I shouldn’t have taken that for granted

Starting from the point of a young child, I have always appreciated good food. Maybe it was the aroma of smells that sailed from the kitchen into the living room after my mom had whipped up something delicious, or the way chocolate melted on my tongue that caused my love to flourish; nonetheless, the love has since grown and extended itself! I’ve been fortunate to get a job that allows me to taste and write about all my favorite foods across the country. Which at often times is hard to do because there is very little I do not like. However, my biggest food complaint would have to come from an area that actually isn’t food-based at all but does reflect on the restaurant I was located in at the time. It was an enjoyably cool, fall day and my next task was to taste a meal at a local restaurant, which was popularly known for its chili with lean meats and fresh beans. I walked in excited but I have to admit, my excitement dwindled a bit once I sat down and felt an uncomfortable heat in the air. The kitchen wasn’t near my table so I know the cooking flames couldn’t have caused it; nor was the heater near my seat but somehow sweat seemed to accumulate around my forehead and back areas. All I could think about was, “how am I about to eat warm chili when my body temperature alone could scramble eggs?” Guzzling water to stay hydrated took up almost all of my appetite. I couldn’t help but watch the breeze outside and looked forward to leaving already. Although the chili was yummy, it tasted 100 times better later that night as my dinner leftover when I was sitting at home in my cool kitchen. Note to restaurants, room temperature needs to be comfortable and cooler when serving a hot dish you’re known for!

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