REAL LIFE: Your Honour, I Have Committed Food Crimes

Cheese ham and bread

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One of the things I’ve noticed since I have been doing more food-related posts on my blog and my social media channels, is just how PASSIONATELY people feel about food. I can understand how comforting food is for some people, and how territorial they get over their favourites. One thing I have always wanted to do with this blog, is focus on normal, affordable, food, without being judgemental of people’s preferences. I’ve eaten in some of the nicest places in the world, and I can also quite happily have a Pot Noodle for lunch. It’s all about balance. But I do have some terrible food habits that you can definitely judge me for. I’m sharing some on this post, as well as some other people’s from my Twitter account.


This particular food crime is one I am chastised for often: I have my steak well-done. Also, not content with having my steak well-done, I am also a known offender for smothering my steak in ketchup. My favourite cut is fillet, and some people would say I absolutely ruin it if I have it well-done, but they can tell someone who cares. If I wanted to eat blood I would become a vampire. If you do like your steak well done like me, then a steak hammer will be one of the best investments of your life.

Rice and gravy

This probably sounds disgusting to most people, but fried chicken, rice and gravy is a very popular dish in some parts of the world. I have it nearly every day on my various trips to the Philippines. Jollibee is a fast-food restaurant that serves the dish over there, and when they recently opened one in the UK I queued outside for hours just to get my favourite dish. If you want to make it at home and give it a try, check out my fried chicken recipe.

Buttery bread

It’s a long-running joke in-between my friends and I, that I absolutely CANNOT butter bread. I’m useless at it. Really buttery bread for me is kind of like a “chicken and egg” situation. I can’t really remember whether I have come to like buttery bread because it is the only way I can butter bread, or if I liked buttery bread in the first place and learned how to butter to accommodate this preference.

Either way, the girls have all refuse to eat sandwiches round mine.

Burnt toast with Marmite

I know the burnt toast is enough to set people over the edge, but I think the Marmite just adds a little bit of extra offense to the situation. I either have my toast medium rare or burnt, no in-between. Like bread, I find toast really hard to butter, so no matter what I have on it, it is always quite buttery.

What about some of your food crimes? 

As I was thinking about putting this post together, I thought I would ask some of you guys your worst food crimes. As some of mine are so horrific, I can’t really judge people, but obviously if you want to then go right ahead.

Pasta and gravy –

This one, courtesy of Katy made me feel a bit ill, but then I got a bit curious and I can honestly say I might try it. If I run out of rice one day I’ll certainly not rule it out.

Frozen bread –

to be honest Simone, I don’t even know what to say to this one!

Peanut butter & ham sandwiches –

Ok, so Lucy does actually have an excuse here, she was pregnant. No judgement given.

Fries dipped in ice cream –

I have to admit, I do this. The only difference is I dip mine in milkshake. I definitely can’t deny I’d try ice cream too, just wondering what flavour Izzy?

Mayo on rice –

Mehr as someone who hates mayo, I can’t even with this.

Have you got any food crimes you would like to admit to? If so I would love to see some in the comments!

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11 responses to “REAL LIFE: Your Honour, I Have Committed Food Crimes”

  1. I love this! I’m the exact same when it comes to steak – why on earth do I want my food to have blood in it? Gross, no thank you


    1. Exactly! I don’t want to eat something filled with blood, am not a vampire thanks.


  2. This was such a fun read, very curious about the fact carbs and gravy seems to be a thing for a few people, I’d never think to try it with rice or pasta. I don’t do this anymore but I used to love yoghurt on my toast when I was a kid??? x



    1. Yoghurt on toast doesn’t sound TERRIBLE. People have jam which is sweet as well.


  3. Well done steak?!?! I just can’t. Although I do have ketchup with my steaks too, so I’ll let you off on that one. One of my food crimes is that I love a fried egg sandwich with ketchup AND hummus.


    1. Hummus on a fried egg sandwich is definitely worse than well-done steak haha.


  4. lynnmumbingmejia Avatar

    Oh god, I love buttery bread! It’s an elite pleasure in my opinion! So bad but so good. I don’t have really weird food pairings but I do love sauces! So I often have meals with lots of different sauce. Thank you for sharing xx


    1. I love sauces as well, I’m terrible for a Nando’s sauce I whack it on everything.


  5. This made me chuckle! I’m a medium rare steak girl… so totally disagree with you there! But then again, I really like eating plain noodles…. so I can’t judge!

    Katie |


    1. No plain noodles are an absolute about. Simple, yet effective.


    2. Very thick porridge! When I was very young, my mum made it that way by mistake and I’ve loved it ever since. Most people would find the lumpy mess a bit hard to push down!


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