It’s a great way to get to know someone. Ask them what vegetable they would be, or what song if they could be any song? Every week I ask a different pal what would they be if they were a [blank]. Their answers are surprising, colorful and always interesting. Get to know my pals, one [blank] at a time!
Katie Lee is the author of the cookbooks “The Comfort Table,” “The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions,” and the novel “Groundswell.” She lives in the Hamptons, where she enjoys surfing and hanging with her pug, Fionula.
If I WERE A…
FRUIT or VEGETABLE, I would be: A banana. It’s nice on the outside, but even better on the inside!
MEAL, I would be: Fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. Comfort on a plate.
BEVERAGE, I would be: A margarita on the rocks. Tart and sweet, but with an edge.
DESSERT, I would be: A dark chocolate bar. Simple.
APPLIANCE, I would be: My coffee maker. It’s my sanity.
ROOM IN MY HOME, I would be: My closet. All of my shoes lined up in perfect rows provides a sense of order in a world full of chaos.
PLANT, I would be: A four-leaf clover for good luck!
COLOR, I would be: Green. I’m eco-friendly.
SONG, I would be: You Can’t Always Get What You Want. And if you try sometime, you find you get what you need.
FICTIONAL CHARACTER, I would be: Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. There’s no place like home.