Whatever the opposite of a foodie is, I am. The guy in this cartoon of mine is basically me:
Look, as far as I’m concerned, any variety of apple a day will keep the medical profession at bay.
And even instant coffee quickly turns me human in the morning.
I know this makes me sound like a curmudgeon, but after Andy Rooney died I felt someone had to take up the mantle of cantankerousness. By relentlessly raising the bar for the satisfaction we demand from an apple or a cup of coffee, we assure that most apples and cups of coffee won’t measure up. And the very useful human capacity for adaptation only makes the quest for perfection more quixotic, because great food eventually gives us no more pleasure than what was good. So, when I hear “Good, better, best, never let it rest, until the good is better and the better is best,” I say, “Let it rest.”
With one exception, of course: the search for the perfect cartoons. Enjoy!