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Is it the roast beef with yorkshire pudding? Would RTS be willing to prepare this (with improvements),

given two or three days advance notice? Even listening to the unrestrained whimperings of joy wouldn't be

that bad. It would be a unique (and rare) dining experience.

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That's it. I'm out. I can resign from the board now. My work here is done.

If anyone needs me for anything, I'll be in hell. I'll be the one on the grill.

Cryptic is a style. It's a kind of leitmotif, really, here at DR.com.
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I'm with Dan on this and imagine most of us do not have a copy of Saveur, no. 111. Even so, it would have been helpful to do something like this and give us a little exposition.
Ummm...I think you are all missing something here.
Indeed. It's called a synopsis. ;) Please identify your sin, too. Are you the Anti-Saint Lawrence?

The good news is damnation is only permanent postmortem.

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I'm with Dan on this and imagine most of us do not have a copy of Saveur, no. 111. Even so, it would have been helpful to do something like this and give us a little exposition.
I looked at this last night for clues, since I saw the post AFTER I had returned from Barnes and Noble where I could have checked it out. My guess would have been they're blowing up his Rumaki spot. I know it's not the cornbread (Ain't nothing wrong with that.)
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Florida Cracker Events and Resources

May 1st, 2008

17th annual Albert D Downs Wild Game Feast

Volusia County Fairgrounds

DeLand, FL

May 9-11, 2008

32nd annual Old Timer's Picnic

Christmas Park, Christmas, FL

Michael must be upset because he missed these.

Either that, or his plans to re-imagine Ray's as a new age Don the Beachcomber Tiki Restaurant serving pu-pu platters, flaming Zombies and Mai-tais have been trumped by a place in Arkansas.

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This is frustrating, because if I had the issue, I'd spot it in less than a minute. Knowing Michael, it's some typo, word misplacement, or photo gaffe that's howlingly lascivious. So what is it?

I have the issue here, and I must be missing it as well. Nothing in the picture or recipe seems remarkable...

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Hmm, I don't see anything obvious - no obvious phallic references in the picture. Maybe the first sentence in #2, about "before you're ready to roast?" That might explain the "I'll be in hell" comment. Still, I don't think so. Still looking...

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I suppose my point was that the food stylist for this shot is most certainly some kind of mix between Bob Guccione and Hannibal Lector, and that by pointing out the shocking breach of taste--wordlessly, as to my mind none are necessary, so self-evident is the intention of said food stylist--I would myself be committing an equally shocking, even horrifying, but in character, breach of taste that I would surely secure my well-earned place in hell, and that no further participation on the board would be necessary.

I guess I was wrong. Oh well, what else can I expect from a group of people who, when they say they are going to Sushi Ko, actually mean--they are going to Sushi Ko!?!? And then actually make it there.

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I suppose my point was that the food stylist for this shot is most certainly some kind of mix between Bob Guccione and Hannibal Lector, and that by pointing out the shocking breach of taste--wordlessly, as to my mind none are necessary, so self-evident is the intention of said food stylist--I would myself be committing an equally shocking, even horrifying, but in character, breach of taste that I would surely secure my well earned place in hell, and that no further participation on the board would be necessary.

I guess I was wrong. Oh well, what else can I expect from a group of people who, when they say they are going to Sushi Ko, actually mean--they are going to Sushi Ko? And then actually make it there.

The more I looked at that picture, the uglier it became (especially the gravy on the fork, spoon, and rim of the plate), but I just wrote it off to being an attempt at college dining-hall spoon-and-go. Still, the composition does look like something straight out of Eraserhead.

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may i please just object to the term "food stylist"?

The picture on the website looks like the work of a food stylist, but from the text of the article accompanying the original picture I doubt that one was employed. The article makes it clear that all of those pictures were taken at the event for an article the author's mother was planning on writing but did not complete before her untimely death.

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That's it. I'm out. I can resign from the board now. My work here is done.

If anyone needs me for anything, I'll be in hell. I'll be the one on the grill.

I'll see that and raise you p61 in the June 08 Food and Wine
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I suppose my point was that the food stylist for this shot is most certainly some kind of mix between Bob Guccione and Hannibal Lector, and that by pointing out the shocking breach of taste--wordlessly, as to my mind none are necessary, so self-evident is the intention of said food stylist--I would myself be committing an equally shocking, even horrifying, but in character, breach of taste that I would surely secure my well-earned place in hell, and that no further participation on the board would be necessary.

I guess I was wrong. Oh well, what else can I expect from a group of people who, when they say they are going to Sushi Ko, actually mean--they are going to Sushi Ko!?!? And then actually make it there.

Michael, is it the "Georgia O'keeffe-ness" of the photo that disturbs you?

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That's it. I'm out. I can resign from the board now. My work here is done.

If anyone needs me for anything, I'll be in hell. I'll be the one on the grill.

First Saveur, now Food and Wine. Michael Landrum - this picture will certainly merit the same level of refined commentary as the Saver issue....if not more.

January 2010 issue, page 85. I'll step back now and let the comments begin.

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January 2010 issue, page 85. I'll step back now and let the comments begin.

I cannot fathom that this is unintentional, or at least that no one noticed. My husband saw it before I did (and doesn't read this board so knew nothing of the previous discussion) and handed me the magazine saying, "I think someone's into Georgia O'Keeffe."

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Do also take note of the accompanying text: "Eric Ripert pounds smoked salmon paper-thin, like beef carpaccio..."

(This is something of a letdown after all the buildup it got.)

Do you have the hard copy? It pops off the page.

The web shot isn't the same effect, but at least gives a hint.

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I cannot fathom that this is unintentional, or at least that no one noticed. My husband saw it before I did (and doesn't read this board so knew nothing of the previous discussion) and handed me the magazine saying, "I think someone's into Georgia O'Keeffe."

Or Judy Chicago. Now we know what should go on those plates at The Dinner Party.
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