You love chicken tenders even if you don't realize you do. So says Helen Rosner in her article last week in Guernica Magazine. Why? Because she feels that chicken tenders are an indisputably perfect food, and also because she considers them to be the perfect antidote to food — and present-day food culture — fatigue.
This article isn't just about a deep love for chicken fingers — it's also about choosing simplicity and comfort after becoming completely fatigued by the nonstop parade of palate-astounding flavors we get from restaurant chefs, food magazines, and food TV these days. It's about occasionally making choices that have nothing to do with food politics or "clean eating" or Instagramming your meal, and instead, just ... you know ... eating. This line in particular made me stop and take note: "There are times when I want to step off the ride, to make a food choice that doesn’t double as a performance of my identity."
Give it a read and then come back here and tell me what you think.
→ Read More: On Chicken Tenders by Helen Rosner via Guernica Magazine