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Hot and Bothered

March 25, 2011

If I had to fill out an online dating questionnaire it would look something like this…

Hobbies : going to farmers markets and food festivals

Favourite sport: finding a parking spot at the market

What are you looking for in a potential mate?: one that doesn’t complain about going to markets?

How would you define a successful relationship?: One where a partner is happy to spend a  Saturday afternoon taste testing curries at an ethnic food festival.

What are your best qualities?: scoping out the best markets within a 100 mile radius.

Luckily for Steve we didn’t meet online and he didn’t have to fess up to not liking anything to do with food except eating it.   This weekend I made him suffer through the food and film festival in Sydney.  Truth be told, I suffered with him.

I’m adding this photo full size so that you can see the full nastiness of what was advertised as the biggest burger ever made.

32 degrees sizzling outside and a pile of meat that probably used a small cow presented for no other reason than for entertainment.  I was not impressed.   Waste of an animal and a waste of food.    The rest of the festival had vendors deep-frying meat and charging $5 for a small cob of boiled corn while the hot sun beat down.     And since when did food festivals sell plastic jewelery and life insurance?

Then I thought about it…..on the way in, you buy life insurance and then proceed to the chicken vindaloo stand where a large order is placed that may or may not have sat for 3 hours.     I did buy some black licorice though and it was delish.

Needless to say, I went hungry and I arrived home even hungrier (besides the sugar high).

I grilled a chicken breast with some cumin, salt, pepper and lemon juice along with some spiralized sweet potatoes and broccoli.

So good and no insurance required.

Do you like markets and festivals?

One Comment leave one →
  1. sandra permalink
    March 27, 2011 3:33 am

    your perfect match would come up Mauro!!

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