Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Why Food?

   People wonder about me sometimes.  Okay.... they wonder about me often.  Why am I so obsessed with all things food related?
   The pleasure I find in food is not limited to simply eating it.  It's not even limited to the way it looks or it's tempting aroma.  To me it is also about sensations, experiences, and memories that are associated with food.
Food has always been a major part of my life's experiences.  It is a form of expression, a way to be creative, a way to show love.  Everything that has to do with food evokes an emotional response in me.
   With so many cultures, traditions, histories, and even climates; food can also be quite an adventure and a definite learning experience.  I love the fact that no matter how much you know about food, you will never ever know it all.
   To me food is a passion, a compulsion.  I will devour a cookbook with the same intensity and excitement as most people read a great novel.  I find a trip to the grocery store, not a chore, but a journey of discovery.  Photos, articles and tv shows about food are my weakness.  New and unique kitchen gadgets make me grin like a fool. I can't help it really.  Don't even get me started on how I feel about recipes!
   I know I am obsessive about the topic, but since it brings me so much pleasure and doesn't hurt anyone, I am okay with that.  I can safely embrace this particular obsession wholeheartedly and without shame!

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