"...I am hungry."

"People ask me: "Why do you write about food, and eating, and drinking? Why don't you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way the others do?" . . . The easiest answer is to say that, like most other humans, I am hungry."
--M.F.K. Fisher


Or maybe, writing about food and eating and drinking (and our relationships to all three) means that you simultaneously write about power and security and love.

What do you think?

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3 comments:

Tiger said...

I do not see a differentiation between writing (or thinking, for that matter!) about food v.s. power. Food, and therefore, eating, and drinking as well, is synonomous with power, love, etc. I decide what I eat, drink, therefore, I get the power.....right? At least, it can feel that way. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, but, y'know.

I Hate to Weight said...

and it is our relationship with all of those things that are reflected in our relationships with food and weight and eating or not.

you are write on the money (ah money, yet one more thing i have a problem with.)

I Hate to Weight said...

oops, i see i spelled 'write' wrong. well then, you are correct. and right

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