These are the foods that are so good because they’re so bad for you.
Note: M.I.Y.O. Monday stands for Make It Your Own Monday, a question thrown out to DCF readers every Monday to jumpstart the week with lively interaction. I also welcome questions and suggestions for future MIYO Mondays. Email me.
I love fat and god, it sounds so wrong but tastes so good. I love Mey Lin’s Pata Tim, an entire pork knuckle braised to painful tenderness soused in an anise-spiked, lip-sticking sauce. My knees buckle at the sight of belly, beef or pork, some of the proudest specimens in this class being Cirkulo’s Beef Belly, Nomama’s Twice Cooked Pork Belly Teriyaki , and Gina Lopez’s Bekon. I still daydream about the sheets of lardo on beds of bruschetta that I nibbled on when I was in Italy recently. And from last week’s post, you know that I adore bone marrow. Of course when it comes to my favorite food in the world – steak – there’s no stopping me from chewing the fat, literally.
I’m not going to get into the evils of fat or how severely fat has been maligned or misunderstood. If you’re looking for evidence on how to live a guilt-free, read: flavorless life, then you’ve come to this blog by accident. But no worries, I’ll transform you soon enough. Dessert Comes First is a blog that shamelessly celebrates food and sweets so having said that, tell me people:
What’s the fattiest, most decadent food you enjoy eating?
(And come on, don’t be shy, you can work it off later).