Friday, August 19, 2011

Foodie Friday

I am introducing "Foodie Friday's" now on Americanina.  I was inspired by an interview in Bon Appetit with some actress, I don't remember her name, but I do remember the delightful read about her answers to food questions.  I thought it would be great to do this with well, not really famous people, in fact everyday people.  Because the truth is everyone eats and everyone has opinions on food, not everyone is a foodie, but it seems a lot of people that I am either related to or run in the same circles with loves food or has strong opinions on it.  Please enjoy:

Name:            Betty 
Affiliation:     Mother
Occupation:      Retired librarian
Location:        Oklahoma
Birthplace:      Louisiana

1.) What recipe do you consistently make at home?
Shrimp or crawfish etouffee, made with lots of onion, bell peppers and celery

2.) Name three items you have in your refrigerator?
Milk, eggs and cheese, they are a must

3.) Tell me about your most memorable meal.
A Rijsttafel (Rice Table) served in a restaurant in of the hotels in Jakarta.  It is a most unique culinary experience invented by the Dutch.  We had about 12 different dishes, all were rice accompanied by a side dish such as steamed or fried seafood, meats, vegetables and many sauces from mild to spicy.  Each dish was served individually by a beautiful Indonesian maiden.  It was quite an experience!  Rice has always been one of my favorite foods, and I have eaten it on most days of my life.

4.) What are your favorite restaurants and what do you order there?
Seafood restaurants, I usually order salmon

5.) What is the most unusual thing you have ever eaten?
Durian, in Thailand, it is a large fruit, with a thorn-covered outer husk, and soft flesh inside usually yellow.  It has a unique odor, which reminded me of bug spray, and it seemed to taste like bug spray. I did not like it.

6.) Of all the places you have traveled, which has the best food?
I cannot name a specific place, because I have traveled to many places all over the world, and each has some foods I like, and some foods I don’t like.  Food has never been the most important thing to me when I travel.

7.) What is your drink of choice (alcoholic)?
These days, a light white wine, it is definitely very romantic

8.) What is your ultimate dessert?
Cream brulee, or bread pudding with whiskey sauce, I love love love custards and puddings!

9.) What is a food/dish that reminds you of your childhood?
Cowboy stew, this is a stew made of all the organs in beef, beginning with the tongue, heart, liver, stomach, and small intestines (my favorite)… my father raised his own cattle and he fed one from birth especially for butchering for family consumption.

10.) What is your go to meal for a dinner party?
Gumbo, usually shrimp and crab meat with okra

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