For those of you just catching up with this series, I’m sharing a few facts about myself every Wednesday and hoping you’ll share something as well! I’ve learned so much about you and am loving it!
1) My husband and I are shameless coffee snobs. Thanks to him, you won’t catch me Instagramming a Starbucks cup! I suppose his obsession with good coffee and espresso started more than 4 years ago when he first moved to New York City. Ever since, he’s converted me to “Third Wave” coffee, meaning hipsters selling higher-quality beans, hand-poured espresso drinks and lots of coffee-making gadgets. Third Wave coffee has grown wildly popular since the early days, with companies such as Blue Bottle and Stumptown becoming widely available. What we love is the nuttiness, fruitiness and sweetness of these brews– flavors that are usually burnt out of regular beans. Plus, most of these third wave beans are fair trade and/or organic, which is a huge plus for us! Do you drink coffee? What is your favorite type of espresso drink?
2) Currently, my favorite animation is Ratatouille. I used to love all the princess stories, but lately I’ve fallen in love with the ones where humans are not the main characters (Monsters and Toy Story too). I love that Ratatouille is set in Paris and that it talks so much about food– my favorite thing! And who doesn’t love a story about achieving one’s dreams? Do you have a favorite animation?
3) I crave salty things when I’m stressed. As much as I share about shortbread cookies and sweet autumn drinks, I gravitate towards salty soups and snacks when I’m feeling anxious. This could be anything from sliced turkey breast to pasta marinara to Japanese ramen– something about the savoriness calms me down. And it’s odd, but I tend only to eat sugar when I’m already in a good mood! When you’re anxious, what type of food do you crave? Does it calm you down?
Thanks for letting me share more about myself! I hope you’ll share something about yourself too!