A Cook's Diary

Because he likes cowboy food

I was raised on an Asian diet. Speedy was raised on an American diet. He grew up in Manhattan. I mean Manhattan in Cubao, Quezon City. But his mother became an adult during the post-war years, assimilated the American culture very well and so raised her children on very American food. To this day, Speedy loves cowboy food which is probably why he is so enamored of Ree Drummond’s cooking especially things like this dish of breakfast potatoes.

casaveneracion.com fried-potatoes

Boiled potatoes cut into cubes then fried in butter with roughly chopped onion and seasoned with salt and pepper. It’s good — no contest. And very filling. Which brings me to the question of just how filling should breakfast be?

The most popular belief seems to be that breakfast should be the heaviest meal of the day. It makes sense, really. You’re fueling your body for the day ahead so eating a hefty breakfast sounds logical. But for some people — myself included — whose digestive system and taste buds seem to stay in a state of semi-wakefulness until mid-morning, a heavy brunch sounds better than breakfast at the crack of dawn. Somewhere between 8.30 and 10.30 rather than 6.00 a.m.

Of course, there are people who just can’t function without having breakfast first.

To which group do you belong?

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