One can certainly do much worse in life than being described as pleasant enough, just not memorable. If I am a kid, I know that is not the kind of person I aspire to be. If I am a story, I want to be compelling enough that my audience remembers me. If I am a dish, is there a place in the world for me if I am merely pleasant but not memorable?
When I read the head notes for Minted Zucchini Tagliatelle with Cucumbers and Lemon in Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table, I had high hopes for this vegan dish. Praise was heaped upon this salad created by Frédérick Grasser-Hermé, someone who is anything but forgettable. I looked forward to a mind blowing taste experience like Greenspan promised.