Since I've been in Los Angeles, I've been to some pretty fancy-pants restaurants. Overall the food has been very good, but the menus are also filled with dishes straight out of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. It seems that being a cultured foodie is a survival challenge filled with fish heads, organ meats, and bone marrow. To order sweet breads is to eat the thymus gland or pancreas of a young animal. The popular "pate de foie gras" is a gelatinous loaf made from the fattened livers of force fed geese. Whatever happened to a nice cut of beef and a buttery pastry. Rich people are so desperate for cuisine to separate themselves from lower classes that they have decided to eat the inedible. My guess is that this organ-eating drive is the same force that motivates the them to vote republican.