Relate a dish you had before adulthood that really amazed you, maybe you have or have not had it since.
Gear mentioned in this thread:
The dish that impressed me the most was something very simple, yet complex. It was minestrone soup at Lelli's restaurant in Detroit. I think the restaurant has moved since I was there a hundred years ago. I hope they still have that amazing soup.
That soup haunted me, so I just had to figure out how to make it. It took me years, but I finally did.The ingredient I was missing was fresh rosemary. That made all the difference, along with everything else, of course. After nearly 40 years, it's still my favorite.
I was always amazed by my Mum's Junket when I was a little girl. It sat there wobbling if you moved it slightly and stayed firm - but the moment you dug into it with your spoon it began to break up and so you HAD to eat it quickly - I just loved it.
I got some Rennitt about 12 years ago and made it myself, but though it was very pleasant, the magic had gone!