On Eating

8 Aug

Lakota Nation in Pine Ridge
“Food”  [nationofchange.org]

I heard some thing on NPR today about processed food.  I have no idea what they were talking about, as is usually the case when I turn on NPR, because I’m never in the car for that long.  I’m not sure who IS ever in the car for that long.  They don’t exactly get right to the point over there at NPR.

Anyway, the guy was saying something about processed food and how it could be better than it is (no kidding) but how getting rid of it entirely is not the answer, because not everyone has the time/money/concern to start cooking meals for themselves or their families all the time.  Fine.  Then he started talking about foodies and my mind wandered.  I guess I don’t really know what a “foodie” is.  People tell me I’m a “foodie.”  And because I don’t like being told what I am or amn’t, I get kind of annoyed.  But really?  Are there people who don’t like food?  No.  I’ve decided that “foodie” is probably the dumbest concept ever.

I am an Eatie.

I like to eat things.

All things.

Well, I don’t really like eggplant.  Or mushrooms.  At least not the idea of mushrooms.  But seriously, who likes food for its own sake??  What good is it if you aren’t EATING it?  It just sits there!  On your plate!  It’s not engaging until you PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH.
Eaties.  We’re the new 30.

“Foodies” seem to like the farmers market.  And Really Expensive Restaurants.  And organic stuff.  And wild caught seafood,  NOT FARM RAISED OMG NEVER.

Eaties like all of those things.  And Cheetos.  And birthday cake Oreos.  Seriously, those exist.  And Funfetti.  And garbage burgers.

I made lasagna the other day.  I didn’t follow a recipe.  Because of my love of eating, I’m pretty clear on how most things are made, as long as baking isn’t involved.  Baking is the worst.  I added eggplant to this lasagna, because I decided that would make it less Bad For Me.  It doesn’t, really, and I still don’t like eggplant.  But you know what it does have?  Homemade sauce.  And homemade sausage.  And more than 2 pounds of cheese.  And dreams.

And it looked like this.
And I ate it.

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2 Responses to “On Eating”

  1. Kirsten 16 August 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    Why are you adding eggplant if you don’t like eggplant?!? Dislike!

    • themaladroitwife 22 August 2013 at 8:27 am #

      BECAUSE, Kirsten. To make it GOOD for me. Or something. Just making lasagna sounded irresponsible.

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