Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:23 PM
Despite my prowess at trivia games and the like, I was unable to come up with an answer, or even an inkling of an answer, to a friend's inquiry. Can anyone help? Here's what he wrote to me:
I once read a bit about a restaurant reviewer whose methodology involved picking the least palatable thing on a menu and then eating it until he liked it--so that he could move forward and actually judge future attempts at that item as good/bad.
The most memorable part was his going to some Korean (?) place and ordering something slimy looking that had an alien, non-food odor to the Western nose, and then proceding to force it down--and his repeating the process over time until he made it one of his favorite dishes--at which point he ate the meal at different locations and went on to write his reviews.
Ring a bell? I'm trying to track down the original piece.
Edited by Alex, 19 January 2012 - 06:44 PM.
Gene Weingarten, writing in The Washington Post about online news stories and their readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."
"A vasectomy might cost as much as a yearís worth of ice cream, but that doesnít mean itís equally enjoyable." -Ezra Dyer, NY Times