Food­ies for thought

The Weekend Australian - Magazine - - Front Page -

Thanks, Bernard Salt, for bring­ing per­spec­tive to our food-ob­sessed din­ing out so­ci­ety (“Con­fes­sions of an anti-foodie”, Aug 18-19). Food is a won­der­ful gift and es­sen­tial for sur­vival, but if it’s our num­ber one pri­or­ity is there some­thing miss­ing from our lives? Do we eat to live or live to eat? Roland Maxwell Man­ning, WA

Bernard Salt’s anti-foodie ar­ti­cle had me rem­i­nisc­ing over favourite eat­ing places. More re­cently, it’s fresh mud­crabs and whit­ing on the banks of a creek in north Queens­land and the grand­chil­dren’s choices of pizza and fish and chips served by happy peo­ple who treat us like friends. The busi­ness meals in fancy restau­rants with haughty staff are consigned to the fad­ing an­nals of my mind. Ron Stone Townsville, Qld

Bernard Salt mocks one of the great­est plea­sures for hu­mans, which is eat­ing. He needs to stick to his dry de­mo­graph­ics and leave the sim­ple plea­sures to those who have the joie de vivre. Christo­pher Beem

New Farm, Qld

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