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?