Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.
Before I returned to Singapore last year, I spent a long weekend at Starnberger See. Here are some of my meals while I was there.
Meals at Starnberger See
This was my first meal on my own, overlooking the marina.
“The need of the immaterial is the most deeply rooted of all needs. One must have bread; but before bread, one must have the ideal.”
― Victor Hugo,
Yet it is curious how seldom the all-importance of food is recognized. You see statues everywhere to politicians, poets, bishops, but none to cooks or bacon-curers or market gardeners.”
― George Orwell,
I also had a chance to meet up with another research fellow from the International Youth Library in Munich who was staying near Starnberger See. And we took the famous boat trip around the lake.
While we had the option to dine here (it was relatively expensive), we opted to go down on one of the stops, and find a nearby seafood restaurant, because that is what Starnberger See is known for, their seafood!
We found this outdoorsy Greek restaurant when we got off the ship and it seemed like the perfect choice.
Our meal was delicious!
“My own feeling is that if adultery is wickedness then so is food. Both make me feel so much better afterward.”
― Kurt Vonnegut,
“Eating with the fullest pleasure – pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance – is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living in a mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend.”
― Wendell Berry
“The fish in the creek said nothing. Fish never do. Few people know what fish think about injustice, or anything else.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin,
“Ordinary folk prefer familiar tastes – they’d sooner eat the same things all the time – but a gourmet would sample a fried park bench just to know how it tastes.”
― Walter Moers
After saying goodbye to my colleague, I spent the rest of the afternoon in this lovely nook, just reading my book to my heart’s content. And all was right with the world, for a moment.