Wednesday, January 13, 2010

When is a dessert not a dessert?

When the dessert includes the words "sweetbreads," "parsnip custard" or "dragon's breath popcorn."

GQ magazine, what were you thinking?

You can see the slideshow here.

Photo from Schwa restaurant, Chicago; slideshow by Alan Richman.


  1. Somebody either has too much time on his hands. Or not enough?

  2. Oh man, I totally missed the obvious response to your question.

    Q) When is a dessert not a dessert?
    A) When it's offal.

  3. Oh, that one was worth the wait!

  4. This seems to be a distinctively Chicago thing - everyone is trying to out-Achatz Alinea and all that gastrochemistry experimentation. I eat dessert to enjoy myself, not to test my gag reflex. Call me a bougie...