What is your first notable food memory? I'm talking that first experience when you realized you were tasting something wonderful, not about 'Memory Food' like corn, or peanuts.
When I was growing up (in Illinois), my parents had a friend who would bring us a big paper bag of Morel mushrooms every fall. My Dad would saute them in butter, and always gave us kids a few. That is a flavor that will stay with me for the rest of my life. The rich, nutty, earthy flavor is wonderful. Back then I thought they tasted like Fritos, which I had mostly only tasted in lunches at friend's houses, but I loved Fritos.
That was the first of many food memories, which are an amazing thing because you just keep building them throughout your lifetime. I don't have the occasion to use Morels in cooking very often, due to their high price here in Texas, but I would if I could!
Food memories. I'm looking forward to hearing about some of yours.