How do you educate a food retard?

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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.

Aaargh! (from Snowflakesarewhite via Flickr)

Aaargh! (from Snowflakesarewhite via Flickr)

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

Nothing menial about being world's best chef: Rene Redzepe from Noma

Nothing menial about being world’s best chef: Rene Redzepe from Noma

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

This is fake beef, mystery meat with soy. No excuse besides affordability, someone prefer this than the real one

This is fake beef, mystery meat with soy, MSG and food coloring. No excuse besides affordability, someone prefer this than the real one

Is someone who is chauvinist in food ethnicity and origin

Is someone who can’t appreciate the true taste of fresh food

This is real beef, fresh and lively

This is real beef, fresh and lively. It didn’t taste salty like the fake one, It’s meaty!

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.

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