Let’s not feel guilty if at Alert Level 3, takeaways are our top priority. I’m itching for the divine baking of Tomboy cafe in Mt Victoria. I don’t call this an addiction because it’s six weeks since I indulged. For now, I’m savouring the prospect, spinning out the joy of anticipation for a few more days.
For others, it’s the fast food chains they crave.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, whether we’re talking gourmet fare or mass-produced burgers. People who cook their own meals day after day, week after week, appreciate any meal cooked by somebody else: this is not new. But the sense of deprivation is extreme at this stressful time.
The Holy Grail might be on offer, but no takers would be lining up for an empty goblet. Fill it with fizzy drink and it might be popular, though.
I wonder what food you are missing most in lockdown? And I wonder why it’s that particular item of food, and not another?