Learning to laugh while eating
I think that in our zeal to get at really good food, we may be minding our manners in a way that usurps our ability to laugh with our mouths full. If the iconic food writer Ruth Reichl can laugh at herself while wearing a leopard-skin roller derby getup (http://www.gourmet.com/food/video/2009/04/ruth_goes_undercover), let her staff snicker along side her as she transforms herself into an Amy Winehouse impersonator, and liken her own tongue to that of Gene Simmons fame in front of a half a million Gourmet.com visitors, then we all certainly have a ton to learn to learn from her regarding taking ourselves and our food way too seriously for our own good. Seriously, folks, this gets to the root of good food. Does it make you smile?