Thursday, October 29, 2009

Food and more

Being a foodie is just a way of life with me. I love food and that's that.

A peculiar habit that goes with being a foodie in many a case is...eating your food and watching TV, or reading a book, at the same time. Why? I mean, is it not enough to just eat the good stuff? Why should I also want my favourite show to be on Tv during a yummy meal? Is this what they call having the cake and eating it too? (which saying I never liked anyway. I mean, who would want to have a cake but not eat it?That's not asking for too much, right. You 'have' a cake only because you want to eat it!Sheesh.)

Reading books and eating is another thing. Apparently, the more interesting the book, the more amount of food goes in. This is the reason my mother gives me for banning books from the dining table. However, when I am in the phase of controlling my food intake (which is er, a beet rare!), I find that reading a book whilst eating less or controlling intake, is actually quite soothing. A comfort factor really.

Nowadays, health experts go on about gazing at your food and eating it, in the most admiring way possible -- chewing it, tasting it, savouring it, swirling it around and what not! No other distraction they say. Just the food.

Why can't I come to terms with that? If I am a real foodie, shouldn't just the food be enough?

4 comments:

Blogeswari said...

Happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for tomorrow, teesu akka

Shyam said...

Good question... I always read when I eat, but the book has to match the food. If it's food I like, it's gotta be a book I like, too - comics are perfect! No heavy reading while eating...

Archana said...

Tell u what.. I am not a regular blogger nor a blog hopper(I mean, reader).. Just got a bowl of hot samosa chaat from our canteenwaala and I generally like it.. and I went to JM's blog (the one i usually love reading, especially when i eat).. hers were all read.. next i hopped on to yours from.. ('cos i remembered visiting this before and i liked it cos it was very much chennai and very much real-time!!!!!) :) and I got ot read this... hehe.. guess, good food and fine words should go hand in hand..

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

Thank you Archana, glad to hear your side. and shyam I agree with you.