Psst, you! I’m sure you’ve got a food that you just ache to eat when no one’s around.
When I was in college, I shocked my mom by whipping up a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough and then eating the whole damn thing straight from the mixing bowl. “But it’s raw!” She tells me, her face a study in dismay and barely-controlled disgust. I shrug and continue to eat. “You”˜re going to get a stomach ache, mark my words!” She warns. (I didn’t.)
When chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream became available in Manila, Mom was even less supportive of it and more leery. “I can taste the raw dough,” she complained when she ventured a spoonful.
Now that I’m an adult, I eat all the cookie dough that I want; but it’s difficult to shake off the feeling that Mom is watching. So I only eat it when I’m alone in the kitchen, and barring that, in my pantry, with the door closed. It’s easy to love cookie dough. I like the feel of the (often) cold dough, its smoothness disrupted by pockets of chocolate chips, the grittiness of the sugar, and the dominance of the vanilla extract. Sometimes I think that raw dough is even better than the baked cookie. Sometimes when I have ice cream in the freezer, I’ll even mix in a scoop or so into the dough for instant chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
It takes me less than five minutes to whip up a batch of cookie dough but for the times I’m lazy, I like the frozen cookie dough of Ann Puno (seen in the photo above). So easy and convenient, I can bake this with my eyes closed. Ann’s dough is so buttery and bursting with chocolate chips that it borders on the excessive. So irresistible is it that Ann tells me that it’s also the only thing she can’t resist among all the other cakes she bakes.
So this week, share a photo ofÂ FOOD YOU LIKE TO EAT WHEN NO ONE’S LOOKING. This photo can be taken with any camera or camera phone. What matters is that you open an OVI account. If you’ve already got one, then the rest should be easy.
- Create an OVI account and activate your OVI email address.
- Upload a photo into my OVI share folder (Yes, you can really drop a photo into my folder!) Just in case you’re prompted for a password to my folder, it’s “food”.
- For every photo you enter (yup, send multiple photos if you like!), please include your name, your OVI email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a short description about your photo.
I’ll be looking for 2 things: how “risqué” your food rates; obviously, eating blueberry lollipops in secret isn’t as attention-getting as say, eating fried pork fat and rice. And of course, your photo has to be clear. Blur is bad.
1. This week’s contest is open from Oct. 5-11, 2009.
2. Get your photo(s) in for this week’s theme by Sunday, Oct. 11, at 11:59 PM.
3. The prize for this week is P2,000.00 worth of Ayala Electronic Gift Check (as good as cash!)
4. You need to be a resident of the Philippines.
Announcement of the winner of DiscOVIries by Nokia Week 2 will be made on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
There’s a grand prize to be given at the end of the 8 weeks but I won’t tell you yet what it is. (wink!)
Kudos to OVI by Nokia for making this contest possible.
Frozen chocolate chip cookie dough by Ann Puno
168 San Enrique St.
Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa
807.6431 / 807.2757 ”“ look for Ann or Helen