Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Food Distinctions

A friend and I were trying to figure out what to eat for dinner yesterday and all I could think was that I wanted vegetables.  She said she needed protein.  So, we thought we'd try Siri.  

This is how that conversation turned out:

Friend: Siri, find us a healthy restaurant.
Siri: I'm sorry, can you please define that?  
Me: Ok, that's not going to work.  We need to think of food genres.  
Friend: Genres?
Me: What's the word?  Ethnicities?
Friend: Types? Categories?  This feels like a bad game.  I can't seem to think of it.  What is the word?
.... <We both think about this for a while>
Friend: Maybe we should stop trying to think of the word and actually think of a characterization.  
Me: Characterization?  That's not it either.  Ok, um...something Asian?
Friend: Siri, find a Japanese restaurant.  
Siri: I found a few a little ways away.
Friend: That is so vague.  What does that mean?  
Me: I have no idea.  Wait, how many Japanese people are there here anyway?  Siri, how many Japanese people are there in Salt Lake City?
Siri: Let me think for a moment.  The answer is 480.  
<My friend and I laugh>  <We ask about various populations for a few minutes>
Friend: We have to think about food!  
Me: Middle Eastern!  That's healthy and it includes vegetables and protein.
Friend: Good call.  

Where did we end up going?  An Ethiopian restaurant we came across on our way to the Middle Eastern restaurant.  It was great.  

But I still have no idea what food classification is called.  Any takers?

1 comment:

  1. What??? You're in Salt Lake? I'm so confused.