Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Molecular Structure of Food

Now I'm no scientist (duh!) but usually when I don't know what I'm talking about I just google it. Tonight I'm too lazy to google so instead I'm just going to write down what I'm thinking without any research or fact checking. fun fun!

I love certain foods but I'm very particular about how it's presented to me. I'm not sure if I'm overly critical about the food's processing or its molecular structure or its texture in different forms. Let me know if this makes any sense.

#1 I love peanut butter ice cream. I like peanut butter. I hate peanuts.

#2 I love banana bread. I like whole bananas. I hate bananas in liquid form. ie smoothes, milkshakes.

#3 I love carrot ginger soup. I like carrot cake. I hate carrots.

#4 I like honey mustard dressing. I hate mustard.

#5 I love cranberry apple juice. I like apples. I hate apple pie.

#6 I love mashed potatoes. I like baked potatoes. I hate potato soup.

#7 I love lemonade. I like lemon loaf. I hate lemon tarts.

#8 I love clam chowder. I hate clams.

#9 I love the French. I hate french fries.



triplestripe said...

i'm a huge fan of guacamole but won;t touch avocado. i LOVE pumpkin soup, but if you put roast or boiled pumpkin in front of my i will turn up my nose (i will however, eat it mashed). you're not alone!

Anonymous said...

Haha, love it! I do agree with you.
I think it makes a whole lot difference if something is liquid or cooked or otherwise changed from its original appearance and it does taste totally different afterwards!
I, for example hate cooked carrots but i like them uncooked and i love carrot cake. And I also could list many more things!
So it totally makes sense to me!

Jamie said...

What I find interesting is the fact that one's taste changes with age. Things I used to hate, I now love - like olives, even the green ones. Thankfully I'm vegetarian so I don't have to worry about liking offal or anchovies.

#1 I love peanut butter and peanuts. I hate peanut butter icecream

#2 I love chocolate, but only the dark stuff or white chocolate. Not the milk chocolate variety.

#3 I like carrots. I like the frosting on carrot cake. And I can eat carrot cake if there's no other choice.

#4 I love coffee. I hate instant coffee (except starbucks Via)

#5 My last meal would require chocolate.

#6 My favorite drink is water. Preferably iced. Fizz is optional.

#7 I love almonds. I like marzipan. Ihate cakes made with ground almonds - why do they do that to cherry cake?

#7 I love fruit - any kind. Except the sort in pies. Why do they do that to fruit?

When I'm writing I need a constant supply of water, coffee and fruit - preferably strawberries, cherries, the sort you don't have to fight with, just wash and go.

Kait said...

I totally agree. Here are my two:

1.) I hate grapes, but I don't mind grape juice or other grape-flavored things.

2.) I don't like brownies or cookies that have nuts in them, but I do like Snickers, and I like peanuts, etc. on their own.

The Proper Bostonian said...

glad that you love the French ;-)

Lainey said...

I've never known anyone to hate french fries - you're the 1st...

This subject makes perfect sense, I totally agree w/u...

- I like peanut butter, peanut butter cookies, & peanuts - don't care for peanut butter ice cream...

- I love banana bread & whole bananas too - don't like "artificial" banana flavor in liquid form. I like smoothes & milkshakes made w/the real stuff.

- I like mustard - don't care for honey mustard dressing

- I like apples & apple pie - don't like apple juice

- Love lemonade, love lemon tarts, don't like lemon tea, or a lemon in my ice tea or in my ice water. Yet I like the Arnold Palmer beverage which is 1/2 ice tea & 1/2 lemonade served over ice.

- Love Starbuck's Java Chip Frappuccino ice cream which has dark chocolate chunks in it - don't like dark chocolate.

- Love coffee - don't like iced coffee

- Love raw fish - love grilled fish - don't like cold grilled fish

- love canned stewed tomatoes w/canned mushrooms & melted cheese - don't like canned tomato sauce

- Although I rarely eat them, I do like bacon & burgers - but don't like bacon burgers

Holy Cr&*%p- I'm high maintenance!