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April 29, 2006

Food Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Odious and Peculiar has a few things he'd like recent Culinary Institute grads to know about. Link thanks to Steve Bodio, who recently wrote a posting that's key reading for meat-eaters. Great Steve line:

"France may be in a decline, but any civilized person must be thankful for its food, wine, and shotguns!"

Don't miss (also via Steve) this lovely LATimes review of Julia Childs' autobiography. Julia Child was, IMHO, a major figure in American culture. Like Jane Jacobs, she was one of those terrific midcentury oddballs who -- at a time when America generally was hurrying down the interstate to plastic-suburbia TV blandness -- helped us rediscover what "quality of life" means, and why it's worth paying attention to.

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at April 29, 2006




Comments

Funny, I just copy-clipped this picture to post in the comments @ your previous post (via LaCoquette)
That's the face you'd like to see on a pig, right Michael? Right before she'll be trasformed into that tasty bacon some
love so much.

Wait, why suddenly my former husband came to mind?

Posted by: Tat on April 29, 2006 03:14 PM



The Smithsonian would seem to agree with you. Julia Childs' kitchen is housed at the National Museum of American History. I saw it a few years back, it's pretty neat.

Posted by: claire on April 30, 2006 02:07 PM



Odious and Peculiar's assignment of blame to Anthony Bourdain is misplaced. I read Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential and he certainly does NOT glamorize the field and lure more people into attending culinary school. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Posted by: Peter on May 1, 2006 09:20 AM



Must echo your sentiments on the wine and food scene in France. Just bought a liter of wine for 1 Euro 35 at Leader Prix. Excellent. Even the French fries are better. I kid you not.

Posted by: Robert Speirs on May 1, 2006 10:00 AM



Tat -- Wait, that looks like ... my identical twin!

Claire -- That's great to learn, thanks. I wonder if it's visible on the web. Hmm, I'll go Google ...

Peter -- But isn't there a chance Bourdain's macho debunking made the field even more attractive? Maybe not.

Robert -- You're doing some good living!

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