It's true. Some days I giggle.
Allow me to explain.
Last night I had Campbell's Alphabet Soup for dinner. Yes, me. The woman who fearlessly tries frog legs, makes new recipes weekly, and received the Anthony Bourdain Les Halles cookbook for Christmas (yeah-I know right? Look for me documenting me adventures in making tripe shortly). And I love it.
I truly love Alphabet soup.
But it makes me giggle when I eat things out of cans, or Hamburger Helper. Because I think some of my friends don't realize I eat that stuff. In fact one night when I went over to my very good friend Andrea's place, she didn't cook for me because she was intimidated to?!?! This is a woman I look up to, whom I consider a mentor, the person I go to when I need perspective. And she didn't think she could cook for me. Side note: we had Costco pre-made Shepherd's Pie (yum). It was a very surreal moment. So as I was gorging in my Campbell's soup last night, I thought of Andrea and giggled.
I think being a 'foodie' is about appreciating food, no matter where or how it gets to you. I appreciate the super soft noodles in letter shapes and the tangy sort of tomato broth that inhabits that white and red can. There's just something so reassuring about alphabet soup.