Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Are you a Foodie or a Food Moron?
Benny says, "Let them eat cake!" This was a particularly amazing cake, I might add, that I created for Rob's birthday.
Today, it got me thinking after listening to some strangers go off on food.
What does it mean to be a fine appreciator of cuisine? Does everyone have the capacity or is it a learned taste? Are there food morons out there?
I think so.
After listening to some Food-Morons today, talk about food, I think the appreciation of food is more like art. You have the intellectual capacity, or you do not.
I overhead one moron say he doesn't like mayonnaise. Really? Not even homemade? Are you an idiot? Then the other moron said he liked some entree at Applebees. Are you serious? I wanted to interrupt with, "YOU DO know that their food is 'Corporate' food, made, frozen or canned elsewhere, then only re-heated on the premise you established. You DO know that you fucking idiot, right?" But I shut my chocolate pie hole.
Then, the other person attempted to show he's a foodie by saying that now and then, "I try a new chicken sandwich or chicken entree in a restaurant." WOW. Chicken. That's all you'll eat? Of all the millions of food combinations with grains, proteins, fish, meat, game, that's all you'll eat?
It lead me to some interesting conclusions. Americans do NOT like to stretch their palettes. They do not like to try new things. They like what they like and nothing more. When they DO try something new, they are already negatively telling themselves in their mind that they do NOT like it.
What's next to come out of a nonfoodie's mouth, "I don't like milk in my coffee. I prefer Coffee Mate." or, "I'd really prefer NOT to have that fresh dairy whipping cream. Please give me some Cool Whip." OR "No, I'd prefer NOT to have that Stilton cheese. I'd prefer to have Easy Cheese."
OK, my blood pressure's rising. Better sign off. Good night! I'm looking out for all your palettes.