Gordon Ramsay on a wing with a chive

I Tweeted this when the great food city of Buffalo issued its official cringe-inducing “tour,” but it’s worth reiterating: I will never understand why producers of food-promo videos think they need to show people eating and reacting. It’s not enticing. It’s disgusting. Not to mention fake. A beef on weck is just a goddamn sandwich, not the second coming (so to speak). The worst part is that a whole generation not raised around a dinner table where manners can be imbued is going to invade restaurants thinking it’s normal to talk with your mouth full and spewing graphically. Be serious. Even Oprah doesn’t read books while imitating Linda Lovelace.