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March 16, 2009

I see porn. Food porn.

What’s the worst that could happen to someone who loves food and has recently started a food blog? PORN. It distracts from cooking. And eating. How do I know this? Because I see porn. Wherever I go. Especially when there is food involved.

It all started when Partner came back from the buck’s weekend I had written about earlier. So he is back and is showing me pictures of what the blokes got up to. And right there on the laptop screen is a picture of the buck (groom), holding a sausage that is peeking out from under his shorts. I mean a real sausage. As in the sausage- sausage. Despite knowing that sausages are used as a euphemism, the picture of a bloke I know pulling out a sausage… I swore off sausages. ]

A day later, I am walking down the aisle in the supermarket; there are these two girls standing next to the fruit stalls and giggling away. One of them was holding two kiwi fruits in her hand and squeezing them and both were laughing like mad. Kiwi fruits as you’d know, are small, brown and have little hair on them… So I struck kiwis off my list of edible things as well.

Then I am researching recipes by celebrities and I come across Paris Hilton sexually molesting a burger. Thankfully, Hilton is too skank to put me off burgers. Then of course I came upon Nigela Lawson’s website. If cows see what Nigela does with/to cream, it will curdle the milk in their udders (cows’ I mean, not Nigella’s). Yet, I will admit, I am quite jealous of her website, it looks good.



If Nigela weren’t enough, now there’s Italian-American Giada De Laurentiis who squishes tomatoes in a way that even gives me hot flushes. And I am bloody straight. What was/is worrying though is that for a couple of wild minutes, I considered putting up a video of me on ‘So What’s Cooking?’ wearing high heels, a top with a plunging neckline and dipping my hands in creamy, rich mayonnaise… Or caressing a Bratwurst, or beating eggs into stiff peaks. I could not even look at chicken corn soup the same way because of its texture…

I thought sleeping over the issue would settle things. So the next morning I’m ironing clothes and watching The Today Show on Nine Network. And there’s hostess-with-widest-grin-on-earth, Lisa Wilkinson trying to be oh-so-cute and recounting what she did on the weekend. Wilkinson says, “…and I wondered where I could hide my sausage?” I nearly burnt my hand. For those who might not know, “to hide the sausage” means er, to hide the ‘sausage’. (Think sausage else see the first pic again!) And here was a hostess on national TV saying it. I refuse to believe that Wilkinson didn’t know what she was saying. A minute later she adds, “Oh I was so sweaty, so wet.” I quickly turned off the TV.

Two days later – after I have resolutely refused to look at sausages or kiwi fruits in the supermarket – Partner and I are watching some silly TV show that had three beefy blokes talking about women. One of the blokes says, “I like them Sheilas* who have a nice, juicy taco for me.” Partner bursts out laughing at which point I ask him to explain what’s so funny about juicy tacos. Partner gives me a she-is-weird look and says, “Taco baby, means vagina. Y’know pu…?” Till that day, I had thought of tacos as Mexican and something to be eaten. Now well, they are just to be eaten. (Gosh JB!)
(Sheila: Aussie term for girls/women/chicks)


In fact I cannot seem to escape tacos and see them everywhere. I am crossing the street and a tram passes by with an advertisement. Two women holding a, well, taco and saying, “I like her taco” or something. I blushed and walked with my head down. We went for a wedding this weekend. Six of us walk into this café for breakfast and right there on a huge blackboard are the words, “There is nothing as good as free tacos.”

Scowl.
Imagea courtesy: Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4

11 comments:

Sree said...

omg.what have u done.And what a way to start a day for me.hahaha.I hope my oranges are safe!!Hi5 to ur observations :p

santre said...

Brilliant.

Zorba said...

BURP! AHEM! YUM! YUCK! FUCK!

Espèra said...

Thanks for putting me off tacos now. Seriously.
Or maybe not. I like them too much.

See Me Myself and Irene for more sausage joke. :P

Espèra said...

*jokes

Eve* aka JB said...

@ Sree: how good is it to read you go "hahaha". oh i am glad. :) hi5 back!

@ Santre: good to see you here; tks!

@ Zorba: (pats him on the back) easy...

@ Espera: oh i've seen that movie. Gross. :D So, how do you like your tacos?

Silvara said...

hahaha i remember being initiated into the world of food porn all too well.

It's sooo bad when I go grocery shopping - get the giggles at times :P

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Ahem! Erm, squirm, blush, hush!!

And here I was, an absolute hot dog and taco lover! No, I'm totally straight!

Thanks JB, thanks a lot! :/

;)

MsMRC said...

EEEEESH!!ki bolcho!!!!
So THATS why my friends used to look around furtively and giggle when I told them how much I just lurv bananas and ummm... I STILL do! ;)

Eve* aka JB said...

@ MsMRC: ki aar bolbo baba?! Bingo should do it. :D

Sree said...

Yknw,my veryyy previous boss used to call me taco!!!!And in his mails he would write"takecare taco".Silly me liked that and have hence written the same line to some friends!!lord of the rings!!now i know now i know.