Ever take pasta out of a pan with tongs? You’re an imbecile. How about flip a burger on the grill with them? Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid. All sorts of calamities can occur! You could rip the food! You could … well, um. Ripping the food is pretty much the main potential calamity. But still: Chefs are not fans of ripped food. At least Greg Malouf isn’t — The Wall Street Journal says he banned them from his restaurants in Hong Kong and Melbourne. And a New Yorker profile made David Chang’s hatred of tongs famous. But what’s this? Check out the 3:55 mark of this video. That’s chef Jonathan Benno using tongs to fry up some eggplant at Lincoln! And it’s the best new restaurant in the country! Okay, never mind. Go back to using tongs, we guess.
Tongs in the Kitchen? No Way [Scene Asia/WSJ]