My top ten favorite foods

10. Everything Is Illuminated - neopolitan ice cream

9. Kitchen - McDonald's hash browns

8. One Hundred Years Of Solitude - bruschetta

7. Rabbit at Rest - le canelé

6. The Scarlet Letter - salt

5. The Lake - the doughnut with rainbow sprinkles

4. The Great Gatsby - my mom's masaman curry

3. Light In August - the dark chocolate mousse

2. To The Lighthouse - the Jamie Oliver roast chicken with lemon and rosemary roast potatoes

1. Anna Karenina - a meal at Chez Janou

Feel free to post yours!

13 comments:

  1. Your mom's masaman curry sounds like something I'd love to have. Mmmmm. But alas, I'm on a diet at the moment. *sigh*

    So glad to see you blogging!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. 1. All the King's Men -- smoked brisket with a spicy vinegar/tomato-based BBQ sauce

    2. Enduring Love -- aloo tikki with chole

    3. Tigana -- mock turtle soup at Commander's Palace brunch

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    1. Cool list! Is Commander's Palace in Louisiana? I've been there once! And I've read Amsterdam by McEwan, but not Enduring Love. I actually got to host McEwan when he came to speak at Caltech a few years ago. :)

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    2. Thanks! I've eaten at both the New Orleans and Vegas locations, and they are both great. I haven't read Amsterdam but loved Enduring Love and Atonement. I didn't care as much for Solar, though I respected what he was trying to do with it. That is very cool about hosting McEwan. I will probably read Amsterdam before long. I'm reading a book called The Astrologer right now. ;)

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    3. I finished reading The Astrologer last week. :)

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  3. Davin- Are you referring to Kawabata's The Lake or Banana Yoshimoto's? I thought you meant Kawabata's but then I just found out that Yoshimoto has a book by the same tittle..

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    1. Hi Lavanya! How are you doing? I was referring to Kawabata. I was excited when Banana Yoshimoto wrote a book by the same title--and even started to ask myself what my own Lake book would be about--but Yoshimoto's book was disappointing, and I ended up uninspired.

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    2. hey Davin- I'm good! I just finished Kawabata's Thousand Cranes. I was wondering which one of his to read next and then thought of The Lake since it was on your top ten list. (but wanted to make sure it was the right one..:))..Have you watched any of Yasujiro Ozu's films? (Kawabata's writing reminds me of Ozu)

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    3. I haven't seen Ozu's films, but this sounds very interesting! I'll check it out. I've also been taking Japanese lessons in the hopes that someday I'll be able to read one of these books in its original language.

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    4. oh yes- how are the lessons going?
      They are available on Hulu..But if you don't have a Hulu subscription let me know- I can send a couple DVDs for you to watch and mail back (if that is not too much of a hassle for you)..:)

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    5. The lessons are going well. I'm actually studying!

      That's so nice of you to offer to mail the DVDs to me. Thank you! I have Hulu+, so I should be able to find them there.

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