Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Acquiring a taste
Those Gas Stations:
I actually used one of these pumps in rural Georgia once. You hand pump the amount you want into the clear glass tank on top, then it is gravity fed into you tank, not pumped!
For Wednesday’s stuff (As we wind our way back to NC):
Boy, do I remember salt cured ham! That was my daddy’s favorite meat methinks. At hog killing time mama would always save some fresh ham for Shirley & I, we could not stand the taste of that cured ham. Funny, over the years I actually have learned to enjoy it, ‘acquired the taste’ as mama would have said.
As a kid Bobby O’shields (one of my double cousins) borrowed a ‘Blatz’ beer from his dad’s store and we ran to the woods to drink it. ERG NASTY… As I grew older I actually acquired a taste for beer.
Traveling the world I have enjoyed tasting/trying the local foods. Some foods in Turkey did not fit my palate. I enjoyed food in Sicily and Italy. As a Sailor you get a chance at a lot of ports to sample ‘foreign to me’ food. To be honest much I do not remember by name because it did not become part of my diet.
If you are from the south, grits are a staple. It is something I like, but understand when others don’t enjoy the ‘bland’ taste it holds. I mix mine with eggs.
(food pics from the internet!)
Betty mentioned in a blog once, she was gonna try cooking ‘Leg of Lamb’; a food that I have never tried. I was once in a heavily populated Jewish area (Near Silver Springs I think) where it was being served in a buffet line, I determined to try it. They ran out before I reached it, so I still have never tried Lamb nor goat (that I know of, because in the Mediterranean area I have eaten a lot of things I had no idea what they were! HA!)
In the 70s Dan Doughton and I were sent to Philadelphia as consultants for a book on Naval Intelligence. Dan took me to a dive on the waterfront and I tasted my first Philly-cheese steak sandwich. It was delicious. Over the last 40+ years I have tried to find one as good and had no luck until this trip when we accidentally stopped at a café in Leesburg. I took a chance and tried the Philly sandwich, it was GREAT. I complimented and tipped the cook.
Sherry had one of our favorites also, ‘The Pressed Cuban.’ It was good, but not quite as good as the ones in Cuba of course.
Many of you bloggers mention food I have never tried nor even heard of; as you describe or show it, my mouth waters. LOL
PS: We stopped at 'Sam's Seafood and Sandwiches' on 27 in Leesburg because Sherry thought she remembered it from when we lived near here years ago, she was two blocks off and I was happy. LOL
I was premature in my blog before about leaving without purchasing a place. At about the last minute we found a place we both liked, location & price and signed a contract . Hopefully pictures tomorrow.