Writing about food is one of the toughest thing if one is sitting in hostel without a spicy plate of Biryani, few Pakoray or Nihari because the enzymes in our stomach are more active than love signals our heart gives when we see our first crush.
I often find myself more attracted to food and that makes me doubt if I will be forever alone or will have food as my companion forever.
One cannot complete her/his day without some spicy biryani, mouth-watering gol gappay and crispy samosay.
It’s said that human beings eat because they need to live, however I feel we live because we need to eat and that’s what makes our taste towards food so enriched and exotic. A good thing about ur food is the Desi touch which can never be enjoyed better than Dhabas and the Desi hotels.
For us, food is not something we eat to survive only, it’s something we use to socialize, talk about when we don’t know the other person and be the best hosts of course because I feel foreigners love our Pakistani food.
Our food is more like a cultural construct to us, something which unites us together while we don’t give up on dividing ourselves on different basis our food is the only one thing which is diverse yet almost similar with same taste and spices. I feel our food is actually something we feel happy eating unlike eating bread with curry and noodles with curry which one needs because they feel hungry, our food is something we eat because we cannot resist it.
The food we cook has many criticism attached to it because of the enriched flavors , spices and plenty of oil with hours of cooking which doctors claim doesn’t leave it healthy and nutritious anymore, however I believe the healthy food doctors recommend is so impossible to survive on.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”