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decline of food

2006-10-05 13:38:01.3267+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Interesting New Yorker article on the changes in food television since Julia Childs, and the decline of cultural knowledge about food. Nothing cosmic there, but this comes on the heels of the release of the Michelin guide to SF Bay Area restaurants and in reading the ensuing buzz and controversy I'm not sure how the two are connected, but I feel like the ignorance about cooking for ourselves is sloshing over into the ignorance about others cooking for us.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-06 15:53:00.524727+00 by: Dan Lyke

Columbine responds to the New Yorker article:

Why do I feel so strongly about this? Because the author of this piece seems to be worried about the future of home cooking, and I am worried about the future of home cooking, and yet we have done the same math and arrived at two completely different answers.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-06 20:16:51.278366+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ooooh, this is becoming even more fun... When media companies feud: SFGate gets all catty about errors in the Michelin guide.

No matter what the prestigious French restaurant guide says, the chef's wife won't be waiting at the door. She stopped working nights when she and chef Roland Passot had their daughter Charlotte -- and Charlotte turns 13 next month.

Of course further reaffirming my impression that most high end foodies are far more swayed by media hype than by actual flavor.