I don't make much secret about the fact that I have terrible, awful, very bad food habits.
It's kinda like ... remember when you were a kid, and you wanted candy for dinner and your mom said that when you were adult you could have candy for dinner, but for now you had to have actual dinner? And how you thought that you would have candy for dinner all the time as an adult, but then you grew up and because you were oh so mature you ended up not eating candy for dinner?
Yeah, I eat candy for dinner.
I mean ... not exclusively. I've also had my share of healthy dinners too, but when I read that Michael Pollan wanted my food rules, I started thinking that it would be more amusing to write my anti-rules.
As I'm writing this, I had a dinner that consisted of: stir fry vegetables, one orange, one jam tart, and Starbursts.
Other things that I've had for dinner: hummus and chips, chips and salsa, spinach and apples (that meal drove my roommate crazy as I ate it every time I was trying to both diet and be healthy, and I'd eat the spinach and apples with nothing else, not even a bit of dressing.) Then there was the time when I ate s'mores for dinner for a week (we had gone to the beach the week before and had leftovers and I was trying not to waste my food. You can blame Crunchy for that.)
Several times in grad school, my dinners have consisted of a few pints of beer and a few shared packets of crisps at the local pub.
And there have been a myriad of times that I've gone without dinner at all, because I came home at 10pm at night and was too tired to even pour myself a bowl of cereal.
I'm sure Michael Pollan would not be pleased. But I also bet that he's eaten crisps for dinner at some point in time.
1 year ago