ON THE BACK BURNER

Oct. 2

I have been watching a series on Prime called"Restaurant Nightmares." Chef Gordon Ramsey castigates cooks,, verbally abuses owners, and puts down executive chefs of failing restaurants. in spite of the foul language, his cocky  attitude, I see a man who surprisingly shows compassion, uses psychology and does have a flair for creating menus and dishes. He can't be all bad. The thing that I have learned from being hooked on this show, is that most kitchens are not all that clean.The only commercial kitchen that I have  paid to sit in, is my favorite N.O . restaurant ,Commanders. I got to see the cooks fly around,call out to each other, move dishes around and my reward was eating what ever the chef wanted me to eat. I paid big  bucks for this, which is crazy, because wouldn't I rather sit in a nice clean dining room , being served by an elegant waiter? Why did I think that I wanted the kitchen. Just to say I was seated in the kitchen, I guess.  When I am seated in a restaurant, I try not to accept a table near the door into the kitchen. You can hear all kinds of banging and orders being called out. And if you are not lucky, you can see how messy some of them are. So no more kitchen reservations and no getting put near the kitchen door. I'm in it for the front of the house.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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