Ruth Bourdain's Answer To Alton Brown: Mein Fanf
|Ruth Bourdain sets her own rules for dealing with celebrity chefs.|
Entitled Mein Fanf, Ruth Bourdain gives props to Brown for the idea, even though she admits it's "douchy". She/he/ then lays down the law by coming up with a few rules of her/his own on how to deal with celebrity chefs. Some tips/tricks include:
Bring a first aid kit to all Paula Deen events. There's a high probability you will be deep-fried.
When a celebrity chef is on book tour, keep physical contact to a minimum, unless you are bearing foie gras. Then, all bets are off.
If you go to a book signing with Nigella Lawson, try not to fall into her cleavage. You may never get out.
As with all rules, there are a few no-no's, like:
Please don't talk to celebrity chefs in a public restroom. That's what private restrooms are for.
Please don't ask a celebrity chef to talk to someone on the phone. Unless, that is, you have Ferran Adria on the line. God, I can talk to that guy for hours.
And, of course, there are some things that should never be questioned:
If Mario Batali asks you to shave his truffles, you do it.
To read all of Ruth's Mein Fanf rules, click here.
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