When in Canberra a few weeks ago, I caught up with my IT friends (you 2 ‘gorgeous geeks’ know who you are and you know how much I want to be like you when I grow up!!) and we had a meal at a restaurant where they serve the best beef cheeks I have ever tasted. So it got me thinking about food/menu choices. Why is it when there are so many choices and so many places to eat, we go back to old favourites? Obviously there are a lot of physical, psychological and genetic reasons why that happens, HOWEVER I don’t want to analyse it that much!! …… I am just saying that, this is the real meaning of comfort food, isn’t it? You just choose what you know will be reliable, tasty and enjoyable.
Now I am thinking of what other foods have I always cooked, chosen or ordered. Those who know me well will probably predict, fairly accurately, what features on my list. So I am now challenging myself to stop being so predictable and start choosing differently. I now set myself the challenge of trying at least one new taste/flavour/dish each week – for one year. At the end of Feb 2014 I will check out the list and see how I have expanded my taste horizons!
In some ways I have already started – last Sundays’ traditional roast Lamb (one of Tezza’s absolute favourites) I cooked using a new recipe and it was awesome. New ways with Sunday roast lamb …..very tasty! DC xx