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Eat to Live, or Live to Eat?

I came across this question the other day, and I very much knew my answer straight away. I LIVE TO EAT. I love food and am always up for trying something new (although I'm not a fan of mushrooms, they're a little too slimy for my liking).

I've been listening to Jessie Ware and her mum Lennie's podcast "Table Manners" throughout the lockdown life mostly while I try a new bake, and have thoroughly enjoyed the stories that come with the celebrities that they interview - lighting the fire for me to write this blog post.(Definitely worth checking out if you love any type of food-based podcast.)

It's kind of a running joke in my family that I'm always thinking about food. I have breakfast and start thinking about lunch... I eat lunch and start thinking about what we can have for dinner. You get the idea. Likewise, the idea of being "hangry" (being hungry and angry at the same time) is VERY REAL. To all my friends and family: I'm sorry for what I may have said when I was hangry.

Something else I get asked a lot is "where do you store it all?", "I bet you don't eat chocolate, there's nothing of you." Well, surprise(!) actually I eat A LOT of food (including chocolate 😋). Lockdown has given me a great chance to try new recipes*, since I've had more time to do so and I'd like to keep it up after lockdown. To me food creates love, and food comes from love. The idea that you create something to share with other people is pretty cool... whether that's through baking or cooking I always love to share it. I think it's really important to teach this from a young age - not only is cooking a basic skill that everyone should be capable of, but it teaches people to have a healthy relationship with food. By cooking from scratch you know what goes into your meals, and therefore what is going into your body - unlike the ready meals that can so easily hide ingredients.