Friday, May 15, 2009

The New York Diet

One of my favorite weekly reads is Grub Street's The New York Diet, posted on Fridays. Each week, they ask someone to write simply about what they eat. The past two weeks have been chefs (Dan Barber and Jean-Georges Vongerichten), but their choices range from Broadway performers and models to editors and local politicians.

It's always interesting to make lists of what you eat, and voyeuristically look at other people's lists, but the way NY mag asks people to actually write about what they are eating - and why - makes it even more intriguing. You get to see the range of routines that people have, and it really makes you realize how our jobs and lifestyles end up dictating what/how we eat. After reading a few of them, you do start to see some patterns - generally people strive for healthy, but end up with at least a few (sometimes more!) gluttonous moments during the week - as well as the distinct individualism that comes with someone's eating habits.

If you're curious, I had plain oatmeal, vanilla yogurt, and homemade granola for breakfast. All mixed together, just the way I (and probably no one else) like it.

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