Food + Philosophy = Foodosophy
Want to know more about me? Well, since I’m constantly thinking about food, I’ve decided to write down some of my Foodosophies so that you can get a better handle of who I am and what I believe in food. I am not a nutritionist. Some of the things I believe may not be in line with what you believe. Hey… we are all different people with different tastes and different ideas. But, in a nutshell, this is what I believe (feel free to sing from “The Book of Mormon” if you’re so inclined:)
- There is good food, not-bad-for-you food and bad food … the idea is to eat more from the good and not-bad-for-you categories.
- Everything in moderation.
- Every day deserves something sweet.
- Food soothes, nourishes and tells a story.
- Family meal time (dinner or breakfast) is sacred and essential.
- Not enough people know how to / love cooking… this leads to:
- Not enough kids are learning how to cook.
- Food should not move when its on your plate… this refers specifically to anything gelatinous like Jell-O, Flan or Tomato Seeds. YUCK!
- Whole food that can be found in nature is always superior to (and most likely better for you) processed or man-made food. For example, butter is better than margarine.
- I’m an inclusionist. Food is meant to be eaten, not forbidden. Allergies are one thing, but politics are another.
- Taste trumps everything. Life is too short to eat something that you don’t enjoy.
- Food is not just nourishment. It’s pleasure. Treat it as such. Savor every morsel.
- Organic is preferred, but is not necessary except in Milk and Apples.
- You can tell what a man is like in bed by how he likes to eat. Trust me. I have experienced this first hand.
- Flavored milk is better than no milk at all.
- Make one meal. Kids will eat it. Individual orders are for restaurants.
- Meal time is for practicing manners & etiquette (something else I’m very passionate about)… how are kids supposed to learn how to act at a restaurant if they don’t do it at home.
- Tea time is a luxury. Not of money, of time. But it makes the rest of the day MUCH more pleasant.
- Food should be shared frequently.
- If it doesn’t look good, it probably doesn’t taste good. Which leads to…
- It doesn’t take much to make a meal look good. Take 2 minutes to show the people you are serving that you care.
- If you cook, how you cook and what you serve is a direct insight into how much you care for the people you are serving. Act accordingly.
- Cooking for yourself is one of the best things you can do for your soul.
- Microwaves should be outlawed.
- Red velvet cake tastes delicious, but is inherently gross due to the food coloring.
- In general, food coloring should only be used for frosting. And even then, it should only be used lightly. There is no need to stain someone’s tongue!
- Cooking should be about listening to the rhythm of food.
- Above all, food should be fun!
Stick around… I’ll be expanding on them in the next few months on my blog. I may also add to this list if I think of something else. Just saying.
Do you have any foodosophies? What are they? I’d love to learn more about you through how you view food.