Daniel Malnatti

Daniel Malnatti took Mirtha Legrand’s salt shakers, sold them and paid for dinner for his friends

Every time I walked past the closet, I saw them. They were small and from time to time they peeked between much larger jars. Since they were banned by law from the table of bars and restaurants, it is rare to find one around. But at the traditional table Mirtha Legrand There is always. Over there there will always be salt shakers.

The Mirtha’s salt shakers They have been in my kitchen for a long time. From time to time he lifted them up to pass a rag under them and immediately put them back more or less in the same place. One day I was throwing spices and expired things into old jars and there were salt shakers. I became alert, because when I throw things, I really throw things. And many times I get rid of objects and later I regret it or after a week I need it.

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Sometimes I’m such a big fan of throwing things that once I threw a Martín Fierro…although that’s not a good example because it’s not exactly something you need. Or rather, it is something that is perhaps necessary but only when you don’t have it. When they give it to you, at that exact moment, stop serving again. This passion for cleanliness meant that the people at APTRA never invited me to dinner again. Makes sense, I don’t blame them. I hope the same thing won’t happen to me with Mirtha’s table.

The truth is the salt shakers were there, maybe they’ll never know the risk they took that afternoon. I’m hypertensive and I didn’t need it, but I kept a calm mind and it was in this temper that I decided his fate. I took them out of the closet, took pictures of them and I offered them at the Mercado Libre to anyone who could pay 18,821 pesos for each. I sold them in a few months.

With these 37,642 pesos, in tribute to Federico Peralta Ramos who, in 1991, spent three thousand dollars from the Guggenheim scholarship during a dinner at the Alvear, I invited all my friends from the high school WhatsApp group to eat. It was all more modest but no less sensible. We ate pasta at my friend Adrián Francolini’s trattoria in Gorriti Street, who also gave us a price. We had a great time.

I wanted to thank Mirtha Legrand in particular, but also the cameramen, sound engineers, make-up artists and all those who make Lunch with Mirtha possible for this beautiful dinner with my usual friends. Also to Nacho, Juana Viale and the production of the program who continue to put salt shakers on the table as their grandmother had traditionally done for years.

I collected the salt shakers from my participation in Mirtha's table in 2017 and 2021. (Photo: TN/ Daniel Malnatti)
I collected the salt shakers from my participation in Mirtha’s table in 2017 and 2021. (Photo: TN/ Daniel Malnatti)

I don’t know who bought the salt shakers or if he knows who I am (I appear under a pseudonym on the sales platform). I know he lives in Núñez because I sent the package there. And she didn’t want to miss the chance to thank him as well. In the publication, in addition to the photos, I made a description of the product which I transcribe below. Also thank you for reading this note and you know: life is short and don’t let the salt shakers sell out.

Mirtha Legrand’s salt shakers: this was the opinion on the Internet

“Feel Melconián, Lopez Murphi or Dani La Chepi just by sitting at your table. Surprise your friends by seasoning entrails with a remarkable salt shaker. Confuse your Tinder date by mentioning as someone who doesn’t want the thing that you went to Mirtha because you are an infectious disease specialist or a specialist in something. buy a salt shaker.

“The salt shakers are for sale separately. But you can also buy both together. It is important to specify that Not your typical pair of salt and pepper shakers.but as stated in the product description both are salt shakers. Proof of this is that both items have three holes, while the pepper shakers have only one.

I received one of the salt shakers as a result of what I interpret as a generosity from Juana Viale, who asked me: "Do you take the salt shaker?".  (Photo: TN/Daniel Malnatti)
I received one of the salt shakers as a result of what I interpret as a generosity from Juana Viale, who asked me: “Do you want to take the salt shaker?” (Photo: TN/Daniel Malnatti)

“The salt shakers are original and although they are not new they have never been used as I have high blood pressure and try to consume little salt. One of them is complete with salt, although (I warn) the chances that it was Mirtha Legrand herself who performed the filling procedure are practically nil.

“Both items are in excellent condition and while one is from 2017 (the one with salt inside) the other is from the current season (2021). It is important to mention that the first of them was awarded to me in one of the programs that Mirtha Legrand hosted in person, while the second I had during the administration of Juana Viale.

“For legal purposes, I expressly declare that the 2017 model salt shaker was acquired by donation. At that time and in order to whitewash a situation that actually happened (not a few guests took the salt shaker), the production of the program began to give them with the pepper shaker. Both in one box.

In order to whitewash the fact that the guests took the salt shakers, the production of the program began to give them away in a small box.  (Photo: TN/Daniel Malnatti)
In order to whitewash the fact that the guests took the salt shakers, the production of the program began to give them away in a small box. (Photo: TN/Daniel Malnatti)

“In 2018, “things happened” in the country and during lunch with Mirtha Legrand, they stopped giving the salt shakers. Another clear sign of the adjustment of the budgets, the fact that from 2020 the production of the program has ceased to put pepper shakers on the table. The saltcellar remained alone.

“In order to settle any controversy, I record that I received the 2021 salt shaker thanks to what I interpret as a generosity of Juana Viale. In the last break of the program, he asked me in passing while speaking to a other : “Are you taking the salt shaker?”. When I answered yes, she winked at me almost imperceptibly in a clear hint that she wasn’t going to do anything to prevent it and that she had carte blanche to get me out of it. .

Some user requests to the publication of Mirtha's salt shakers.  (Photo: Free Market Capture)
Some user requests to the publication of Mirtha’s salt shakers. (Photo: Free Market Capture)

“I think this sale opens up the possibility that many people (specifically anyone who has $18,821 and is willing to spend it on a salt shaker) can to feel that you belong, at least for a moment, to what comes closest to aristocracy it is possible in this country, that is to say: spend some time with the lady of Mirtha Legrand de Tinayre. I accept market payment.

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