Food You Would Marry
“I’m having a relationship with my pizza.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, from Eat Pray Love.
This line is uttered memorably by Julia Roberts while she’s playing country-hopping journalist Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat Pray Love. She’s at the beginning of her journey, in Italy, where she has decided to eat her way through the gastronomically legendary country (and also be completely celibate—not easy for Gilbert, a self-confessed serial relationshipper.) I can admit there have been times I’ve tasted something so good I’ve wanted to ask it to marry me (gelato in Rome, toasted baguette sandwiches in Paris, roasted chicken in Prague, a particularly memorable mustard doused and sauerkraut accompanied sausage in a German beer garden and fresh caught lobster shared in the home of friends in Cuba, to name a few.)
How about you? What was your most unforgettable meal? What did you enjoy most about it? Have you ever tried to recreate it?