Saturday, August 22, 2009

The price of hunger

What's the most expensive meal you've ever eaten and what's the best meal you've ever had?

This is the question posted this week for the blog tour group which I belong to.

At first I tried to think of what expensive restaurants I had visited but decided to look at the first part of the question differently. If I think in terms of value for money one of the most expensesive meals I've eaten would have to have been at an airport. I am always fascinated by the crazy prices which airports charge for their food. A sandwich for $12? Sure! A bottle of water for $6? Why not. What fascinates me more is the fact that I will always buy this over-priced food. The fact that the food is expensive seems to make it irrestiable to my purse strings. It goes against my normal shopping behaviour (I am by nature a bargain junkie and live for hunting down great bargains) but when it comes to food I will never, ever go without or take a cheaper option. I just can't do it.

I'm stumped on the second part of the question. Best. Meal. Ever? For someone who loves food and will eat quite a wide variety of it, I consider pretty much every meal to be my best meal ever. Seriously. A bad meal or food envy literally ruins my day. My sandwich at work on Thursday? Grilled ham, cheese, avacado and sun-dried tomatoes on wholemeal and pumkin bread. Delicious! I looked forward to it all morning and it made my afternoon trapped in front of the computer a tad nicer than usual. Breakfast this morning? Berry and banana smoothie with wholemeal toast and hard boiled eggs. I'm still smiling about it now.

1 comment:

Aimée said...

Tough, tough question. I have no idea!