Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss
Dyann Love Barr | Recipe for Love
Author Guest / November 17, 2014

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. As a retired personal chef, I know this all too well. It’s amazing how picky some people can be when it comes to their food. I’d meet with a client to go over their list of likes, dislikes, allergies, and possible menus. One person would love the taste of onions, but didn’t want to see them in their food. The texture made them gag. Another couldn’t abide green peppers, while the next would be a total vegan. Learning to cook around these constraints was a challenge. It made me wonder what is it about our psyche that affects the way we look at and relate to our food. The taste of homemade chicken and dumplings comforts, or the smell of fish or cabbage can remind a person of a bad experience. Food is necessary for life, but it can also be an addiction. It can lead us into judgment of others. I know I’m guilty of watching an obese person eat and wondering why they can’t control their appetites. This is a case of the pot calling the kettle black, because I’m overweight, and I’m sure the skinny girl at…