FOOD NARCISSISM: WE’VE LOST THE PLOT

 

Looked through the guide to good restaurants the other day to find a place with food I’d like to eat. Randomly, I found gremolata-speckled turnip ribbons, fried caciocavallo and pickled eggplant, tarragon-flecked Parisienne gnocchi with salt-baked celeriac, sweet buns with tom crab and Thai basil mayo and much more!  In fact there was hardly any dish that was recognisable.  It’s clear that, to succeed, restaurants have to offer outlandish ‘innovative’ food that, frankly, you really never wanted to eat!  And you’ll pay $35 or more for a main, which probably needs sides to be added to constitute a balanced dish.  What’s happening, people?  Our society has lost the plot on food.Read More »