1. What do/don't you eat?
I'm an omnivore and eat most of what one can find in typical urban North American restaurants and markets. I am fairly fussy about seafood though. I've recently let shrimp/prawns back into my mouth, but I don't like other crustacea, and I only like fish from the top of the food chain (tuna, shark, mahi mahi, swordfish—the kind that will give you mercury poisoning). Cephalopods are also OK sometimes. Going back to land animals, I don't like most organ meats. As far as exotic meats are concerned, I've had ostrich and buffalo (I guess if it's in Trader Joe's it's not all that exotic, but...) and am disinclined to try amphibians, reptiles, or anything with more than 4 legs. I despise brussels sprouts.
2. Why do you make the food choices you do?
I eat to please myself and to nourish myself. I make some food choices to maintain digestive health and to keep my blood sugar from going too high.
3. Are you happy with your relationship to food?
Given the amount of pressure I feel coming from my culture that I "should" be unhappy with my relationship with food, since I am fat and a diabetic, I am surprisingly happy about my relationship to food.
4. What are your favorite comfort foods?
5. Are there any foods you want to try but haven't had a chance, yet?
I haven't watched any episodes of Iron Chef or read any Anthony Bourdain books recently, so nothing is coming to mind. I suppose I would like to eat a meal prepared by celebrity chef Thomas Keller, but so far not enough to actually make an effort to make a reservation at The French Laundry.