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Yuppie Cooking? My Take

Maybe I'm wrong in calling it yuppie cooking, but I'm seeing two trends in the so-called culinary world that I attribute to Yuppie-ism. They are the American version of Mexican food and Smoothies.

Now I used to watch a TV show called Mexico - One Plate at a Time, with the host Rick Bayless. The guy himself was weird to me, but the Mexican markets he would visit and the food he produced were beautiful. I would love to have eaten it!

But in America, much ethnic food is not true ethnic food, but the Americanization (read: castration) of that ethnic food. Mexican food is no exception.

What I see of Mexican food is the combining of left over vegetable bits, all mixed up, spread out. Basically, garbage on a sheet of raw dough. Blecch!

Smoothies are nothing but veggie and fruit leftovers blended into a goopy mess and poured into a glass.

Serve me that kind of stuff, and you won't serve me again. I prefer real food. A meat (or protein), a vegetable, and a starch. Perhaps accompanied by a somewhat sweet dessert. Oh, a glass of sherry to accompany it wouldn't hurt!

"I said sherry, steward!" - Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) in "Pursuit to Algiers".


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MegL wrote on November 8, 2017, 5:15 PM

Yes, they take beautiful food and reduce it to tasteless, nutrient-poor material, then add sugar, salt and fat to try and get it to taste of something that someone will pay money for!

lookatdesktop wrote on November 14, 2017, 11:15 PM

We enjoy making Mexican food at home. I don't really go for the fake Mexican stuff. I look for Taquerias that serve authentic Mexican food. When I order food at a local super marcado, called El Rio Grande, they actually serve hot Mexican style dishes and most of their customers are Mexican. Half of them don't even speak English.

Last Edited: November 14, 2017, 11:15 PM