From my weekly cartoon feature, Daily Special. Daily Special started in the Los Angeles Times several years ago, and then expanded to reach many newspapers across the country: Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Salt Lake Tribune, Philadelphia Daily News, Nashville Scene, Dayton City Paper.
I LOVE going to restaurants, but what really inspired me to do cartoons on food was the former Los Angeles Times restaurant critic, Ruth Reichl. She wrote about food with such a sense of adventure, and even humor, that it got me thinking about food as a lifetime experience…like some think about travel or jewelry (but don’t get me wrong, love a good bauble.)
She went on to become the (last) editor of Gourmet, a writer for the NY Times and the author of a passel of books, including The Gourmet Cookbook: More Than 1000 Recipes, Not Becoming My Mother: and Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way, and her latest, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, which I really want to read!
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I actually ate at a high-end restaurant where this sentence was said, although not by a cat.
This is a good place to buy a cartoon!
ID#121821 Caption: “I guess blackened red snapper is out and Chilean bass is in.” Two cats in alley discuss fish on the menu.