[Sca-cooks] Other modern nonsense

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 04:43:19 PST 2010

See, I like this idea, that what's on the plate is food, without adding
superfluous pieces.

I mean, if you really examine the idea of a non-edible (or
not-intended-to-be-eaten) garnish, it's rather silly......

"Hmmmm....these mashed potatoes look rather plain.  How about if I plop a
Troll doll into the middle of them?  Tres snazzy."

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:51 AM, <lilinah at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Adamantius wrote:
>> As for the statements regarding nouvelle cuisine, large plates and small
>> portion sizes, yes, we all know the 80's were a funny time,
> Vertical food! The opening sequence of "American Psycho"!
> but I respectfully submit that some of you with that particular bugaboo
>> appear not to be getting it...
> I'm fine with experiments with food, or i wouldn't be playing with strange
> old cookbooks ;-)
> What we ate at Sanford in Milwaukee were small servings on carefully
> selected plates and "garnishes" were an integral part of the dish (not
> something added to fill up the plate or dress up otherwise dull food). No
> foams, although i've been curious to eat a meal that incorporates them so i
> can have the actual experience
> I've read that Grant Achatz, of Alinea in Chicago, has used food stuffs as
> inks and had a computer printer specially designed to utilize them to print
> into edible paper. Now that is a subtlety, very subtle.
> --
> Someone sometimes called Urtatim

Ian of Oertha

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