First Lady Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is being skewered for having the audacity to go on a binge at the new Shake Shack that recently opened in Washington, D.C. As you know, she is tackling childhood obesity and advocating healthy eating and revamping school lunch programs. The media called her a hypocrite and nitpicked to the point of calculating that her meal totaled 1,700 calories. I don't agree that this makes her a hypocrite. Even I, the Skinny Gourmet Guy, like to pig out every now and then. Life is too short to be strict about your diet 100% of the time.
Salt & Pepper Gaufrettes
Just this past weekend I spotted Salt & Pepper Gaufrettes at Epicerie Boulud near Lincoln Center. Despite my love of Pop Chips I bought them and devoured them over the course of the weekend. My friend Melody and I even have a tradition of having chicken wings at Blondies, a sports bar on the upper west side. Sometimes we unwittingly go there on nights of championship games and the place is packed and noisy. We do this 3 or 4 times a year. So, lighten up and live a little!
PS - here's a description of Gaufrettes. It's really just a fancy name for potato chips, but read on: