I can’t lie. I adore food, and maybe a little too much. I like trying new foods to eat nearly as much as I like trying a new recipes to create. Food brings me happiness and comfort all while providing sustenance. It really is quite amazing in its versatility.
Think about all the places and occasions you see food. Parties always have fun. People bring over food when they visit someone grieving over a loved one’s death. There are countless restaurants in towns. Birthday’s and weddings must have some form of cake. Conferences are deemed good or bad in part depending on the break snacks provided. Even exercise/weight loss sector is full of healthy recipes, smoothies and portion containers. Let’s face it, food surrounds nearly every nook and cranny of our culture.
I think Elsa Schiaparelli summed up food importance the best.
“Eating is not merely a material pleasure.
Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life
and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship.
It is of great importance to the morale.”
~ Elsa Schiaparelli~
Her quote is so on point. I look around my life and see, I feel the same way. I get joy out of baking and cooking new things. I make my boyfriend smoothies or lunches a few times during the week. My dad and I are growing a garden and canning some of our first year crops. I discuss healthy eating with my fitness friends. I think my commissary sushi is a wonderful treat and reward.
So, in honor of glorious food, here are some iPhone shots of some recent food in my life.
Now, look around your life, where does for rate? What joy does it bring you?
4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Panorama, Portraiture, Photomontage, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).