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May 22, 2013 09:52 AM

What's your favorite color of food? Why?

I love red food. Bolognese, marinara, pepperoni, salsa roja, red enchilada sauce, red taco sauce.

I crave red sauces for all the foods they top. Pepperoni pizza, pasta, tacos, tortilla strips, wet burritos, enchiladas. I could eat those every day, and have.

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  1. Great question, I have no idea. I love all things green so that might have to be my answer until I ponder some more.

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    1. re: fldhkybnva

      My 30 seconds later thoughts - my initial thought was the neutral family of beige, white and brown as I love mushrooms, onions and garlic and could eat them 3x a day for the rest of life and not be bored but they are just such drab colors.

      1. re: fldhkybnva

        Mushrooms, onions and garlic may be drab in color, but our food would certainly be 'drab' without them. :)

        1. re: fldhkybnva

          And adding to your list of beige foods: pasta, bread, nuts, peanut butter, and many cheeses!

      2. I'm with you on red for all the same reasons!

          1. re: juliejulez

            Me too. Steak, burgers, lamb, lobster, shrimp, crab, beets. It's a no brainer.

            1. re: MGZ

              OK, now that you point out my favorite meats are red I might have to switch to red.

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                Yes but they are brown when they are cooked. That's just a step away from beige. ;-)

                1. re: suzigirl

                  Brown food, yum. Steaks, brown rice, white rice with soy sauce. Brownies. Dark chocolate. Oh, yeah. Brown is a good food group. :).

                  1. re: suzigirl

                    Very true, my first thought actually was "uh, steaks aren't red" :)

                    1. re: fldhkybnva

                      They are on the inside, unless you've cooked 'em too much.

                      1. re: MGZ

                        And there's a whole new thread, how much is too much? I like mine med-well.

                          1. re: DuffyH

                            That, my friend, was the point!

              2. I think its Orange, usually orange foods are nutritious and slightly sweet. Love carrots, oranges, papaya, peppers, tomoatos, sweet pototoes, ...meunster cheese :)

                1. That's a really interesting question. I'm going to say yellow for eggs, butter, cheeses, veggies, melon, chicken broths, some curries/sauces, mussels and pale yellow macadamia nuts.