Lick the bowl, lick the beater, stick your finger deep down into the frosting. Eat the cookie dough but never the cookie. Roll the scraps of pie crust up and pop them in your mouth. Eat loose candies found under chairs, on the sidewalk, and in grass. Eat butter straight from the butter dish, whipped cream straight from the nozzle. Lick milk, as it spills, from the top of the table or the edge of a chair. Chew the gum you find stuck under desktops. Eat what the world offers, without restraint. If, however, you are given food you’ve never eaten before—however carefully presented, however meticulously prepared—refuse to take a bite. Do not even take one. Not without a fight.