What’s your food fight? I’m gonna stop your images of meatballs flying and cafeteria chaos right now. This is a new concept I’ve been thinking about for a while and it has nothing to do with the pasta stains on your shirt (it actually might).
The other day I went to Five Loaves, a cafe in downtown Charleston. I’ve been back for only a week and I’m already rushing to my favorite spots to get my Charleston foodie fix. Five Loaves has the best chicken salad sandwich I’ve ever eaten AND it’s a BLT, praise Aretha!**
On the table where I sat there was a quote curled around the center in black ink by Mark Twain. It read, “Part of the success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” Mark Twain’s quote spoke volumes to me (two points to Mr. Twain for being an atheist and a food enthusiast). Metaphorically I think it’s about ingesting all that’s around you and then figuring things out for yourself. But sorry fellow English majors, to me this said Christina! Eat what you WANT!
It was like a choir at a baptist church with Aretha Franklin and Mr. Twain dead center singing what I needed to hear. For the past couple months, I’ve been having stomach issues. Who would’ve thought…the girl that eats Thai food almost daily isn’t healthy! Never in my life have I had guilt for eating something until now. Now I know if I eat that extra helping of meat sauce, I’m gonna hear about it from my stomach.
Although I’m working on my issues, sometimes (all the time) you need to just eat what you love and let that food fight it out inside. Maybe the Indian food on Third Street gives you indigestion for three days, but their prad prik makes your mouth water. Or maybe you are on a fruits and veggie diet, and you’re having sexy dreams about ice cream. Every now and then, let the food fight it out. You deserve it.
Besides…what do you think Tums, Pepto, and Pepcid A.C. were made for? Food fights!
Disclaimer: This is not healthy advice, this is emotional advice from a food fanatic. Take caution.
What’s your food fight..you know, that one food you love but regret later? Let me know below!
**After my respBLT post, I now dub Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul Food. My foodie godmother, if you will.
This post was written by Christina D’Antoni.