Awwwww, foooooooood! As excited as I’ve been for another post about food, I find myself at a loss to pick just ten favorite foods. Seriously, that’s like making a parent pick their favorite child!! Doable, but not altogether easy…
Macaroni & Cheese… But, mostly, the “adult” variation with quality cheeses, CREAM, bacon, CREAM and truffle oil. But, really, pasta of any variety will do just fine.
Steak… There’s something about a filet or ribeye that’s just, well, right. Having been born and raised in “The Cowboy Capital of the World,” where beef is big industry and a part of everyday life, I suppose it makes sense. The two best steaks I have ever had were at Ruth’s Chris at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis and, #1, at ALC Steaks in Austin. Beef: it’s what’s for dinner.
Potatoes… Again, pretty much any form is fine, but potato soup and loaded baked potatoes really take the cake, or rather, “the potato,” here. I’m part Irish and German, so every time I eat potatoes, I am coming home.
Crêpes… Pancakes, Nutella, strawberries/bananas/whatever… How on earth could you go wrong? They’re great everywhere in Paris, but my favorite is at Le Tire Bouchon in Montmartre – thanks to Chris Morrison for bringing us to this awesome piano bar!
Chocolate… If you need an explanation for this, we can’t be friends.
Chipotle Burrito Bowls… Just look at that picture. Isn’t it beautiful? My brother introduced me to the shrine-to-all-that-is-holy-that-is-Chipotle in December 2010. I remember this introduction vividly…
Mexican Food… In particular, tacos, burritos, gringas, refried beans, posole… Well, anyway. Mexican food is my go-to comfort food.
Frozen Coffee Drinks… Frappuccinos, ice-creamy-coffee drinks. There’s so much to love here that I can’t start to get into it for fear that I won’t be able to stop. There’s probably a post on BuzzFeed about it, anyway.
Enstrom’s Toffee. Our good friends out in Colorado send us a tin of this toffee for Christmas every year, and it always fills us with joy (and, in the pursuit of honesty, calories). The crunch, the richness, the flaky almond dust… It all just works. OH SO WELL.
The best thing I have ever eaten, ever… I really don’t know how to describe this dish… There were fried potatoes, there was a smattering of ham, a spattering of cheese, a dose of salad… Whatever it was, it made La Marmite in Paris the location of, to this date and of my best recollection, the best dish I have ever eaten. I have eaten a lot (look at pictures of me for proof), but I can still taste this dish. It was sooooo good. My friends and I still talk about it.
What are your favorite foods? Please share in the comments below – I love hearing people talk about food!!!