good cookbooks are like... terrorism?
i REALLY did not expect this:
“[Sarah Kramer's] delicious recipes have been terrorizing my waistline for years. She’s damn near Al-Queda’d my tubby ass into fat guy jeans.”
―Lin, Motive Company
i am pretty sure the last time i, seemingly unprovoked, got irrationally angry at the internet it was because i was feeling the intense reverberation of fail coming off those two sentences of text written by Lin up there. that's the kind of fail that clatters in the tubes relentlessly, just begging for a yelly all-caps takedown or a big stompy foot to blot out its existence, and crush it into pixel dust.
i'm pretty sure when you ignorantly evoke Al-Queda and/or terrorism to describe "eating delicious food" the entire internet should scream at you & boot you & then your computer should also yell at you before parking its hard drive.
i am definitely sure that if i was Sarah Kramer my first reaction would be to punch this person in the face and take their cookbook away so they no longer have to endure the militant assault on their body otherwise known as "eating."
how breathtakingly fucked up are our societal ideas of food & nourishment that reviewers think it's edgy & cute to frame cooking as an "act of war" & publishers/authors think it's an edgy/adorable way to sell books?
i've officially lost my appetite.