Reason for Not Eating Out in New York #2: Mystery Illnesses

It’s now been almost two months since I began this blog and hence, not eating out in New York. My first taste of restaurant food when I landed in Los Angeles last week during vacation was an awkward reintroduction, to say the least. We went to a less-than-great Shanghai-style restaurant, and for the rest of the evening I had a battle with stomach cramps. Mind you, I never get sick from eating out. I’ve eaten plenty of street meat, any combination of dairy, fast food, seafood, and street food in China, and do not get sick.I hadn’t originally considered any physical effects of not eating out. But after LA, I can’t help but suspect that I may be healthier. Either that, or just more vulnerable to foreign bacteria and things. While I’m not about to pull a Morgan Spurlock and trace each step of my physical journey, I am interested in the practical pros and cons as I continue not eating out in New York, so to each recipe posted from here on, I’m adding these new features:

Cost Calculator: because time equals money and you’ve just spent both

Health Factor: simplified scale of one to ten brownie points (ten being the worst)

Note to cooks everywhere: don’t eat bagged spinach right now…

3 Responses

  1. Bob

    This is what happens when you cook your own food. I stopped eating out two years ago when I married. My wife is from a culture where everything is cooked fresh. We do most of our shopping in Chinatown. We eat a little bit of everything (meats, fish, poultry). When our kitchen was being worked on we tried to eat a frozen dinner (lean cusines) and the chemical taste was so bad we could not finish. I tried eating a McDonalds and my neck became swollen.

    Breakfast is usually a simple fried egg over toast with Lavazza coffee prepared in my retro stove top coffee pot and lunch is a ziplock container of leftovers from dinner. Pinapple juice is great alternative to soda.


  2. Wills Surrey

    That Spurlock guy over did it if you ask me.

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