Great, albeit snarky, writing

An example of the humorous snottiness the New York Times excels at, read the other day in an article on grilling:

“In fancy restaurants, run according to French rules, the preparation of the cooking area is called the mise en place. Mr. Schlesinger is from coastal Virginia and still speaks with a little of the soft accent of that region. He is also a surfer, and maintains the laconic rhythms of someone used to waiting in water for waves. When he says mise en place, it sounds like a cross between a sneeze and a profanity.”

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