Are you familiar with the following scenario? You are slightly peckish, en route on a train or taxi and - out of habit - following up with your favourite Instagram accounts (or bloggers). After browsing through tons of pictures of good looking and well trained people, fantastic fitness clothing or super cute animals, you unexpectedly catch a glimpse of a gorgeous picture of this delicious food creation. There it is: The perfect combination of extraordinary ingredients and spectacular flavours, brought together in a beautifully arranged picture. Everything looks so fresh, your mouth can’t help but water instantly in the truest sense of the word.
Your slight peckishness instantly turns into an unbearably giant hunger.
And from this moment on you turn into an unpredictable wild animal. Your thoughts only centre around one thing: eat that exact food - now! Within seconds, you comb through - in your mind of course - the paltry contents of your refrigerator and pantry in order to single out all the missing ingredients. Your brain cells suddenly working at full blast, and your cravings getting bigger and bigger, this state makes every other thought impossible.
Since unfortunately by no means you have all the required ingredients at home already, you have to instantly schedule in a detour to the next, well-assorted supermarket. Don’t forget: Your hunger is getting more unbearable by the minute. You rush through the aisles picking up all the required ingredients. In my special case I also get really angry with the poor assortment in Austrian supermarkets. Hunger and Anger are a deadly combination. Trust me. Anyway: you are on your way home by now – finally. No more delays! In your mind: still this fantastic picture of the perfect dish.
Hungry like a zombie you manage (just about) the final journey home and enervated you stagger the last meters into your kitchen. You instantly rip open your bags, still thinking about the perfect dish you are about to create. And right this second, without any control whatsoever, you piggishly start gobbling in all your lovely ingredients, straight out of the package...until you are no longer hungry and - this being possibly the worst thing - you cannot even be bothered to cook anymore.
Now - This is VERY disappointing!!!
So please food bloggers. I name especially alldayidreamaboutfood and theironyou. Why can’t you just post boring and dull pictures of your compositions and stop being so brilliantly creative in the combination of irresistible ingredients. This would certainly make my life much easier. Thank you.