Gourmet versus Glutton debate rages on, but it’s the journey, not the destination that is important. In Los Angeles you are what you eat. We suppress our appetites and look down on people who eat too much, but we’re all starving in one way or the other. The French seem to have a laissez-faire attitude that aids digestion. We feel guilty after we indulge in something we enjoy. So we’re a bunch of guilty, food-obsessed dieters who don’t age as gracefully or enjoy food as much as the French. Guilt causes it’s own share of problems.