The latest issue of Remedy Quarterly was all about cravings and there were some definite trends through the stories and articles. Many cravings seemed to come from a loss or lack: a fruit that was out of season, a grandmother's recipe that she never shared with anyone, the body trying to get more nutrients. Also, cravings often have roots in a particular time or place, like a restaurant from childhood or the food eaten on a particular vacation.
The issue really made me think about my own cravings. For instance, I've recently been craving scallops like nothing else. I used to eat scallops fairly regularly when I lived in Boston, but now that I've moved to the Midwest, they're more rare. And expensive. Hence: craving. (Luckily, I have a Boston trip planned soon!)
I also crave chocolate chip cookies every few months like clockwork. These were my childhood favorite, and they never fail to hit the spot.
What are you craving right now?