[Sca-cooks] Cooking steaks was Re: lethal drinks

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Sat Aug 16 20:04:48 PDT 2008

Actually you were right...no self-respecting chef could possibly think that
a steak cooked medium was a good steak!  It's an insult to a good piece of
meat!!!  I think the chef needed the book on etiquette...that was also no
way to treat a customer, even if she was 7 years old!!


On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 10:49 PM, Terri Morgan <online2much at cox.net> wrote:

> I'm replying really late but I can't help but relate my own off-topic
> temperamental-chef story...
> I was about 7, which put this around 1964, when my mother's beau took me to
> a lovely restaurant for dinner while we waited for her flight back home. I
> remember feeling oh-so-grown-up, 'dining out' with a tall handsome man from
> the Greek Diplomatic Corp. So I was determined to be on my best behaviour.
> I
> ordered a steak, rare, but when it came it was cooked medium. I was at a
> loss... finally, I told the waiter there must have been a mistake on my
> order and could he take it back?
> He did, and promptly returned with the head chef behind him, who lectured
> me
> loudly about "spoiled little girls who don't know what a good steak is"
> before he turned on his heel and stormed back into the kitchen.
> I was appalled. My escort was amused.
> He was more amused when I told the waiter, "In that case, I will take that
> steak after all. Please bring me some ketchup to top it and make sure the
> chef is aware of my request."
> Oddly, Nicco gave me a book on etiquette for my birthday a few weeks
> later...
> Hrothny
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