Ruth Bourdain, that crazy morph between Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain, is at it again. In response to Alton Brown's Fanifesto, Ruth Bourdain has issued his/her own guidelines for fans on her Comfort Me With Offal blog.
Entitled Mein Fanf, Ruth Bourdain gives props to Brown for the
idea, even though she admits it's "douchy". She/he/ then lays down the
law by coming up with a few rules of her/his own on how to deal with
celebrity chefs. Some tips/tricks include:
Bring a first aid kit to all Paula Deen events. There's a high probability you
will be deep-fried.
When a celebrity chef is on book tour, keep physical contact to a minimum,
unless you are bearing foie gras. Then, all bets are off.
If you go to a book signing with Nigella Lawson, try not to fall into her
cleavage. You may never get out.
As with all rules, there are a few no-no's, like:
Please don't talk to celebrity chefs in a public restroom. That's what private
restrooms are for.
Please don't ask a celebrity chef to talk to someone on the phone. Unless, that
is, you have Ferran Adria on the line. God, I can talk to that guy for hours.
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And, of course, there are some things that should never be questioned:
If Mario Batali asks you to shave his truffles, you do it.