Saturday, August 24, 2013
Don't Insult Our BBQ then Say You Like It
Folks, it is one thing to make disparaging remarks about our culture, especially our food, as one law maker from Colorado did this week (but I will not mention State Senator Vickie Marble's name). And, to go on about the negative long term health consequences we pay enjoying our cuisine. I'm not arguing either point. However, she needs to keep two things in mind - everything in moderation and we fought a damn war down here trying to hold on to doing things our way and keep others out of our business.
I am pretty damn sure that our right to eat good food, including BBQ, was considered in our most recent unpleasantness. Come to think of it, we held on to our good food and excellent cuisine which now has folks from all over (including Colorado - obviously) flocking here to enjoy it and buying gillions of cookbooks trying to emulate it. (Good luck with that one.) But, I digress.
But, the worse part, of her ignorant rude remarks was not just the end where she said "Although I gotta say, I've never had better BBQ and better chicken and ate better in my life then when you go down South, I mean, I love it. Everybody loves it," but was in her defense later when she added " I cater weddings and do BBQ's. That's my favorite." Honey, you can't kill the cook and expect to eat his food next week - and make money doing so.
But then bless her heart, she can't help it, she probably doesn't know any better.