October 29, 2008

You Thought You Knew Me...

...and now you're about to find out more...

Recently I was tagged by Veronica, practically a neighbor down here in the south of France, who writes La Recette du Jour, a great site that is brimming with delicious recipes.
Thanks for thinking of me Veronica!

First, the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.

5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog

6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Six Random Things About Me
1. I prefer to go clothes shopping alone. Especially for jeans or bras. No one deserves the torture of spending hours in a dressing room with me when I'm looking for the perfect fit.

2. I am a morning person but secretly wish I were a night person. I would love to stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning and sleep until noon. But then I would miss the morning outdoor food markets, so it will never happen.

3. I think the Molecular Gastronomy/Molecular Cooking/Avant-Garde Cuisine (or whatever you want to call it) trend has had its day and now needs to be put out of our misery. If I am offered one more serving of Foam Something Or Other, I'm going to lose it.
On that note, I don't get the whole Ladurée macaron thing. Yes, they're little and cute and sweet and they come in darling pastel colors, but I just don't get it. Can someone please explain this to me?

4. The legion of pets I've had in my life include hermit crabs, turtles, a ball python, toads, frogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, cats, dogs, a salamander, a Senegal chameleon, little chameleons, tropical fish, parakeets, and a cockateil. My sister had horses. I'm afraid of horses.

5. I love every member of the onion family. Maybe a little too much.

6. 5½ years is the longest I've lived in one house since I left home at the age of 18. That would be the one I'm currently sitting in.

Alright, that's all the inside information I'm giving out for now.

I'd like to learn some more about these ladies:
Danielle of Savor Culture
Camille of Croque-Camille
Robin of My Mélange
Madame X of Our Juicy Life
Anne of Anne in Oxfordshire
Laurie of Slowly She Turned...

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croquecamille said...

Thanks for the tag! I'll let you knwo when I get my thoughts in order. :)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Loulou, very interesting...Thanks for the tag!! Will let you know when my brain is working and i have posted, now who will I tag???

Veronica said...

Ha, yes to the first part of #3! It was fun for about 5 minutes. I'll let you know about Ladurée when I get back from Paris :-)

Loulou said...

take your time and have fun with it!

you're welcome! I look forward to reading more about you.

I'll look forward to a full Ladurée report. :)

wcs said...

Ah, the foam thing.

Here's the secret: What can we serve to incredibly credulous and pretentious people, charge a fortune for, and spend next to nothing to make? Yes! Air, with some barely flavored film of water around it! They'll eat it up!

And they did.

Don't get me started. :)

Our Juicy Life said...

louou - so I won't be called Madame X anymore...it's Alisa. Madame X sounds so chici though I must say. Thanks for the tag.

Anonymous said...

Hi Loulou, I agree with you on that foam thing. Every time, I see a photo of a plate of food with foam, I gag. Thanks for the info about you. One thing is that you love animals like I do.

Loulou said...

of course! Selling air...it's genius, really. Now, why didn't we think of that?

Thanks for letting me know your name!
I thought you wanted to remain somewhat anonymous, which I could totally understand.
Hope to see your 6 things posted soon.

Foam...or espuma as it is so pretentiously called, was interesting at first, but now it is just annoying.
Now I only have 4 pets. How about you?

spacedlaw said...

I like the ludicrous idea of making "food" out of thin air - but then again, I am a frustrated mad scientist, I think - and it can't be too diet damaging. You might actually starve on a diet of foam.
Since the phenomenon is almost inexistent in my part of Italy, I don't encounter it often enough to let it bother me.

Ladurée macarons are good and come in a wide variety of tastes and colour. Having said that, are they better than Pierre Hermé's? Probably not but I have never had the pleasure of sampling Hermé's. My loss, most certainly. It's just a fashion thing, Loulou. That too will pass.

Loulou said...

I think food turned into foam was an incredibly creative and inventive idea but I'm so tired of it now. Unfortunately a couple of our favorite local restaurants have started incorporating foam into their menus, where it seems so out of place!

I wonder if the cuteness of the macarons sell them more than their flavor?

spacedlaw said...

Could be...

Loulou said...

Oui, peut-être

croquecamille said...

Ok, done! You already know I feel the same way about the macarons, but I couldn't agree more about the molecular gastronomy, too. What's wrong with food looking like what it's supposed to taste like?

Loulou said...

Thanks for joining in!
I loved learning more about you. You've met a lot of celebrities!