When was the last time you ate something that made you cry - in a good way? And no, I’m not talking about raw onions or about a meal that was so unspeakably awful that it made you sob uncontrollably, I mean have you ever eaten something that triggered this emotional response in you, either because of the context, the associated memories or the food itself?
I’ve done this precisely twice in my life – both times because the meal I was eating or the situation I was eating it in brought up strong yet warm memories of my late father. Once was while eating at Burger King in an airport, and the other was while eating breakfast at a diner on Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan during my first solo visit there (this was also incidentally one of the best breakfasts of my life, and that had a little something to do with it too). Have you ever eaten something that was so amazing that it made you cry with joy?