No, thank you

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The other night, I watched as a TV food critic led cameras into the kitchen of a trendy new restaurant.

His review of the meal had been rhapsodic, spread over an array of dishes, which he lustily devoured. And, I  thought, gee, I’d like to try that place.

Then he went into the kitchen to talk to the chef—a young man who was clearly thrilled by the attention, his new star-status.

Being the food freak I am, I waited, pen in hand, for the reviewer to repeat the restaurant’s name and address, both of which I’d failed to write down during the opening. Yes, I was smitten, and ready to make a reservation the minute I had a number, That is, until the chef, while demonstrating how he prepared a signature salad, plunged both of his bare hands into the bowl of greens and other ingredients, and fondled them…repeatedly.

The food critic didn’t even blink. He gave the restaurant four stars.

I, on the other hand, made sure to write down the name of the restaurant so that I would never make the mistake of going there.

Maybe I should have sent him salad tongs, too.

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8 thoughts on “No, thank you

  1. mariasjostrand says:

    Well, I wouldn’t really mind as long as the person had washed his hand, but I definitely agree that a 4-star restaurant should not be doing that 🙂 There are different criteria depending on whether you’re cooking for guests or customers

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    1. Barbara Froman says:

      I know what you mean about hand-washing. I’m freakish about that when I cook, as were my mother and grandmothers. But I do worry about the personal habits of people in restaurants. That’s probably why I tend to go to the same ones over and over. 🙂 I’m a bit of a chicken that way. Thanks so much for reading and commenting! Cheers!

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