Friday, May 6, 2016
The Last Bite
My empathy for The Biggest Losers reminds me of one fat man who had the last laugh (or bite). Ronnie was very large and had a personality to match. His wife was a marvelous cook who didn't hold back. Ronnie thought it would be a "piece of cake" for her to make the dessert he found in Vincent Price's cook book of recipes from famous restaurants. The Whitehall Restaurant's entry came out of her oven as a sad lump.
Ronnie called the restaurant and insisted on speaking to the pastry chef. He demanded a replacement cake and -- it being Ronnie -- he got one. Then he sent a picture to Vincent Price of Gloria showing the tale of the two cakes. A few weeks later, he received an apology from Price himself (accompanied by an autographed picture). The editors had printed the wrong measurement of a key ingredient.
I lost track of Ronnie so I don't know if he is still large and having his way. There is a part of me that hopes so.