BREAKING NEWS: A BURRITO IS NOT A SANDWICH
At any rate, a Massachussets state court judge heard a case involving restrictive covenants in a lease, determining that because of the distiction between "two slices of bread" and "one tortilla," a burrito ain't a sandwich. Among the (presumably expert) witnesses who appeared, "Cambridge chef Chris Schlesinger" testified:
I know of no chef or culinary historian who would call a burrito a sandwich. Indeed, the notion would be absurd to any credible chef or culinary historian."Absurd," he says!
But I think he's protesting too loudly. I bet he does know a chef . . . or culinary historian, who thinks a burrito is a sandwich. That guy may be a pariah in the food community. Hell, he could a radical, a renegade! But I think he exists, and I bet Chef Schlesinger knows him.
And damn it, if I were the opposing attorney in this case, I'd have scoured the earth to find him. As it is, the actual attorney didn't, and burritos all over the nation are suffering for his lack of diligence. And the more I think about it, maybe there's a racist element in play here, what with the cultural diffences between bread and a tortilla . . .