There is little else that motivates, like food can.
Feasts are not an everyday occurrence for us, but when we feast, we "throw down". Yesterday, was just such an occasion. I didn't expect it to be so extravagant.
I knew that the master chef was on the case, I knew that I was craving that red rice for weeks after having it delight me as it did, but...
Anticipation is key, for sure.
We had been salivating, internally, as we heard the qualifications of this very unassuming gentleman who had made our acquaintance. Good is good and we expected good food from a "clearly qualified cuisine craftsman". There are many kinds of feasts. And, I am used to the kind where you are familiar with all of the flavors and hord up the foods in your tummy, as though they are not going to be there tomorrow. This was not that kind of feast.
I was curious at this feast, the simplicity of the food was the first element that I admired. The first pan held the macaroni. It was not decorated and then there was stringbeans and chicken, another kind of red rice and potato salad. It looked like the usual fare. I layered my plate according to my usual preferences. Always, the macaroni is my presumed preference. Not at this feast. At this feast, all of the delights tantalized the pallet. I felt an explosion of flavor, all over my mouth.
I definitely never had that happen before. I had to taste each of the elements of the meal, in unison. I couldn't load up on one or other of the flavors, to the exclusion of the other. It made me realize the buds on my tongue had been overused in one part and that the other tastebuds were hungry for flavor. I couldn't finish my macaroni, because the other flavors filled up my tummy, before I could get to, what I considered my favorite.
I liked that kind of feast. Flavor feasting. It woke me up and made me exercise, this morning, because the delight of my tongue was still singing through the night, into the next day.
What a chef and what an interesting reminder of the goodness of God!"The goodness of God, leads to repentance"