Jon and I were just making some espresso in the kitchen and talking about one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. The food is excellent when you go at dinnertime, but when you come around lunch, they must have different cooks or something because their food isn’t nearly as good. It’s still tasty, but it’s bland, like they just mixed all the raw ingredients and didn’t add enough spices. I often have trouble spicing food myself, which led to this conversation:
me: It tastes like something I would make.
Jon: [emphatically] Yeah!
Jon: [fumbling around] I just mean… It’s like any regular person could make… Uh, not specifically you.
He then spent five minutes trying to explain more fully how the same thing would apply to his cooking, and related it to when he makes curry versus when we eat curry at an Indian restaurant.