"SF Foodie Royalty Reveals Junk Food Favorites"
a friend just forwarded this to me...
CH's own Lessley Anderson is among the "royals" who revealed their guilty pleasures for this first installment of what will apparently be an ongoing feature on sfist.com.
some of the comments at the bottom of the page are entertaining, particularly the ones about Alice Waters. i also thought it was interesting that many of the respondents equate "junk food" with "guilty pleasure," a phenomenon we've discussed in various threads here on CH.
<<Mark Sullivan (Spruce, executive chef): "Jamon Iberico. I would choose this over foie gras and caviar any day; home made apricot pie (nothing beats a homemade pie prepared from sun ripened tree fruits. Nnoll farms apricots are worth their weight in gold!); and a perfectly prepared Dark and Stormy on a warm summer day.">>
Oh come on. None of this is Junk Food!!! Nor particularly "guilty pleasure," unless you equate the luxury price tag on Iberico with guilty pleasure.
Chow editor's entry is funny: ..."I have been known to eat weird shit that's the only thing available in those moments -- ie: raisins, soymilk, and Brazil nuts mixed together with honey in a dirty coffee mug that I don't even bother to wash out, four-day old pancakes saved in a plastic baggy." This is the price of not stocking actual snacks.