The foods we ate included balls of stringy cheese from Oaxaca , corn tortillas fresh off the conveyor belt, sauteed nopales, shrimp from the market. We ate salsas that my boyfriend made, the ones his mother had taught him to make and tried to teach me, la gringa , to make, though I kept forgetting the recipes. I couldn’t keep all the chiles straight. During my nine years as a New Yorker, Mexican was my favorite cuisine, but now that I was living in Mexico, Mexican food was my everyday.
The first sight of my future boyfriend was promising: A towering tree trunk of a man wearing an apron over an Oxford shirt stood in the kitchen of a beach house rented for my cousin’s wedding. He sliced zucchini with enticing precision. Within 24 hours, I found myself making googly eyes at him (Okay, furtive glances) over lobster rolls at the morning-after brunch. An architect from Holland living in NYC, he was delightfully nerdy and weird in all the right ways.
When I’m anxious or sad, I stuff my face with carbs and sugar and cheese, ingredients which are wonderful in and of themselves. Life is too short to deny myself at least one of these Chowhound Intense Brownies at some point. But comfort foods turn on me when I shovel bucketloads of the stuff down my throat, when hunger becomes a long forgotten point. I know I’m not the only one. Many of us have a love/hate relationship with food.
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