Saturday, June 30, 2007

Food-lighten Me

(Type of post: Non funny. Self discovery types!)

I must admit this one's been inspired by Bullshee's latest post! But here's my interpretation of the title!

1. I'm Food-a-holic. That I'm choc-aholic has been established for many years now but off late I've decided it's time to face up to the fact that food is the first love of my life! People says there's nothing like the look on my face when I bite into a sumptiously, sinful, chocolate dessert (the mouth's watering already!). What brings this passion to life is the incident of when I'd joined my company. They went around the room asking people to introduce themselves. "I'm ABC and I like sports." "I'm XYZ and I like to paint". "I'm Zee and I like to eat". Yup, the words flew out innocently without a second thought! After a stunned minute of silence where the unanimous thought seemed to be "Groan! Have we really recruited this dimwit?", someone politely said "Err...then this is the right place to be. We are a snacks company after all"

2. Now the 2nd interpretation of the title. I need to desperately food- lighten myself. I eat too much. I have this tendancy to put all the fattening stuff on the menu onto my plate and then feel much obliged to leave no need for anyone to clean up. Now I'm much above my college weight, battling with my trousers every single morning and too lazy to move my butt and exercise. Before I know it I'll be a dead elephant! Actually, more immediately, I don't want people pointing out to me at my friend's wedding and saying "Us moti wali dost ke kapde to dekho"

3. My Sunday mornings are marked by viewership of all the cooking shows on various channels!! Kylie Kwong, Angela's Kitchen, Khana Khazana, the Foodie are as much a part of my household as are Kyunki Saans, Saat Phere (Ruchi, this one esp for you) and My Family (Recently discovered most hilarious show on BBC entertainment, weekdays 8:30pm- channel 205 on Tata Sky- Life Jinga-lala types). Back to the topic, I was food-lightened by the fact that the format of cook shows have changed. From cooking in the kitchen to traveling the world and learning the history, living the life and cooking the food. This is what I want to do! This is exactly what I want to do with my life....

23 comments:

Anshul said...

you write such stuff and then ask me whats common between you and Obelix ,... I mean come on.
but I love food too; and boxing (my latest passion)

StandbyMind said...

My wishes..I hope u get do all of these things in ur life!!
Happy eating;)

nimrata said...

U lie...!!..

u don't really wanna travel around finding out where the food came from or even how it was made..
what u really and only wanna do is lie on ur ass and be a food taster..let the food come to you.... hahahahahaha...

nasia said...

Atleast you love to cook.. thats a blessing.. What if u were like me, want to eat but lazy to cook.. those discovery travel and living hosts do look glamorous.. Wonder how much they get paid?

Cool said...

I luv to eat... and food (select type) makes me happy..... and i think food may also be first love of my life...

Anshul said...

Cool I thought your first love was MLTR ...
"you get me right out of the bluess...."

Zee said...

shool, I AM NOT OBELIX!!!!! hmph hmph!

Standby, thanks :)

nimrata, thanks for putting things in perspective......i would ideally be a food taster but i may get bored of it u know......

nasia, no man, i can't cook. but all the latest cook shows show chefs cooking and hosts tasting....perfect profession!!!

cool, i agree with shool....i thought mltr was ur first luv! :)

Anshul said...

ok; will Vitalstatix help?
I mean you have to be one of them right?
Bombay aayrgi 7/8th ko?
aaja party karte hain!

Cool said...

Zee'
yah you should come to mumbai coming weekend, anyways u ditching my house warming party....
why i can't have more than one first love.....

Anshul said...

because hte meaning of first is uno/one/keval ek
lekin Zeeks I agree with Cool; try and come it will be great fun!
I promise to be nice.

Still searching said...

U watch the cooking shows?! Thats called patience man! But on a side note, I'd love to do the travelling shows job too, except I cant imagine eating all sorts of strange stuff in strange countries and then going "hmmmm... this is sooo good" even if i hate it! hehehe...

Anahat Arora said...

whats that chap on travel and living.. cute sort of brit boy goes arounf complaingin he cant cook and gets monks to help him chop evegtables...? anyway.. i wann be him.. zee.. there can be only one! let it go...

also next time try 'im zee and im a foodie' so much more distinguished!! ehhe.. thats how my markeitng head introduced herslef first day of my job.. but then we are a little hotel company.

Anahat Arora said...

ian wright.. thats the one...

Sophie said...

came here from aman
....read this blog post...
interesting!
now i m feeling hungry!
i want an answer

Bullshee said...

I liked the first comment-the guy who compared u to obelix[comparing anyone to obelix would make anyone laugh!!he he he]
But, yes, back to the topic-food. well, you know my entire view on the matter :D But,just one more thing- there's no such thing as a small meal! When I leave that table, I wanna leave satisfied and lickin me lips!![and fingers to moot!]

enigma said...

And i thought i was the only one crazy enough to sit and watch every cooking show on planet earth.Glad to know that someone else watches Kylie Kwong other than me :)

Zee said...

anshul, u cacopheonix, u bacteria, u julius ceaser the loser!! no not coming......no money :( though i'm sure it'll be a blast! and oh i'm going to kill u....refer bullshee's comment!

cool, u can't have 2 first loves. bas!!!

still searching, ya man..... i didn't think of the icky food they may serve....ok so then only chicken, sea food, lamb and the (ugh) veggies

anahat, do u get free meals in ur hotel for employees? then that can be my second dream job. but i'm not giving up my first dream job just like that ok! i'm going to put up a fight all right! and are u talking about oliver's twist?

sophie, thanks. i'm always hungry!! and i didn't even describe any food in the post....

bullshee, ahem ahem! obelix is tempted to throw a boulder at you!

enigma, u have to catch nigella's feast...not angela's kitchen.... awesomeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

Still searching said...

Hey... much nicer blog template!

Someone said...

Ooh,nice template...and about (good) food - well, it's definitely a foolproof way to be happy!!

nutty said...

love the new look!

i miss food from home :( u have to be living in this country to start dreading meal times! man! these goras are so deprived! they have no idea what good food is all about!

Horn Please OK! said...

'Uss moti vali friend ke kapde toh dekho' ... LOL !!! Oh wait ... does this mean you were commenting away behind my back when we met ??!! I knew I shouldnt have worn those golden vaali jeans. Dammit.

Strider said...

have you tried 'death by chocolate' at Cornerhouse?
I bet you can't have just (actually I mean even! :P) one!

baap re! ise khane ke bad chocolate ka naam bhi suna jata!!

Nice New Guy said...

She said, "I'm Zee and I like to eat".
The next person stood up and said, "I'm Bee and I like to cook".

They both looked at each other, and fell in love at first bite. He cooked, she relished. It was the perfect couple, until one day she discovered...




(...that it was actually his mom who cooked for them.)