Why Food is the Fabric of Life

How Food has Defined Who I Date

I have been obsessed with food, for as long as I can remember. I am always thinking of my next great meal and have never said no to anything fabulously fried, with love.

My love affair with food impacts and controls every aspect of my life, seriously.

My love affair with food determines who I date and how serious we get because if you do not share my obsession with food, our relationship will be fleetingly short.

I once decided not to go on a second date with a guy because he ordered a quesadilla on our first date.

A quesadilla…for dinner?

Another guy, who only made it to date number one, ordered for me.

Just let that sink into your psyche for awhile….he ordered my food for me.

I am a food snob, but of the rare breed. I can appreciate a bucket of fried chicken, just as much as a ten course meal, at a Michelin, five star restaurant.

I know the value of the dingy, borderline dirty restaurant, where the lack of visual appeal is made up for by the pleasantries on the plates presented to you. I am willing to stand in line, for a very long time, for a beloved food truck invention and I am more than willing to happily add the calories for the colossal food explosion in my mouth.

Now, when I met my life partner, I knew I had hit the jackpot.

On our second date he took me to this fabulous Chinese restaurant. He ordered the calamari, African chicken, apricot prawns, and beef dish off the menu. The server knew him and I was happy to let him order; I actually insisted because I knew I was in good company.

Food has always been my number one requirement when dating. If you love food, will try anything and everything and will join me on the food obsessed journey, we will definitely get to date number two.

If you do not like food so much, or do not think about it on the regular, we might run out of things to talk about very quickly.

I have often wondered, if I did not value food the way I do, would I be with someone different? How has this obsession directed my life?

I am not sure where this obsession comes from, but I truly find it is one of the essential cornerstones of my romantic relationships.

At least four times a week, I text “What are we going to have for din din tonight?”

Food is the fabric of life.

I write about issues that are near and dear to my heart, with the hope that my stories, experiences, and struggles may empower others: amanlitt.ca

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