Watch an overpaid TV journalist protest against the "luxury" of home-cooked, home-grown food in this 60 Minutes interview with chef Alice Waters. "But can we afford it?" Stahl asks plaintively, standing in for the public that apparently needs defending against a soft-spoken advocate for fresh food.
Watch Stahl pretend to identify with "stressed-out working mothers" whose lives demand that they microwave prepared industrial meals instead of chopping chives by hand. Watch her act astonished at the time Waters spends preparing breakfast, when it looks like the kind of dish that could easily be assembled in the ten minutes that were not spent hunting for the scissors to open some breakfast-in-a-pouch.
Watch her behave as if she's never been in a nice restaurant in her life.
Is Lesley Stahl really a cheese-doodle-munching idiot? Or is she just pretending to be one in order to condescend to a public she seems to have a rather low opinion of?
For my part, I think she is merely profoundly disingenuous. But you make the call.Posted by Evelyn Hadden on March 20, 2009 at 5:59 am, in the category Eat This.