Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Here is an ongoing conversation that I have with my food-loving sister. It started when, while eating a pomegranate, she declared to her boyfriend that they are a sexy food. He didn't understand & said, "How can a pomegranate be sexy"? And so our conversation started.
CAN food be sexy? And if so, what foods ARE sexy?
My contemplation began with, "Absolutely, food can be sexy!" I continued to ponder on my opinion that things you can eat without utensils have potential sexiness. Well, maybe not crackers. Doesn't even sound sexy. Or how about pickled pigs feet? Falls into my definite UNsexy category.
So I figured, if there are un-sexy foods like pigs feet, that must mean that there are equally sexy ones, right? My sister added figs, oysters, Italian ice cream & strawberries to the list. But I have to say, I had a bad oyster/strawberry experience once... they work individually, not so much together...
So I seconded her strawberry & raised her a raspberry. Especially when floating in a glass of champagne. And dare we forget plain old dark chocolate? And even the perfect espresso with it's dark, mysterious elixir-qualities and creamy foam. I would also have to say BBQ ribs. My vegetarian friends might disagree. Sounds carnivorous & barbaric perhaps, but what's sexier than licking fingers, I ask?
This conversation has been going on for the majority of 2009, and to the original list, I now add a few. Hands down, top contenders: lobster & muscles. Also oozy, melting cheese, risotto, lilikoi (also know as passion fruit, hello!) & chocolate cake. Just tonight I heard that pasta sauce can be sexy. Who knew? And the conversation continues...
So please join us! What do you think? Can food be sexy? How about un-sexy? Add your two cents worth in the comment section below & let me know what you can add to the list!
Posted by H at 12:12 AM