One Food for the Rest of Your Life

One of the most common theoretical life questions that I know of, in regards to food at least, is “If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be”. Basically, people are trying to figure out what food you like the best, to the point you think that you wouldn’t get sick of it. Now, after awhile, there is a good chance that you would not enjoy it nearly as much, at the best, and absolutely despise it, at the worst. There are a few different food answers that I have heard that I feel are pretty okay bets. That is mainly because they are more of food categories rather than singular dishes.

Pizza is a dish that I have heard people claim that they could eat for the rest of their life. Now one of the explanations for this is the idea that there are a wide variety of pizzas. You can have cheese pizza, breakfast pizza (which I have yet to find one that I enjoy), a variety of veggie or meat pizzas, and finally there are dessert pizzas. For those who have never had a dessert pizza, there are many different versions. A couple of the most popular types are ones that are either covered with fruit of some kind or involve chocolate in some form. Again there are versions of pizza that you could, theoretically at least, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert.

A second option is salad. Now there are many people who may have a hard time wrapping their head around this concept. Hear me out. There are fruit salads, jello salads, taco salads, etc. Now the reason that we have so many “salads” that we may not think of as traditional salad, is (as far as I know) because of WWII. Basically the government wanted people to eat more vegetables and said to eat more salads. Again, as far as I know, their definition of a salad was basically something that was eaten cold (mainly veggies). Cold beets, carrots, jello salads, etc. were essentially salads. Think about egg salad, potato salad and more, and pretty much you have the vague definition of a salad and why technically people can eat salad for the rest of their lives.

Finally, a third option is pie. There are a thousand and one versions of pie. The most obvious ones are fruit or creme based dessert pies. Most people would not want to eat that all the time, although it can be awesome to eat cold berry pie for breakfast. It was always a treat when I was allowed to eat cold pie for breakfast. Those are not the only pies that exist. The most well known savory pie is pot pie, especially chicken pot pie. There are other savory pies as well, such as Lord Woolton pie. This pie also originates from WWII, based on the Minister of Food in the UK during the war. A slightly more contemporary (time-wise at least) pie that I am aware of is zucchini pie. Yes you read that right, pie made with zucchini (aka courgette). I have a recipe card ring that has a variety of recipes from a church from the area around where I grew up. I received it as a gift via an estate sale. That card ring has a recipe for zucchini pie. Therefore between savory pies such as pot pies and sweet ones, you could probably eat pie in some form for the rest of your life.

Pizza, salad, and pie are just three options for a food that you could eat for the rest of your life. I am not really sure what other foods or dishes could be done this way. Rice comes to mind as one possibility but I am not really familiar with all the different iterations to make a definitive comment. What kind or types of foods could you eat for the rest of your life? Why? What foods do you think would be too hard? Did you like the idea of pizza, salad, or pie as being eaten for every meal? Please answer below with your comments and thanks for reading.

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