Oh, I love food very much. It’s the ultimate sense experience. You see all the different colours and shapes, you smell the things, both individual items as well as their mixtures when cooking, and then, as you pick it up to eat you feel the texture! Ideally with your fingers first and then with your mouth. And as you eat, you hear the sounds the foods make as you break and cut it into pieces and eat it.
My favourites are many, but I hold the following things especially in the highest regard.
In fruits: Strawberries, Raspberries and Blackberries. Sweet with a sour tinge and the most intriguing textures. The outside seeds on the strawberries, the fuzzy hair on raspberries, the bulbousness of blackberries. Delicious!
In meat: Chicken. Especially a juicy grilled chicken fillet or breast with a lovely marinade, nom nom nom.
In vegetables: Spring and Red Onions. I like onions in general, but the tastes of these two jump out. Red onion has that spicy flavour I like and spring onion is so versatile and gentle.
In dairy: Goat Cheese and Aged Cheddar (chunks, not slices). Goat cheese is especially good with honey. I love how it breaks apart so easily in chunks and how salty it is. And when you then mix that with honey, mmm! And Cheddar just has a very special taste, and it breaks so easily.
In breads: Croissants and Toast. Croissants smell delicious and are so fluffy and light. I love them both as is or with a sweet (jam) or savoury (ham ‘n cheese) filling. Toast smells delicious in a different way and has the most satisfying crunch. And the same deliciousness with sweet and savoury toppings, especially when it’s still warm and the cheese melts.
I also love other things like Lemon Cheesecake or chocolate-caramel toffees, but since I’m limited to five and I already cheated by turning it into five categories…