Good taste can be interpreted in two fashions when relating to adventures on the road. One may refer to the choice of tasteful accessories or destinations. That won’t be the one that I refer to today. The other option for taste is the taste that makes your mouth salivate and your stomach grumble. That is the taste I will discuss here and now.
Personally I find that my main motivator to eat is boredom and on a long stretch of road boredom is a fact. There are only so many times you can change the music or … yup that’s about it. You are simply sitting. You can’t get up, you can’t (shouldn’t) play with your phone, no Facebook, no checking emails. You just sit and you steer and you eat. There is a reason that truck drivers are stereotypically overweight and unhealthy. Long hours of sitting with a diet sourced almost entirely from road side outlets.
If you rely on the petroleum distributors for your tucker you will not enjoy your life. Despite the advertised benefits, a large can of Red Bull, hot chips and a burger will not boost your energy levels and concentration for the rest of your drive. So when you are staring into the hot box justifying that the chicken broccoli ball is a healthy option because there is a vegetable in the name of it, know that there is a better way. Here are my tips for good taste on the road.
So there you have it. Get a fridge, drink lots of water, pack some snacks. Your drive will be tastier and you will be healthier, more alert and a lot more fun to be around.