Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Eat With Personality

Last night before dozing off I read a couple chapters in Anthony Bourdain's The Nasty Bits. In one of the stories Bourdain talks about the evils of the fast food industry. While speaking on this subject he makes a point that will forever stay with me. He said when you get that sinking feeling in your stomach when you are about to order fast food, just turn around and walk away. He said go get the same exact food, but from a local joint that is starving to stay afloat. This speaks a lot on the American Diet. Chances are that every single product is going to be fresher at the local joints. They have cooks in the back who work hard everyday to bring joy into your life. Not to mention they usually have families to feed and wont keep their jobs without customers coming in. Health is on the top of our lists in most cases and local eateries sometimes carry organic and natural foods. The bottom line is that our body will pay us back if we give it good, wholesome food. When you eat, be happy, do not feel guilty. It is our primal urge that drives us to food so enjoy every bite of it. You get one chance in this world and the best foods might be at a place you drive by every day. Remember, if the people cooking and serving the food have personality, imagine what the food has.

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