Salt and salty food. I love anchovies, capers and well salted condiments, pickles and sauces.
Also fat. It's great, But I do try to use "good" vegetable oils and olive oil, less butter nowadays, and pork fat about twice a year, in the form of carnitas (chunks of pork, slowly rendered down in its own lard to crispy edges and succulent meat. Pickled chiles with it a must.
Anything fried. I love fried potatoes with onions. Fried chicken with the skin on, yum!!!!!
When you're chewing on life's gristle[br]Don't grumble, give a whistle[br]And this'll help things turn out for the best...[br]And...always look on the bright side of life...[br]Always look on the light side of life.[br]Monty Python's Life of Brian[br]
Pizza isn't necessarily "bad food", though some of it is.
As for pizza and frozen food, one of the most popular frozen pizzas here seems to be the Dr Oetker from Germany. I was looking at them at the supermarket, and the meat (sausage etc) ones actually say they are imported from Germany.
Even steelcut oats and similar porridgy things? Or organic wholegrain flour? I agree with your general thrust - I get sick when I see all the "ready meals" in people's shopping trolleys, but think it over a bit. Some foods can't really be eaten unprocessed.
As for me, salty foods. I'm careful not to salt much, and use soya sauce etc in dishes sparingly (measuring it) but I do love anything savoury.
When I get sick with a chest cold, why is it that I want hot, spicy, hearty food? I've had a cold now for 2 days, and I'm eating the Mexican equivalent of a fat Hot Link Sausage, hot mustard, with fried potatoes and onions, and a heap of steamy sauerkraut. There's the last bottle of Cerveza Noche Buena nw going down, and for a starter I had 3, spicy red radishes.
I think I may be ready for another "Bafar™) salchicha para asar. (A fat hot link sausage.)
I've always thought of sauerkraut as a very healthy food. My grandmother made it (and we weren't of Central or Eastern European descent). Perhaps we should start another thread about sauerkraut and its Asian counterparts? Though there is a whole yin and yang of healthy + unhealthy foods as life partners.
This sauerkraut was S&W Brand, in glass jars. I felt really good after eating all that stuff. I feel even better now, after a 2 1/2 hour nap.
(By the way, my second batch of cucumbers is slowly pickling. But still not sour at all. Taste good, though. If I only had some grape leaves to add.)
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I'd like to see some kimchi extract. Last time I had some of my own kimchi with rice for breakfast, I had the esquirts for 3 days afterwards. It might have been coincidental, I would hope.
It's liquorice for me. Black liquorice is the pinnacle of candy for me. I love the soft Australian stuff. I no longer can take the commercial crap - it gives me a nasty case of the jits and doesn't taste as good.
I'm a candy fiend in general. I love jujubes, gum drops and jelly beans. Toffees are nice too. I have a lovely time browsing the bulk store and buying candy.
I like chocolate but am not fanatical. Given the choice, I invariably take something else. I completely threw a waiter off who assumed the Ferrero Rocher chocolate cheesecake was for me - it was my husband's & I was having the baklava.
I adore cakes and cookies too. Premium ice cream but I'm fussy on the flavours.
Salty snacks don't get ignored either.
I try to keep all this in check. Once in a while I'll go on a binge and not feel too happy afterwards.
i lately often have a craving for chinapfanne, a noodle stir fry you can buy at a lot of fast food places here. it contains a lot of fat, and probably all types of taste enhancers and all that... but i can't help wanting to eat it every now and then...