Even cooking for one is not a bad idea

There is nothing quite like good food. I hope you don’t mind sharing a meal with someone you love the most. Eating alone is a good way to enjoy one’s own company.

A lone diner gets an opportunity to nourish both his body and the mind. It is a way to express self-gratification. Writes a lone diner, “How often do I see couples not speak to each other for an entire meal?”

Good food is good company. When you are eating alone the experience is somewhat different. You don’t have to pay attention to your friends. You don’t have to make compromises while placing orders. You can indulge in several other luxuries,like eating without a spoon and a fork.

Of course, dining out alone requires a certain amount of confidence. In a surrounding where everyone is talking and laughing with someone, you are with yourself. You might get upset. Eating alone does not reflect lack in social standing. Being alone does not mean being out of touch.

“As with any other solo pursuit, eating alone requires a carefully balanced combination of commitment, enthusiasm and self-adoration.”

Everyone secretly loves eating alone. You should, after all, you are having a meal with some one you love the most. Two conditions apply: You need to be in a good mood, and you should not mind missing dinner table gossips. If you are not in a good mood or think that gossips are more important than the food, then please abandon the idea of becoming a lone dinner.

“Must be a loner,” is how one reacts when one sees some one, particularly a woman, sitting alone in a restaurant. You don’t have to pity her. She is enjoying her own company, and that’s why she is there. Ask her, she will say, “ Some of my best meals have been with just myself.”

So go ahead and get the pleasure of eating alone. After all, if you don't, the only person you will be depriving is yourself. And perhaps you know there are places where you can go and have wonderful meals and not feel lonely. It is good to know that for a lone diner it is relatively easy to get a place even on a crowded day in a popular restaurant.

Even cooking for one is not a bad idea!

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© 2017 by Dr Purnendu Ghosh