I’ve got some time off this week, so I finally decided to read Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain it’s been sitting in my stack of books to read for a few years, so it’s about time i got around to reading it. With the holiday upon us I hope that, you my loyal reader don’t have to feed a vegetarian over this wondrous and delicious holiday. Here’s a quote that from the book, that really makes sense to me.
“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans,
are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn. To me, life without
veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky
cheese is a life not worth living. Vegetarians are the enemy of
everything good and decent in the human spirit, and an affront to all I
stand for, the pure enjoyment of food. The body, these waterheads
imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal protein.
It’s healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I’ve worked
with is brought down by any rumor of a cold. Oh, I’ll accommodate them,
I’ll rummage around for something to feed them, for a ‘vegetarian
plate’, if called on to do so. Fourteen dollars for a few slices of
grilled eggplant and zucchini suits my food cost fine.” From Kitchen
Confidential, p. 70
Happy meat eating!