Saturday, August 6, 2011

Talkin' trash

Here is what I think is the epitome of trash thinking:

"Restaurant-quality" food.

"Now you can enjoy restaurant-quality meals any night of the week." I just read that in an ad for Stouffer's.

Uh, excuse me? Aren't restaurants supposed to imitate home cooking? I remember when I cooked for Leonard Pennario he said he loved it because all his life he had been eating in restaurants.

Which I loved, but it did not surprise me. Movies are full of men complimenting women on their home cookin'. Think of Clint Eastwood in "The Bridges of Madison County." "It's been so long since I've had a home-cooked meal."

When did home cooks wind up the underdog?

Another thing, just noticed today in T.J. Maxx but around for a while:

"Hotel-quality" sheets.

Doesn't that just kill you??? Aren't hotels supposed to try to make you feel as if you're home?

When did all this get backwards?

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