There are many reasons and desires that come into play whenever we sit down for a meal. Hunger and necessity for food as a biological need of course, but food at some point for virtually everyone, can satisfy something more than just nourishing the body and providing energy. It can trigger memory, serve as a reward, provide comfort, inspire, celebrate or memorialise an event or person… the list goes on.
There are some people in this world who can eat the same thing on a daily basis, or slight variations of it, and be perfectly content and satisfied, seeking and receiving the emotional or creative fulfillment elsewhere. I am not one of those people.