Meditation on Hospital Cuisine

I haven’t been posting because I have been in the hospital, having unspeakable things done to me.  Ugh.  Now I’m out, recovering at home.  But I have a puzzlement about hospital “cuisine”.  Now I understand that the hospital prepares meals for about 700 patients and staff.  Many of these meals require specialized preparation due to the patients’ conditions.  But one would think that a hospital, in the interests of promoting good health, would model healthy eating in the food served to patients.  I don’t mean gourmet cuisine (although tasty would be nice, given that one often doesn’t have much appetite when ill).  I mean basic healthy food – lower fat, low salt, etc.  What I got on my tray was typically so salty I couldn’t eat it. I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich thinking that couldn’t be ruined, and when I bit into it I was left with a salty oil slick on my lips.  Inedible.  I lived on cottage cheese until I got out.

Enough of this.  From this point I will continue to post recipes from my adventures in low fat cooking.  Some of them will be recipes from feasts past, since I’m not cooking as much until I recover.  But needless to say they will be delicious and good for you.


1 Response to “Meditation on Hospital Cuisine”

  1. 1 genius « cookshooteat Trackback on November 24, 2008 at 9:35 pm

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I have lost 200 pounds. I did not do it through surgery – I don’t like knives and needles – or by joining a club, vigorous exercise, or rigorous dieting. I did it by gourmet cooking. To be precise, by cooking low fat, really delicious food. I love to cook as much as I love to eat. Food magazines are some of my favorite reading. I would feel deprived if I couldn’t have the sensuous experience of good food crossing my lips. This blog is about my perpetual feast, my passionate love of food, with recipes, photos, and occasional advice and principles that I have learned along the way.

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