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This is the problem with written communications..there's no inflection. If I had SAID what I wrote, I think most of us would be able to recognize hyperbole, exaggeration and so on. But the written word gets taken exactly. Anyway, if M. Bourdain was offended, I apologize. (And Ms. Reichl) If anyone wants to take a look at the text I posted several years ago in my web site, there's the link. I took the page out of context, you can't get to the rest of the site from there, but the site is listed in any number of search engines and linked from other culinary sites. I put it up just to see if I could, it began as a joke, and pretty much remains one, but there is a lot of info there.