|I know a person who doesn't like tomatoes. I just found out that he doesn't
like egg yokes (orders egg-white omlettes). To me these seem to go together,
so I asked about turkey and chicken - does he like dark meat? No, it
turns out he just eats the white meat.
These are more intimate eating experiences, I think. A tomato has a
complex personality - skin, seeds, various textures of tissue and color,
solid parts and runny parts. You are eating a thing that lived and grew -
that's undeniable. It's quite different from eating a potato, for
example - homogeneous white material - could have come from most
anywhere. See what I'm getting at? Consider an egg. Doesn't the yoke have
more of the essence of "eggness" - deeper color, more intense fragrance
and flavor. It's when I get to the yoke that I'm reminded of the baby
chick that might have been and find myself wanting to thank the hen for
giving it up for me. Well, dark meat - if you don't see where I'm going
with this, there's not much I can tell you - deeper color, oilier,
stronger smell and flavor. It's an experience closer to the animal. Can
you see it?
A few hours passed and I realized, this is a person who lives alone and
has had no close personal friendships or sexual relationships in quite a
few years. He says he doesn't have the time for it.
I think I see pieces that fit together here.
other characteristics would you expect?