- Words by Andrea Petrini
- Photos by Damien Maloney
Just like a baby born outside the sacred bond of marriage, the article you are reading is also a “love child”. At the end of a long, troubled pregnancy, it nearly did not see light due to a forced miscarriage that followed a collective email sent to all members of the dysfunctional GELINAZ! family; involuntary ac- complices of a failed conception.
Danny Bowien’s tone in New York was final. “The language used in chef Skenes’ email is unacceptable. I will no longer be participa- ting in this. Andrea, call me. “The Accused? San Franciscan Joshua Skenes, star of the Saison restaurant. Charged with and guilty of a racist slip of the tongue when sending the names (intitule) of the four dishes created with Bowien for the sold-out WALK WITH US performance scheduled to take place in San Francisco the following week. Skenes word play had been poorly received “Duck egg with chong-ching condiments”. Scandal and disgrace in the cradle of Po- litical Correctness…