If you are a Vegetarian, a Pescetarian, or a Vegan you have made some restrictive diet choices in your life. If your religious beliefs or allergies prohibit eating some foods it is clear what you can and cannot eat even at special occasions. But what if you are dieting or have some whims or strong dislikes? Is that enough when you rsvp to warrant special accommodations, like a special meal?
Are your dietary requests making a special occasion or a party all about you? Are you the guest who does not make their dietary needs known and then whines because there is “nothing to eat”?
We all have the one family member at Thanksgiving who won’t eat cranberries or peas or?? Does one person warrant the exclusion of the food? Join me in saying NO, NO and NO!
I respect people who have moral and religious commitments to their diets. Those I do not respect are the cranky baby adults who won’t eat certain foods or unusual foods or vegetables because, ‘ewww’. I don’t even want to address people who bring their own food to events. Yes I saw a woman munching her baby carrots at a wedding dinner!
Recently at a wedding reception the food and wine pairings were curated from the couple’s travels. It was extraordinarily delicious. Let me highlight:
Organic fresh seasonal greens and micro greens
Icelandic fish stew
Pork Belly with butterball potatoes, and braised greens
The presentation and sauces were wonderful. I am drooling just writing this! Here is what I heard from some people:
“I just started a diet so I just ate the salad”
“Anything fatty or with pork I won’t eat”
“If it is fried I won’t eat it”
“Because I didn’t know what it was, I wouldn’t try it”
Luckily for me there were other people swooning over the food. My opinion is that if you are dieting you moderate but eat the meal and resume your diet the next day. If you are a picky baby adult eater, SHUT UP!
Am I being too harsh?