Ok…don’t look for anything creative here! But the big message is: I LOVE having mayo in my everyday life…it opens the door to so many of my staple yummies!
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I chose my words carefully here. I was tempted to call this group “my five favorite chefs of all time,” but then realized that’d be impossible to decide. Too many chefs, too much great food! Furthermore, the chefs that kept coming up in my mind all made or make mind-blowing food, of course…but every one of them also had or has an “importance” in the world of food, some aspect beyond deliciousness that has affected us all. That limited things, made it easier. So the resulting list is a blend of yum roll…and drum roll! Taste…and…taste-making!
When I was growing up in New York City, nobody had ever heard of a Big Mac with Special Sauce…because it hadn’t been invented yet! To hard-core NY eaters like my dad, a burger was all about the meat. When he first saw the new burger culture coming out of California in the mid-1960s, he freaked out. “That’s not a hamburger,” he said, doubtless like so many of his generation. “That’s a salad!”
Rather than surveying the whole international wine constellation every time a wine is needed for, say, fried chicken…why don’t we simply train ourselves to recognize “wine groups” that always go well with food? Like five or ten of them? Doesn’t that make life a lot easier?
I’m not sure how many times I’ve uttered these words: “my favorite flavor is fried!” Allow me to prove it, with great descriptions and pics of my five fave deep-oil sputters. What would your five be?
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Journalist, television personality, and cookbook author, David Rosengarten has covered great food products, restaurants, wines, gastronomic travel destinations, and related subjects for over 25 years...
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