A Sketch of the Flamboyant Food Lover


Be it the ordinary street food or a lavish dish from a five-star hotel, a modest home cooked or ready to eat meal, the flamboyant food lover is always game for it. The location of the kitchen hardly matters to him. Even when the sun is at its grueling best or the blizzards are making the temperatures go to an all time low, it fails to act as a deterrent for the foodie who is fueled by eccentricity.

Whether you give him caramelized pork offal or Eri Polu (the pupa of Eri silk worm), beef intestine sausages or a braised beef tongue, a raw quail egg yolk or picked raw scallops, some yak meat curry or sea urchins with fresh wasabi, one will seldom find him saying a 'no' or frowning at it. Ask him and he'd say, 'I am not a glutton, I am an explorer of food' quoting Emma Bombeck or something like 'only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook (a cowboy saying). While many of us would puke our entire stomach out at the very thought of it or refrain from even touching it, he relishes every bit of it. He is open to experimentation and willing to try out different delicacies without any hint of inhibition.

On one occasion you will find him experimenting with roadside eateries or stalls across the street and on the other ordering food online or storming up some fancy dish in his kitchen. He would not mind driving for hours at a stretch or even crossing borders in search of a dish that would satiate his hunger and be the method to his madness. His culinary journey is colorful and dotted with cuisines from all over the world.

Because, for the flamboyant food lover food is no less than an obsession. It is almost like a religion to him. And that is not all. It is a vent for his passion and a source of freedom. It is inspirational, motivational and magical. It makes him rediscover himself and look forward to living to fight another day. It is an essential and inseparable part of him, something that he can bet his life on. The world derives solace from spirituality and he derives it from food. To sum it up in other words, food is a way of survival for him. While others eat to live he lives to eat.


Source by Zidan Sayyed

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