Lifestyle: Food fantasies

Published March 30, 2024
Illustration by Ziauddin
Illustration by Ziauddin

Nowadays when we talk about food, it is not just about satisfying our hunger but it’s a pathway to a universe full of flavours, different cultures’ cuisines and experiences. Food ignites emotions in people around the world, and serves as a means to make beautiful memories and express feelings.

There is no denying that people love to eat food and are excited to try unique cuisines. This leads them to create new recipes and try to make something totally different. There are so many exciting experiments going on in the food industry, where chefs are trying unique combination and creating magic with different spices.

Everyone has their own likes and dislikes in terms of food preferences. And there are people who still prefer not to experiment with their food and like to stick with their normal diet. On the other side, some people are ready to taste new, unique dishes, for food is a never-ending adventure for them.

These days, so many people are opening small start-ups of food eateries, and they all try to come up with some unique dishes to attract customers. These small-scale vendors are introducing dishes of other countries and from other cultures, and they are doing an amazing job.

So many people, especially the young generation, is crazy about Italian cuisine, which holds a special place in their hearts and stomach as well. The rich sauce of pasta dishes, full of flavours, savoury herbs and spices, are popular, and, of course, who can resist a mouth-watering pizza? Italian herbs and sauces have the potential to make even the simplest ingredients shine.

Food is like a rollercoaster of flavours and textures that just makes life so much more interesting and enjoyable. The pleasure of biting into a juicy steak, the warmth of a bowl of delicious soup in winter nights, or the irresistible satisfaction of doughnuts filled with cream, they can all lift up your mood immediately. And that’s why there is a category that’s called comfort food, which may be different for different people, depending on their individual taste.

But as we enjoy and experiment with flavours and foods, we should also maintain a very balanced diet in our daily routine, which should contain proteins, fibre and vitamins, and make sure to eat fruits, vegetables and milk. Good diet will keep us mentally and physically fit.

Food always gives so much joy and satisfaction to our taste buds. So let’s keep exploring tempting dishes, and celebrating the wonderful world of flavours around us.

Published in Dawn, Young World, March 30th, 2024

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