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Approach to life and eating

Many of you may have heard the saying, ͞life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.͟Very profound and a perspective we all would love to practice.  This is much easier said than done for many of us.  How we approach life is taught to us beginning at birth.  These are deep roots!  The same can be said when approaching food.  Are we eating just to get it done or some other detached reason?  Or are we savoring the ingredients, textures, flavor development?  Well it’s not always that black and white.So when raising my own children and trying to develop their eating experience to be open, I had to practice patience and try not to force my own mature palette and knowledge upon them.  There were days when I would make a deluxe , five star meal and they would prefer Kraft Mac n Cheese.   What?…I wondered often, how much do I need to enforce them trying these new flavors?  Friends of mine would have these kids that ate exotic foods from birth practically.  People would say, your kids must have amazing palettes and I would reply, not quite yet, because that was the truth.  As they have grown in their freedom, they are now coming around, each one individually at their own pace.  Then one day, wow!  They want to try everything my husband and I are eating.  This is amazing!  Often times very expensive too.Anyone who eats sushi knows, it’s not the first thing you want your kids to crave.

Bringing this back to our life perspective and food connection , sometimes acceptance of a situation or dish takes time.  But if we learn to try it little by little we find we might like what’s in front of us.Share an example of getting used to life or food.

Katie O'Reilly
Katie O'Reilly
Truly a trendsetter, Culinary Artist Katie O’Reilly is a wholly unique talent in the overcrowded food industry. Her all-encompassing knowledge of all things food, combined with her artistic passion and educated and extensive palette, and added to the fact that she feeds over 40,000 guests each year, has elevated Katie’s culinary designs to the rarefied air of creativity and flavor profiles that only the top chefs enjoy.


  1. Vieve says:

    I never ate Sushi or Thai Cuisine until my college friends introduced me. My family wasn’t a fan so I never tried these new items. At first it was weird, but in a good way, it was different to me. I now love Sushi and Thai and have it all the time.

  2. C says:

    Trying new foods or different foods is key to healthy eating. I know tons of people who never ate tomatoes or mushrooms and didn’t know what they were missing till way later on in life. Try as much as you can!

  3. Dorothy says:

    Everyone should try new tastes, but unless you start young you sometimes don’t want to take the risk on not liking something. Remember it is not your last taste of food. Somethings are winners like raw oysters ,but not for everyone. I myself cannot eat bland tasteless food. And oatmeal is completely out.

  4. Jennifer says:

    My parents introduced us really early on to so many complex flavors and dishes. I love all things seafood and sometimes its fun to see people experience new things because not everyone is immediately open to trying them.

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