Seven ways to learn to try foods you think you hate

So I hate a lot of food. While it’s completely true that I’m a picky asshole, a lot of the foods I hate are a stomach-turning aversion rather than a “I don’t liiiiiiIIIIiiIIIIIIke that” whine. They also tend to be “healthy” or “clean” foods. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of “junk” foods I … More Seven ways to learn to try foods you think you hate

Regional Differences

Recently, we were discussing regional food differences. I was born and raised in Kentucky.  While the South isn’t sure they claim us and the North doesn’t want us, we self-identify as Southern.  And who would argue?  There’s a distinct Kentucky drawl and some very Southern cookin’ going on.  We have some regional dishes–the hot brown … More Regional Differences

Trader Joe’s Review: Saag Paneer, Lamb Vindaloo, Lava Cakes, Chicken Enchiladas

First, let me start by saying… freezer food makes me sad.  I don’t like eating out of a freezer.  It makes me feel like some sort of sad latchkey kid.  I think that’s the echoes of my college days, scrounging together microwaved soy patties and mustard for lunch. And usually, the results are even more … More Trader Joe’s Review: Saag Paneer, Lamb Vindaloo, Lava Cakes, Chicken Enchiladas

Trader Joe’s Review: Pumpkin Macarons

Holy wuuuuuuut. Trader Joe’s pumpkin macarons are incredible.  They’re only at Trader Joe’s for a limited time, so snatch them up and hoard them like some sort of pastry dragon. The shells have the perfect balance of crust and meringue.  The filling is a fluffy, whipped cream that’s heavy with pumpkin spice.  They’re pretty much … More Trader Joe’s Review: Pumpkin Macarons

Food

I don’t like a LOT of foods. I don’t know why I’m a picky eater.  I just am.  And it makes cooking flipping complicated.  I dislike so many things, almost every recipe I come across has something in it I refuse to eat.  Let’s take a look, shall we?

Banana Bread

Banana bread is something of a staple at my parents’ house.  It’s not hot and ready every day, but it’s so common, there’s probably miniature loaves stashed away in their deep freeze somewhere.  Of course, they’ll stay there forever because thawed and baked banana bread will never compare to fresh from the oven for the … More Banana Bread