Food Snobbery

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Tue Mar 21 19:54:38 EST 2000

On Tue, 21 Mar 2000 alexandra.bolintineanu at wrote:

> I remember an episode in a small French restaurant (not, I repeat,
> not a shockingly classy place or anything, but they did an awful lot
> of weird things to their side-dishes), where my brother asked for
> French fries.  The waiter looked all the way down his long thin nose
> at us, and after a pregnant pause enunciated, "we do not serve fries
> in this restaurant."

Maybe they had principles. French fries aren't French, you know,
they're only called that because they're frenched before they're
(Frenching, apparently, is what it's called when you cut food up into
that shape.)

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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