v. to stare longingly at at someone who is eating in hope that they will ask you to join them
Food is a significant, if not central, part of most cultures. For example, take the French with all their food related idioms, like: ‘ranconter des salades’ which literally translates to, ‘to tell salads’ and actually means ‘to tell lies’. This may be because food connects people. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are designed to be shared with friends, family, and even pets. Sharing food implies sharing time and stories with others.