We all want to be healthy, and many of us do not consider it a chore to eat fruits and vegetables we love. Brussels sprouts, spinach, squash, greens, radishes, apples, mangoes, oranges — I could go on and on about the produce I adore.
Lots of us want to help out local producers, too, buying as much as we can from the farmers markets and produce stands. That’s an extremely worthy endeavor.
But do you ever have a really bad day and just decide you’re going to throw responsibility to the wind and eat something you hardly ever let yourself have? Something you’re a little embarrassed to admit you love? Something you never, ever want to see a nutritional label for because you know it will only ruin those fleeting moments of sheer bliss derived from noshing on something disgustingly fattening, preservative-laden or maligned by health food magazines?
Of course you do. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t.
I recently saw a great article idea I’d like to steal. The author went around to well-known chefs and asked them about their guilty pleasure food. It was hilarious to read about these star chefs sneaking stuff like Moon Pies and Cheetos. I want to ask some of our local chefs about their guilty pleasure food, but before I do I figure we can ease the way a little bit by admitting ours first.
The only rule to this game is that you can’t be mean to each other about your weird food love. You can joke and poke fun, of course, but no finger-wagging.
Having said that, I’ll go first.
Ahem… I love Taco Bell’s Nachos Bell Grande. I usually eat them while sitting in front of the television and watching something truly trashy, such as “Gossip Girl.” And in the summer, when we go to camp, I always take Little Debbie Nutty Bars.
There, I said it. Now you have to go!