Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Porn

I was listening to my radio show this morning when I heard the best description for why I love to watch cooking shows.  Cooking shows are my porn.  90% of what I see I will never eat or make myself.  But to see the ingredients come together, listen to the description of the food, and watch people eat it with pleasure gives me unending joy.  The creation inspires me.  Watching people enjoy what they are eating makes me happy.  Watching shows where the chef is making something laden with butter, sugar, gravy, grease, I know I will never make the recipe, but I love to watch the ooey, gooey, greasy, sugary, sinful goodness come together.  


Fortunately, I get the same pleasure in cooking and watching people consume my creation.  Actually, the pleasure is so much more extreme and long lasting when I do it myself than when I watch others.  Probably because I actually get to benefit from it.  I get to create.  I get to judge, and I like to be judged.  I get to pat myself on the back.

I like to pat myself on the back.  Wait a minute...that sounds really bad!  I also don't want help in the kitchen.  Oh boy this sounds really bad.  But I like watching people and the pleasure on their face as they consume my creation.  I am just digging a hole here aren't I?  

Well, everyone has their version of porn.  Admit it!

2 comments:

  1. This made me chuckle! Thanks for that!

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  2. I am a vegetarian and love new food ideas!

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