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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