Erma Bombeck was an American writer, most well known for her humorous newspaper column talking about her suburban home life. Along with over 4000 columns, she wrote 15 books ( many of which were bestsellers ).
“I am not a glutton, I am an explorer of food”
I love this quote. I read it from the part of my mind that always links up food and travel. I know this is not what the quote is actually about but it’s how you read it.
If I travel anywhere new I will always think, where will I eat, what will I eat..what MUST I try? Even exploring a supermarket in a new country is like Christmas for me. The new ( to me ) products or the exciting variations on products I already know and love make me happy. When I think of holidays I have been on, food is always a highlight. I remember pink and white striped ice cream from seaside holidays in Wales as a child, the most perfectly cooked steak with béarnaise sauce served in a tiny restaurant in Notre Dame and many others with more to come I hope.
This photo taken by my super talented friend Ceri shows some of his foodie explorations in India:
“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart”
Now most of us can’t get away with succumbing to the dessert cart every night ..if only.. but life would be a lot sadder without pudding. Seize the moment is what I take from this quote. Not necessarily in relation to food but just in relation to life. I am trying really hard to do just this, in every aspect of my life. I have stopped telling myself that I can’t do something – because I know that I can always try. Perhaps I will fail and for the most part I probably will but I will know that I tried. I don’t want to look back and say if only I had tried that new avenue of work, visited that new country or eaten that enormous slice of chocolate cream pie ( of course I ate the pie ).