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Wednesday, May 10, 2006
How to take all the fun out of food

1. Be self-righteous about what you eat
2. Always clean your plate
3. Banish butter
4. Eat only crappy fast food
5. Refuse to ever eat expensive food
6. Undercook your food
7. Overcook your food
8. Eat while driving in your car
9. Feel guilty about what you eat
10. Make others feel bad about what they eat
11. Eat too much
12. Don't eat enough
13. Skip eating carbs
14. Eat only carbs
15. Insist on skipping dessert
16. Worry too much about cleanliness
17. Pay no attention to where your food comes from
18. Pay too much attention to where your food comes from
19. Talk on the phone while you eat
20. Be a picky eater
21. Refuse to share
22. Never eat with your friends or family
23. Dine with screaming children
24. Eat only balanced meals
25. Refuse to eat doughnuts


Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Amy, I'd say that's completely definitive. Couldn't add another item.
(Well, I might swap out #25 for "Eat with someone who makes you feel bad..." oh, right... You covered that in #10. OK, then "someone who makes you feel bad about HOW you eat.")
Of course, now the additions to your list will pour in.

5/10/2006 4:40 PM

Blogger Amy Sherman said...

Once I started they just kept coming...but I think I got the main ones. My husband disagrees on the sharing point, despite sharing with me all the time or perhaps because of it?

5/10/2006 4:59 PM

Blogger shuna fish lydon said...

26? Put Tobasco on everything
27? banish salt
28? consider food the enemy

Amy! I love this! It's very funny! You are silly.
And now I want to eat doughnuts for dinner.

5/10/2006 6:28 PM

Blogger anni said...

My DH, puts ketchup on his rice...(Even though we have soy sauce at arm's length.)
I surrender...
Now I don't know whether I can wait to the end of ELC, to open up that box of Marcona Almonds from Spain. The box says, "Satisfaction Guaranteed". It's a sure thing.

You crack me up.....:-)

Shuna, gonna share? :-)


5/11/2006 12:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

so besides the fact that your list is a list of contradictions, are you a glutton or just someone with no standards or worries about anything?

5/11/2006 3:49 PM

Blogger Amy Sherman said...

No. I'm not a glutton. Nor do I have "no standards or worries about anything". The point of the list was a plea for moderation in all things; an observation that going to extremes in either direction tends to take the fun out of food.

5/11/2006 4:20 PM

Blogger The Food-Guy said...

I take issue only with #8...a trip through the In n Out drive through and munching on a burger while driving is a lovely snack, in my opinion :)

Otherwise...sweet list!

5/11/2006 6:15 PM

Blogger Metro Foodie said...

can we add..."referring to chewy, half-cooked pasta as 'al dente'"

5/11/2006 7:45 PM

Blogger Catherine said...

hi Amy - I think I agree with all of them except # 18. As a society, I think we're really too far out of touch on this particular issue. As a mom, dining with screaming (or crying) children is definitely a big turnoff, but hard to achieve sometimes (esp when they're really young -hey you gotta eat). I think, perhaps, you could cover all these with "mindful eating" - can't really argue with that!

5/11/2006 8:43 PM

Blogger Amy Sherman said...

Ok, a drive-thru exception is ok with me and overcooked pasta is definitely NO FUN!

5/11/2006 8:47 PM

Anonymous Fatemeh said...

I'm late to the game on this one, but you know how I feel on #23... Love it!!!

5/17/2006 7:13 PM

Blogger Alanna said...

Lots of ... um ... food for thought ... as was the 2005 piece on buying / eating locally.

5/22/2006 5:33 PM


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