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Behind the Blog #20 –


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We all have a basic necessity to eat. Without food our bodies can deteriorate. It takes a long time, but it will happen. If you’re reading this, then you probably have the luxury of choice when it comes to food. With that in mind, what is your favourite food? Are you a sweet tooth or do you favour the savoury?
In relation to media, have any books or films given you a craving for food? Or made you want food you’ve never tried before?

I first want to apologise for the lateness of this post. It should have been written and scheduled much earlier in the week but I got busy and then I got ill so it was not posted when it should have been. I apologise for this and hope that you can all forgive me. Now, onto the post!

Food has always been a large part of my life. If you were to look at me, I’m certain a lot of people would believe that I have a great relationship with food because it looks like I eat a lot of it and probably don’t exercise all that much. I have battled with my weight since I can remember but my problem is that I love food too much to give it up and to stick with alternative food, which, to me, tastes foul and disgusting. Fortunately, however, I have recently been losing weight by eating less carbs. Not cancelling them out together because that is dangerous but by simply changing a few things, I have been able to eat what I want and still lose weight. perfect.

But I’m going slightly off topic here, aren’t I?

One of my favourite dinners, one that I could (and actually have for practically six months) live off of, is spaghetti bolognaise. I like making this delicious dish by hand from scratch – none of that processed jar stuff – as I find that it just tastes so much better that way. It’s also cheaper but that’s another story. There is just something about the mix of tomatoes, basil, Worchester sauce, garlic and other herbs that really calls to me. It tastes glorious and is one food that I could never get bored of. After weeks of eating other dinners, I usually find myself craving this dish. It reminds me of home and I just gobble it up easily.

But aside from that, talking about my favourite food is actually quite tricky because I’m not sure I know what my favourite food is. I’m a lover of bread – hello carbs from hell – and like eating it in many different varieties. If I’m hungry between meals, I would usually just have some toast as I enjoy the taste and feel it would fill me up more than a bar of chocolate would. So perhaps bread is my favourite food but I’m not so sure. I do also love ice cream. There is rarely a time when I would turn down this food because in all its different varieties it still tastes glorious and magnificent! It is just so simple and yet so elegant and tasty all at the same time. But does that mean it’s my favourite food?

Maybe not knowing what I like to eat best makes me sound too privileged, at least I have the choice, whereas some people simply have to eat what they’re given. I am thankful for the choice I am given, I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to select which foods I wish to eat from the supermarket but I’m also upset by it. The knowledge that a large proportion of the food I have the choice to by is usually put into waste is horrible when there are people in the third world country who are struggling to find simple bread to eat. It is definitely something that should make you think about how lucky you are, I know I certainly think that.

But to get things back on track – it is safe to say that I am a savoury tooth. As you can see above all of the foods I mentioned – bar ice cream – are savoury foods and I would much rather have a starter with a dinner then a pudding. Don’t get me wrong though, I still like my desserts and my sweet tasting things but when push comes to shove, I would definitely prefer to keep savoury foods then sweet foods.

What about you though? Do you like savoury or sweet?

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  • alexandrasscribblings

    Faye! You’re kind of like my food twin, only not exactly. But I love and adore carbs (pasta! bread! more pasta!) and could never ever give them up. One of the most common times/places that people get reverse-culture-shock, when they’ve been living overseas in a third world country for a while, is when they come back home and go to a supermarket and they’re surrounded by the rather ridiculous amount of choice that we have here in the West. It’s certainly a lot to think about.

  • Clover

    I have the biggest sweet tooth ever. I actually have an addiction to sugary drinks that I’m dealing with. I’ve been trying to eat more healthily and exercise, but it’s tough breaking habits that I’ve had for a lifetime.

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