Some people eat to live, while others live to eat. What about you? How far would you travel for the best meal of your life?
If you have money you can live to eat. A lot of people, infact most people, eat to life as in they eat just for nourishment. The 3 square meals a day and perhaps a late afternoon tea with a snack or biscuits. And they do the occasional treat for themselves. That’s how most people I know are. A vast majority. A monthly or twice a month outing to go and enjoy themselves with no restrictions. However, most of them go for the tried and tested variety of food and do not experiment further.
I’m one of those people who fall into the category of live to eat. It is one of life’s great pleasures. But it all depends on the money situation ofcourse. During times of tightness I am a simple eater of the common stuff, the veggies and the salt-less chappathis or bread. When I have money I like to eat well. I like to experiment. I’m a foodie. I’d like to find like minded friends or relatives who would like to go out and try out new dishes at restaurants or at food festivals. I crave the new dishes. I want to experiment cooking at home. I’d like to try out new recipes and enrich my tastebuds. The same goes for drinks; I want to try new beers and cocktails. Heck, that goes the same for my coffee.
Some say it is an indulgence and decadence while others some say that you only have one life to live and without making the most of it, what’s the point of living anyway? I like to make that fine balance. Mostly because of health concerns and money matters. But yeah, you should be able to enjoy what you eat.