Up on the other (lately ignored) blog of mine I have posted a recipe for Thai Peanut Sauce. Click over, get the recipe, go to the store, get the ingredients, make this, and erect a statue in my honor for introducing you to it.
Okay. Now that you're back, let's talk about food for a bit. I was talking with my friend Melissa the other night about food and both of us mentioned that we know people who just aren't that interested in it. I actually heard someone say once, "I don't really enjoy eating." Can you imagine?! All I heard was, "I don't really enjoy living." Because food, and all of it's textures and flavors is one of the greatest joys of life. It's a mystery that these people are out there.
So we were talking about this phenomenon and I think we hit upon the answer. I bet their smeller is broken. Follow the logic here. As we all know, I have the Great and Powerful Nose. I smell everything. My super sniffer is my mutant power. Which naturally means that I have a super taster, because they're linked. Flavors, good or bad, explode in my mouth. Which is why I get so excited when I eat something that is delicious. Because to me, it is really, really, really delicious.
Which made me think that maybe those people who don't like to eat have some kind of medical condition. You know when you have a cold and your nose is stuffed up, food just doesn't taste all that great. So I started thinking of these people who don't enjoy eating as having permanently stuffy noses. They must not actually know what things really taste like. Because if everything just tastes like iceberg lettuce then of course eating isn't pleasurable. So instead of thinking they're weird I should really pity them. And race for a cure or something. Ooh! Let's get those rubber wrist bands!
I'm really just making this up right now. But it's a theory that makes me feel a whole lot better about these poor people who don't like food for no discernable reason. Maybe you know someone like this. Maybe you are someone like this. If you are, tell me, how is your nose?