Why is it that we love things that are cute? Women refer to fashionble clothing as cute. We choose "cute and cuddly" pets, like puppies and kittens, over critters like snakes and spiders? Isn't beauty supposed to be only skin-deep? And when it comes to food, well, cute always wins out. Sliders, a mini form of hamburgers and sandwhiches are far more fun to eat than than the larger versions. Mini cupcakes and muffins have taken the spotlight away from traditional sizes. And let's not forget "fun" size candybars. Perhaps we think we're saving calories by eating these smaller, cuter items but, in reality, we're consuming far more calories because we don't eat just one. Even when food isn't mini-size, we love to make it cute. We put faces on it, or make it look like something out of Architectural Digest...or a sci-fi movie. I'm no different, I guess. But I do enjoy eating bugs that look like bugs. Decorating food and making it look like something other than what it is has become a new career for many chefs...and home cooks, too. How often have you gone into a restaurant and ordered a meal only to say, "It looks too pretty to eat" when it s delivered to your table? I'm not against having an attactive plate, but I think things are getting a bit carried away...except for maybe these...and aren't they just the "cutest things you've ever seen?"
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