I overheard a girl on her cellphone today walking down the street. She asked her conversation partner: “What kind of food do you feel like?”
I thought it would be funny if we took this question literally. So readers, tell us: what kind of food do YOU feel like?
[Edited to say: Sorry if this wasn’t clear. I mean: “what kind of food do you feel like emotionally?” not “what kind of food are you in the mood for?” That’s why I thought it was funny in the first place.]
I’ll go first. I feel like beets.
Beets at the store, before you roast them, are kind of dirty looking and sad. That’s me: dirty looking and sad. But wrap me in aluminum foil, sprinkle me with olive oil, stick me in an oven and I come out glittering and ready to rock.
Beets are pungent. Beets are messy. Beets have a flavor that’s ancient yet new—they’re not entirely sweet, they’re not entirely not-sweet. Beets are smart. Beets are versatile. Beets work well with others.
What kind of food do I feel like? I feel like beets. YOUR TURN! (beet that…heh heh)