You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick?

I have always dreamed of having a private island, just not being exiled to one. I suppose that I would be in the company of a historic person, Napoleon. He wasn't happy in exile, I don't think that I would be either. I bet that he got more than just five foods to pick from and he probably got a chef to boot.

Five foods means five different food groups; fruits/vegetables, dairy, meats/fish, cereals and legumes. Since I haven't a clue as to how long I will be living in exile and if I get refrigeration, I would have to be savvy about my choices.

I don't like legumes to start with so that entire food group is out. Since I am operating on the assumption that refrigeration is out, I would be choosing smoke fish as my protein source. I love smoked salmon and smoked trout, any smoked fish really, they are all yummy. I love fruits and vegetables and if I was able to make myself a fire and I had any kind of cooking utensil, I would ask for ghee. Ghee is clarified butter; it doesn't go bad because all of the milk solids have been cooked away, so I would be able to store it next to my smoked fish and I could cook up some vegetables to eat and break up the monotony of a raw diet. I do love bread, so if anything was allowed for extravagance, it would be bread for me; either French baguettes or loaves of seeded rye bread. I am French, we need our bread.

I think that I have the five:



ghee or clarified butter

smoked fish


I think that I could manage quite nicely without starving or getting too bored with eating.

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