Tuesday, 19 August 2008

talking about food

Sample of conversation from a climbing club meet in Northumberland...
'Oh, what you cooking?'
'Couscous,' I replied.
'Bit bland that stuff, cant eat it.'
'It's not bland if you add some toasted pine nuts and Parmesan cheese to it.'
'Cant be bothered with all that messing around, I'm off to the pub.'

Later that evening in the pub, 'How was the food?' I asked.
'Alright, not great, expensive...'
'The couscous were good; I added some chick peas and tomato to them, and job done.'

1 comment:

The Dude Abides said...

Hi Baz,

I've experienced similar mentalities as regards food, particularly in relation to backpakcing. I love thinking about different food I can take on a trip, weighing up convenience with the nutritional value and the enjoyment I'd get from it. However, some think completely differently to this and choose to either bring an array of chocolate bars and other such items and/or settle for an average meal in the pub.

I think it all comes down to preference and probably a bit of "what you're used to".

I have to admit though that at the end of a trip with a night in the hills its always nice to finish with a pint and some pub grub!