Sunday, January 16, 2011

Food Is Love

I've been sitting here watching "I USED TO BE FAT" on MTV.
You know- it's the truth in certain cultures, feeding people is showing love. Think about it..In Southern families, when someone comes to visit- it's just proper to offer food and drink during the visit. At dinners, to serve everyone's favorite is just the way it's done. Fried Chicken, Biscuits, gravy, banana pudding, cakes and pies galore.
In Italian families, same deal, Lasagna, spaghetti, manicotti, Canolli, Italian breads and Pizza....And almost everything smothered in at least ONe type of cheese and usually more than one. Greek foods are just as bad...Look at Baklava. OMG- that stuff is so good but holy cow......The calories are out of this world.

Food IS Love.


Odie Langley said...

Food is my friend, especially cheese.

Countess said...

...and should you be brave enough to turn down the meal, wine etc. They think you're rude. The joys of trying to be on a serious diet.

Honkus Grogana said...

My husband told me about something I had never heard of.. he said it was a saying his father taught him and his sister. "Always leave some for Mr. Manners!" Meaning to leave a little food on your plate, as it is rude to gobble it all up.

Being from the south, I had never heard of this! If you left some on the plate, all the great-aunts would be wanting to know if you were ill. They were just short of offended if you didn't have seconds!