Skip to comments.The 'Gay Diet' [Sushi?]
Posted on 01/10/2012 9:22:36 PM PST by Steelfish
The 'Gay Diet' If 'man food' is meat and 'girl food' is salad, what's 'gay food'?
Simon Doonan has just written a new book called Gay Men Don't Get Fat. Doonan is less famous here than he is in the States: he's a Reading-born, highly successful window dresser for Barneys, a style columnist for the New York Post and elsewhere, and is married to the designer Jonathan Adler.
His title alludes, of course, to the mid-noughties bestseller French Women Don't Get Fat, which did more to raise awareness of the French paradox among the general public than any book before it. Doonan's text is more of an arch and witty discourse on aspects of gay and straight life, written in a gossipy, frivolous and ultimately rather lovable style.
"Straight foods are basic and uncontrived," he writes. "Gay foods are fiddly and foofy ... Sushi may well be the gayest food on earth. The design of the average ikura gunkan maki or hirame nigiri is, if you look at it objectively, really quite extraordinary. Sushi chefs are basically taking sloppy bits of fish and magically reworking them into exquisite bonbons. How gay, right? ... While sushi is swishy, Mexican food is unbelievably macho. As delicious as a burrito is, it is basically just a cross between a turd and a penis."
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
Gay’s don’t control what I eat.
I’m man enough to eat queche. And if I want to eat suchi I’ll eat suchi.
I DARE you to laugh at me.
Hell, man, I'm with you!. It so happens tonight I had sushi, and some cajun smoked salmon. Good stuff!!
a burrito is macho? methinks the guy is oversexed
I've had a craving for surimi for the last 2 fortnights.
Not something I'm proud of, but the whiting and Alaskan Walleye has some trace elements my body wants.
I'll eat what I please, and devil take the hindmost.
Fish, still quivering. With fried taters. hmmmmmmmmmmm.
Took it home, gutted it, and sliced it up like a Thanksgiving turkey -- huge slabs of raw red-meat tuna sashimi.
And ate it, raw, right off the fish. Fantastic!
It's not everybody's cup of tea, but it's a great treat for me (I can't get it where I live in upstate NY) and my ex- and our daughter, and the rest of her family except her mother (my ex-MIL), who ate some but preferred to have one of us slice it up and present it on a plate so that she didn't have to deal with the fish as such directly.
If they are gay why would they eat a dish that smelled like fish?
“Serious food issues”
Hoboy, you just went a little too far with the “fortnights” reference. Is your apartment really really neat?
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
I will never look at beanies and wienies the same again.
Could well be. I'll tell ya this, after this statement:
"...a burrito is basically just a cross between a turd and a penis..."I may never be able to order a burrito again without thinking of that. DAMN!!
But I do read a lot of stuff from the 1600s.
It slipped out.
Throat Yogurt. It’s what’s for (gay) dinner.
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