This post is a part of the ten day challenge.
Post 6 is Five Foods.
I must confess, I am not a foodie at all. Some time back I had mentioned that if someone invented a pill that gave all nutrition instead of going through the bother of eating, I'd opt for that. A reader had commented on that post saying why can't I indulge in sweets and 'tasty food' once in way? Why do I have to be so health conscious all the time?
Fact is I do not enjoy food like many people do. Many people find great pleasure in eating 'tasty stuff'. They go 'yum' and they drool and they say certain things are 'mouthwatering'. I truly couldn't care less. I am tired of telling people that I do not enjoy sweets or ice cream(yeah not even ice cream) or fried stuff or paneer or fried chicken or pakodas or things most people go ga-ga over and stuff that people say they cannot resist eating. I guess I am lucky that way--I have no food temptations at all. It is supreme indifference which characterises me when it comes to food. I believe in 'healthy food' (yeah, I am so boring ;-) ) and I abhor gluttony. Gluttons somehow put me off big time.
One other person who I found shared similar thoughts as me on food is Ramesh of Business Musings who writes a brilliant business blog.. I was happy to find a kindred soul. I felt good to find that out about him, as till then, I thought I was the only one in the world, who did not enjoy food.
But this post has to be about Five foods. (Very hard for me).
If I were forced to choose my five favourite foods, I'd choose the following:
1. Puttu kadala For those interested click on the words to learn how to make it.
2. The humble South Indian Idli: It's an all time favourite food of mine as it's so healthy.
3. Filter Kaapi
5. Of late, I am into Sattvic food in a big way.
Just before I hit the 'publish post' button, I re-read what I have just written :-) I realised that all those years of living in Chennai seemed to have rubbed off. My taste in food is clearly south Indian and very simple.
I do hate rich food. I must be sounding like a 80 year old here :-)
Maybe I am growing comfortably old ;-)