Gratuitous Eating

Why is it we eat too much or eat things we don’t really like in social situations? Especially at family gatherings. I think if you’ve grown up in a family where food is a big part of the love equation, it is very difficult to turn down a taste of this, a spoonful of that. Oh, we must have the Cape Cod chips and the Frito scoops and the chopped liver and the fine wines because it will show how much we care about each other. How can you pass these things up? They are especially for you. Hey, I don’t have an answer for this because I’ve just spent a weekend being loved a lot with food and loving it.

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