Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hungry Like The Wolf

Eating with Men


My [condensed] History

Corn on the cob with Dad. Why stop at a bite when you can type-writer your way through the whole length of the [corn] field? And never. I repeat never use your napkin until you are finished. completely. Greasy chin......required.

Garlic with J.K. "Em, the cure to that cold . . . . ? . . . 2 teaspoons FRESH minced garlic on a spoon." Not sure if we broke up because of my breath for the next 5 days or because I was so mad at him for allowing me to do this? Hated garlic until after college. Which probably was a good thing for my college experience. ;)

Bran muffins with my brother. Ahhhhh, the art of squeeze margarine in zig-zag formation - then - returning back to the same 1/2 muffin with horizontal lines. When yin & yang aligned just right you could get some strawberry jam to settle on top of the margarine mountain. The hardest part . . . . only getting to eat 4 each.

Indian Fry Bread with JJ Y. Love remembering the summer of 1994 at Manzanita Speedway. Smelling like gas [motor version- - - "garlic boy" hadn't come into play yet] watching him drive in circles, eating indian fry bread while listening to his dad curse at him. The best IFB ever.

Chicken wing.....chicken wing with RC. Watching movies from the projector room upstairs [where he worked] eating Native New Yorker chicken wings. Suicide version. Never "mild". Always double dipped in ranch. One dozen. EACH.

MG [Mr. Borscht]. Ewwww. I'd feel better if I just to a "pass" on elaborating on this one.

Fat free Carbo loading with MC. Rice with teriyaki sauce 3 days a week. What college lunches were made of.

JP: That's it's completely normal, fine & necessary to eat pancakes anytime between 11pm & 1am . . . . . as long as you are pretending you are studying at Denny's.
The Pita & I have dined together happily, in simple, unique and diverse conditions all around the world. He is handsome and [even though I don't always like to admit it] . . . funny. A woman would have a problem finding a better dining companion [as long as he isn't eating ox tail]. Maybe food is the secret to a good "union". Over the long haul - you need a person you can happily share three meals a day with and still look forward to the next breakfast.

For you Patrick:

It is what it is ... OX + TAIL.  But what gets me is his need to suck the marrow from the bone ----- so gross.

32 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Corn on the cob - once you get that rhythm, there is no need to stop until that last kernel has popped (so to speak).

Colleen said...

Aw... I love this post! :)

Teamarcia said...

What a great relationship...minus the ox tail of course...

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Probably better that Pita eats an oxtail rather than has one.

Emily said...

Laughing at the garlic per JK's advice!

Matty O said...

Jamoosh is spot on. Its more of a technique than being polite. Once you start you just can't stop.

Favorite food... wings. Hands down. I met Heather and she likes beer and wings = perfect union. I think you are right with the whole food deal haha!

Andrew Opala said...

It all depends on where you are from ... I love my Angel, but tripe stew and head cheese are excuses to leave the table for me!

And then Mac and Cheese and boiled hot dogs is a reason to call the family counselor on her part!

Thanks for the mojo EMZ or should that be miji ... not sure!

termite said...

emz, i remember when i was very young, i was having a conversation with my dad about the idea of being married one day and living happily ever after. his exact words were:
"make darn sure you like him"

great advice.

xo

Emz said...

Mooshy - rhythm? really? It's corn not your kenyan way GF.

Kovas - and if he does?

Emily - am I the only idiot he convinced to do this?!

Matty-O -- this H is an angel. Does she ever do anything wrong?!

Andrew - I'm scared [more like freaked] tripe stew and head cheese? I have no freaking clue what that even means.

Termite - thanks for sharing this. Dad-isms are the best!

Sarah said...

I love garlic, but I would never eat it raw like that either. I had an uncle who claimed he ate a bowl full of raw garlic every day and he tried to get me to do it.

Love the picture of you two. :)

Barefoot Neil Z said...

Head cheese. Not cheese at all. Pig brains (really). Got tricked into eating it once, was told it was cheese. Very Ukrainian dish. yuch.

Emz said...

Thank you Neil. Was too afraid to google that.

Andrew - who you eating with?! ;)

Forward Foot Strides said...

I always like to guess what food is pictured before I click on the link... This time, I guessed mussels but was way off.

Ima gonna need to go get some food after reading your post!

Matty O said...

Consider the source Emz... I grew up believing that girls don't go number 2. I will leave it at that. Still going to therapy for that one hahaha.

Emz said...

For the recond - I'd like to state I don't do #2 and I don't "foof" either. Now do I "beat" H at SOMETHING?!?!

Johann said...

Nice post! Here in SA "corn" is called "mealies". "Corn on the cob" is called "green mealies". We do however talk about sweet corn...how confusing!

Jon said...

What? No experiences of deep fried twinkies, oreos or snickers bars?

I remember my dad chomping through and ear of corn like a typewriter. I could even hear the ding when he hit the end of a line.

Matty O said...

hahaha, I never said SHE did that! ex-girlfriend, she ruined it.

Emz said...

Of course S H E doesn't. [huff]

Glad you got rid of that "ex" girl. Because that going #2 thing . . . it's for losers.

Patrick Mahoney said...

What is Ox Tail? I just saw the Duran Duran reference and naturally started reading.

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Had my first fry bread this summer in New Mexico. Yummo!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Grew up on a dairy farm. Farmers eat everything.e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g!

[gross]

abbi said...

The garlic thing would've been rough...I can get pretty annoyed with people and how they eat corn on the cob, is there something wrong with that?

JenniferLeah said...

awwww what a great post :)
wings. yum. hot wings. even yummier!

head cheese? eeeek!!

Silly Girl Running said...

Head Cheese? OH MY GOSH!

Marlene said...

MMMM, you are making me HUNGRY girl! not so much with that last part. :S

Julie @ "Hotlegs Runner" said...

Haha! I can understand your feelings towards the ox tail. But where I was born and raised, this is actually yummy. We call it "Kare-Kare". It's cooked in peanut sauce. Coincidentally, I just made it last Sunday. =D

Emz said...

Hey Hot legs - like that name BTW. ;)

I make it too - It smells amazing but ----- just can't bring myself to try it?!

Julie @ "Hotlegs Runner" said...

Haha! Thanks! It's actually the name of my dance group when I was still in the Philippines. I decided to use it for running too.

You're not the only one, trust me. If I didn't grow up in Manila, I don't think I'd try it either ;p

We have a lot of dishes that can actually be featured as a challenge in Fear factor. Oh wait, actually, there were some that were in that show before. ;p

Char said...

I think sucking the marrow from the bone is a good metaphor for life.

Quinton J said...

My girls love when daddy makes oxtail. LOVE IT. Char's right...life is like Oxtail.

Also, Amel actually beleived that girls don't 'foof' up until a year ago...even found ways to deny she did...until one day when her sister cleared the room. then she fessed up.

Megan said...

Head cheese and oso bucco are common treats here in NOLA. Not that I'm a fan.