I've been reading about a new breed of blogs that deal with the fascination of what people eat. Not what they're cooking, as in recipes, but what they cook and when and how often they eat, and how much they eat. Interesting. As a food blogger, and as other food bloggers will tell you, we can be wildly mis-understood as being food snobs who only eat organic free-range everything that falls off trees at it's own free will after a fulfilling life surfing in Cornwall. This is not the case. I don't blog the times I eat nothing bit toast and jam, or fish-fingers from lidl. Like most humans, I like to boast, and show off, and take fancy food photos of stuff and lie about things. Sooooooo, I've decided that I'm going to bore you with a food diary. I think that when you write down what you eat you become a lot more conscious of it. Given that I have two big small boys in my change I'll write down what they eat too. It will reassure worried parents and probably amaze some, that you're family and they're mad eating habits are, in fact, ok.
I figure that most woman have some kind of mad relationship with food. Often at kids birthday parties when I wheel out my marriage-break-up-brownies, the women will moan that they will have to walk for a week to work off the chocolate etc etc. Men don't do this, men go around in summer in big bellies with their shirts rolled up or off, while perfectly healthy woman with great bodies fret about an inch of flesh or hairy legs. The result can be eating disorders which are very serious and life threatening and not at all good and I feel for anyone who suffers in this way. My question is..........must we do this? Can't we just eat and enjoy our food in a healthy, normal way. In a world where we have everything it's too ironic that a statement of ultimate wealth is skininess to the point of starvation. When millions of people dream of simply eating. I'll stop now, I'm on my soap box.
In keeping with my food diary, I'm going to try and throw out nothing, unless it walks out of it's own accord. We do too much of that too. Now I'm off to Lidl to do my shopping.
The photo is one I took of a boy in Vietnam where I was lucky to meet the amazing Irish woman Christina Noble who works with street kids and who has changed and saved the lives of so many. I'm using the pic as it shows what food is, a gift to be enjoyed.
Food diary starts after today, nom nom