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Returning to restaurants — and to healthy eating

June 30, 2021

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Janice Hanlon
June 30, 2021

When you go to a restaurant, the menu and chef's recipes are based on their personal expertise. Especially, don't tell them to leave out salt, fat, etc. and complain that the food is subpar and tasteless. If you want the chef to take the time to give provide food to your personal recipe, be prepared to provide extra compensation for the time it takes to change the prep to suit your personalized meals.
Dressing on the side is one thing, asking for personal recipes that deviate from a tried and true menu's is a "meism" that infringes on other diners. If you want to get picky and control the restaurant, forget about it and either stay home or hire a personal chef.

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