Day 25: Share your favorite cuisine.
Hmph! Today’s prompt is tough; I’m hard-pressed to think of a cuisine I don’t like! My thought process is going something like this:
“I really love Indian food. Dal, curry, naan… is there anything BAD about Indian food?! Nope. I could eat it forever. Oh, but what about Thai? Man. Those flavors are seriously some of my favorite. And I love noodles. Although I also love guacamole. Mmm… Mexican. Really anything from Viva Vegan!: 200 Authentic and Fabulous Recipes for Latin Food Lovers is good…”
Can I just say that my favorite cuisine is “anything delicious” and be done with it? Sigh. I’m so boring and indecisive. Really, though, my favorite genre of food is hearty, homey, comfort food. And for me, that’s a blanket term that encompasses quite a few individual ethnic cuisines. For example, I don’t really think of mashed potatoes as comfort food, like a lot of Americans do. But a big ol’ yellow split pea dal? Oh yes, sign me up. And there’s nothing like risotto for a warm-your-belly meal that seems much more complex than it really is.
Comfort food can be sweet, too — like apple crisp, which reminds me of my mom, or angel cake, which reminds me of my grandma. (Although angel food cake has yet to be veganized, it’s coming! Go aquafaba!)
So maybe this is a cop-out, but hey — my favorite cuisine is comfort food and I ain’t ashamed of it.
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