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Can you used your favorite foods to define yourself?

Ironically four of my favorite foods are empty-heart vegetable and Passion fruit, warm-hearted ganache, and Graeter's black raspberry chocolate ice cream. Steamed crab on the side please--which according to the Chinese is a cold food.
I'm not moody at all, but cold steel in protecting myself against the unpredictable and risky, outer warm in my relationships, a trust-able and supportive friend and family member.

asked by Karen Albright Lin over 4 years ago

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Trena Heinrich

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added over 4 years ago

Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate...

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Pegeen

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added over 4 years ago

I have to agree with HalfPint!
Maybe our food preferences "reveal" things about us more than "define" us. I don't know anything about Chinese philosophical approaches, but I don't doubt there's a ton of stuff on the Internet about astrological science and food.

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added over 4 years ago

I also have one too many favorites,but I prefer to think of myself as an eclectic person rather than schizo...lol!

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pierino

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added over 4 years ago

Mine would be foie gras. Symbolic of my rebellion against stupocracy in food.

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added over 4 years ago

Fois gras is only banned in California. Do you ever travel anywhere outside of California? (to rebel against food injustices of the world)

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added over 4 years ago

I don't live in CA - thank goodness since I LOVE fois gras... only wish it wasn't served in about the size of a half dollar. Last time I had it was in a fru fru Las Vegas restaurant - maybe Wolfgang Puck's...? Not P.C. No not me.

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pierino

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added over 4 years ago

Some things to think about regarding the foie gras ban: New York is considering it as well. Chicago imposed one but it was overturned. BUT not only is California the biggest domestic market for foie gras it has also been one of the biggest producers. D'Artagnan in New Jersey vigorously opposed the ban because they recognized we Californians as one of there biggest markets for their goods. The whole notion behind the ban is absolutely silly. Well intentioned humans go anthropromorphic on ducks. Ducks are water fowl.They don't have a throut like a human. They swallow fish whole in the wild. They run to the feeding tube because their instincts tell them it's time to fatten up for migration. So it's not as cruel as the PETA people would like you to think.

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pierino

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added over 4 years ago

And I wish that there was also an edit feature to correct my misspelling/typos.

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added over 4 years ago

I have been asking for that edit feature for quite a while...It was banned when the site got it's new layout and never came back!I'm not writing in my native language here,guys!I need a little help every now and then...And also:I love fois gras and I'm all for animal rights but ducks and geese are gonna have to forgive me...I'm with Pierino on that one!Let's stop with the pretending and admit:we're no good!!!

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added over 4 years ago

Oh dear -- lemons have long been one of my favorite flavors... what does that mean??? ;)

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added over 4 years ago

That you're refreshing,like lemonade?!

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added over 4 years ago

50 % kale. 50 % gruyere

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added over 4 years ago

Pasta, pasta, and more pasta.

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added over 4 years ago

Next we will be asking "What's your sign?" Just kidding! There is a book about how blood type should dictate what foods are best. I was happy to find that my blood AB+ can eat everything.

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added over 4 years ago

I saw that book. Wonder how accurate it could be aside from some anecdotal evidence. I wish I was AB+ now!

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added over 4 years ago

My says I have commitment issues cause I can not choose one, actually I think that there are probably at least a dozen foods that would make it on my favorites list.

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