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:
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?