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(FX Cuisine)   Wannabe chef travels to Dehillerin, the 'Mecca for Chefs around the world' for centuries, and is promptly told he's a moron. Multiple times. And laughed at. By the staff. Guess the nation   (fxcuisine.com) divider line 125
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2013-01-12 01:09:42 PM
9/13/2006

timely find subby.
 
2013-01-12 01:44:04 PM

calbert: 9/13/2006

timely find subby.


About as fresh as le poisson rouge found in a Parisian bouillabaisse.
 
2013-01-12 01:45:01 PM
Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?
 
2013-01-12 01:45:45 PM

DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?


Only in French.
 
2013-01-12 01:46:40 PM

vudukungfu: DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?

Only in French.


Yelling that in German would suffice, I think...
 
2013-01-12 01:46:58 PM
This shop is quite well known, but this store originally caters to professionals, not lollygagers who comes on a whim to browse at stuff. I'm supposed they are tired of the tourists who treat them as a tourist attraction. If you know what you want and ask them, they are easily the most efficient people I've ever seen.
 
2013-01-12 01:47:56 PM
Cool headline except none of that happened. Oh well.
 
2013-01-12 01:48:01 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: Yelling that in German would suffice, I think...


How ode one say rascasse, in German? Weren't they all killed when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
 
2013-01-12 01:49:00 PM
Tu travailles dans un magasin, espèce de crapaud!

The author made a very good job of working the system, in the end. Very impressive.
 
2013-01-12 01:49:12 PM
But do they stock a duck press?
 
2013-01-12 01:49:37 PM
I as VERY excited that FX was publishing again. His blog was a treasure of great recipes and photographs. I'm bummed to see that this is an old post and he's still silent.

He was really cagey about why he wasn't publishing any more, but he's Swiss and he stopped writing right around the financial collapse - so maybe he was a Secret Banker who had more important things to do than photograph saffron...
 
2013-01-12 01:49:55 PM
The Parisian's appreciate rudeness? Well fark everything about that.
 
2013-01-12 01:51:08 PM
They guy asked for of a knife was designed to cut roasts, and the clerk showed him a better choice.

ZOMG, how rude!
 
2013-01-12 01:51:10 PM
I would like a large gig por favor.
 
2013-01-12 01:51:49 PM
Wannabe chef travels to Dehillerin, the 'Mecca for Chefs around the world' for centuries, and is promptly told he's a moron. Multiple times. And laughed at. By the staff. Guess the nation and city
 
2013-01-12 01:51:57 PM
Didn't read the article or any of the comments first, but I'm guessing France!
 
2013-01-12 01:52:25 PM
What a donkey.
 
2013-01-12 01:52:33 PM
"dented" knife?

LOL

serrated. what a farking retard.
 
2013-01-12 01:53:35 PM

Tillmaster: Tu travailles dans un magasin, espèce de crapaud!

The author made a very good job of working the system, in the end. Very impressive.


Impressive? He could have simply bought the knife on his first trip. Or his second trip.

Instead he had to inconvenience some other customer in order to feel as if he had fooled some sales clerk.
 
2013-01-12 01:58:30 PM

DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad frog!" at people like that?


over the line?
 
2013-01-12 01:58:51 PM
Chen Kinichi rarely used more than that one big knife. Why do foodies think they need more than a pro?
 
2013-01-12 01:58:54 PM

jaytkay: Tillmaster: Tu travailles dans un magasin, espèce de crapaud!

The author made a very good job of working the system, in the end. Very impressive.

Impressive? He could have simply bought the knife on his first trip. Or his second trip.

Instead he had to inconvenience some other customer in order to feel as if he had fooled some sales clerk.



i77.photobucket.com

"I don't appreciate your ruse..."
 
2013-01-12 01:59:17 PM

padraig: This shop is quite well known, but this store originally caters to professionals, not lollygagers who comes on a whim to browse at stuff. I'm supposed they are tired of the tourists who treat them as a tourist attraction. If you know what you want and ask them, they are easily the most efficient people I've ever seen.


This. Been there multiple times, was never treated rudely by an employee.
The busload of Japanese women moving through the cramped store in packs were a different story...
 
2013-01-12 01:59:33 PM
Ireland?

What do I win?

/click
 
2013-01-12 02:01:22 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Chen Kinichi rarely used more than that one big knife. Why do foodies think they need more than a pro?


The same reason that guy from Rush thinks he needs 97 pieces. Makes him feel better about not having talent.
 
2013-01-12 02:01:49 PM
Been there. Bought a knife and a tagine. No attitude. Also found Paris very polite - was even offered a free second helping of carpaccio of beef in one restaurant.

/realise that is an Italian dish but that was on their set menu that day
//no, not tartare
 
2013-01-12 02:04:21 PM

jaytkay: They guy asked for of a knife was designed to cut roasts, and the clerk showed him a better choice.

ZOMG, how rude!


Hey, if I want to cut beef roasts with a fish knife, then by god I will.
 
2013-01-12 02:04:28 PM

Blackneto: The Parisian's appreciate rudeness? Well fark everything about that.


This is wholly ironic coming from an (assumed) American. I've been told repeatedly that Americans find Canadians politeness to be offensive and suspicious because... well they've got to be hiding something, right! They just insulted me to my face by apologizing! The nerve! Those bastards!

So.... Yeah. :)
 
2013-01-12 02:04:40 PM
I would love to visit a store like that, as I love to cook and I am sure that they have a lot of things that I need that I would only need the moment I first saw it. Nor would I go in acting like some dumb-ass tourist. If, however, they treated me as such I would start taking pictures of items that I liked and when they asked why, I said I would but it at half the cost on the internet.
 
2013-01-12 02:07:23 PM

prjindigo: "dented" knife?

LOL

serrated. what a farking retard.


This. No wonder they were annoyed.

/This is on my list of places to go.
 
2013-01-12 02:08:09 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Chen Kinichi rarely used more than that one big knife. Why do foodies think they need more than a pro?


One chef's knife and a paring knife got me through 30 years of professional cooking.
 
2013-01-12 02:09:05 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Smeggy Smurf: Chen Kinichi rarely used more than that one big knife. Why do foodies think they need more than a pro?

The same reason that guy from Rush thinks he needs 97 pieces. Makes him feel better about not having talent.


You are a bad person, and should feel bad.
 
2013-01-12 02:10:02 PM
1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2013-01-12 02:10:50 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Smeggy Smurf: Chen Kinichi rarely used more than that one big knife. Why do foodies think they need more than a pro?

The same reason that guy from Rush thinks he needs 97 pieces. Makes him feel better about not having talent.


4/10.

/ at least I hope it's trolling...
 
2013-01-12 02:13:11 PM
I use my grandfathers kbar as a meat slicing knife. Alaskan ulu for veggie chopping, and a Swedish mora for everything else. Screw knife sets, use what works for you.
 
2013-01-12 02:13:43 PM
That's the problem with the French, they are so.... French.
 
2013-01-12 02:14:07 PM
Sure. This gets greened but not my breaking news link to the story about the execution of Saddam Hussein.

Way to go, modmins.
 
2013-01-12 02:16:48 PM

zerkalo: But do they stock a duck press?


YES, THEY DO! And it's only €1716 so quite the bargain for all the little frogs who need their ducks flattened. If that's not quite in your budget they have a potato peeler for €180.
 
2013-01-12 02:17:43 PM

DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop store, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?


FTFY

"Shops" make things on site, "stores" stock things made elsewhere.
 
2013-01-12 02:18:35 PM

Mock26: I would love to visit a store like that, as I love to cook and I am sure that they have a lot of things that I need that I would only need the moment I first saw it. Nor would I go in acting like some dumb-ass tourist. If, however, they treated me as such I would start taking pictures of items that I liked and when they asked why, I said I would but it at half the cost on the internet.


You would make a big show of taking pictures. They would ignore you and you would go home and sit on Fark instead of looking anything up.
 
2013-01-12 02:19:05 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: cameroncrazy1984: Smeggy Smurf: Chen Kinichi rarely used more than that one big knife. Why do foodies think they need more than a pro?

The same reason that guy from Rush thinks he needs 97 pieces. Makes him feel better about not having talent.

4/10.

/ at least I hope it's trolling...


Not trolling.
 
2013-01-12 02:20:29 PM

DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?


Because they want to give you the right instrument? Maybe you should ask before getting mad at the store for daring to sell you the wrong knife!

False outrage at one of the most misunderstood cultures in the world, its nicer than London or even NY.
 
2013-01-12 02:21:15 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Chen Kinichi rarely used more than that one big knife. Why do foodies think they need more than a pro?


Because hes on a tv show in a kitchen with limited equipment cooking different things each time? Can you get by with just a chefs knife and a pairing knife? Sure, theyre pretty good at hundreds of things. If youre working at a fish place and slicing salmon day in, day out, might you want a special salmon knife? Probably. A pro wont have every knife in the world, but they might have a couple of those hundreds of specialized knives for things they do frequently,

Mock26: I would love to visit a store like that, as I love to cook and I am sure that they have a lot of things that I need that I would only need the moment I first saw it. Nor would I go in acting like some dumb-ass tourist. If, however, they treated me as such I would start taking pictures of items that I liked and when they asked why, I said I would but it at half the cost on the internet.


Find a local restaurant supply store thats open too the public. Many of them sell over the internet, but their websites usually suck, and as for prices, youd be surprised, theyre pretty comparable, plus you dont have to buy a dozen at a time. We got my brother in laws fiancee 2 half sheet pans for christmas, because she posted a pathetic photo of cookies baking on a pizza pan and in a 9x13 pan on facebook. $12 for the two, vs $25 for two cookie sheets at bed bath and beyond.
 
2013-01-12 02:21:17 PM

zerkalo: But do they stock a duck press?


This guy got his there.
 
2013-01-12 02:24:09 PM

Robert Farker: Mock26: I would love to visit a store like that, as I love to cook and I am sure that they have a lot of things that I need that I would only need the moment I first saw it. Nor would I go in acting like some dumb-ass tourist. If, however, they treated me as such I would start taking pictures of items that I liked and when they asked why, I said I would but it at half the cost on the internet.

You would make a big show of taking pictures. They would ignore you and you would go home and sit on Fark instead of looking anything up.


Nope. I try to support brick and mortar businesses as much as possible, but if they treat me like garbage I will take that business online.
 
2013-01-12 02:34:17 PM

Mock26: Nope. I try to support brick and mortar businesses as much as possible, but if they treat me like garbage I will take that business online


I'm sure they will miss your $25 terribly.
 
2013-01-12 02:34:58 PM
Great googly moogly

www.lobshots.com
 
2013-01-12 02:35:20 PM
So basically the secret is to be the first one to act like an arrogant, pompous ass. I'll remember that next time I go to France.
 
2013-01-12 02:37:16 PM
this guy has a lot of really good looking tutorials for cooking on his website. Who cares about the shop?
 
2013-01-12 02:40:08 PM
I was quite disappointed but it became clear that they would not sell me the 'wrong' knife even if I insisted.

Sooo... he's mad that he couldn't get his way. Wah.
 
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