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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 - My soul food is Chicken Noodle! Or we call it "mie ayam" in Indonesia. The chicken noodle we eat on the street has a sweet chicken meat and meatballs on it. I usually add more sweet soy sauce and sambal/chilli, since i like it spicy and sweet. "Mie Ayam" always has a special spot in my belly. I always eat it in my high school days,every time I finish my basketball course. Sometimes I eat 2 portion of it if I feel very hungry. This is also my dad's favourite. We used to travel a long way every time we heard there's a good/new "mie ayam" cart in town.
As I was thinking about what I could illustrate for the Fave Memory challenge, one thing kept spilling out onto the sketchbook. My brainstorming was full of things my husband and I have cooked together with our family in the past thirteen years. I decided to play a little bit of a Newlywed Game with Josh, and I texted him to ask what some of his favorite things were to cook together.
Tacos were almost top of the list for both of us so I ran with it! The best part of cooking with my husband is when we crank up the music, and we hang out in the kitchen working together. It's super relaxed, and his wonky work schedule means it's not something that happens all the time so it's pretty special to me. I let him lead, and I answer him with lots of "yes chef!" as he asks for this onion to get chopped or that lettuce to get washed while he cooks up the hamburger meat. And when all the ingredients are ready, taco night feels like a party in our house. We put all the ingredients in small bowls on the table, and our kids have a blast building their perfect tacos!
I really like this new Challenge Theme. In fact, I'm doing the similar project this year. From JAN. to now I have finished 11 art works about "SPECIAL FOOD FOR ME". i combine the style of food receipt but not real receipt to express my food stories.
The " Braised pork " is very important for me, it's a very traditional Chinese home cooking. Every family has their own recipe, but the same thing is the taste means home . When we back home from far away, our parents always cook the braised pork for us, my father is also. My father is a chef, since he passed away, I never have a same one like his. It's a memory for me. This is my story of " Braised pork ".
I shared the Chinese zongzi for Dragon Boat Festival and Lotus pastry. All of these are my hometown taste.
" Fave Memory"