Note on Food

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Title

Note on Food

Subject

A note on food culture.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman touches on a variety of aspects of a food and dining experience. Largely, the note is divided into three sections: first—a list of the artist’s aphorisms on food, second—a theoretical musing on the social role of bartenders, and thirdly—an anecdote concerning a Las Vegas pit boss and casino bartender. This range then speaks to breadth and texture of Neiman’s interest in food culture.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2965

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

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Text

bastion
Flag a waiter
le gros bonnet, the almighty chef (Kitchen Briggade)
It became impossible to measure up to his
criteria - not only tastes but appetites
[?] renewed, (of its [?]) our sagging spirits readying
us for turbulent Paris ahead.
We were (blessed with) the delicious freedom from having
to make decisions about what to select for our
gastromic pleasures
Their next drink - the usual
Bartender "what'll it be"
Science of the gullet
The Bartender serves as a confidant, he
Will give a five (for ten) from his own wallet to a
Customer who has had too much to drink
so he may take a cab home - not drive
or stagger the streets. He'll call the
cab cab and [?] from his back
Food
A Las Vegas pit bass, 20 years (old) was advised by
his friend, (a) casino bartender, that his 22 year
old mistress was hanging at the bar and leaving
with a variety of men customers. The old guy shouted
back "I don't know want to know what she does. Keep
it to yourself.
I want no trouble with her."

Original Format

Pen and felt-tipped pen on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2965.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Food,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed April 5, 2020, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/272.