Thursday, March 08, 2007

Food fears

There are some fears/notions about food that stay with us over the years and we just cant seem to shake them off. I encountered two such funny food-related incidents today.

Take me for instance:- I cant eat any vegetable that's cut into large pieces. It mortally scares me. The veggies have to be small enough for me to be able to eat them. This is a problem mostly with Broccoli and Cauliflower. I absolutely love broccoli - but since it usually comes in huge sizes, I skip eating it till I find a piece small enough. I'm strange - I know :P

So this issue surfaced today at the cafe at work. A few coworkers and I were standing in the panini line and the only veggie option had huuuge slices of eggplant in it. One look at it, and I shrunk back! I ended up eating soup and salad instead...ahem!!

The lady at Cafe Forant:- I had dinner with a buddy of mine today and we then strolled into this really cute basement cafe for dessert and java. It was run by a very adorable lady who baked and cooked everything in that store (and her dog Chula was amazing!). My eyes fell on some delicious oatmeal-cranberry cookies. They were heavenly....yum yum! :) I asked her why not the regular oatmeal-raisin? She said that when she was a kid, she had assumed that the raisins were actually chocolate chips. When she found out the truth, she could never bring herself to eat oatmeal-raisin cookies ever again!! She was heartbroken...so she resorted to making oatmeal cookies cranberries instead....good for me eh? haha.

So what are your food fears? :-)
-Amrita

13 comments:

coolshades said...

Hi Amri!

I can't eat anything unless I know everything that's in it. It freaks me out if I don't know exactly what I'm putting in my mouth. So I often won't eat at pot lucks or other informal get-togethers.

lova said...

tilapia scares me :(

Amrita said...

Coolio - hey hey! wow that's tough...I eat out all the time - so I would starve that way. Do you cook yourself a lot then?

Lova - hehe. Now I have something to scare you :P

Mosilager said...

I fear no food. I avoid eggplant and lady's finger if I can as those don't agree with my stomach. I kind of like big veggie pieces, don't mind cutting them before eating, they seem more fresh that way somehow and taste a little better than small pieces.

But I could be imagining all this...

Rajesh said...

Any veggie, any shape size would do. It took me a while to get along with लौकी, but then overcame it ;-)

Amrita said...

Mos - oooh...eggplant and okhra...cant eat those much. They are gooey and yuck. Bleh!
You actually like big veggies? Word!

:P

Rajesh - You must have been every parent's dream come true while growing up :)

Rajesh said...

Arey nahin, elder sibling in the family naa - I had to set some standards :P

Amrita said...

Hehehe....gotcha!
Still - every parent's dream come true.

ito okashi said...

LOL! That is such a strange yet refreshing blog. I love eggplant big or small. I love Tilapia too. wen i hafta cook it myself it puts a diffrent spin on it tho. had to thro that in there.lol that cranberry cookie stroy is hilarious. how does one mistake a raisin for chocolate chips??LOL Reminds me of wen my older sister wuz younger, she thought french fries were fish. :-? oh, the child imagination!

Mosilager said...

Hey A you've been tagged.

Amrita said...

Ito - glad you liked! :P I still cant stand eggplant ....yuck!!

Mosi - Done :-)

KS said...

ammu: okra indian style (esp the deep fried stuff) is yummy! :)

Amrita said...

Ks - maaaybe. But again....99% of the times, okra sucks!