Lunchtime conversations in the teacher’s lunch room are almost always interesting, though usually not blog worthy despite the fact that they are frequently about food. The other day, however, I was chilling out, eating my Chobani, enjoying the mid-day chatter and the chance to sit for a whole 15 minutes. The conversation moved to food likes and dislikes and one of the women piped up that she likes beige food.
“Beige food?” we asked.
Who in their right mind likes food that is beige? How boring is that?
She expounded on her statement: Some of her favorite foods are, well, beige: chicken, pasta, bread, etc. Actually, it kind of makes sense, but I’ve never intentionally chosen my food based on color. I was looking for photo to stick in this post and realized that I don’t really have any pictures of meals with only one color, the one below was the closest I could get (that’s chicken with apples and barley and broccoli, from last fall).
I do, however, have fond memories of “orange” meals growing up: chicken nuggets and tater tots, or something similar. Single color meals was usually by accident, and we’d laugh about it and then enjoy “orange food night”.
The more I think about it, the less I can determine which color of foods I eat most. That’s probably a good thing, though I almost wish I could. I do, actually, eat a decent amount of beige food, but I also eat a lot of green foods (vegetables), and many white foods (rice, yogurt, cheese), as well as other colors. So, I thought about it in reverse: are there colors I don’t like to eat? Again, not really, though I do my best to avoid orange or purple candy, regardless of the type of candy.
Anyone else out there have a favorite food color? Or food they won’t eat based on color?
Pat Brunell says
Ah yes, those orange & beige meals. Still have them occassionally.
Blue food, even candy, is something relatively new as food goes. “When I was a kid”, there was no blue jello, M&M’s, or anything else. Most (all?) blue food is that way from artificial coloring. Is there anything except blueberries and maybe some potatoes (altho they seem more purple than blue) that are naturally blue?