FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD!
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
May 30, 2016 10:48am CST
I LOVE food! I LOVE talking about food! I LOVE touching food! I LOVE serving food! I LOVE making food! I LOVE(D) working in restaurants! I LOVE FOOD! I subscribe to food magazines, read cookbooks, even wrote and published 2 of them in the 1970s--I can/do get 'high' from these activities. I would be the first to admit that I have been obsessed with food 24/7 for 70 years. I never met a food I didn't like--well, that's not quite true. I had oyster plant once and wouldn't have it again. Also, I don't particularly like coconut--though I will eat it in a cake, pie, dessert, curry, etc.--but everything else is fair game--oh, I might leave the jellied candies for last but I will eat them. I went to do my weekly food shopping and when we left my friend Larry said he has never seen anyone as happy as I am in a supermarket. I, basically, buy the same things every week but varying them--like for main courses I will buy fish, chicken, beef, veal, etc.--and my latest diet 'treat'--100 calorie packages of popcorn--soda--ground beef and cheese for my Thursday evening treat of cheeseburgers--corn on the cob, brown rice and romaine lettuce --4-6 heads of different lettuces for salad--decaffeinated green tea--orange juice--canned and/or frozen unsalted veggies--fruit--hot sauce--Mrs. dash's seasonings and so fourth--I may, occasionally, buy a 'no-no'. Then I go up and down the aisles looking at everything I would buy if I wasn't always on a diet or if I had money! :o) I stand in the bakery section inhaling--look at all the new candy bars that have come out since I was a kid--go up and down the snacks aisle (chips, pretzels,etc.) followed by the boxed cookie aisle and reminisce of days eating Pepperage farm Milano cookies, Mr. Amos chocolate chip cookies--living in South Florida there is always new produce on display that I may not be familiar with--then the frozen food section to gaze at the Sarah Lee cakes--I never have had a defrosted one--how do they taste?--they taste great frozen--and all the frozen pizzas--most of them are bad but they never stopped from eating them! :o) I look at all the frozen dinners that have come out since I had a TV dinner 30-40 years ago (and haven't bought or eaten one since)--I check out the sodium content on labels--if you don't read labels you will probably be shocked at the high content of prepared foods. When I get home I just have a joyous time putting everything away and, mentally, making up my weekly menu. Food, any kind, any time, just lifts my spirits--I can even enjoy rice cakes! Do you live to eat or eat to live?
11 people like this
31 May 16
I was just thinking of you today & realized that somehow, you and I haven't interacted on here in awhile! funny how that happens at places like this. but anyway, i was thinking of you & had to search for you. and here you are... writing about food which i LOVE.... i call myself a foodie, though i'm too "poor" to be the foodie i would like. (by poor, i am a middle income stay at home mom who lives paycheck to paycheck... i know there are far more poor folks in the world.... but when it comes to food, i feel poor often).... glad to see you here. it suddenly struck me that i hadn't "talked" to you on here in awhile & i am glad you are still around.
• United Kingdom
30 May 16
I love food but I'm the opposite to you - there are so many things I won't touch. I don't know anyone as picky as me - add a sauce etc. to good old meat or fish and that makes it abhorrent to me. I certainly don't like shopping for food, putting it away when I get home, or planning meals. So there!
• United States
30 May 16
I LOVE food too!! OMG I am laughing so hard at your frozen Sarah Lee cakes especially cheescake (are they supposed to be defrosted??? I don't think I've ever tasted one that wasn't frozen) I live to eat and am always thinking of food and different ways to cook the same old things. We are kindred spirits
I eat to live. That is the correct way. I too like fast food like pizza, burgers, sandwiches etc. Once in a while we all like to have it. I have maximum 2 pieces of these. We should always eat to live,not live to eat. If we live to eat,he will fall sick very early.