Archive for November, 2009

Here’s the thing about cooking

November 15th, 2009

It really doesn’t matter what you intended to create, or how wrong you went. You can usually salvage something. I recently had to rescue a shrimp dish (not designed by me) that came out a little off. That is, the dish’s designer said about the initial product: “We can’t feed this to people.”

Now, I don’t know if he was implying that the dish was suitable for dogs (it wasn’t – they can’t peel shrimp on account of not having thumbs), or if he meant that we should throw it away. What I said was: “We can rebuild it; we have the technology.”

The technology was 15 minutes of peeling shrimp, plus sweet chili sauce. The result was a room full of pleased people, who will never know the truth (unless they read my blog, that is).

Now, salvaging mediocre blog posts is another story…