In Search of the Perfect Meal
I was reading one of Anthony Bourdain's book: A Cooks Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal, where he goes hoping around in different countries to...well search for the perfect meal.
Bourdain says in his book:
The book got me thinking about my perfect meal...and yours.
Of course, I knew already that the best meal in the world, the perfect meal, is very rarely the most sophisticated or expensive one. I knew how important factors other than technique or rare ingredients can be in the real business of making magin happen at a dinner table. Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life.
Mine was on my honeymoon in Mexico, Riviera Maya in 2002. My husband and I had booked an excursion where we would snorkel in a lagoon and swim in a cave. At lunch time, our fantastic guide stopped by some rundown stores to buy what he needed. Then he made us walk to this deserted gorgeous small piece of beach. On a wooden plank, he layed the ingredients for our meal: tortillas, chicken, avocados, rice, etc. Basically, all the fixings for tortillas. Let me tell you: those were the best, the freshest tortillas I have ever had. And the scenery was stunning. Dessert was homemade rhum and some mexican tequila, of which the name escapes me. Yowza!
I know there are some great foodies out there (lambi, I'm looking at you!). What was your perfect meal?