Thursday, January 19, 2006

bad idea smackdown

Cheddar Dashi vs. lemon quinoa spaetzle.

Update: Madrid fusión, ground zero for this kind of bullshit, just ended. Via sw, Chow reports, culi decides:

Because in the name of wishful thinking, if I had to name one food trend that I would love to see spread like wildfire this year, it would be that the world's league of exemplary chefs exclusively associate their names and restaurants with the best artisanal and local producers, producers of sustainable products.


Anonymous dana said...

I can attest to the bad-idea-ness of the wd-50 sauerkraut spaetzle, which I dubbed "dog penis pasta."

Fri Jan 20, 04:44:00 AM GMT  
Blogger la depressionada said...

i hate this gimmicky crap. eating at the fat duck was akin to eating at a minature golf course. every of the 302 courses of the tasting menu was silly (some of it delish) -- i had to draw the line at the sardine ice cream. one of the best meals i ever had was a taillevant -- a perfectly cooked roast chicken. sublime.

Fri Jan 20, 04:38:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

Dana, I am not sure I can ever forgive you for that image.

To be fair, I think the idea of, say, cheese stock has potential. One might even want to make it with kombu, for all I know. But to call it dashi is doubly retarded: 1. no bonito, no dashi; 2. the association of cheese and dashi isn't just intellectually repulsive, it's a violation of the idea of dashi. There's "provocation," and then there's insensitivity.

Fri Jan 20, 05:52:00 PM GMT  
Blogger sac said...

I think the trend of photographing meals at high-end restaurants should be encouraged. Required, even. I want to spend 250 bucks to eat in a strobe lit room caused by camera flashes.

As for food trends, I'm understanding less and less of the words on this blog.

Fri Jan 20, 08:10:00 PM GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me all this in english

Tue Jan 24, 04:56:00 AM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

Is that comment spam? Hardly seems worth deleting considering it's spelled wrong.

Tue Jan 24, 06:21:00 PM GMT  

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