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By Chef_Mars (Chef_Mars) on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 08:19 am: Edit

I had the enjoyable opportunity to recently read
Me Talk Pretty One Day : David Sedaris : ISBN 0316776963
The chapter "Today's Special" deals with his experience eating out in New York City Restaurants. The following is a little clip from a review of the book. I am currently trying to get reprint permission to post the whole restaurantchapter on my web site because I feel it would be educational for chefs to read it.

Culinarily Yours,
Chef Mars
"Another funny piece is Today's Special. This is where Sedaris expresses his disdain for eating out in trendy New York restaurants. He writes of having a rather simple palette and liking to eat foods whose names he can pronounce. He mocks the notion of meatloaf soaked in seawater or fig leaves in tuna salad. He reflects back to a world where dishes could include fewer than twelve ingredients. He writes that "if cooking is an art then we're in our Dada phase." Here he becomes a great defender of the hot dog. It is simple, honest food even if it is made from less desirable parts of the pig. "

By Andapanda (Andapanda) on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 04:57 pm: Edit

I think that the writer meant to use the word, palate instead of palette. :)

By Kinglear (Kinglear) on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 05:27 pm: Edit

David Sedaris is hilarious. I love his writing.
I know exactly what he's talking about. There's a lot of confusion about art and the culinary world out there. Dada indeed!

Andapanda's weblinks-inspirations any flamer would love.

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