The Schizophrenic Foodie
Apr. 24, 2009 4:57 am
Updated: Apr. 24, 2009 7:55 pm
If a foodie has no one to cook for, are they still a foodie?
I suspect that most are. But I have a confession to make: I'm not.
When my husband and daughter are home I absolutely revel in cooking for them. I love to make the most delicious, beautiful, exotic dishes I can think of (or find on AR) and there is ALWAYS a cake on the cake stand and cookies in the cookie tins.
However. When they're not around? I eat Cheerios. MultiGrain Cheerios. With berries and skim milk. No matter which meal it is.
Without anyone to cook FOR, food suddenly becomes unimportant to me. All of a sudden, it's just a form of sustenance and something to prevent that annoying painful growling in my stomach. Perhaps once in awhile I'll break down and buy a salmon filet and steam up some broccoli or take out sushi. But mostly - Cheerios.
I still browse recipes like it's a part time job; I still covet exotic spices and beautiful cuts of meat at the grocery store, and I still dream of specialty cake pans...I just don't do anything even remotely related to true cooking. Maybe I'm lazy. But I suspect that my love of cooking has more to do with cooking as a means to show my love for my family and friends...not a love of cooking itself as an activity.
So, my question is - are you a foodie if you're only a foodie when others are around?