I got the chance to catch up with fellow comedian/foodie Nicole Yates this week. Nicole, and I have two things in common we both love food, and comedy. Nicole also writes for a blog called http://didjaeat.com/ which main focus is food. I thought rather than going over some recipes or how to prepare some elegant dish, I’d ask some simple questions, and see what’d we come up with.
Q. What's your favorite food to eat?
Nicole: I love a good ribeye steak, but I also love a really great burger. I could also probably eat pizza everyday for the rest of my life if I could. I’m such a glutton, it’s hard to narrow it down.
Q. Seeing how we both live in Philadelphia do you think there is anywhere else in the world that has a better cheesesteak then us?
Nicole: People who have never been here have no idea exactly what a cheesesteak even is. I was in a really big diner outside chicago a while back. I noticed they had a "philly cheesesteak" on the menu and it made me laugh. I said jokingly to the waitress "Philly Cheesesteak? What's that? A steak on a roll?". And straight faced she said to me "Well, what else would it be?". So that little story sums up the rest of the world's ideas on cheesesteaks.
Q. I'm currently attempting to make every Sunday National Taco Day. Would you support the cause?
Nicole: I would wholeheartedly support that! Would hard and soft tacos take turns on sundays? So many logistical questions!
Q.You have your favorite food dropped on the floor, do you pick it up, and eat it, or just let it go?
Nicole: It really does depend on a wide assortment of things. Where am I when this happens? Will anyone see me? How hungry am I? Is there more of it? Can you believe I'm still single? Me either!
Q. A five star meal made by Chef Ramsey, or a fast food place?
Nicole: If I can pick the foods Ramsey would cook, then I'd pick him. Otherwise, fast food. Mostly because I have no need for offal meats and other gross stuff.
Q. Is their a type of food you will never try?
Nicole: I will never eat bugs. Never. I'm not at all interested in organ meat either. And I hate asparagus and brussel sprouts.
Q. You can only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Nicole: Cheesesteaks or pizza. Or! My Babci's Goblacki (it's a Polish thing: ground meat and rice wrapped in cabbage leaves and cooked in a tomato soup).
It was a pleasure getting somes answers from Nicole, even though she may have left us with more questions. When you get a chance check out Nicoles site http://yatesycomedy.com/, and if you happen to be around Philadelphia, you can check her out live at the M Room Septemeber 19, or at Ruba Septemeber 26th.