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You know, sometimes I find the prompts an inspiration, at other times they are plain dotty. Give up the pleasures of the table for a bunch of chemicals? I ask you, what are those folks at WordPress thinking?

Imagine going through life without experiencing bratwurst and beer, or gelato, or bangers and mash or pizza. Pizza, mmh. Just ask your tastebuds. Half of life’s pleasure is in the eating and drinking. I could possibly give up the beer, but not scotch and soda, no ice please. Darn it, no, I occasionally drink beer in summer. There’s nothing that tastes like it during a heat wave. I can’t give up beer

What would we have to talk to each other over dinner? Please pass the blue pill? Can I have the recipe? Would we have to give up coffee? I’ve had many meaningful conversations and resolved all sorts of issues over a cuppa. I refuse to give that up. And what about all the industries that would be wiped out: there’s the flourishing food channel; fine dining, eating alfresco, fish and chips shops; the whole hospitality industry would be wiped out. The butchers, the bakers and fruit shops would close down over night.

To those vegetarians that I can see nodding their heads, pleased at the thought that the slaughter industry would also close down put a hold on that thought while you consider human nature. If there’s no use for cattle, sheep and chickens, there would be no cattle, sheep or chickens. They would have to make room for an ever expanding population. The horses might get to stay as there’s still a racing industry (remember horse drawn milk carts and horse and buggies? That’s right, most of you don’t). Every animal we chomp on today would disappear overnight.

If we’re going to be serious for a moment, perhaps I should mention the United Nation push for us all to include edible insects. They are apparently a great source of protein and unlike cattle produce less greenhouse gases. I’ve heard that some cultures, including indigenous Australians enjoy and appreciate the different tastes and textures of insects. Something that’s not often mentioned but is the elephant in the room is the expanding population versus limited resources. Perhaps there will come a day when we are going to really have to give up food for a pill. Perhaps it’s not such a dotty idea.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/daily-prompt-pills/
If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?

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19 thoughts on “Food Glorious Food

    • I’m with you on the steak. What about chocolate mousse? My favourite of all desserts, except for Tiramisu. the more I think about it the less I like the idea of subsisting on pills.

      • I love chocolate mousse! It’s lucky that I don’t know how to make it. 🙂 What is Tiramisu? No pill for me, I am terrible about taking them anyway so I would starve. 🙂

      • If you don’t want the recipe for chocolate mousse, then stay well away from Tiramisu. It’s what I call an adult version of trifle. Tiramisu has cake or biscuit, coffee, cream cheese and booze. Yummy. If you value your hips, I’m warning you not to look up the recipe.
        PS. But you can look up my food blog (badly updated)
        http://sugarnspiceallthingsnice.wordpress.com
        Some nice recipes there. 🙂

      • Thanks for following. I’m awfully neglectful of that blog. There are many food bloggers (real ones) that are better than I could ever be. But I guess I will have to pull myself together and be more attentive more often. 🙂

    • Bruce, it ever becomes a reality there will definitely be a market for it among those who eat to live. It’s obvious that I don’t belong to that group. 🙂

  1. I would never give up food for a pill. And I will never eat insects. I’m old enough that I don’t think either of these things will be something to worry about in my lifetime.

    I do remember the milkman who came to our house in a delivery truck. 😉

  2. What would we have to talk to each other over dinner? Please pass the blue pill?— There’s be no dinner. 😦

    And what about all the industries that would be wiped out: there’s the flourishing food channel; fine dining, eating alfresco, fish and chips shops; the whole hospitality industry would be wiped out. The butchers, the bakers and fruit shops would close down over night.— To say nothing of food bloggers!

    Intolerable, wouldn’t it be?

    • Well, for half the eating population the little blue ;pills would be great. There are people who live to eat and others who eat to live. The latter wouldn’t mind at all. I don’t belong to the latter group, unfortunately. 🙂

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    • I think that WordPress is the ultimate global village. Such an interesting community and people worth knowing. The only way we will get to know each other is to introduce our new friends to our old friends. 🙂

      • I have so loved my many journeys of exploration of new sites on Word Press and have found 99% of people to be well worth meeting and loving to come back to read more. Thank you so much .

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