WAITING: The True Confessions of a Waitress by Debra Ginsberg is a fun read. If you enjoyed books such as Waiter Rant and Kitchen Confidential, this is in a similar style. It’s a memoir, it has good stories and graphic portrayals of customers and wait staff at their very worst. Interpersonal relationships are examined and you will find (to some folk’s horror) the things which happen in the kitchen behind the scenes are really, really things you hope are products of her creative license.
It’s funny, there are also sad parts and I guarantee you will never dine in a fine establishment again without scrutinizing the food and craning for a glimpse of the kitchen if it’s a possibility. The detail is great and you can visualize the scenes in the restaurants, you can see her trying to get that cork out of the wine bottle, feel the frustration, take in the scene as a table of customers keep her running just because they can.
From this book I made a vermicelli dish with olive-oiled sauteed vegetables. See that at Squirrel Head manor.
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