I don’t claim to be food savvy. For the very least I am one food enthusiast and literate to the appreciation of a meal. Seeing ignorance and chauvinism everywhere, some time I just want to scream out loud to people that I call a food retard.
Who are they?
Is someone too coward to take a bite forward from their childhood meal
Is someone insist on having the same food through out their sad life
Is someone who selfishly make everybody else following his particular and specific taste, any time, all the time and for ever
Is someone who can’t appriciate other culinary culture and spit some condescending remarks out without thinking
Is someone who never consider the effort behind one plate of meal, mental and physical effort
Is someone who think cooking is a menial job, either professional or home based
Is someone who refuse going out from their bubble of comfort in taste
Is someone who can’t use his imagination about pairing one food with another
Is someone who underestimate the art of winged it
Is someone who think a good cook is somebody who can make conventional meal with renown headlines and popularity
Is someone who never see that making food is an alternative outlet for relaxation and being artsy
Is someone who think colorful plasticky faux food are cool and classy
Is someone who is chauvinist in food ethnicity and origin
Is someone who can’t appreciate the true taste of fresh food
Is someone who only eat when the prominent taste is salty, the dullness of tastebuds due to high frequency of exposure of MSG and other flavor enhancer substance
Is someone who didn’t have the courtesy to thank or show respect to the cook behind a meal
Is someone who aren’t willing to open his knowledge or tastebud preference to another world of food
Is someone who can’t take the imperfection of cooking, some time it failed but we got to eat it anyway
Is someone who being pain in the ass about how imperfect the food on the table are
Is someone who can’t taste the different between fresh ingredients with instant stuff
Is someone never be gracious or generous with food and food tasting
How do you educate a food retard?
Long life question never got one true answer.
As long as Andrew Zimmern still on air with Food Bizzare show, that means the education is still running.
- Andrew Zimmern on the Importance of Eating Bizarre Foods (moroccotomorrow.org)
- Q&A: Andrew Zimmern Tours Miami (oceandrive.com)