And yes they really are. I remember I started Japanese at MPC and my 101b teacher was an absolutely horrid teacher. I'm happy with my decision to study Japanese instead of Anthropology.
my primal journal:
There's nothing sexier than a man who cooks.
So my vote is for good roasts, burgers, soups, stews etc that I'm fairly familiar with and are done well.
The fancy stuff is interesting, but not my personal favorite.
The only other way to score food points with me is to remember the foods I can't eat so I don't have to tell you how good dinner was while I sit in a dark, quiet room, hoping the pain will someday go away.
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