I hate the word “foodie.” It sounds snobby and pretentious and it reminds me of “yuppie.” But I just looked “foodie” up on Wikipedia, and it looks like that’s what I am. From Wiki: “…foodies are sometimes viewed as obsessively interested in all things culinary…typical foodie interests and activities include the food industry, wineries and wine tasting, food science, following restaurant openings and closings, food distribution, food fads, health and nutrition, and restaurant management. A foodie might develop a particular interest in a specific item, such as the best egg cream or burrito.”
I tend to obsess about a certain type of food until I feel I’ve perfected it. A few weeks ago, the obsession was ABTs and I think I have a pretty good formula for those now. Lately, I’ve been focused on barbeque finishing sauces. I used to think my sauce was pretty good, but not anymore. Over the past couple years, I’ve tried a lot of great sauces that put mine to shame. So now I’ve been focused on perfecting my recipe. I got some good ideas from IQue’s competition cooking class back in April, but it still needs a little tinkering. I think I’m getting really close.
Here is how bad it has gotten. I found an interesting glaze at the grocery store today. One that sounded so good that I couldn’t wait to try it. So I didn’t. I started driving home and, after about a minute, I grabbed the bottle out of the bag in the passenger seat and opened it up. I poured a few drops on my fingers and gave it a taste. No easy task while driving on city streets.
My house is less than 5 minutes from the store.