When I was having dinner with Molly B in Brooklyn last weekend, we got into this discussion about starches. I was picking my meal by side dishes and ended up with...ok, I don't remember, but it came with green beans and potatoes au gratin, and went well with martinis. Oh right! skirt steak. Anyway, I said that I didn't really care what I ate, as long as it came with potatoes, because I love potatoes. They bring me fat and salt, and I love them. And Molly B said she has that kind of love for rice. She spent many of her formative dietary years in West Africa, where they're all about rice.
I was shocked. Who loves rice? Rice is boring! My list of starches, in order of love: potatoes; bread; rice. Hers: rice; bread; potatoes. Crazy. What is yours? Feel free to include other starches I haven't thought of.