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Mar 21, 2012 01:19 PM

Imaginary eating

Am I the only one who does this? Occasionally, I study -- on line -- the elaborate menus of untra-expensive restaurants I will never visit and figure out what I would order. I imagine what the various dishes I've ordered would smell, look and taste like. Sometimes I end up feeling almost as though I've actually eaten there and I want to eat somewhere else tomorrow! I find this very relaxing. Does anyone else do this?

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  1. I don't, but it sounds like a good way to pass the time. And adds nothing to your waistline!

    1. No, but I'll give it a try....

      1. Um, er, no.

        If I am that interested in a menu, well I go and actually eat there.


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        1. re: thegforceny

          Agreed. If the food interests me sufficiently, I aim to visit.

        2. I do that when planning vacation restaurants!

          I've eaten magnificent meals at all Paris' 3 stars restaurants! (and I've actually done one and it was worth it!).

          1. When I'm not feeling well and the thought of eating is unpleasant, I start pulling down cookbooks and reading them. My go-to food porn is "Last Dinner on the Titanic" - I'd never eat the 1st class meal in real life (although if someone were to make me that one dish with the tornedos, truffles and foie gras I'd be tempted to taste) but for some reason reading about 11 excessive courses is as good as a real food. And I don't have to wear a corset!