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Taster's Cherce

From the vaults, dig this classic 2006 Harper’s magazine article by Frederick Kaufman, Debbie Does Salad: The Food Network at the Frontiers of Pornography.


1 RIYank   ~  Apr 8, 2010 12:51 pm

Yikes. Gastroporn, and gourmet wordplay too! "Debbie Does Salad" should have been the title of a movie about a sex-crazed vegetarian Texan dyslexic, though.

Speaking of, uh, wordplay, I have a question. Which of these two is weirder?

1. John Sterling's tag on the Granderson dinger: "Oh, Curtis, you're something sorta Grandish!"

2. Kay's call of Posada over-sliding home: "Nobody's touched home plate yet, Posada does, he's safe!"

They are both kind of bizarre. Maybe Sterling's is an allusion that I'm not getting?

2 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 8, 2010 12:54 pm

Someone in the Comments section nailed Sterling when they said something like what makes Sterling great is also what makes him so terrible.

3 ms october   ~  Apr 8, 2010 1:16 pm

[1] i read somewhere that sterling's thing is a line from finnian's rainbow

i watched an episode of barefoot contessa once when she tried out a recipe for i think some kind of soup for the sole purpose of sending it to someone at the food network who was going to make it just to photograph it. i just found that very weird.

4 Jon DeRosa   ~  Apr 8, 2010 2:20 pm
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