Monday, August 28, 2006
the art of eating
Americans are in general lacking in appreciation for the fine art of food presentation and dining. Most look at food as mere sustenance ... or worse ... a necessity that they must grudgingly indulge by inserting the foodstuff in their faces as quickly as possible so that they may go about their normal lives. Restaurants whisk people to their seats and try to just as quickly whisk them out to make room for new customers. Where is the enjoyment? How many families still make it a priority to sit down for a leisurely meal and conversation at the end of the day? How many singles take the time to prepare meals of beauty and tasting pleasure?