Every once in a while i would go with some family members on a day long hike. Now when I say hike i dont mean a walk in the park. We do some grueling walks using trails in a huge state park and could be miles in and in darkness before we decide to turn back. Now when im that tired and run down the one thing i look forward to most is half way through when we eat the meals weve made for ourselves. Is it my imagination or does food taste about on hundred times better when you are in the middle of the woods with nothing around for miles?
I don't think it is just eating in the woods, it's eating out anywhere. I especially enjoy eating outside in the fresh air after a swim, I might add that I now don't swim in the Scottish waters brrrr.... I used to enjoy sea swimming when I was much, much younger. Now I prefer heated swimming pools. It's great when you are in a group, strange how other folks prepared picnic food is always more tempting than your own.
I would imagine after an energetic hike anything to stoke the human engine would be good.
One of my biggest treats I have had in recent times is a Fish Supper in the car at dark o'clock (i.e. when it is so dark you can't see what your are eating). Our take-aways sell Haddock whereas down in England it is mostly Cod. We have good and bad fish and chip take-aways, once you find a good one you stick with it. If trying a new take-away I always ask for a look at the chips before I buy - if they are on their last batch of chips, after a knowing look at me they always suggest I wait a few minutes for the new batch - I always wait for the fresh ones. Take-aways are not my DH's favourite food. Unbelievably he has been known to take his plate, cutlery, salt, tomato sauce and a flask with him when we and an other couple go in the car for a take-away. It makes for a lot of laughter. The couple we took with us has regaled all their families and friends of his eccentricity. ;D
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I want to encourage youngsters (male or female) to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking. TASTE it!