Sometimes I live to eat. I'm alive for EVERYTHING, and food is one of the most creative, exciting, delicious things about living. It's amazing just how it chemically alters your body, entirely. This indirectly answers that playing with food is allowed. You can make art with food. You can build shit with food. You can fight people with food. You can eat food off people. Food is good.
I'm going through a phase where I eat to live and my diet consists of nuts, popcorn, fruit, dairy, and white meat. And tea. Lots of tea. And drugs, too.
I eat to live. This doesn't mean I don't enjoy food. I do. I like either doing things in abundance or doing them at a high intensity, though. Since eating intensely (swallowing w/o chewing much I guess is what this would look like) or eating abundantly (which leads to obesity unless you eat lots of veggies) aren't really options, I just eat to live and move on. I move on to doing something I can do over and over (abundance) or can do to the extreme (avoiding people like the plague works drastically enough for me )