“What are Dr Zibb’s thoughts on food?” is a constant question I get when I open letters from the TBY mailbag. Well I’ve made a list for you below.
Print out the list and tape it to your fridge. Memorize it over the next few weeks in case I decide to pop in for a meal.
I’ll probably appear at your kitchen window when you’re doing the dishes. But not in a friendly way like on a sitcom. I’ll make a more memorable showing by waiting until it’s dark, and you’ll look out thinking, “Is…is there something out there?” It’ll be hard to see because of the way the lights in your kitchen make it hard to see outside. When you cautiously put your face on the window I’ll suddenly push my face and the knife I’m wielding to the window while banging on it and scream, “I’M GOING TO KILL YOUUUU!!”
Once you change your underwear, let me into your home and prepare me some of my favorite foods. Here’s the list:
Unusual food I’ve eaten: foie gras, alligator and boar.
Foods I hate: beets, brussel sprouts. But I wish I liked brussel sprouts.
Favorite Sandwiches: Roast Pork from Dinics (Philly) and Luigi and Giovanni’s (Newtown Square, PA), hot roast beef sandwich from Nick’s original roast beef (Philly and Springfield, PA), Corn Beef or Pastrami sandwich from 2nd Avenue Deli (NYC)
Some more foods I love: Gumbo, mac and cheese with lobster, Eggs Benedict, gulf shrimp but it has to be super fresh. Why is it so hard to find great shrimp anymore?
Favorite cut of meat: Rib Eye.
Foods I like but then as I’m eating it sometimes I think, “Do I really like this?”: Oysters and asparagus.
Favorite dessert: Anything with chocolate and peanut butter. Like a choc and PB pie.
Best Meal I’ve ever had: (Believe it or not it was local) Blackened Tuna with crawfish au gratin on top at the High Street Café. It was a special but I used to call after that and get it as takeout.
Foods that I wish I could find in Chester County but can’t: Great Pizza, Great Bagels.
Snacky foods I love: Cashews and feta stuffed olives. And baked brie.
Food I want to learn more about. And by learn I mean eat: Cheeses and cured meats.