There’s just something about that moment when you realize you’ve hit the ultimate gastronomical jackpot. An ideal alignment of tastes can go a long way and it really impacts the way you look at food. Many of us view it simply as a means to implement nutrients to our body, but it is much more.
The bite you’re taking is a result of a long stretch of occurrences. From the plant or animal that it’s consisted of, to the people that worked to package the product and you – the person who’s gone their way to prepare a delicious meal for their family.
Everything is a process and food is no exception. Every single atom that’s in your morning cereal has been there since the beginning of the universe. It came from wheat in the field, which takes minerals out of the ground. Many remains of animals and plants from many ages ago are in the ground. Nothing disappears or vanishes, food is energy. Energy can’t really be created or destroyed.
That’s why you need to savor every delicious bite you have a chance to ingest. It’s a multi billion-year process that’s been enriched by your cooking skills. You added your mark to something that’s been there for many millions of years. It’s a spectacular feat by itself and therefore deserves recognition.
Top 10 Fascinating Quotes Savoring Simply Delicious Food
“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.”
― Bethenny Frankel
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
“Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It’s a grain. It’s like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.”
― James Patterson
“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.”
― Paul Prudhomme
“Keep it simple in the kitchen. If you use quality ingredients, you don’t need anything fancy to make food delicious: just a knife, a cutting board, and some good nonstick cookware, and you’re set.”
― Curtis Stone
“Turn the preparing of food into a communal affair by enlisting others to help with the chopping, grating, stirring, simmering, tasting and seasoning. When the cooking is finished, eat together round the table with the electronic gadgets switched off so you can savor the food and let the conversation flow.”
― Carl Honore
“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”
― Erma Bombeck
“I don’t like posh hotels. I like small, eclectic hotels, and luxury for me would mean really good company with good food in a really funky, beautiful house in the middle of a field where someone came and serviced the place for us.”
― Amanda Donohoe
“Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.”
― Louise Fresco
“You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”
― Kurt Vonnegut
Food is an art
A combination of different tastes, spices and cuisines can create unimaginable scenery inside of your mind. Moments like that is one of a kind. There’s really no need to hurry anywhere, sit down and enjoy your burger on a bench in the local park. Take a deep breath and cherish the piece of the universe that you are taking a bite of.
It requires no mental straining that can create a clutter – it’s simple thankfulness for a piece of art and a piece of the universe is now becoming a part of you. Until, one day, you too become one with the great beyond.