“Too much respect for your elders is, historically, almost always a bad thing. I want my daughter to love me. I don’t necessarily want her to share my taste for Irish ale or Hawaiian bud.”
it still left me feeling like I was reading some juicy gossip about the American foodie scene (think mostly West Coast & New York City). If you are into going to the most expensive, fascinating, and inventive restaurant this is definitely a book worth reading - but that's quite a small percentage of people. His take down of Alice Waters is pretty nice (a sample here), but here the thing he doesn't go far enough. He demonizes McDonald's but doesn't offer any answers of his own except that he might be part of the problem. So yes, a well written, if a bit self-involved, book that kind of goes nowhere.