Jelly Babies and other magical food
What is it about certain food that gives them the power to make you feel that, against all possible reason, all is well in the world?
I had real trouble getting out of bed this morning, but I got ready and set off to work. As I entered Canterbury I stopped at a shop and bought some Jelly Babies. Now the morning is flying by, and it is break time already. It might be the huge amount of sugar in them, but I don't think that is all of it. There must be something that is especially comforting about certain food - maybe it reminds us of when life was less complicated and stressful, when the biggest worry was whether Man Utd would win on Saturday, or whether I would be able to watch UFO on a friend's colour TV (it just did not work in black and white!).
Another magical food for me is the Quesadila sold at a local Maxican and sandwich bar. A wonderful combination of refried beans, salsa, jalopinos, etc inside a toasted wrap. Mmmmm. One of these with some natchos and cheese sauce at lunchtime and I am ready for world conquest. I think Santa Anna must have eaten these before deciding on war with Texas, but he clearly did not feed them to his troops too! If he had I think the entire USA would now be speaking Spanish! :-)
For many, chocolate seems to be a magical food, but it does not work for me - not that I do not enjoy it, of course!