I'm just not going to deal or put up with sub par product from my produce guy, my fish monger, meat guy, spice guy, etc. And I think that it kind of sucks that some people do put up with it. I think it kind of sucks that these purveyors could feed people so much b.s. and I think it kind of sucks that people buy the b.s. coming out of my mouth.
Sandy cilantro? Take that sh*t back I don't want it. Foccacia from the bakery scorched or looking like a birthday cake because it was over proofed? Take that sh*t back, I don't want it. Full bone in ribeye that I'm paying through the nose for looks like garb? Take that sh*t back I don't want it. Moldy tomatoes.... I think u know where I'm going.
Reason I'm bringing this up now is for this reason. I have been using the same fish guy for a while now. He knows me, and knows I'll send anything back that isn't of the best quality. I just believe they owe it to us to give us what the heck we are paying for. And I owe it to my customers to give them the same. I'm not going to serve them crap, because they aren't paying for crap. Anyways my fish guy knows this so he usually hand picks my product and delivers it from the shore himself. Well he's in Italy for a month, so somebody else is doing his job. So yesterday I get my Friday fish delivery. Salmon, cod, monkish, hamachi. Prep guy grabs monkfish to portion for service. I have never seen so many worms come out of pieces of fish in my life. I get it, it's not my first rodeo, monkfish, sword, etc are super susceptible to parasites. I get it. But I don't care, take that sh*t back. I'm not serving it. I wasn't too upset I was going to 86 it for the night, call the guy, tell him what happened and tell him that I WOULD DRIVE TO HIM in the am and swap it out for some good product. This guy has the sack to tell me that it's just a parasite that a lot of monkfish get it and when cooked to temp the fish is fine.
I am so happy that this was over the phone because if it were face to face I might have caught a charge and landed in the back of a police car.
All I could think of is how much other b.s. this dude feeds/has fed people and how many poor souls have just put up with it. Well, not me, not this guy. They owe it to us, and we owe it to out customers to get the best product. Not awful product. Not okay or good product. They,and we, deserve the best.
Anyways, sorry for rambling. End rant.