a left-eyed girl

living in a 2 dimensional world

down with the inner foodie.

with 6 comments

I used to be a foodie. I would really get excited at the prospect of eating a delicious meal, especially one that might have been raved about by fellow foodies. I would ravenously look up reviews on Yelp, Zagat, and Chowhound and then ask around to other fellow foodies to see if anyone else had been there and which dishes were best there. I would look up recipes to try at home. I cooked my way through Jacques Pepin’s Table one month, much to Frank’s delight

That was the past. These days, I am content with a simple meal of cereal for breakfast, a sandwich or pasta for lunch, and an easy one-pot soup for dinner. I no longer spend hours looking up good places to eat, happy to eat at the places we’ve been frequenting lately, and I no longer get excited at the prospect of eating at a well-reviewed place. I suppose it’s good for me, and it befits my new lifestyle here in healthy California. There are plenty of good eats here, and we don’t have to try too hard to find a good Vietnamese place when we’re got a hankering for some pho.

I’m not too upset about not being such a big foodie anymore. I still enjoy a nice meal, and I am a lot pickier about only putting quality food into my mouth, but I don’t spend so much of my energy on food. Of course, the food photography is totally a different story… I still like doing it, but there is less because I don’t go out to eat elaborately prepared plates anymore.

And here’s a random food-related joke Frank just told me:

What do you call a mushroom who walks into a bar and orders everyone a drink?

A fun-guy!!

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Written by Reese

August 6, 2008 at 9:01 am

Posted in eating

6 Responses

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  1. Nice to see you posting here again.

    I actually miss your enthusiasm for food.

    Good that you’re living healthfully, though!

    NYCinephile

    August 6, 2008 at 12:51 pm

  2. My relationship with food parallels my relationships with people in my life. I love cooking but I rarely get the chance any more. These days I have to physically elbow my way into the kitchen, and what a crowded kitchen it is.

    I love food, but I wouldn’t call myself a foodie. As I see it, taken to an extreme, an over enthusiasm for good food tends towards snobbery. Thanks for sharing Reesie!

    jrfiction

    August 7, 2008 at 6:38 am

  3. @David: I too miss my enthusiasm for food, but at the same time, I like not being SO obsessed about it all the time that I would already be thinking about dinner at breakfast! Ha… that’s funny though because my family is totally like that and we are already talking about what to do for breakfast the next day at the previous day’s breakfast!

    @B: I too love food, and find it weird when people call me a foodie because I associate a bit of snobbery with the term as well. I like eating, and can appreciate a good bite, whether it’s from a well-known place or a crappy little hole in the wall.

    Reese

    August 8, 2008 at 8:58 am

  4. I just hope this doesn’t mean you’re going to go to the dark side and become a vegetarian! You still need your daily dose of bacon!!! If you stop eating meat, I’ll have to question our friendship. 😛

    joygoddess

    August 9, 2008 at 8:40 am

  5. @JC: It’s like I don’t even KNOW you if you can suggest that I might stop eating meat! You know what would happen? I would decide to stop eating meat, and then Frank would decide to have a big old BBQ at home and it would be a total disaster!! I fail at being vegetarian.

    Reese

    August 9, 2008 at 9:33 am

  6. Just making sure.

    And tell Frank I said never tell that joke again! Hahaha.

    joygoddess

    August 10, 2008 at 8:45 am


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