Favorite Meals

Favorite Meals

I am a foodie.  I love to cook and eat good meals.  Ambience is important.  If I’m planning on dining out, I want a nice dark quiet restaurant with white tablecloths and soft music and good service, not intrusive service where the waiter refills the glass of water every time I take a sip.  The food must be freshly prepared.  In Vietnam and Cambodia I never had a bad meal.  Everything was seasoned with herbs.  The flavors were delicate and the food freshly prepared.  The best lamb I have ever eaten was at the restaurant in the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.  The lamb was Colorado lamb, not frozen and imported from New Zealand.  The best steak I’ve ever eaten was in Montevideo, Uruguay at a restaurant where they grilled the grass fed beef in the dining room.  The best pork I’ve ever eaten was in Cienfuegas, Cuba.  The young pig was turning on a spit in an open air patio.  The lighting was dim and the Cuban music was low.  All of the meals in Bhutan were outstanding, freshly prepared and very highly seasoned, much to my liking.  I won’t write about bad food; negativity is counter productive.  My favorite meal to cook is duck gumbo, a three-day process using wild ducks that my brothers shoot on their ranches.  The most unusual meal I didn’t eat was fried tarantulas in Cambodia or the rat that was displayed in the markets.