It is what it is

The funny thing about food is that we want it to all taste the same. We bite into a new type apple (say, Honey Crisp) and say, “It doesn’t taste like the Granny Smith.” Of course it doesn’t. Because it’s a Honey Crisp apple. It’s funny to me that when some try new foods, they attempt to compare the flavor to other foods they’ve had. Unless the chef was trying to closely match the other recipe, why would it be the same? To me, the point of the food is to be enjoyed for what it is. Enjoy the flavor of the basil as it becomes sweeter over the Summer, enjoy the tomato sauce made with Spring tomatoes instead of Fall. So many flavors have something to offer if we would stop comparing and enjoy them for what they are.

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