Have you met any of these people? People who spend minutes at a time analyzing nutritional information on packages, dividing into serving sizes to find the equivalent levels, deciding purchases on a 0.1 mg sodium difference? People who cook with the logic of a chemistry equation rather than caring about making the food taste decent? People who you cook for, and you'll be done eating, and they come down like an hour later with the logic of "who cares if it's cold, it's just food"? People who sit there watching you eat your Whopper, saying "how can you eat that filth?" "that's so disgusting" "where's the calcium, hm? where's the vitamin C? that's just carbohydrates and trans fat! Or... saturated fat... or unsaturated... whichever the bad one is!"?
They annoy me to no end. It irks me so much when they take those delicious ingredients and turn them into some whole grain, skim milk, one teaspoon of sauce is enough concoction that tastes terrible. That's wasting food.
The point is, food can be one of life's greatest pleasures. There are countless absolutely delicious dishes out there. People who spoil it by substituting whole grain wheat to make dirt-tasting pasta, or skim milk to make tasteless alfredo sauce, or make homemade chips with no salt in grapeseed oil to miraculously make potatoes taste like cardboard, are just... honestly, I feel sorry for them. They like to medicate their souls by saying that what we eat is soooo unhealthy, but they seem to be under the impression that anyone who uses sugar instead of aspartame invariably eats McDonald's for every meal and knocks off 8000 calories a day. It's possible to eat delicious food and stay under that 2000 mark, with moderated portions and Centrum supplements. But they don't understand that. They treat cooking like a science class, and food as nothing more than fuel. It's hard to decide whether to be annoyed by them or just feel sorry for them. They're so brainwashed by the pseudoscientific diet and yogurt commercials and the anecdotal spewings of the Rachael Rays of the world that they're practically incapable of just sitting down and enjoying a nice piece of fried chicken. Their militant attitude towards it is annoying, but their core mindset is just... sad.
So, I present to you this awesome stamp. Food is NOT just fuel. If you support this, feel free to use the stamp anywhere you want. By the way, that image in the background is of a plate of sushi, ordered by Gaby and I. You can find the full size at my stock account, ~TsaalyoStock