I do love flavor. There are many individual ingredients that I would have trouble living without, but maybe I can choose five foods that, combined, would end up giving me all my ingredients. I would say my first food would be a green chili smothered burrito. I love those things and it gives me a bunch of the spices, like cumin, coriander, and cilantro, and staples, like beans, beef, and flour.
The next food I would choose would be Saag Paneer, which gives me a few more spices, like turmeric, and a few more staples, like spinach and cheese. The mix of spices that is “curry” is an amazing invention and I’m forever grateful to the sub-continent for this addition to my palate.
I would then try to make sure to get the rest of the new world staples that I’m missing out on. I would choose something like Moussaka, with potatoes, tomatoes, eggs, and yogurt. These are some important foods for me.
I would also like to save a large portion of Italian cuisine by sneaking a meat lovers pizza in there. This would be mainly for the spices and the different styles of cured meat often used on these pizzas. I love different types of cured meat and Italian spices are some of my favorites.
The last meal I would love would be a good Greek salad. A different type of cheese, some wonderful olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, romaine lettuce, and hot peppers. There is little that I don’t like about Greek salad.
What do you think about that?