Peaceful Eating Alone
With all that going on in the world, the hate, the violence and the sensational journalism taking over our minds, I find solitude when I get a chance whether it be in my man cave or just sitting at a restaurant all by myself and ordering a dish that I've had before that actually made me happy.
It's not that I don't want my family with me, its just that I need a time to reset my perspective of things going on.
My way is going to my favorite restaurant which are many. Ordering dish and just appreciating the quietness of sitting alone. I order an appetizer, look at the presentation and being visually appealing to my eyes, That's a home run there then ordering a hot soup and appreciate the aroma. Then its the main course, looking and appreciating the various ingredients, the color variations, the tenderness of the meat and the uniformity of all pieces. Of course, I'm in a Chinese restaurant. The delicious hot rice is served and I take my chopsticks and grab a morsel of beef, chicken or shrimp and bite into it and appreciate the tenderness of the meat along with a carrot, or pepper and the light savory sauce engulfing the food and taking a small portion of rice from my chopsticks and blending all the exotic flavors, to me is relaxing in itself. No other thoughts go through my mind except enjoying my meal. Then I wash it down with a cup of tea that purifies my system making me feel extra rejuvenated. That solitude is what everyone should strive for during the hectic schedules. We have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hanukah coming up. Don't get me wrong. You can have a meal anywhere as long as your not rushed and relaxed. Yep its the yoga mind! Yoga for the mind.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com