Blog: Dessert Quest
Published: Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 12:32pm
I like to think that I have a lot of time on my hands that I can use for worthwhile pursuits. Perhaps I could read or study math or get some extra sleep. Instead, I think it would be a better use of my time to make a log of best desserts ever. I realize this will be a difficult task, and my expectations are ambitious, but I think like the movie critic I read about who saved every ticket stub, it would be interesting to a future me, many years down the road, to have a tab of every dessert I've consumed.
I decided to do this after watching an episode of one my favorite TV shows, Dexter. In the episode, a woman with terminal cancer confesses that it is her goal to find the perfect key lime pie before she dies, and that she has been searching for years to no avail. That is, until Dexter comes in, and he helps her in more than one way. I thought that was an interesting idea, and so I think I'll take it upon myself to do a similar thing.
But that influence aside, I shall forget everything I thought I knew about a good dessert. I've always avoided anything with the word "creme pie" in it. Not anymore. Bread pudding? I'm game. I'll spare nothing foreign or vaguely ethnic; I'm open to anything. But for now I'll simply keep a list of desserts and places selling desserts that I have always loved; my Cartesian safe-house until I can build another one.
So this is where a reader comes in! Anything that I should try for dessert in the area, please give me a suggestion! I like certain desserts in the area so much that I generally don't vary my selection. Hence, the need for input. Do not spare me. My journey begins tonight.