Have you ever had a day in your life when all you did was sleep, got up to eat, and sleep some more? This has happened to me more often than I would like to admit. There have been times when I have eaten so much that I could not sleep. No matter how hard I tried. It was like I had eaten my way through sleep and entered the world of gastronomical abundance. Insane, right?
They say when life gives you lemons, make a lemon pie. Or was it lemon soda. Better still, nimbu pani. Anyways, my point is – it doesnt matter! Yes, it doesn’t matter what you end up making with what you got. The important thing is to enjoy the lemons, the way you like. Similarly, when you want to experience food, you do not need to go the conventional way. Instead, try something new. Taste the different combinations. Satisfy that urge to have your tastebuds enjoy the guilty feeling of consuming those devilish cheat food you always wanted to eat. Just let go.
Indulge in the godly act of ‘transforming’ food from the meagre raw ingredients into a dish, which has a soul of it’s own. Being involved in the process would make you appreciate food in its entirety. The process would provide an enhanced sense of taste, which can make one clobber the urge to criticize and treasure the daily bread even more.
My inexperience helps to let go of any pre-conceived notion about the food I am about to luxuriate in. Every bite is a divine experience in itself. Life in itself. Remember, what we eat becomes a part of us and makes us whole. This reiterates the importance of indulgence of all senses in the joyful encounter with food. This is what I term as Eat Therapy. Cheers!