I was thinking the other day as I was reading this piece on people who suffer from "'Truman Show' delusion" that there ought to be a word for the anxiety one feels when reading a New Yorker medical piece as to whether or not the person who stars as the anecdotal lead will survive to the story's end. With that in mind, I want to assure you that the woman who tells her harrowing tale here of having spent a week eating nothing but chopped salads for lunch does, in fact, make it [...]
• "It’s about control, especially for millennials. They want the ability to customize and control what’s happening to the food that’s being prepared. They want it the way they want it."
• "It’s about flavor distribution. If you order a deli tossed salad you put dressing on it and the dressing distributes over 50 percent of it, and you end up stabbing a cherry tomato."
• "It’s nice because it’s something you can’t do at home. You’d have to buy so many ingredients it’s just not possible.” —"The ceaseless chop of the curved two-handled blade known as a mezzaluna provides the background music for lunch in Manhattan these days." [...]