In ancient times there was only one food program on TV – Julia Child’s “The French Chef.” It was hilarious. She was 6′ 2″ tall with broad shoulders and “BAM” – when she slammed a sea bass down on the table everything would go flying. As kids we thought it was just another comedy show on Public Television a la Monty Python.
Today, there are hundreds of cooking shows on the air. And those are instructional cooking only. That’s not include the many reality restaurant, bakery and other competing programs or the many cooking competitions on television.
And how about internet food clubs? For $99 a month you can join the steak or lobster club, $35 gets you the wine club and if your on a tight budget you can join the Peanut Butter & Jelly Club for a mere $20 per month.
So what is wrong with a focus on gourmet cooking and eating? Very simply, it drains your time and your wallet. Other concerns that we don’t need to rehash here is our nation’s obesity crisis, a generation retiring without retirement savings and an explosion in diet related preventable diseases such as Diabetes.
Being able to Focus on a goal is a key to success. Getting involved in a pursuit of fancy food and drink is a distraction.
“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power.”~ Tony Robbins
Benjamin Franklin learned this truth early in life and actually hired out his meal preparation of very simple vegetarian meals as he writes:
“We had our victuals dressed and brought to us regularly by a woman in the neighborhood, who had from me a list of forty dishes, to be prepared for us at different times, in all which there were neither fish, flesh nor fowl, and the whim suited me the better at this time from the cheapness of it”~ Autobiography Part One
So this leads us to our Proverb to help guide us along a path of success in life.
“He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich” ~ Proverbs 21:17