Friday, November 28, 2008

Four Foods On Friday 57

This week’s Four Foods posed an array of questions to get us thinking about a variety of subjects. But the first question sparked a debate in the Typ0/Hubby household. You see I grew up in Canada so I call it “pop” but California boy, Hubby, calls it “soda.” How do you refer to carbonated bevies?

1. What’s your favorite carbonated beverage?
Since I’m addicted to pop but am supposed to stick to the “diet” varieties my latest soda addiction is Coke Zero: all the yumminess of Coke and none of the calories.

2. What’s your favorite spicy food?
I love spicy food! Hubby has a slightly higher tolerance for heat than I do but we both like to test the bounds of our taste buds. I don’t like hot for the sake hot, though. Flavour is too important to waste on drowning your meal in hot sauce, habanera peppers, or chili powder.

Long story short: I like just about all spicy foods. Heck, we even make our pasta salad spicy!

3. How do you handle hot dishes? Oven mitt, potholder, towel?
Strictly speaking I prefer to let Hubby remove any hot trays from the oven. But if he isn’t available I use a potholder. I find that my dexterity is inhibited when I use oven mitts.

4. Ice cream. How do you like yours?
If I’m stuck with vanilla I’ll drown it in chocolate sauce, marachino cherries, and chocolate shavings. But I’m a big fan of pure ice cream yumminess. Give me a pint of Heavenly Hash or Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie and I’m a happy girl.


LadyFi said...

We say soft drinks or fizzy drinks in the UK. I do like Coke light or Pepsi Light.. but as we don't allow our kids to drink fizzy drinks, we have had to start practising what we preach...

Spicy food - don't eat it so often these days, but probably a veggie Thai dish. Or a spicy Italian pasta like puttanesca.

I use oven mitts.

Ice cream - I love Ben and Jerry's Fossil Fuel or choc fudge brownie, and also Haagen Daaz's Dulce de Leche. I don't like plain ole vanilla ice cream...

Strange Pilgram said...

it's "pop" for me, but I am being slowly converted to "soda" after living in CA for 5 years.

I could never get over the US southerners calling everything "Coke"

Apparently the word is "bibite" in Italian

Betty said...

I like these questions. May do it too. Very interesting your answers.
Especially that you are Canadian too!
I have something for you at my place!

clair said...

Hey, nice, another spicy lover ;)

Connie said...

I'm one of those weird southerners that Strange Pilgrim mentioned. Actually, as a Floridian, I am only a pseudo-southerner. But everything was a coke. Waitresses would ask, "What kinda coke you want? Coke, Pepsi, or root beer?" ... and iced tea had darned well be sweetened.

Lydia said...

Oh my, how could I have forgotten Ben & Jerry's? probably b/c my fav. was just a short special one they carried for about 6 months called oatmeal chocolate chip. it had cinnamon ice cream & thick chocolate chunks. phish food is my regular fav. and i call it soda, btw. my dad was in the air force and we lived all over, i learned soda, when we lived 3 hours from winnipeg, my sisters picked up pop and then my brother didn't know which one was right so he called it both. Soda pop!

psychoknitter said...

You just made me crave Breyer's mint chocolate chip. I can eat a tub in a sitting. If there are marischino cherries nearby all the better. YUM.

Anonymous said...

I like my Laura Secord Maple walnut icecream in a cone--a large one with a spoon on the side!
I also like that gorgeous homemade Italian icecream we used to get every year on St Clair. Awesome!!
Spicy! YES! Chiles to Chutneys Cookbook has excellent recipes but from scratch--grinding your own spices--is always best!

lizzy-loo said...

i am from texas and we tend to call all sodas coke. What kind of coke do you want? 7up

my husband is a yankee and calls it pop.

love the spicy food. tex-mex, indian, yum.

i thought i loved all ice cream but have come to find such is not the case. corn in brazil was good but the red bean in china i can do without.

Sue said...

Good idea having your husband get out the hot trays. I'll do that too if he's around to help might as well take advantage of that! :)

Anele said...

I like the spicy flavorful stuff too. Same with the pot holders. They're always on the counter b/c I just feel like I don't have a full range of motion with an oven mitt.

Lynda said...

Down Under = Fizzy Drink

as in:

"Grab us a Fizzy drink will ya luv!"

No, that is a lie - it is usually:

"Grab us another beer will ya luv!"


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Sheri/Cookingmom said...

I agree with you on the heat for heat's sake. Spicy flavors I enjoy; chomping on a jalapeno not so much.

Oh2122 said...

I grew up calling all fizzy beverages "tonic" or Pepsi, even if it was Coke!

NJ born Hubby has been invading my vocabulary for years, though, so now I call it soda.

Still working on him and the whole jimmies/sprinkles thing.

Peter H said...

In Australia it is "soft drink".....tends to differentiate it from the obvious "hard" drinks although some of that does seem to mix well with some soft drinks!

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

We called it pop when I was a kid. My kids don't call it anything because we don't buy the stuff (my one parenting success). But my 4-year-old calls prosecco, cremant or champagne 'pop wine' because it does and it is. I guess he'll learn to discriminate later in life.

corrin said...

It's pop in my Chicago family. The east-coast half of my family calls it soda and friends in the south call everything Coke. I don't understand that one. Haha.

Charla said...

That chocolate fudge brownie ice cream sounds so yummy!

Anna said...

Coke Zero is great, especially the cherry flavour, and I agree - there is a difference between spicy and *ridiculously* spicy, which I find to be generally for people who want to test their "tolerance" levels (for whatever reason.)