Helen's Five Food Challenges for 2006
Every celebrity chef / foodblogger / toddler I know waxes lyrical about how satisfying it is to bake your own bread. I love baking cakes but for some reason I have this trepidation when it comes to yeast. I've made pizza dough, uh, twice but the whole kneading, proving, bashing thing always sounds like waaay too much work. I need to do it though. You could say I've got something to prove...
Another easy one I should've done ages ago. No excuses except a morbid fear of soggy rice (an Asian's worst nightmare!)
I have a terrible sweet tooth. I looove sugar. Yes sucrose, and glucose and yes, you fructose as well. Moderation is key, but I must stop that terrible habit of having something sweet after dinner, after lunch, after, ah, breakfast, and with my morning coffee as well.
Eat because I'm hungry
Food is not a cure for boredom.
Constantly opening the fridge door will not trigger a spontaneous theatrical performance by the leftovers within.
Rummaging for chocolate will not solve writer's block.
Hunt and gather
Food grows in soil, flourishes in water and geez, it can run damn fast away from you when it senses a growling stomach. Perhaps I'm not quite ready to skin my own kangaroo but I think we all forget that food takes time and, for most of us anyway, food bleeds. I should spend more time hunting and gathering my food personally so I can really appreciate every mouthful. It's been a long time since I've been cherry picking, fishing and pig shooting (pass me ma gun Jed).
I tag cherryripe, Chickpea, J, Julia and Oseary.
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2/22/2006 07:02:00 pm