Favourite Food Memory: When my sister and I were little, we were allowed to choose a special dinner on our birthdays. Every single year we asked for the same thing: Mum's cheese fondue! Buttery, garlicky goodness (and a mountain of cheese!). It might seem a strange choice for a child but we absolutely loved it. The first person to loose their dipped item in the gloop was widely ridiculed, and the whole performance was wrapped up with a fight over the crispy bit burned onto the pan. My favourite fondue vessel has to be either crusty baguette or broccoli (honestly, it's soo good). This is my mum's original recipe, which took a while to find because my sister had stolen the book! So clearly this is still a much cherished (and hoarded) family recipe. Thanks Mum!
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My favorite food memory has to be the terrace dinners during my childhood. Indian Homes have terraces or rooftops, where we could enjoy and relax on beautiful evenings. My parents home has the most beautiful rooftop with a small kitchen area. My dad loves gardening and we had a lot of plants, roses, jasmine flowers filling the air with their beautiful scent. On many such nights, we would all go up on the moonlit terrace and my dad would make the best spicy Omelette. In today’s fast paced life, we tend to forget the little things about our childhood, but this challenge helped me relive those memories.
Fave memory: Dal go nah is my favorite street junk food in my childhood. The fun thing about it is if you successfully cut the shape out then you will get another one for the prize. I tried to make this at home and had to throw out or hide lots of ladles after burning them. It was intense that time but fun memory to bring back now a days.
When I was home sick as a kid, I usually spent the day at my grandparents. I have fond memories of my grandma serving Campbell’s tomato soup, and grilled cheese—Velveta and white bread of course😝—and The Price Is Right (Bob Barker thank you) on tv mid-morning. Tomato soup and grilled cheese remains one of my favorite comfort foods, but I prefer homemade soup and gourmet cheese and bread these days!
Fave Memory : One of my favorite memories of food as a kid was spending Saturday afternoons around the kitchen table with my mom, my sisters and my brother making wontons. There is some skill to wrapping wontons perfectly the way my mom did and we all attempted but it we never quite matched it. What we loved was being creative with the wrapping - making egg roll shaped wontons, special delivery envelope wontons and anything else we could think of. The best part was when my mom would take a batch and make wonton soup as we finished up wrapping. I still gather around the kitchen table with my sisters to wrap wontons with my nieces and nephews wrapping wontons in creative ways.
My favorite food memory goes back to my childhood. I grew up in Austria and lunch consisted of soup and a typical 'Wiener Mehlspeise' which are made mostly out of flour, eggs, milk and filled with fruit or jam. I was always looking forward to having lunch because it was kinda eating dessert for lunch.