Do you shop with a list?
The financial experts say you must, and you must not deviate from it.
Phooey! Deviating from it is half the fun. I would not have truffle oil, sea salt with seaweed for fish or citrus-infused vinegar in my larder if I followed that advice.
I do have a mental food shopping list for Paris, however. Rice from the Camargue tops the list. This is the best rice I have ever tasted, bar none. I may have given up most carbs, but for this I will make an exception.
Grainy mustard, creamy yogurt, and those olive-flavored potato chips also top the list. Of course, I'll have to eat the yogurt while I am there. But I will eat a lot of it, I can promise you that.
Back home, the most frequent items on my shopping list are tomatoes, red peppers, onions, garlic, lemons and salad greens. Not a week goes by that I don't make three to four trips to the store for those items. Lately, asparagus and Brussels sprouts have been on the list, too.
What's on your list?