A Chinese student with a thick accent came up to me on Monday while I studied for a quiz and asked me to talk to him. I found this rather odd. I hoped he wasn't going to flirt with me, like other guys do when they ask that kind of question. But it turned out that he just needed people to engage in a conversation with him so he could get better at the English language. Eventually we got on the topic of food and he commented on how well done my minute rice that I had in my portable tuber ware looked. I still don't think I got through to him about how cooking rice from Wal-Mart was no big deal, but that got me thinking about the topic of my next blog post: food.
I enjoyed this topic. Arizona must possess some good cooks, because their pictures of the resulting food amazed me. It's one thing for someone to take a picture of some pasta. But the picture I looked at was exquisite (any type of prepared noodle dish deserves fancy words). It looked delicious. The texture of the pasta looked super thin, so you know the dish was slurp able. Another article featured a thanksgiving-themed photo of what looked like one tasty cube of meatloaf. You could see the green and orange bits of spices in the ground meat (or was it dressing? I don't know. It just looked good). And gravy poured over a fluffy blob of mashed potatoes definitely added some major points to The Arizona Republic's weekly grade.
Sure: the site got back some negative views from me over the period I’ve studied its articles and format. But I’m glad I chose this topic. When it comes to this online newspaper’s strengths, the photos rank pretty high in quality. It’s as though Arizona gets right up there and in your (or any object) face for the best pictures. Arizona doesn’t play when it comes to watering your taste buds with a single image.