globes. Favoring them makes me a health-conscious herbivore with a bit of a sweet tooth.
Gay Yellen – Depending on my mood, I’ve been known to crave pasta or sushi or hamburger, pizza, pho, tamales, watermelon… I like food in any flavor.
Kathryn Lane – Homemade guacamole! Brings great memories from my childhood so I guess it shows how sentimental I am.
Lois Winston – Right now, I’d just about kill for nova and cream cheese on an everything bagel. What does that say about me? It says I wish I were back in the NY metro area. You can’t get a decent bagel in Nashville, let alone freshly sliced nova!
Lynn McPherson – My favorite food is macaroni and cheese, with fresh jalapeño. I love all things comfy and cozy, but like to spice things up from time to time.
T.K. Thorne – Chicken tetrazzini the way my mother made it. It has all the sins—loads of butter, cream, cheese, noodles… Sigh. It was a comfort food that she made because she knew it was my favorite. So it had love in it, too.
Bethany Maines – It’s interesting that I can instantly come up with a list of least favorite (mushrooms, and cake, I’m looking at you), but I’m having to ponder a favorites list quite hard. I think I’ll have to go with crepes. My mom spent a portion of her youth in France and would periodically make them for us on Saturday mornings (when Dad wasn’t making pancakes). What does that say about me? It probably says I have parents who love me and we all like delicious bready products slathered in sugar?
Anita Carter – I have too many favorites to pick just one. I love ramen, tacos, pasta, gyro, Greek salad, a good Cuban sandwich, French toast, and a veggie omelet. Oh! Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of shrimp and chicken stir fry! Okay, now I’m hungry!! What does this say about me???? I like food! LOL
Shari Randall/Meri Allen – have way too many favorite foods! If I narrow it down, I’d say summer picnic foods – grilled hot dogs, fresh lemonade, and strawberry shortcake would be on the menu. What does it say about me? My husband and I joke about this all the time. I’m a cheap date.
Mary Lee Ashford – My absolute favorite food? That’s like my favorite song or favorite movie – it depends on the genre. I love cheese. All different sorts of cheese. Soft, hard, semi-soft. Alone, on veggies, in casseroles. My favorite cheese is Halloumi which is a Cypriot cheese made with goat and sheep milk and if you fry it in a pan with a little bit of olive oil, it is perfection! So, there’s cheese. But then there’s also chocolate… dark chocolate, milk chocolate, brownies, chocolate cake chocolate mousse. I don’t think I’ve ever met a chocolate I didn’t like.
Barb Eikmeier – Pasta. Maybe it says I never met a noodle I didn’t like.
Linda Rodriguez – I’m never good at this question. I like so many different kinds of food from so many different cuisines, and it’s hard to weigh them up on a scale against each other. Thai panang curry, British scones with lemon curd and clotted cream, Mexican sopes or pozole (Mexican cuisine is so large and various that I can’t even have one favorite food there), Kansas City BBQ (in particular, burnt ends), Japanese teriyaki, true Southern biscuits and gravy, the list goes on and on.
Debra H. Goldstein – Pizza with either a thin crust and lots of cheese or pineapple and ham. There was a time that I preferred anchovies and black olives, but no one in the family would share with me. The change in my choice reflects my willingness to negotiate and let the little things slide.
We’re curious if you agree and what you think your favorite foods say about you?