Originally Posted by Koukouvagia
None of the topics discussed on cheftalk are life or death. But we still discuss them anyway.
As am well aware. . . just saying, lighten up a bit. We only go around on this rock once
Food is one of those things where say you don't drink, you don't do drugs, you don't have a vice of ANY KIND, food is one of the things in life that WE can ALL enjoy, we can ALL learn from, and the worst thing(besides a crazy allergic reaction)that happens, is we spit it out, and know not to do that again(me: balut, durian, I don't care for the texture of mushrooms though the flavor of some is OK, or OJ with pulp). Food can be that passion, that "vice", and you should live to eat sometimes, while I know most eat to live.
When I had gotten off chemo, it was a good 3 or 4 months before I had an appetite. My first REAL craving, and my "OMG I WANT FOOD, AND I WANT IT NOW" was for 5 Guys Burgers and Fries(really healthy, but I could give a crap less after dealing with the "Big C"). Looking back, I must have looked like a person that had never eaten before, or Like Nick Nolte in Down and Out In Beverly Hills when he is trying to teach the dog how to eat. . .I guess there are just certain things for everyone that sculpt their social behavior, if my Mother were there, I am SURE I may have been a bit more reserved.
As I said, I know there is a time and a place for everything, but I certainly wouldn't let the thought of some stranger seeing me eat what I want determine if/when/what/where I am going to eat. Food is too great to let others dictate how you deal. Food is the one thing we all have in common that brings us together. Would you eat/have you eaten, Ethiopian where everything is with the hands, and is a messy deal? Same with a lot of Arab, and Persian places.
Edited by 808JONO202 - 9/13/12 at 1:39pm