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What do you Crave when You’re Very Hungry? A Yom Kippur Tribute to Food

A Yom Kippur Food Tribute…

Right now I am very hungry, more hungry than I have been in a long time. It has been 21 hours since I have eaten and I have about four more to go. It’s funny how four hours can seem like an eternity. I don’t know why I thought this blog post would help my hunger pains, but perhaps if I talk enough about what I want, maybe I will be satiated. Probably not, but it’s worth a try. At least sitting on my computer will keep me away from the kitchen.

The question is, in my deepest state of hunger, what do I want? What does this say about deprivation? Furthermore, what does this say about the dreaded word….dieting?

At first considering this question, I really just want Doritos and Whitney’s Cookie-Brownies. I want Coffee Heath Ice cream. I want fritos, and a juicy cheese burger. I want Shepherd’s Pie and a Chocolate Shake. I want Giada’s Creamy Orzo and Sesame Chicken. I want a California Roll, Shrimp Tempura and Mashed Potatoes. I want a Thanksgiving dinner. I want a diet coke!!!!!!!!

Remember this? Yumm mac and cheese!
A juicy veggie burger with cheese!
mmm nuts, peanut butter and nutella!

meatloaf and mashed potatoes…ugh.

After looking at this list, I am sort of disgusted at myself. Look at all that nasty food! I have listed perhaps the most disgusting combination but also the highest calorie foods known to man. But I love food! I love food with a lot of flavor and gusto. When the depths of my stomach are yearning for even the tiniest of bread crumbs, I just want something big, gloppy, gooey and sensational.

Usually when Jews break the fast of Yom Kippur, we eat something simple- nothing resembling any of the foods that I just mentioned. Some people eat tea and cakes. Most people eat bagels, cream cheese, lox, and gefilte fish. In my family, we break the fast a little differently. At around five oclock, my Dad will say he’s hungry and that he wants some chocolate chip cookies. He will get my sister to make the preparations for a massive chocolate chip cookie extravaganza. We then will bake. The smell of fresh Tollhouse cookies will fill the house, our mouths salivate and we break the fast a little bit too early.

For some of you, this post is a little inconsequential. So Jews have to fast, then we break it. No biggy right? But I have a problem with this whole thing. I’m SOO hungry and all I want is junk food. That just can’t be good.

What do you all crave when you’re drastically hungry? Please tell me I’m not alone in my cravings!


2 Comments

  1. Cookie says

    You're definitely not alone in your cravings! I don't think I've ever been as hungry as you are right now since I've never fasted in my (and could NOT even fathom the thought)! BUT when I'm really hungry, I literally will eat ANYTHING I can get my hands on! (Well, anything edible anyway!) It's usually something not so healthy either like junk food or fast food. :(

  2. Alicia says

    I definitely understand that Yom Kippur cravings! Me and my boyfriends family always break the fast a little early as well. I usually crave Italian food, like pastas and the creamy sauces! Also, bread! All I want is some good warm bread!

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