Thursday, August 21, 2008

Who would you represent?

For those of you that don't know me very well, I'm a food dork. Yup. Self proclaimed and proud. That's not a big secret--anyone that's followed this blog for a little bit knows that! And one of my favorite questions for people is “If you had to represent one commodity board, which would it be?”

The first question I usually get back is “What’s a commodity board?”

The definition is: A physical substance, such as food, grains, and metals, which is interchangeable with another product of the same type, and which investors buy or sell, usually through futures contracts.

I've made many of my friends play this game. Here are some of the answers I've received:
Vanessa: Chocolate
Celeste: Banana
Michelle: Coffee
Brandon: Wine (or wine grapes!)
Jonathan: Fennel (which has since been changed/updated to Cardamom)
Bahram: Almonds (now salmon)
Marcus: Tomato

What would mine be you ask?? Oh loyal readers, must you even ask? That’s easy!

The glorious pig!

My dream would be to represent the pork council! I could test recipes and talk about pork chops, pork belly, pork tenderloin, and well, of course BACON all day long. What could be better? I could finally make my bacon cake--topped of course with none other than bacon ice cream. Yum!

One of the most gorgeous cookbooks out there...even though I have yet to make something from it, it's still one of my favorites

One of my all time favorite photos: Me and a bronze pig. Thanks Mel for sharing in my love for the swine.


  1. Okay, since I worked for the CA Beef Council, I can say it is no fun when animals are involved and all the zealots that brings. Working for California Milk Advisory Board was fun sometimes (everyone say Ice Cream Month), but still those pesky animal issues. So my vote is for a vanilla board (Tahitian, and I'll have to visit often) or lime council (I could do Mexico and the West Indes, but I might have to farm out the India and Egypt recon trips). Great question!

  2. To my fellow princess in pig. Love the blog and really love the photo - xoxox, Mel