Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Food Memories from Childhood

I love this idea. Lasang Pinoy 10: Food Memories from Your Childhood. Now whilst I'm not Filippino I did visit there in the '70s and had a fantastic time.

I grew up in the '60s and had parents who were besotted by a decent feed. That's probably where I get it from. Both were well travelled, and Dad had grown up in India, so we were always trying something new. These are the food things that stand out for me as a kid (in no particular order):

1. My Dad's Chicken Curry
2. Auntie Gloria's Honeycomb Ice Cream
3. Mussels (collected by us on day trip to the beach)
4. Mushrooms (also collected by us after a day in the 'country')
5. My Mum's spare ribs
6. Rollmops on a Saturday morning
7. Auntie Bet's Xmas Cake
8. My folks taking us out to eat Vietnamese and Turkish food in the '70s.
9. Black Forest Cake from St. Kilda
10. The family Spag Bol.

And this was a time when most of the country was still eating meat and three veg Anglo style. How lucky were we?No photos. Just memories.


jenjen said...

One of my favourite food memories is of coming home from school eating turon, which is Filipino style banana fritter. Yummmmmm.

Sista said...

Boy i wish i belonged to your family!...... oopsie i do!! :)