The guy preparing your food in a

posted by Jason Kottke Nov 18, 2004

The guy preparing your food in a restaurant is a "Mexican guy earning a paycheck, watching the clock praying for his shift to end as he sweats in front of a blast furnace". It's not "someone like Emeril or Mario Battalia waxing ecstatically about herbs and oils, engaging in something close to foreplay as they lovingly prepare your entree".