Hello! Today I will be blogging about food. This seems like a bland topic, but I just think food is kind of curious.
I would also like to mention that this blog is inspired by my friend Gayoung’s blog post from March 26. Her discussing Korean food make me think about food in general, so here goes.
I think food is kind of fascinating in the sense that it has such variety. If you think about it, food is simply a way of supplying our body with essential nutrients to help us survive. We don’t actually need more than bread, vegetables, and water. If this is the case, why do we have so much of it? I believe that food can be a way of distinguishing yourself from others. Oriental countries are known for their rice, and Mexico their spices, and America (sort of, if you think about all the fast food) their grease. Perhaps just as cultures developed around the world, so did their food.
Food was also a means of learning for early humans. Once fire was discovered, we found we could cook meat, and that led to baking. Once we farmed wheat and barley, that led to a wider variety of baking. Once we found out how to crush plants and create spices, we toyed with combinations to make different tastes. If you think about it, food stretched humans’ creativity and made them think in new ways and matters of comsequence.
Some people dedicate their life to food. They may spend their entire adulthood running a restaurant. When you do this, you discover new recipes and widen your boundaries. Some people simply can’t get enough of food, and pay the consequences by gaining weight. I suppose this shows that food falls into the category of “too much a good thing isn’t good anymore.”
Really, we don’t need potato chips, or cake, or soda. These are extras we developed. We would be perfectly fine, perhaps even better off, without them. But we like their tastes, so we eat them.
Perhaps you think that food is just food, and that’s fine. I am just at a stage where I question the meaning of everything around me.
To read the post that inspired this one, CLICK HERE.
Feel free to comment. Thank you for reading!