J. D. Salinger, one of the worlds great writers, thought Burger Kings flame-grilled Whopper burger was a terrific invention. It was "better than just edible", he wrote in a letter just released — and certainly far superior to the burgers offered by other establishments.
If Salinger — Zen Buddhist recluse and intellectual — could gain such pleasure from a Whopper, it raises the question: are there other oft-derided aspects of ordinary life deserving of a little more praise?
Instant coffee, for example. Who, amid the coffee Nazism of our time, would dare admit that instant coffee is actually a pretty good drink?