of the Sim meals
7, 2002 - by Johanna Grumblin
you aware of the particular historical event that gave us the breakfast,
lunch and dinner meals? We Sims didn't want to adobt other cultures' meals,
but then there was a war...
kitchen tradition is an important part of our history and past and current
culture. 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. Later on I will share
with you my best recepies and good advices for your kitchen.
and beans at any time of day
can't discuss food traditions without taking a look at our history. And
there's one man in particular who wanted to improve our food tradition,
Mr Admiral vonSimlingen (1742-1791). Before his time Sims were eating corn
and beans for each and every meal, because of the easy preparing and small
pieces, they didn't even bother to have main meals, but ate all thrue the
day and night - if they were awake and if they were hungry. Well, that
hasn't changed much, has it?:) We Sims still eat at all occations and any
time of day, whether we are hungry or not, but at least we now have the
3 main meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner.
in Admiral vonSimlingen's days, most parts of the world already had 3 or
4 main meals, but Sims refused to adopt this - at the time seen as silly
- habit. They wanted food when ever there was food available and they had
time to eat it. And why should they eat anything else than corn and beans
like their parents and grandparents did? Admiral vonSimlingen, who had
travelled world wide and was responsible for the Sim Navy's food supply
1783-1791, was a smart man - he used one of the most remarkable events
from a Sim war in order to change the Sims' attitude towards a greater
varity in foods.
and main meals
SimCity was occupied by foreigners. Like you probably know, the Sim Army
and Navy managed to fight back, and got full control over the situation
one Wednesday of 1790. They started the break through just after midnight,
and just before 10AM they broke into the enemy's main area, arresting their
leaders. Then the leaders were brought by the masses to the harbour, where
they were lynched between 10AM and 3PM, and after the lynching and through
all night untill midnight, the Sims celebrated by canon salutes and great
on this liberty event, Mr Admiral vonSimlingen, started the meal tradition
like we know it today. He arranged for story tellers to entertain Sims
at the old food houses downtown of SimCity. They told stories about the
break-through in the morning, from the lynching at noon, and about the
din all evening, while Sims was having a meal. This turned out to be very
popular, and the tradition of common meals with storytelling soon spread
SimCity-wide. The meals even started to contain of different ingrediences,
allthough the base still is corn and beans.
Mr. Admiral vonSimlingen never knew what great successful his idea was.
In 1792 this was all very new and revolutionary, and one night some farmers
from a neighbourhood caught vonSimlingen and threw him to the wild Llamas
who ate him. What a horrible fate to a man with such great ideas.
times went by, Sims normally were in a hurry mornings, and they had to
eat their "break-through"-meal in a hurry (fast). Therefore, today we know
the "break-through" meal as breakfast, the "lynch" meal is lunch, and "din"
is our dinner. The exact hours are breakfast untill 10AM, lunch between
10AM and 3PM, and dinner between 3PM and midnight.
isn't that special? Now you do have something to discuss the next time
your family or friends are joined for a meal:)