Steak Diane

Who (or what) is the Diane of Steak Diane?

Kitten, perhaps?

“We’re gonna have lawyers here. It’ll be a fun time.”

Good question. One Web site claims:

If that is accurate, I suppose that “Diane” was the chef’s mistress.

I’d have guessed the “Diane” in question to be Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henri II of France; that however, is merely a guess with nothing to back it up.

“Gold cannot always get you good soldiers, but good soldiers can always get you gold”

i don’t know about steak diane, but my brother’s girlfriend’s name is Diane and she’s pretty cool so the steak must be good too.

“there can be only one” - me

The thing that annoys the hell out of me about this is that the references I’ve seen regarding the origin of steak Diane is that they say where it originated, but neglect the obvious question. You would think that the authors of these references could just say, “I don’t know who the hell Diane is.”

“I wept because I had no shoes, then I met a man with no feet. So I took his shoes” - Dave Barry

The late Princess Diane of England? I couldn’t resist.

Or was she Diana? How quickly I forget.

I make an awesome steak on my BBQ grill, teriyaki marinade, lots of seasoning, warmed but still bloody, I use a different recipe than the Diane of the steak fame and I really am not much of a chef. I have never been confused with her.

Now the Goddess Diana. . . . that’s a different story.


He who walk through airport door sideways going to Bangkok. - Confucius

i’m looking for the chicken alexander thread…

Dude, you’re resurrecting threads so old the user names aren’t even there.

so i noticed. i tried to explain myself with the first last-page thread i bumped (nunchakus.) i’m just trying to look for really interesting threads that got less than 10 replies.

…well, mac_bolan00 less than 10 replies would suggest the thread never made the grade for “really interesting”.

Not the first time around; and certainly not as an exhumed and dusty body.

And if you have nothing to add, you shouldn’t be raising even popular threads. In fact, I’ve asked a mod to come in and explain this.

[Moderator Instructions]

mac_bolan00, don’t resurrect zombie threads in GQ unless you have some specific new information to contribute. If you find a topic interesting, and feel it has not been sufficiently answered previously, then open a new thread with a link to the old one. Do not do this again.

Since this thread has been raised pointlessly, I am going to close it.

General Questions Moderator

The mystery of who “Diane” was, in steak Diane, has been solved by Barry Popik.

Barry Popik


Don’t mess with Barry.