from the Simmish kitchen
7, 2002 - by Johanna Grumblin
was asked why I find Simmish food so interesting. I asked back; why shouldn't
I be interested in what allows me to stay alive, what made me grow up from
being a little girl, and something that is the main reason why my family
and friends flock around my dining table?
kitchen culture is not about food alone. We do have an old traditional
kitchen, although it seems that most Sims nowadays are willing to replace
their corn & beans with pizza and espresso. In this, my first article
for my new food section her at the Simmerville web, I want to give you
some basic facts on our food and meals. Later on I will share with you
my best recepies and good advices for your kitchen.
general, Sims are very food loving. What has the power to wake up an entire
family without even knocking one single bedroom door? Right; the smell
of newly prepared food! Which room is probably the busiest in your home?
Hopefully your kitchen. And, why do you think that Sims goes for a 2nd
plate even when they are perfectly stuffed from the first plate? It must
be because we just love eating! We are a nation of food freaks!:)
it's common to serve only one or two meals per day, if your kitchen is
well equipped that is. Our grandparents always ate 3 times per day; breakfast
before 10AM, lunch sometime between 10AM and 3PM, and finally dinner before
midnight. Back then they had poor stoves and food processors, and they
became hungry again much sooner than us modern Sims. In addition, they
worked harder and ate no snacks, which also made them long for the next
that has already been served on a plate should be aten within nearly 8
hours. This means that you can have two meals from the same preparing,
i.e. remainers from a late dinner can be eaten for breakfast the following
day if you get up early. It also allows you to prepare a meal for your
guests several hours before they arrive.
some food taste perfect, while other meals make you feel hungry again after
just a couple hours. You should pay attention to the kids groaning "yack"
or pracing their dish with a "yummy". A good meal is essential for any
Sim. There's a huge difference between poorly prepared corn & beans,
and the same dish if well prepared.
can still be a healthy and happy Sim even if you choose not to use modern
kitchen appliances, but you will have to serve food more often, just like
our grandparents did. That is not a bad thing if you like it in your kitchen,
but if you need more time for your carreer or other interests, the kitchen
might not be your favourite arena. And by the way, preparing food turns
into quite a mess if you don't even have a stove or a free counter.
we eat, is what we are
wheather you like it or not, it's right there in your fridge; corn &
beans. For breakfast, for lunch and for dinner, always corn & beans!
And it's perfectly okey! Sims never asked for the gourmet experience, but
for not being hungry.
in the real old days, 17th century, nobody even thought of changing our
monotone meals. But in 1790 something happend that I will tell you about
in another article soon to come. Anyways, it's hard to imagine how life
was when they did not even have snacks in their fridge, right?
most Sims have enough money to buy other kinds of food, being gelly or
turkey, even cakes and cookies. And it's fun to eat something different
on certain occations.
there we have several businesses and individuals coming up with new meals
for our pleasure. And for our stomacks, too.