I am not really sure how to even go about this without a) boring you, or b) blabbering too much. My name is Samantha and I love to eat food and run. I played soccer for 12 years of my life, suffered through 3 knee surgeries, realized I was finished, and moved on. It was not until I came to college that I started to enjoy running, in fact if you told me in high school I would run a half marathon on purpose I would have laughed at you! The freedom, stress-destroying, and enlightening it does to the body and mind is unbelievable. My family is all extremely close and they are more important to me than I could even begin to explain, I am crazy in love with a boy who has been my friend since the 6th grade, and I cannot help but constantly strive for perfection. Failing to do so really irritates me. Obviously, I am a hard headed Aries. 🙂
Food. What do I love about food? Maybe it is the fact that food brings people together, plain and simple. It is the one thing in this world that can be plated in front of 10 different people, and if each person wrote down what the tastes, textures, and flavors reminded them of, you would have 10 completely different stories. 10 completely different conversations. 10 completely different opinions about hating or loving that particular dish. Food is so interchangeable it is almost unreal. A batch of carrots can slowly be braising in a stew while another batch can suddenly be shredded and topped with cream cheese frosting to become carrot cake. Excuse me for using the word stuff (sorry mom), but honestly, who comes up with this stuff? Who is the genius who thought to eat what came out of a chickens bottom, and who after that thought to whip only the whites, fold it into a thick chocolate mixture, and create a completely different mouthfeel?
That is what is so beautiful about food. Food is what you make it. The way you are feeling, the purpose of the meal, the time you have, and the quality of ingredients are all extreme factors that create the final piece de resistance. I am aware about the need for dieting and totally support it if necessary, but please, do the world a favor and get out there, travel and try every single piece of food you can get your hands on.
As the famous Mark Twain once said, “part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”