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I admire Anthony Bourdain's writing - one day I hope to be half as
funny. Other food writers I love dearly - Amanda Cohen, Scott Haas,
Michael Ruhlman, Jonathan Dixon. But above all these, I highly
recommend Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, few people write about Chinese cooking
in English with that rigor. Her writing is important to me because
I'm particularly interested in Chinese cooking.
I listen to everything, but I lean towards rock like Fall Out Boy.
My coworkers only listen to Chinese pop, so I do have a Chinese
playlist. A lot of it is 五月天.
Basically, I would be 重口味 (literally, heavy palate). My favorite
foods are all herb and spice heavy, or very salty and rich - lamb
briyani, yogurt rice, palak paneer (paneer any way), moussaka, the
burrata and basil oil with Turkish bread from Moosehead Bar,
falafel and tahini sauce, 卤肉饭, 咖啡排骨, century eggs, sardine
murtabak. Also I'm pretty sure my last meal will be Hainanese curry
rice - just the curry, just the rice.
Favorite spice: cumin.
Favorite herb: coriander, curry leaves, sweet basil.
Favorite vegetable: eggplant, winter squash
Favorite meat: pork ribs, chicken wings, lamb and mutton
Dislike: Beef, most shellfish, raw fish, foie gras
Favorite grain: rice
Dislike: Quinoa (pls no)
Favorite cuisine: Chinese (any region), Indian (any region),
Dislike: Korean, Japanese