Monday, August 20, 2007

Life In Sauces...


Last week at work, one of our officemates was laughing at a certain blog (as some people do...he he), and she mentioned something that I was recently reminded of while eating at a certain establishment. She was laughing about a misquoted saying... one that properly goes; "You are what you eat..." As a friend and I were eating lunch it came across my mind, (we were eating buffalo wings and chizzy fries at the time) and that it may not be exactly WHAT you eat, but rather HOW you eat.

My friend whom I look up to as someone wiser and smarter than I am, enjoys eating well... He doesn't pig out or anything, he just enjoys good food. I realized that the way he ate reflected somewhat how he was in person. As much as he enjoys fine food and drink, he also enjoys making sauces, mixing sauces and inviting people to dig in his concoction. After which, he only takes a small portion of his dip and only dips in a small corner of his bite. In contrast I and a LOT of other people I know (ahem... Barkada ko... ahem) takes their liberty with dips and prefers to DUNK not dip their bites in. Truthfully, I too smother my bites in a multitude of sauces when they come with them. I indirectly asked why he chose to use so little, and his reply was "he didn't like too much of something... over excess" well something to that effect. And even his ideology was true for most of his outlook. That he lived just right, and just to the ideal. In contrast to the heavy smothering of sauces some of the people in my life do.

Not all my friends eat like that though, recently in a 10 buffalo wing showdown, the friend that sat opposite me used hardly any sauce. He enjoyed the serving as it is, as if content with the way things were, happy in the fact that his basic craving for yummy foods was already being catered to. That also excess was just something he didn't particularly care for.

Life in sauces, that may be just the tip, as my dad (who isn't really one for sauces at all) claims that a good bite in a particular Thai restaurant we sometimes ate at contained a lot of flavors within one spoon, that to taste the harmony and melody of different flavors come together in one perfect bite (isn't this from a movie?) is the way to enjoy food. He likes living a colorful eventful day also...

Just thinking out loud, are we what we eat, or is it how we eat that counts?

3 comments:

eckoysnook said...

Nice entry. It made me reflect about how I am as a person.
Indeed the way we live our lives can be reflected in the most typical experiences of everyday...funny how it showed ours in the"barkada" through the sauces... I guess u using them with gusto means that life is all but generous to you and digging in is how you have been approaching life because you know tomorrow will just be better... just maybe...anyway nice blog, KEWL!

SiMo said...

Thanks! It could also mean that, I enjoy what I have at the moment, and fear that one day I won't be able to get a little more extra sauce, that's why I load up in the now while I can (sad and banal)...

Or

It could also mean they make one hell of a barbecue sauce and ranch dressing combo! (just sad) he he he...

Sir X said...

Sugoi! Ang Galing Mo Kid! I just finished my essay for my Management class. It has a similar theme with your entry. I cannot forget how we dig in to our buffalo wings when we have our 'routine cravings'. The best cuisine in the world can be amy dish, because its not the food that makes food great, its the people you eat with.

Buffalo wing dreams.... XD