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你覺得把食物煮好的定義是什麼?

二月 05 2013 Published by under EZ心情, 飲食文化

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“What does it mean to cook food well? 你覺得把食物煮好的定義是什麼?

有一千九百多個人來信,分享他們覺得好食物的定義。有人說要買有機,有人說要了解食物的成長過程,有人說食物就是愛,分享食物就是分享愛。

最後,由一位搬家卡車司機獲選,寫得很好,跟大家分享,以下有中英版本。

Late Nights

by Michael P.

“They say the 3 most stressful events in life are death, divorce and moving. I am the grim reaper of the latter category, your moving truck driver. The guy who makes sure his crew is always motivated while constantly reminding new guys that when you ride with me you will never ever steal from my customers unless you want to be kicked out of a truck driving at 80mph. I am the guy expecting a $100 tip, the guy working off the clock jobs the boss will never know about and the guy who you trusted all your worldly possessions to. You do not know my past and you only know me by the nickname I gave you at the door.

I get home after midnight more than I’d like to. My back and knees are numb with medication, my hands and arms full of small cuts and wounds. Without fail my wife has a plate of food wrapped in foil waiting for me in the refrigerator that I microwave while taking a quick shower. I’ll get out, grab a beer and sit down to enjoy my meal by myself in a quiet apartment while everyone is asleep. It’s not the ideal dinner setting but damn does it taste good. The arroz con pollo is cooked perfectly and a small side of tostones is topped with a spicy pico de gallo. It tastes like home, a place I’ve been dreaming about all day.

I slide into bed making sure not to look at the clock, out of fear the knowledge that I’ll only have 3 or 4 hours to sleep might make me stare at the ceiling until the alarm goes off. I give my wife a kiss, tell her I love her and thank her for the meal. I close my eyes.

深夜

有人說,生活中壓力最大的事情是死亡、離婚和搬家。
我的工作就是幫人終結搬家的壓力,我是搬家公司的貨運司機,
我必須隨時激勵夥伴,並一再提醒新人,只要跟我一起出車,你永遠別想偷我顧客的東西,除非你想被我踢出以時速80英裡奔馳的卡車。我跑一趟車預期收到100美元的小費,我無薪超時的做著老闆永遠不會知道的差事,你把所有的家當託付給我,對我的過往一無所知

你只知道我在你家門口告訴你的綽號。

我常三更半夜才回到家,腰背跟膝蓋因上了麻藥而麻木無感,手腳佈滿了小割傷跟瘀傷。我太太總是幫我準備了一盤食物,以鋁箔包好,放在冰箱,等我回家後,可以趁著沖澡之際,放進微波爐加熱。沖完澡後,我會抓一瓶啤酒,在安靜的公寓裡,大家都沉睡的時候,靜靜的坐下來享用這一餐。這不是完美的晚餐情境,但東西嚐起來美味極了。西班牙雞肉飯煮得恰到好處,配菜炸大焦餅淋上了香辣的莎莎醬,充滿了家的味道,這個家是我整天魂牽夢縈的地方。

我悄悄的溜上床,刻意不去看時鐘,以免知道我只能睡三、四個小時,反而害我盯著天花板直到鬧鐘鈴響。我吻了一下太太,告訴她我愛她,謝謝她為我準備的一餐,然後闔上雙眼。

 

食物總是和情感連結在一起的,我想這也是我們EZTABLE存在的意義。訂一家餐廳,吃一頓飯,留下的是一場回憶,而不是只有裝滿食物的肚子。

 

如果有興趣,可以讀讀其他一千九百個人對好食物的定義,原文在這

By Cindy Hsiao

Business Development

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