“We may judge you based on your clothing, musical taste, political leanings, sexual orientation, choice of accessories, movie rentals, charities affiliated with, coffee addictions, home decor and sport teams supported...but not what you eat. It's just not done.”
When I read that we weren’t judge upon what we eat, I just had to disagree with her. Of course we judge people on what they eat. I know I do. Don’t you? Don’t we all have some prejudice about what people eat, or how they eat it? I think we do.
We’ve all, at some point, commented on the junk people eat or how much. I’m not even going to write about the obesity problems increasing in the world, but it is also flagrant that it’s not all about the quantity alone. That is part of the problem, but the quality is also a big part of it. We much rather go for the fast and easy than for the healthy choices. It’s sad to see that what is affordable for most, is crap. It’s almost like a vicious circle. You can only afford so much, so your options are not the healthiest ones. No wonder we go for junk food, or pre-made. It has, sadly, a lot to do with our budget.
I’ve been called a food snob, and often it’s self-proclaimed. I can assume it. Some of my snobbism does come from my childhood. My mother used to cook. She would prepare our food. She wasn’t a “can opener” as my father used to call women who would pop open a can for dinner. Maybe because of that, I’ve always cooked myself.
I can’t believe some people will eat sauce from a jar instead of making their own. It takes so little effort to do, and yet some people won’t even consider that option. Whenever we do groceries and I see someone buying a can of Chef Boyardee or a jar of pre-made sauce I almost get upset! I admit that, at times, I do enjoy a good old box of Mac & Cheese, but it is a seldom treat. Once in a while I do crave my Wendy’s Onion Rings or my A&W Teen Burger. Yes, I do have those cravings. But there is nothing as comforting as my own mashed potatoes. That is pure taste buds pleasure. Or a batch of cookies, not the Dough Boy type, the ones made from scratch! Yuuummmy!
I enjoy food. A lot. Food isn’t there only to fill us up, it should be savoured. I love to taste new things, discover new flavours, and new texture. I’ll try everything at least once. I also enjoy cooking, baking, etc. and I do; for others as well as for myself.
How about you? Do you enjoy food? Would you rather eat out or prepare yourself a good home cooked meal? Do you enjoy cooking or is it too much trouble? Do you judge others on what & how they eat?