The French call it “l’esprit d’escalier,” which can be loosely translated as “staircase wit.” It refers to the witty remark or cogent point you should have made but think of too late when it doesn’t matter. That’s how I felt after being interviewed on camera for a new Travel Channel television show called “Food Wars,” which debuted March 9. The show visits cities across the country and highlights the passionate rivalries surrounding ...

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