“I want you to really pay attention to your food this week. The color, the texture, the taste. You’d be surprised how little attention we pay to food.”
I knew I wouldn’t be surprised. I normally eat out at a loud restaurant or while watching TV or with a group of friends or in front of my computer. The frequency that I’m eating and paying attention to it are very rare.
Having said that, I do actually enjoy the food I eat. But, really concentrating on why is interesting. Take asparagus. On Monday I updated my FB status that I had asparagus and cod baking. You would’ve thought I said I was eating cat instead of asparagus by the reactions I got. People don’t love it? What?!
So while I ate it, I thought about why I love it.
First of all, it’s easy to cook. Cut off the ends (not the pretty one!), drizzle some olive oil and role it around and then bake for 15-20 minutes. Add salt and seasoning if you like, but I like it just like that. Though it’s fine uncooked in a salad too.
I like the color too. It’s bright! Green seems like one of the colors of health to me.
I like the texture. It’s crisp and soft at the same time.
Last but not least, I like the taste. Very slight bitterness, but mostly well rounded. A little juicy when cooked. Green. It is green and it tastes green.
Okay, so it’s not super easy to describe, but it was nice to think about it why I enjoy it while enjoying it.