A fair bit of our life revolves around food. I don’t think we’re especially greedy – after all, you can be keenly interested in food and yet not overeat – and nor are we great gourmets, but we do enjoy planning and cooking our meals. Blue Witch says that she’s read a report that only 10% of our meals are cooked from scratch at home – well, almost everything we eat is, yet we have lunch out about once a week, so we can’t claim 100%, but the planning, cooking and eating of our meals has an importance that could be slightly embarrassing if we were of a mind to be embarrassed by anything. But right now, we’re sharing a punnet, the first, of local strawberries and if that isn’t important… And earlier, we enjoyed the spinach that I’d picked an hour previously.
I don’t think anyone need have hang-ups about what they want to eat, though. I’ve plenty of friends who don’t much enjoy cooking or for whom food is fuel rather than keen pleasure. A friend of mine told me, the other day, that she and her husband have started subscribing to one of those companies that deliver all the prepared ingredients for meals but that one cooks oneself. She said, they eat more healthily and with more enjoyment, there’s no waste and no uncertainty, and no shopping during their busy working lives. I completely agreed with her, it’s clearly what is best for them at this time. And takeaways, why not if you want to? We choose not to, others choose differently.
All the same, we love simple, perfect ingredients cooked with love and care and eaten with appreciation, plus lunch out regularly. It’s what suits us for now.