Time and again, we have been bombarded with different forms of media, gadgets and ads that take us away from the real pleasures of life. Today, human interaction is easily “replaced” with digital communication and what nots. Eating, for example, has become just routine or a chore for others. To each his own, but don’t forget how that used to be a huge glory. Even soldiers and kings stop to eat. Here are a few tips on how to REALLY enjoy the food that you eat:
- Swear off technology. At our nicest, we will not judge you if you use a watch when you eat. After all, if you are eating outside and it’s part of your outfit, it would be weird to take it off. You might also risk losing it. However, for your tablet, laptop, cellphones and MP3 players, it’s a totally different story. Disconnect entirely and just answer calls when they’re important. And stop playing ballsupbingo.com especially in front of your girlfriend.
- Chew slowly… or slower. Did you know that the average number of spoonfuls we take is 9 and that it takes at least 15 minutes for our stomach to decide that it’s full? Sometimes, when we are so hungry or pressured we eat too fast. No matter how good the food looks, it just passes through our tongue and we never really get to experience its orchestra of flavors. A bigger shame if you’re fine dining. Try to chew slowly and indulge in warm, light conversations.
- When dining in a sought-after resto, make early reservations. It’s truly a huge bummer when you’re trying to eat at this resto or try it out for the first time and then it’s full. What’s more, if it’s a special occasion, it’s truly disappointing. So make reservations. Use the internet to look for their number and book a seat. Trust me, it’s really worth it and you’ll end up with good vibes.
- Try something new. You might always order a favorite but once in a while, play with the side dish. Or try another sauce. This makes your experience better because you get to know how other things taste with your favorite. You might even develop new favorites!
One of what used to be one of the highest forms of pleasure, eating, has slowly lost its luster for a few people. It is our mission to bring you back to that special feeling of enjoying what you eat and why, you too, should share this to people you love.