Love of Food

5 Minute Definition: What Is Great Food?

Monday night, 8 hours before the deadline of a lengthly assignment for my college. The semester is in full swing. I’m still in “workaholic” mode as I take my study break, so I decide to use my time well. I’m limiting myself to 5 minutes for this entry… Timer on, let’s go. 

I’ll define what good food means as efficiently as I can in these few minutes. It seems strange to try to put into words what is usually obvious with one simple bite. Great food never needs much thought – we just taste it and know.

Great food is almost always subjective – it changes across every single cuisine, culture and type of meal. Some like it spicy, some like it tasting like the fresh veggies picked from our grandparents garden in the old country. Whatever the case, great food will always have the same thing in common: the feeling we have after enjoying every mouthful. 

Fresh, flavourful, fasntastic – what we eat is more than just a daily requirement; its an experience. You’ll never remember that mediocre salad you had last Tuesday, but you’ll surely remember that succulent pear tasted on an adventure in a faraway city. 

If this is the case, I encourage everyone to stop eating for the sake of it. Embrace every taste of what you eat. Make each meal memorable, cook with abandon and shop for the best quality ingredients. Your lives deserve more than the ordinary.