What is also significant to me about this meal is that it was relatively spontaneous. I'd been a vegetarian for about five years, but I'd never really adjusted to the lifestyle. To be specific, I never stopped craving meat - though I tried hard to adjust and even came to love many meat substitutes.
So I'd already been thinking about adding meat back into my diet when my life crossed paths with a platter of fried chicken at a party. A friend of mine at the party handed me a plate and said, "Just go for it." And I did.
In the end, vegetarianism just wasn't a good fit for me, and I'm ok with that. And like I said: best fried chicken ever.
If you're an ex-veg, tell us: what was your first meal with meat?