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  • *Uses vegan fufluns to fill holes in stone foundation.*

    June 25, 2009

  • Ha! I like that meaning, though. "If I liked Billy Joel enough to admit I was vegetarian" is a great phrase. Maybe it can go on a T-shirt.

    I also really like "It has the dumb." :)

    June 25, 2009

  • *rereads page*

    Oh, right, I understand now.

    The first time I thought you were saying "If I liked Billy Joel enough to admit I was vegetarian" and that just didn't make sense.

    My brain. It has the dumb.

    June 24, 2009

  • Nothing, unless you read a lot of Anthony Bourdain. He's abrasive about a lot of things. Also does a TV show called "No Reservations" that I think we discussed briefly on another page recently, but no idea which one.

    June 24, 2009

  • ...What does Billy Joel have to do with anything?


    June 24, 2009

  • Mmmmm! I love what the meranguine does for my skin!

    June 24, 2009

  • Anthony Bourdain does not mince words. You either like him or you hate him. *shrugs* I grew up in a restaurant family, I see where he's coming from and think he's funny.

    I also understand that if I were a vegetarian (or liked Billy Joel enough to admit it publicly), he'd be offensive to me. But offensive is sometimes better than completely fucking boring. :)

    *flings more vegan fufluns*

    June 24, 2009

  • *tosses vegan fufluns*

    June 24, 2009

  • *distracts*

    Hey dc! Look over here!

    *flings cream pie*

    June 24, 2009

  • Lighten up.

    June 24, 2009

  • I'm not about to start the Butter Wars, but my point is that any chef works within certain limitations ... available ingredients, seasonality, staff, time, size of kitchen, etc. If the particular constraints happen to be those of vegetarians or vegans, why are they any more of an 'irritant' than the usual drum?

    What irks me is not so much the implied slur on vegans (AK 47-toting militants? stand back or I'll fire a bunch of rocket salad across the Israel border) because that's so fucking silly it's headed straight for the worm farm. More, it's the sheer snobbishness of Anty Brain, bubbling forth like the hissy-spatter of fried soy-giblets; heaven forbid that chefs should serve the needs and wishes of their customers! No, the customers can go rot in their orange jumpsuits while it is the chef's prerogative to assault their palates as he/she pleases. I disagree and I disagree.


    June 24, 2009

  • I beg to differ (with both Bs).

    Being debarred from butter would seriously compromise, say, a French chef's aims; everything depends on the culinary tradition. Not all cuisines are equally well adapted to vegetarianism. 'Making something' is hardly superb cheffing, to borrow a Woosterism.

    That said, there is an abundance of splendid vegetarian chefs, and it's crude of TB to dismiss a sub-continent altogether, given his supposed cosmopolitanism. Then again, he's a crude dude.

    June 24, 2009

  • Wow.

    June 24, 2009

  • You'd think 'any chef worth a damn' might be able to make something out of vegetables, fruit, beans, pulses, herbs, etc., so obviously Tony Boredom doesn't cut the mustard.

    June 24, 2009

  • No attempt at seriosity here. It's just damn funny!

    *used to be a vegetarian and therefore is exepmt from accusations of vege-bashing*

    June 24, 2009

  • "Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn."

    Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain

    June 24, 2009