Curiously, those who patronize fine dining establishments seem to be victimized by severe food allergies at an alarming rate. Check out this passage from a New York Times article about a 20-course dinner served in tandem by culinary masters Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz:
Now the captains are on the floor, asking the guests about allergies and dietary restrictions, which will be mapped on to a grid showing the no-no’s for each position at each table.
“Table Four, P-Four. She can’t have grapefruit.” (P stands for position.)
“P-Five, no pork product, no spicy chiles.”
“Where are the no fennel guests?”
“Table Seven. One guest is no sweet peppers. Ms. Cowin is allergic to peppers.”
This is Dana Cowin, editor of Food & Wine and one of the members of the Fourth Estate in attendance.
The editor of Food & Wine is allergic to peppers? Isn’t that like being the third baseman on the Yankees and being allergic to women? Wait never mind.
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