Kitchen Meme

I saw this earlier today — not sure where — and thought it might be kind of thematically appropriate. The question was originally “If you were a _____, what would you be?” but I think it works better as “What is your favorite ______?”

  • Condiment – A-1 steak sauce. It’s crazy, but I love to occasionally indulge in french fries covered with melted cheddar cheese and A-1 steak sauce. Tahini is also very good, but I don’t typically have it in the fridge.
  • Kitchen gadget – dumpling crimper — it just makes making dumplings much easier
  • Spice – ginger works so well in cookies, pies and even mayonnaise. When I do the pies, I double the specified amount of ginger, cloves, and cinnamon.
  • Herb – cilantro, for obvious reasons
  • Pantry staple – steel-milled oats
  • Food chemistry phenomenonemulsification, or combining two liquids that aren’t normally mixable.
  • Dish – (This is where I wish I had the original link as I’m unsure whether the idea was a menu item or, literally, a dish.) Menu item: clam chowder or Torda di Risotto

    Literal interpretation: I have a big-ass pasta bowl I like because it’s large enough for a whole batch, yet steep enough to aggressively mix stuff without spilling it over the sides.

  • CookieMolasses-ginger.

Please feel free to answer this on your own blog and ping mine back.

9 thoughts on “Kitchen Meme”

  1. A-1 sauce is the best. It can do no wrong. It is a friend to all foods both great and small. Amen.

  2. The runner up gadget was the highly-seasonal cherry pitter. I can pit a pound of cherries in two minutes!

  3. We use our dumpling crimper to make fruit kolache at for the holidays. And I’m partial to the green Tabasco sauce myself.

  4. Yay, so I dont know how to ping or whatever, but I answered the quiz and linked to your site on my blog…good enough? 🙂

  5. Ooh! I know that one! Homogenize is when gay people wear denim.

    I had to learn that for fashion class.


  6. Wow. Thanks for actually knowing the correct definition of an emulsion! I spent years attempting to teach students the difference between suspensions and emulsions, and still cringe when people get them wrong.

    Yeah, yeah, I know I’m just another anal foodie, but (in my mind) it’s akin to listening to someone use words like TOWARDS and IRREGARDLESS. Now if I could just teach the world the literal definition of HOMOGENIZE…

  7. Scout added beverage on hers, which is a fantastic idea. Mine would be root beer, but not just any root beer. The Issaquah XXX has a great, non-corn syrupy variety. (Jose’s contract with the Coca-Cola bottling company is rumored to be expiring in two years.)

  8. Oh…my…god…

    XXX root beer? From Issaquah? What do I have to do to get you to send me a bottle of that along with your yeast starter?

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