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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 10:21 pm 
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Here is the e-mail I sent to them!
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I am sorry to have to write to express my displeasure at seeing an article describing people with food allergies as picky eaters.
http://magazines.ivillage.com/housebeau ... 16,00.html
Food allergies are medical conditions which are potentially fatal.
I'm sorry if the Barefoot Contessa feels they are being picky but it is bad form to expire in ones gazpacho.
People with food allergies are very interested in how dishes are prepared as their very life can depend on knowing info such as balsamic vinegars-which ones are clairified using egg shells?
The Barefoot Contessa would do well to know her audience.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 6:06 pm 
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Arrgh. Your letter is funny, though. I sent a note too just to reinforce the message.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:37 pm 
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I like her answer, but what an annoying title!!!

Your answer was hilarious, Susan.

K.

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 9:41 am 
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_Susan_ wrote:
...it is bad form to expire in ones gazpacho.



Too funny, Susan!!!

I don't like how the Contessa talks about food allergies and vegetarianism in one paragraph, as if the two were similar...

My SIL is vegetarian, and believe me, I am not that concerned about it!


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 3:37 pm 
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When "foodie gurus" make mistakes like this, they reinforce such misperceptions in the general publics' minds.

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