From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s John Tanasychuk
(www.sun-sentinel.com): "One of my favorite bloggers, The Amateur
Gourmet Adam D. Roberts, will have the paperback edition of his book
released on [Oct. 7]. Roberts started cooking in his third year of law
school. He gave up law for playwriting and is now a full-time writer in
For one chapter int he book, he got Ruth Reichl, Gourmet
magazine editor and former New York Times restaurant critic, to go to
lunch. Afterward, he compiled a kind of 10 Commandments of dining out
according to Reichl.
- Be a regular. Pick a few restaurants and go frequently. They’ll treat you well.
- Ask your server for recommendations.
- Order what you want to eat, not what you think you should eat based on reviews or other recommendations.
- Wear what you want. If the restaurant doesn’t like what you’re wearing, don’t eat there.
- Share your food with those at your table.
- Be critical, but learn why you don’t like something.
- Eat only until you’re full.
- Research a restaurant before you go. A simple Google search will do.
- Don’t feel compelled to order an appetizer, entree and dessert. Eat what you want.
- Don’t ever be intimidated in a restaurant. It’s about getting what you want.