Thursday, March 12, 2009
Day 12- $1 a day
Yesterday I had my first real cup o’ Joe in 11 days of being on this experiment. Coffee was being served at a meeting I was attending, and that coffee tasted like the private reserve of the finest nectar that the gods had set aside for a special occasion. Yesterday I also had some chocolate. My new favorite man in the whole world was passing out free samples at the farmer’s market, and that chocolate tidbit tasted like the Crown Jewel of Chocolate that Lady Godiva, Scharffen Berger, Joseph Schmidt, and Mary See’s had co-created to distribute to all nations in order to bring peace on earth. Both gave me GREAT pleasure.
“Pleasure” isn’t a word I would use to describe my $1 a day diet. The food I ingest is chosen primarily for nutritional and economic value, and not for pleasure. Contrast this with the rest of my life, in which admittedly most of the food I eat is for pleasure, rather than nutritional value. The pendulum has swung to the other side.
So I put the question out there for comment—are there any nutritious foods that you get immense pleasure from eating? And while we are at it, what are the non-nutritious foods that give you pleasure?