Have you ever committed the sin of the crunch time lunch? Having a quick bite on your office desk while replying to a life and death email, or preparing a report for that 1PM emergency meeting?
I am not especially proud of it. So, why is having lunch on my desk such an issue anyway?
The breadcrumbs on my desk may be remnants of my dedication to my corporate job, but I lose out on my training as a great food writer. I hardly taste anything when I eat lunch off my office desk. After one or two chews, the food goes straight down my stomach. And that’s that. Sad isn’t it?
I miss the blow-by-blow experience of actually TASTING my food. How could I feel the gentle caress of creaminess in the potato salad? How could I wrestle and pin down the gumminess of overcooked squid? How could I inhale the earthy fragrance of the muscovado sugar in my coffee?
Maybe it’s really time to clean up those breadcrumbs and start taking my training as a great food writer seriously.