I have never received quite so many irate emails about an Oregonian newspaper article before. It seems a story about neighbors getting together and paying for a private chef to make group dinners has offended many, many people.
The story is also burning up the blogs. Here are a few examples:
Just when I begin to forget why I hate you so damned much, The Oregonian’s food writers run a story so horrible I have only been able to glance at it in mirrors, rather like the Medusa’s head…
The popular Jack Bog blog has also weighed in:
By no stretch of the word
Here’s an interesting way to host a dinner party: Hire a servant to do the work and get your neighbors to pay. But to call that a “potluck”? Only in the O.
I’ll leave it to you, to decide if you want to be offended. I have mixed feelings, with my only real complaint being the use of the word “potluck”