Food Groups

Is wine considered to be a member of a food group–you know, fruit?

Are fries more than just a greasy, salty starch? Could they be viewed as, say, a vegetable?

If both of the above constitute the bulk of one’s daily intake, and on Tuesday one gorges out on heaping bowls of salad, can that salad count toward the rest of the week’s vegetable allotment?

And will the answers to these questions allow me to answer this daily question from guests: “How do you stay so thin working in a restaurant like this?”

To which I can reply, “I stick to fruits and veggies.”

No lie.






10 responses to “Food Groups”

  1. Dennis Avatar

    Great questions…and I think you’re on to something. My favorite is when people extoll the virtues of pizza, explaining that, individually, the main ingredients are extremely nutritious — even required eating to some (which, of course, would make me very healthy).


    – Dennis

  2. Canadian Girl Avatar

    By your reasoning, ketchup is a vegetable, as is chocolate (cocoa BEAN). I like the way you think, RG!

  3. Julie Avatar

    Absolutely true, RG! 😉 And don’t forget chocolate bars have no calories when consumed with diet soda.

  4. Dennis Avatar

    LOL @ Julie. That goes right along with my friend’s belief that beer has no calories unless consumed with food. Needless to say, this particular friend was drunk A LOT!

  5. Augs Avatar

    I’ll pass on the veggies, but I love the fruit. Wait, can we fry the veggies? You know like a tempura?? ; )

  6. jali Avatar

    The wine is a necessary componant to a healthy (well, mental health) diet. Potatoes are THE essential food. I can do a Forrest Gump parody, “I can fry ’em, bake ’em, make a casserole, mash ’em, julienne ’em, stuff em…:”

    I’ve been trying to make healthier choices, but…um… NEVER MIND.

  7. Lex Avatar

    Wine is definitely a food group. Duh? I have an aversion to potatoes I can not explain. if they all disappeared from the world today I’d hardly notice.

  8. Restaurant Gal Avatar
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