We make choices in life and those choices represent us, who and where we are and who and where we would like to be. Food choices work in the same way. Of course, we choose to eat food because our body needs it as fuel. However, nowadays, food is more than just fueling your body. It reflects your status as in social status.
food choices. Many of us are on a health kick and try to eat what is
healthy, some eat what is tastes good and some eat only what they can
afford to eat. It is all about choice and such choices reflect a
person's status. Mostly, it is the amount of money that we spend on food
that directs our choice. But, that applies to all choices.
it is with food, it is with clothes, a car, a house. What we consume,
represent us. It tells other people who we are and where we are socially
or who want want to be. It is about informing others of our social
status, our position us in society, or at least our wanna be position in
society. That is why so many food blogs are not like the 'urban' Brainy Gourmet
which is about being frugal. Most blogs are not about frugality. They
are about the 'image' what is appealing as in beauty, or what is exotic,
or expensive or exclusive.
Why? Because, we as social
creatures want to show ourselves to others, we socially set ourselves
apart from someone else through choice as a means of conveying social
status. In fact, socially setting yourself apart even through food
choices and their consumption is a form of discrimination toward people
who cannot afford to make a better/healthier/or exotic, exclusive
The 'urban' Brainy Gourmet has always been about
showing all people that the best choice is a frugal choice. The 'urban' Brainy
Gourmet informs people on how they can have a brainy gourmet meal on
very little money that is satisfying and nutritious.
Choose to be Brainy!