What did you eat last night for dinner?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Fabienne, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. SField

    SField Senior member

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    Just different priorities, and you value the pleasure of food and company, and the memories that come with them more than the clothes you wear. It's perfectly understandable.
     


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    foodguy Senior member

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    thanks sfield! you make my bad wardrobe seem almost heartwarming.
     


  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    The guy from l'Astrance and Passard were the best.
     


  4. SField

    SField Senior member

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    Most of my mentors and the people whose wisdom and advice I most seek dress abominably by this forum's standards. Most of the rest of them have enough money to have someone dress them impeccably, with little input on their own part.
     


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    moddey Well-Known Member

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    I don't see them available online, only some excerpts on youtube. If you have netflix, search for "inventing cuisine." If not, they are available from amazon, I think.
     


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    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Funny you should mention this. I was at a wine tasting for the "Summer of Riesling" at Daniel on Tuesday. I sat next to an older gentleman, in his late fifties, who was an adjunct professor at a University in New Jersey. His suit was ill fitting, and he certainly wasn't the most put together man in the room, but none of that really mattered. His knowledge of wines, and of restaurants in Manhattan--and even Paris--was unsurpassed. Of the ten different Rieslings we tasted, he told me something interesting about nine of them.

    He also told me to go to Picholine; he said it's his favorite place to eat in the city. He mentioned I go this Fall for the Scottish game bird tasting menu. Gave me his card and told me to tell them he sent me, and that I'd get an extra course...nice guy.
     
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  7. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    did you ask if any of his colleagues are single?
     


  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I wonder how a part time prof from New Jersey can afford all that?
     


  9. indesertum

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    i dunno man. if i can go to momofuku ko and kwilk can go to alinea i think a part time prof could do a lot of things
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Yes, but neither one of you have unsurpassed knowledge of restaurants in Manhattan and Paris.
     


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    randallr Senior member

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    If you were single I think there are a ton of things you could do on an adjunct's salary.
     


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    Rambo Senior member

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    God forbid Max would be telling the truth
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjunct_professor#Adjunct_professor

    Maybe he married into money?
     
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  14. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    or maybe he wrote a book. One of my professors in college wrote a text book and close to half a million copies had been sold to date. Even if she received like a meager $3 per book (from the $80 retail), that's still some pretty serious income for a prof.

    if the college in NJ is Princeton, it's certainly possible.
     


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    Perhaps he only teaches on the side or has already made his money.
     


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