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(Mercury News)   Legendary restaurant Chez Panisse nearly destroyed by locally-grown, cruelty-free, 100% organic fire   (mercurynews.com) divider line 12
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2013-03-09 03:16:38 AM
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i49.tinypic.com

This makes me happy. Really. It does! Alice Waters has to be one of the most pretentious "limousine liberals" there is! farking smug food snob supreme! Talking so preachy about "slow food", and the environment, yet she has no problem firing up a big-ass woodburning oven just to cook a single fried egg for Leslie Stahl, while she takes a giant verbal sh*t on the head of every American mother who has neither the money nor the time to cook as fancy as Alice wants them to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRFIzyh0q2A

(I can only imagine the carbon footprint that this hypocrite made just for one egg)

And then the really big scandal came a couple of years ago, when Anthony Bourdain said something like "You know something? We need to create a diet plan where anyone can afford to eat right. Not just the rich people.". This made Alice shoot her tampon clear across the room in a rage. The very idea that ordinary people could afford a decent diet instead of paying through the nose at Whole Paycheck absolutely infuriated her. It was like she was horrified that you or I could somehow eat just as well as an elitist food snob like her. That only the rich can (and should) afford to eat right, because that made them special.


http://gothamist.com/2009/01/23/anthony_bourdain_talks_alice_waters. ph p
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/06/food_d es erts_alice_waters_and_dietary_class_warfare_.html


PS: Her attempt to bring her bullsh*t to Beijing bombed too BTW. her kind of weirdness only works in berkeley, but in the real world? Not so much.
2013-03-09 05:50:11 AM
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: [i49.tinypic.com image 345x278]

This makes me happy. Really. It does! Alice Waters has to be one of the most pretentious "limousine liberals" there is! farking smug food snob supreme! Talking so preachy about "slow food", and the environment, yet she has no problem firing up a big-ass woodburning oven just to cook a single fried egg for Leslie Stahl, while she takes a giant verbal sh*t on the head of every American mother who has neither the money nor the time to cook as fancy as Alice wants them to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRFIzyh0q2A

(I can only imagine the carbon footprint that this hypocrite made just for one egg)

And then the really big scandal came a couple of years ago, when Anthony Bourdain said something like "You know something? We need to create a diet plan where anyone can afford to eat right. Not just the rich people.". This made Alice shoot her tampon clear across the room in a rage. The very idea that ordinary people could afford a decent diet instead of paying through the nose at Whole Paycheck absolutely infuriated her. It was like she was horrified that you or I could somehow eat just as well as an elitist food snob like her. That only the rich can (and should) afford to eat right, because that made them special.


http://gothamist.com/2009/01/23/anthony_bourdain_talks_alice_waters. ph p
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/06/food_d es erts_alice_waters_and_dietary_class_warfare_.html


PS: Her attempt to bring her bullsh*t to Beijing bombed too BTW. her kind of weirdness only works in berkeley, but in the real world? Not so much.


I've sometimes wondered what it would be like to have the sort of personality whose every component - even ones sense of humor, was driven by rage, hatred, fear and envy.
There are some sad, sad people here on Fark.
I pity you, Vinnie - if I were religious, I would pray for you.
2013-03-09 12:54:22 PM
1 votes:
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/01/cultivating-failu r e/307819/

"The peculiar evil is this: that the less money you have, the less inclined you feel to spend it on wholesome food ... When you are unemployed, which is to say when you are underfed, harassed, bored, and miserable, you don't want to eat dull wholesome food. You want something a little bit "tasty." There is always some cheaply pleasant thing to tempt you. Let's have a three pennorth of chips! Run out and buy us a two-penny ice cream! Put the kettle on and we'll all have a nice cup of tea ... Unemployment is an endless misery that has got to be palliated." -- George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier, 1937

So the message to Alice Waters, Jamie Oliver, and all the other smug food snobs out there, is that the masses aren't a bunch of ignorant cattle who stuff their faces with Cheetos because you think they are a herd of fat dumbfarks. They do so because their lives are awful enough having to work their asses off day after day trying to keep one pinkslip away from losing their jobs and their homes. So they are desperate for any simple pleasure that they can find. The last thing anyone wants to do after working a ten hour shift at an Amazon warehouse is to sit down with a bowl of kale. They don't have the time or the energy to do a full meal. Sometimes there's just enough energy left in their weary carcasses to toss a Hungry Man dinner and press the buttons on the microwave.

If your kale cannot compete with their breakfast burrito, then TOUGH SH*T!
2013-03-09 01:07:11 AM
1 votes:
A tumbleweed made of hemp and kale was seen leaving the scene, cutting off several Priuses and Subarus. Witnesses said it had a bumper sticker that spelled out "Coexist" using every religious symbol.

/Will never live in Berkeley again
2013-03-09 01:06:23 AM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Hickory-smoked: Ryker's Peninsula: I'm going to take a wild guess that the insurance will cover the cost of these renovations... I mean damages.

I'm guessing you never saw the inside of Chez Panisse. It was a beautiful space.

Waters also isn't one to sacrifice either good wood or her carbon footprint intentionally.

Not unless it involved making a shiatload of money


Not even then. It's hard to believe, but there are actually a few people around with principles.
2013-03-09 01:06:06 AM
1 votes:
They're going to be closed "at least through March 23."

That's two weeks. Either they're understating how long it will be closed, or there wasn't much more than smoke damage.
Just getting permits and inspections would take longer than two weeks on any major reconstruction.
2013-03-09 12:57:13 AM
1 votes:

Ryker's Peninsula: I'm going to take a wild guess that the insurance will cover the cost of these renovations... I mean damages.


I'm guessing you never saw the inside of Chez Panisse. It was a beautiful space.

Waters also isn't one to sacrifice either good wood or her carbon footprint intentionally.
2013-03-09 12:56:01 AM
1 votes:
Went once and totally enjoyed it. Between seatings, Waters was sitting in the back surrounded by her staff - looking like Jesus and the disciples. Maybe it was the fantastic food and drink, but I found it somewhat moving.

People eating at good restaurants these days owe her a big debt of gratitude, seriously.
2013-03-09 12:54:07 AM
1 votes:
I, too, am deeply moved by the pointless destruction of a place I've never been and would never go to.
2013-03-09 12:48:53 AM
1 votes:
"It brings up a lot of emotional sadness for me,"

As opposed to that other kind of sadness?
2013-03-09 12:39:53 AM
1 votes:
I'm going to take a wild guess that the insurance will cover the cost of these renovations... I mean damages.
2013-03-09 12:37:01 AM
1 votes:
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