Sunday, July 4, 2010

What's food got to do with it?

I believe we all have our moments when we feel tired, overwhelmed or simply not in the best of shapes.

Thing is: what do you do when in these situations? We, food obsessed, needless to say turn to food and I am no exception to the rule.

I don’t know, maybe it's because I am so far away from my own environment, but in times like these I need to remind myself who I really am, where I come from and what makes ME.

Well, if I had to sum my identity up by the name of a dish, I would have no doubts: I am a plate of Pasta al Pomodoro. A good old plate of pasta with olive oil, fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt and pepper.

Savory but very basic. No fancy ornaments beyond what’s strictly necessary. Honest. Reliable. Did I mention "Italian"? ;-)

What you see in the picture was my dinner last night. I just needed a quick reminder about my own identity because I was feeling a little lost and slightly depressed. I know food should not be the answer to things like these, but hey! It's still better than alcohol or medicines, right? :-)