2010年4月29日木曜日

food that makes you cry...

I'm back watching MasterChef again. I love this show. I get to sit around being a loungeroom food critic tut-tutting about panna cotta timing and the travesty that is store bought mayonnaise safe in the knowledge that noone can see me eating cereal for dinner. Perfect!

Anyway, I just watched this episode and everyone had a dish from their childhood that was just so deep and meaningful, so amazingly heartwrenchingly poignant that they were welling up just talking about it. Some of the foods were really intricate and involved- the Indian contestant's prawn curry and the Malaysian guy's umpteen toppings on rice. Others were more simple- deep fried pasta with icing sugar or just weird- chicken, potatoes, mayonnaise and cheese layered together and baked.

It got me thinking though. What one dish from childhood would I have chosen? What dish is there that would have me tearing up?

Hmmm.... maybe I'm culinarily unsentimental but I just don't think there's anything like that for me.

It's not that my mum isn't a great cook- she is. Amazing. I still call her for recipes- worth it even at international rates! And each time I go to visit I have a great time getting reacquainted with pavlova, Chinese noodle salad, roasts, cheese and bikkies and BBQ everything. I love my sister's Mexican food, too. Mmmmm.... And not to leave anybody out my dad and my brother buy great pizza. No really. Australian pizza is really good.

But cry on national tv good? Mmmmmm....

Surely I'm not the only one who doesn't have a tear worthy dish?

8 件のコメント:

Kim さんのコメント...

No tears here either. And we aren't overeaters either. I guess other things from childhood might make us cry - rather than food. Hmmm.

Slime さんのコメント...

Nope. Nada. Nothing. There are certainly foods that bring back memories of home, but tears?

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

Toad in the Hole - yorkshire pudding with sausages in it. Not tear worthy but it was always a fav when I was little.

BlancaMcleroy1230 さんのコメント...

nice to know you ~........................................

Desley さんのコメント...

Hi, really love reading your blog, love hearing your stories. Thanks for the link to masterchef, how great to hear some aussie accents again.... Desley in Sapporo (another aussie, though one who has lost her accent!!)

Rachel さんのコメント...

Nothing tear-worthy, but maybe a big roast pork with a crackling and mashed potato and half-burnt baked potatoes and a flood of gravy and then a pavlova, crispy on the outside with a soft centre and piled with fresh whipped cream and topped with kiwifruit. There.

Little Matt さんのコメント...

Hey! I'd like to think I do a bit more than just buy pizza. :P

I may not be as adventurous as you (cous-cous and apple juice b'day cake) or as talented as Louise, but I can make a decent stir-fry or stroganoff when the mood takes me.

:)

Tear inducing meals? Hmmm, Dad's goulash?

thefukases さんのコメント...

Kim- yup. For me it's Carols by candlelight. Anything about Christmas in Summer really!

Slime- glad to hear it's not just me!

GW- never tried it. One to look into I think....

Desley- Hey! And always glad to turn another Aussie on to some great Aussie TV. Enjoy!

Rachel. Hmmm, you've almost got me there. Add a goat's cheese riddled salad and a *real* latte to follow and I might be feeling a little misty eyed!

Little Matt- dragged out of lurkerdom, huh? ;P I honestly couldn't think of the last dish you cooked for us... All I could think of was all the times you and dad went to get pizza for us all. And dad's cooking that made you cry... how about the omelettes/ oil slicks? But you can't fault the guy's popcorn- and he does do great take-out pizza. ;P