Breakin’ Bad

I’ve made much to-do about the Holy Trinity of diet, exercise and nutrition and how they’re central to my dealing with cancer. But there comes a time, every now and again, when you just have to say, “Screw it! I’m going to enjoy the food.” And I couldn’t think of a better place to do it than Emeril’s original NOLA restaurant — both touristy and authentic, all at once. So here’s the general drift of the luncheon special the day we were there: grilled mahi-mahi on top of a mound of Southern cole slaw, topped with some watermelon preserves and something else I forget. Blueberries?

Q: “So what’s the sin?” you may ask.

A: The base, the foundation, the footings from which all these good, kinda healthy things arose: Southern-fried green tomatoes! Fried, fried, fried as they come. Oh, but so tasty!

Emeril, when you read this, I want you to know it was great. As you can see from the photo below, your team did well, very well, indeed. Hard to send a dish back for a re-do when your plate looks like this.

What can I say?

About Bill Curry

Stage 4 prostate cancer

2 Responses to “Breakin’ Bad”

  1. It’s a good question — and I may be making a distinction without a difference. But, in my mind, diet is the overall menu — the food we eat — say, fish as opposed to beef. And, to me, nutrition is more the beneficial or detrimental components of food. So salmon has beneficial properties — omega-3 fatty acids — that Dover sole doesn’t. And nutrition also includes the beneficial properties of herbs and spices — turmeric, garlic, things that maybe you don’t think of as part of a healthy diet but which provide beneficial nutrients or phytonutrients. So try this for a good cancer-fighting dish: brussels sprouts and tomatoes with turmeric. A threebie for fighting cancer.

  2. So what’s the difference between diet and nutrition?

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