Food

Taste is special in many foods, a significant draw of course to what we choose to grace our pallets. A satisfying meal, a combination of savoury and sweet has the ability to send all of us into a calm tranquility. However, food transcends taste and the ability to fill that hole in our stomachs. At times a rallying cry can be heard from the stomach, signalling to the brain, WE NEED FOOD. 

The transcendence of food, is one which goes hand in hand with the psychological idea of cue dependency, in which it is said that we have certain cues for specific memories. Whenever the smell of fresh lasagne is in the air, I am taken back to Itlay, and the fond memories of visiting my grandfather who has sadly since past. But, that food, the smell and the atmosphere it brings, keeps those memories alive. To many people food holds these types of memories, a plate of food means something different to everyone. Memories in bowl, or an emotional connection to a distant past served on a plate. It is not just the taste which makes food great.

Netflix

I logon to the account, with no ideas in mind. What to watch? The rain drizzles against the window, with the gentle whisper of the wind filling the house. A long day, time to relax, a cool drink in hand and food on its way, it’s the simple things I enjoy. The browsing continues, with indecisiveness setting in. The categories have been narrowed down to comedy… wait but do I fancy watching a drama. Pondering upon which category better suits my mood, I realise the food should have been taken out of the oven half an hour ago. It has been 1 hour and a half and still the vital choice must be made. Salvaging the mostly burnt food from the oven, I decided upon what it is I shall watch, a show named ‘How to Cook’.