Saturday, January 19, 2013

Egg Cream

I never liked seltzer. It's odd for a Jew from the New York area to avoid seltzer. My family were all seltzer drinkers, and I would try it from time to time, wanting to like it, but I always found it tasted of carbonation. Even when my family traveled to Europe and ordered mineral water at restaurants, I would only drink the "sine gas" water, never "con gas." It annoyed the heck out of my family, who wanted to share a big bottle of gassy water.

When I moved out on my own, I never had seltzer in the house, because I didn't drink it. Then Hopper and I got married, and he bought some. For some reason I tried a glass, and I loved it.

Now I drink seltzer several times a day. We even got a SodaStream to make our own seltzer because we felt like we were using too many plastic bottles when we were drinking about a case and a half of seltzer per week.

Today I had my first egg cream. We were at a diner in Manhattan and I decided to order one. When I told Hopper it was the first one I'd ever had, he was surprised until I reminded him that I never liked seltzer before we were married. Boo was shocked at the thought of me not drinking seltzer.

I guess I have a few surprises up my sleeve.

*UPDATE* For those not from the New York area: An egg cream is a delicious concoction made from milk, seltzer and U-Bet chocolate syrup. I'm not thoroughly happy with this recipe, but it gives you the idea, the history and a picture.

1 comment:

  1. I've never liked carbonated water either... it always tastes oily to me. But I have to ask... what is "egg cream"? I've never heard of it.