Pages

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tales of a Food Porn Addict

7 Celebration Cakes


Photo courtesy of The Food Network


I've known for many years that I have a LOVE for food. At first, I didn't really think much of it. It's not until recently that I've diagnosed myself with being addicted to food porn. Whether or not this is a true sickness, I'm not sure. There might also be a more appropriate term for my self-diagnosis. Regardless,  I love food, what's the big deal?


According to my last doctor visit, I'm a healthy weight. I have an appropriate BMI. My issue isn't necessarily with eating food (I could eat healthier though). Surprisingly, I'm a fairly picky eater. I don't even eat meat. This non-meat eating diet has evolved over the years to cut out various items. The evolution of a semi-vegetarian, dessert addict will have to be saved for a later post. Basically, I don't eat meat. I do eat seafood though. I'm sure there's an appropriate term for this as well. Every so often, I tell myself that I would eat a really good filet mignon, but I haven't in quite awhile. For now, let's just say semi-vegetarian.


As a young child, I can recall watching Julia Child and The Galloping Gourmet with Graham Kerr. We didn't have cable and this was way before the Food Network. Prior to having my own children, all I ever really watched was the Food Network. Literally!


The thought of food sends my senses into overdrive. I have a passion for food. I talk about food a lot. Reading and listening to various recipes sends my salivary glands into overdrive. I can look at pictures of food and be fascinated by it.


Sadly, I don't cook as much as I would like. To be quite frank, I'd rather hear and watch other people talk about food. See the problem here?


Although the taste of meat no longer really appeals to me, I enjoy hearing a chef talk about piling a burger with blue cheese crumbs and pairing it with sweet potato fries. I enjoy the sound of a steak being seared at a high temperature to seal in all its juices.
Picture of Hamburger with Double Cheddar Cheese, Grilled Vidalia Onion and Horseradish Mustard Recipe
Photo courtesy of the Food Network





Let's not even get on the subject of baking and desserts. My real weakness. I can probably go on and on.
All this talk of food is driving me wild. I need a cupcake!

4 comments:

  1. Well, I love talking, reading, smelling food AND eating and cooking it. Which does not help my figure. Fortunately, I have decent genes, but still! It's hard to stay slim when you're cooking all.the.time. so look at it as an advantage in a way that you don't groove on cooking all the time!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm so jealous of you and Gigi! Hahahaha. This is such a fun post but I'm with you, I'd rather 'admire' visually or with my taste buds than cooking them ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm in love with HGTV and Food Network so I feel you. Now following you from Absolutely Narc.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love eating food as well, but I get really excited over desserts. I like making it and eating it. I even find myself getting recipes from other blogs and making them myself. Little did I know that making desserts was one way for me to relax. My kids love it when I bake too because they like watching the ingredients go into the mixer and they turn on the light to the oven and see them bake. Food does bring families together. =D

    ReplyDelete