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I always enjoy _____, no matter how bad it is.

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I always enjoy _____, no matter how bad it is.

RealMenJulienne | Oct 20, 2008 10:25 AM

Keep in mind I am not talking about trashy or junk foods here. I am talking about good foods which you love regardless of quality of preparation.

I have eaten probably thousands of gyros in my life, most of which must objectively be considered terrible. These gyros were bought from seedy shacks, state fair booths, and Chicago Gyro at 38th and Meridian in Indianapolis. With one glaring exception - where some joker had dumped Spanish rice in it - I have enjoyed every bite of processed lamb loaf, limp onions, mealy tomatoes, pale cucumbers, and "tzatziki" made with sour cream that I have ever had.

Chicken wings are the same way. If a chicken wing is cooked and is covered in some sort of sauce, it immediately bypasses all the critical mechanisms I apply to other foods. Is the skin soggy and gummy? Does the sauce taste like something in which you might dip a Mcnugget? Is the meat bone-dry? In many cases, yes, yes, and yes. Did any of these things lessen my enjoyment one bit? NO.

The last one - and this one I am actually somewhat ashamed of - is sushi. I will happily eat any combination of vinegar rice, sesame seeds, and nori. Been sitting in the supermarket case all day? Mix up enough soy sauce and wasabi and I'll eat it with a smile. This makes me popular when I go out for sushi with friends, since I never fight over the expensive stuff like the tuna.

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