Half of what’s in our fridge today, I hadn’t even heard of in 1965!
Yogurt. Soy milk.
Fennel. Arugula. Kale. Kohlrabi. Chard. Avocado (and by extension, guacamole).
Burritos! How did we survive childhood without burritos?
Dry farmed Early Girl tomatoes. Balsamico. Pesto. Cilantro.
Quinoa. Lentils. Farro. Risotto. Brown Basmati.
Maitake mushrooms. Chanterelles. Kabocha squash.
Hummus. Pita. Whole wheat bread. Multigrain bread. Brioche.
Brioche French toast.
Pancetta. Prosciutto. Porchetta. (Well, in my family, any kind of pork—although we ate ham and bacon. Go figure.)
Paté and terrine. (Does chop liver count?)
Banh mi. Phô. Pad Thai. Lemongrass. Dim sum.
Did I mention sushi?
Ono. Opah. Hamachi. Opakapaka.
Al dente vegetables.
Apple bananas. Warren pears. Pink Lady apples. White peaches. Fresh figs. (Gasp.) Blood oranges. Meyer lemons. Guava. Lilikoi.
Dark chocolate truffles. (Dark chocolate anything!) Chocolate molten lava cake.
Forget the time machine. Let’s stay right here and order in.
John Unger Zussman is a creative and corporate storyteller and a co-founder of Retrospect.
Love it! You are more adventurous than I am, but I still eat a WHOLE lot more than I did when I was a kid. Definitely DARK chocolate anything!
I don’t know many people who are in our age range that ate any of those things. I didn’t even know some of them existed. We did have Mexican food since I grew up in Texas and it was abundant. And surprisingly when I was a teen, my mom started cooking ham! We also ate other things that most Jews would not consider eating such as oysters and other shell fish.
Sounds like you are eating well now. Life is an adventure, and yours certainly includes, good eats!