i am not a fancy food person…
I have been following the adventures of Randy Elrod as he traipses through northern California eating fancy food and drinking fancy wine.
Earlier this evening as I considered his pigeon-stuffed cannelloni with a fois gras sauce and a dabbling of derryberry sherry (or some such really fancy type of food) I tossed a slab of leftover meatloaf on the grill next to the chicken.
(as a note…I had never grilled leftover meatloaf but it wasn’t half bad)
And then I realized. I am happy with BBQ meatloaf. That’s who I am.
I am not against all the great stuff that "fancy eaters" eat. I have eaten fancy food before and I have nothing against it. I think it all sounds good (from what I understand of what the "fancy eaters" eat what with all the bouillabaisse and essence of nutmeg and some such…) and interesting and yes, I probably do need my palate cleansed once in a while.
But my discovery (and subsequent release from not understanding why I do not crave fancy food) is just like Jesus said in Matthew 7 "…do not throw pearls before swine…"
It is a waste to give me fancy food.
For whatever reason,(and this certainly does not diminish the fact that lots of good people are fancy eaters) I just do not really appreciate it. Maybe I have a blue-collar tongue, or I just am not sensitive enough to full comprehend how all the flavors work together. I know lots of people who do. It is just not in me to enjoy these things.
I have finally, just tonight when I slapped that hunk of cold meat on the grill, come to peace with the fact that I am a BBQ meatloaf kind of guy. Even better if I can dip it in honey mustard dressing.
This post is part of Water Cooler Wednesdays at Randy "the fancy eater" Elrod’s blog Ethos.