The salt of the earth.
I am on a Thai food kick lately. My favorite dishes so far are the red and panang curries, with a taro bubble tea on the side.
I love having variety in cuisine. I think this comes from my upbringing. My mother was a great cook, born and raised in the deep south. She loved making everything from Polish to Greek, Italian, Mexican, Cajun and Creole, and Chinese food, aside from traditional American dishes. She would often mix cuisines in one meal. One night we might have borscht with sauerkraut, and then baklava for dessert. Through her love for variety, I found the joy of experiencing new things and acquired a taste for many different spices and flavors.