Monday, December 05, 2005

You Are What You Eat Meme: My Top Ten Favorite Foods

In biology, a meme is a self-replicating organism. In the food blog world, memes are activities that start on a certain blog, and then travel from blog to blog as new people get "tagged" to participate. I was tagged by Ruth of Once Upon a Feast for this meme to share my top ten favorite foods. I approached it by thinking, if I had to choose ONLY ten foods that I was allowed to eat, what are the things I would want most? Here is what I came up with, in no particular order, except that sushi is my number one all time favorite food. (In the spirit full disclosure, let me say that these are all my own photos except the sushi and the Dreamfield's Pasta, which I found on the web on commercial sites and borrowed with no malicious intent.)


#1 Sushi, especially Spicy Tuna Roll and Don Juan Roll at Tsunami Sushi in Salt Lake.










#2 Anything with Feta cheese, but especially Greek Salad like this one I made earlier this year.







#3 Pasta, which is going to be Dreamfield's Low Carb Pasta, now that I am committed to eating the lower carb way. (It tastes just like regular pasta if you have not tried it.)






#4 Thai Food. This is Chicken with Basil from Thai Siam Restaurant in Salt Lake. It's spicy with chiles and Thai basil and tastes fantastic.






#5 Chicken in any recipe. This is Chicken Ala Emilia from Biaggi's Restaurant in Salt Lake. This was my very first time taking a photo in a restaurant!







#6 Tomatoes in any form, but especially summer tomatoes from my garden.









#7 Anything at all that contains cilantro, my absolute favorite herb.










8. Shrimp in any form, but especially grilled shrimp.








#9 Eggs cooked any way, but especially omelets like this one with bacon, Feta Cheese and Cheddar Cheese.







#10 Lettuce, but especially baby arugula, dressed with good olive oil, a touch of lemon juice and a tinier touch of red wine vinegar.






There you have it. I know some of you are shaking your head, noticing that I did not put one sweet thing on my list, but I've never been much of a sweets eater. If I was allowed to have a #11, it would have to be lemons, but I don't have a photo for that!


Now for the hard part. I never know who to tag, so I think I will tag some new blogs that I have recently discovered:

1. Eggy from Greedy Goose.
2. The Culinary Bookworm from Weekly Dish.
3. Mae from Rice and Noodles
4. Michael from Haverchuk
5. Rokh from Tham Jiak


Your assignment is to publish a post about your ten favorite foods and then to tag five more people to continue the meme. (And none of those excuses like "the dog ate my homework", either.)

Tomorrow there will be an exciting announcement on Kalyn's Kitchen. At least it will be exciting for at least two people in Salt Lake City! Be sure to check back to see what we are so excited about.



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10 comments:

Eggy said...

Hi Kalyn
Thanks for the tag. Will get it it soon.
Cheers!

Eggy said...

Thanks Kalyn. Will get to it in a bit!

LisaSD said...

Wow--You're up early!

Culinary Bookworm said...

Mmmmm: arugula, cilantro, Thai, sushi...maybe I should just copy yours, Kalyn! I didn't know anyone else loved cilantro as much as I do. Thanks for the tag--my very first meme!

rokh said...

thanks for tagging me. i will continue the chain for sure ;)

Kalyn said...

I am happy to hear that the people I have tagged seem like they will have fun doing the meme. I'll check to see what they write. Should be fun.

Lisa, I nearly always get up by 6:00, even on the weekend. I know it's sick. I just wake up.

culinary bookworm said...

I've done my meme-ing duty! Five more bloggers should produce their top 10 lists soon.
Thanks, Kalyn, this was fun!

Meena said...

Hi Kalyn1 Im a big fan of your blog, have it on my favourites list!!

My my1 You have practically listed all the good food there is out there!! :o)

mg said...

Kalyn,

I've listed my favourites... can't wait to write them up hopefully very soon! Just thinking who to tag!

Ruth said...

Kalyn, I love your post...and found so many things in common!!!

For me the hardest part was only choosing 10.

Thanks for sharing and passing the torch.

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