Monday, May 17, 2010

bipolar eater?

I was just looking through my pictures and decided that the things I love to eat kind of make me laugh. I don't take pictures of my food at restaurants too often, but here are two that I've taken in the last year:

The first picture is "PDC's Melting Pot" In that melting pot is about every variation of pork you can imagine. Pork belly, sausage, loin...all sorts of delicious pork...on a bed of the cheesiest, creamiest mashed potatoes I've ever had. The restaurant (Au Pied du Cochon in Montreal) is known for its meat. The fries are done in duck fat, the staff appeared on a "food porn" segment for Anthony Bourdain, and I'm not sure there's a vegetarian item on the menu.

The second picture is the Jerusalem Bowl from Fresh in Toronto. The bowl is hummus, grilled spinach, tomato, cucumber, parsley, red onion, sunflower sprouts, olive oil, tamari, mixed herbs, lemon, and chili powder on a bed of brown basmati rice. Fresh is a Toronto chain of vegetarian restaurants known for their juices, smoothies, and fresh vegetarian food.

Two completely different meals...and I loved them both. I loved the saltiness of the pork and the cheesiness of the potatoes in the melting pot. I loved the freshness, the creamy hummus, and all the textures in the jerusalem bowl.  Both were delightful meals, but were so completely different that I almost laugh at myself.

Anyone else a strange eater like I am? Do you stick with one "style" or do you you eat a little of everything?


Derek said...

Agreed! I eat a little bit of everything depending on the day. And from the looks of it my little bits of everything = too much! haha

lu said...

Not that I'm surprised, but I'm so glad that you didn't say 'schizophrenic' because nothing bothers me more than people using that term incorrectly and us Psyc grads must stick together!

But yes, I have cooked ground beef about three times in my life and yet I LOVE cheeseburgers! Bipolar, I'd say!

k said...

I did catch myself thinking "schizophrenic" at one point while I was writing it, but scolded myself for doing so. :)

I really don't like to cook meat. When Jordan was away all week, I was all but vegetarian at home. Then he'd come home for the weekend and I'd eat meat again. I'm not grossed out by the thought of eating meat or anything (obviously) but there's something about the handling and cooking that I don't like so much. I'll do it, but it isn't something I really like to do.

Heather said...

You don't even like touching meat... I always had to package up our meat for the freezer! What a wuss!

I like a lot of different things too. I like super healthy, veggie filled dishes, and then I like big juicy rare steaks and onion rings.

I also hate artificial sweeteners, and can barely choke down yogurt that has aspartame in it, but I love coke zero.