Here's your time-wasting assignment for the morning: type #kitchenpetpeeves into the search bar of Twitter.
Yesterday's biggest Twitter meme in the food world began with a New York cook with the handle @jasoncooksfood, who posted a picture of what looks like bacon half-covered in plastic wrap
, with the complaint, "One of my many kitchen pet peeves. Why do cooks insist on doing this shit ... make me crazy."
Richie Nakano, aka @linecook
, aka @haparamen
, tweeted back
, "Everyone's got them. Give me your biggest kitchen pet peeves. I'll start. WET SALT #kitchenpetpeeves." The hashtag topic took off. Within a few hours, hundreds of cooks from around the country submitted their own:
The complaints range from the petty (but annoying!)
to the creepy
to the lifethreatening
to the oh-gawd-I-remember-that-dude
. And then there was the one that made SFoodie shudder in both remembrance and disgust:
As one cook and food writer
tweeted, "If you are considering restaurant work, read this hashtag #kitchenpetpeeves -- a hell of a lot of education in every 140 char[acter]s."