Thursday, May 20, 2010


I'm not sure why I think that these two news stories are related but how could they not be? 

In the first piece we find Tony Bourdain claiming that everyone in the restaurant business smokes pot after work (But not before or during a shift?). In the second story the actor Nicholas Cage tells a reporter that he chooses his meat  based on his understanding of how "dignified" the animal behaved while fornicating. 

Perhaps they are related in that one probably needs to be stoned to accept that there is a need to know this stuff. 
Chefs Using Marijuana Create a New Kitchen Culture -

Nicholas Cage only eats polite animals


Jessika said...

I read the marijuana-article in the NyT, don't know what to say about it other than that well. Just because you can eat something doesn't always mean that you should. But then I've eaten dog meat, I am unlikely to have something with marijuana in it.

Scotty said...

I preferred a beer after a shift. Dope was for Floyd or ELP concerts.

Tyrone B, said...

Back-in-the-day it was mostly just a few drinks after work...although THAT crowd was right there with us...but in the part of town I grew up in, it was the norm and not just for the restaurant 'clique'.

I think maybe Tony should have dated his opinion to go with his 'time period'...when I moved on to work restaurant jobs that were a little more 'dignified' or 'cultured' that was not the norm at all...and I don't find or hear of it much today. Although it still goes on, I don't think it would be found as the majority.

As for the other article...what do you have your google alerts set for that you find these stories?!?!?! LOL

Natalie Sztern said...

Wham bam thank you ma'am...shame on nick cage that weirdo...

and I don't cook for a living but that doesn't stop me anyway - much better than beer...uhh.. 'didn't' i meant to say

Tags said...

If they legalized dope I think I wouldn't smoke it but I'd season my food with it, probably bake with it, too.

As for Sir Nicholas, he has a point - acting wild when you're already doing the wild thing is just gilding the lily.

Jessika said...

There's a synthesised version of the active substance in cannabis available for medicinal use (well, in some parts of the world). It helps intense pain, nausea etc. Some say that the real deal (plant) is better though. Anyway, baking is supposedly the best.