favorite reading material
Posted 16 June 2002 - 05:54 PM
Favorite websites (ditto)?
Favorite food writers?
Least favorite of these things?
BTW - I totally agree about chowhound. It's going the way of the Food TV forum - far too much censoring. All the good people are heading off to eGullet and Bourdain's Leftovers on Yahoo.
Posted 17 June 2002 - 06:17 AM
Magazines: Mojo...the New Yorker...Sunday Times London (the Mag) particularly for AA Gill...I loath Vanity Fair--but read it for Chris Hitchens...Dishwasher Magazine (a fanzine type thing that's wonderful--passed by hand like Samizdat), amd of course I dearly miss the days of the old SPY mag...Creem, New York Rocker...nothing to replace them..I read everything anyway as I spend a lot of time in airports.
Websites: hairytongue.com--particularly the fat-tongued oliver gallery cheftalk.com ..ontherail.com....smokinggun.com...ganglandnews.com
Food Writers: AA Gill...Jim Harrison...Trillin...I liked Molly O Neal's old Times column....Mimi Sheraton's stuff is prickly and fun...I have a very soft spot for Ruth Reichl's books (surprising, huh?), but am usually more interested in wrirting on cooks than on cooking: ie: Bememlmans, Freeling, Orwell...
As far as least favorite? So much of print journalism is just so lazy--and deliberately false. See the recent Harpers Bazaar piece on Sexy Chefs..Total bullshit--and they know it. They could easily have peeked just a little bit deeper and had an interesting story--but chose--as usual in such pieces to basically stick with the generally perceived wisdom--that chefs are just basically--hot-and that it must be dreamy to be hooked up with one. As any chef--or chef;s significant other will tell you--that's far from the truth. Vanity Fair's latest--in fact anybody's latest on the movements and couplings of a bunch of right wing, geriatric socialites--and their coddled and clueless offspring fill me with murderous rage. To include Dominick Dunne's non- trial related blatherings..anything by Taki...anything about Tom Cruise--as you are not allowed to write anything about him not approved by his flacks--a situation Pol Pot would have been proud of--see latest sloppy hummer to Elaine's--center of the world for flabby-assed white guys--puffy celebrity profiles that ignore the obvious..any knee jerk liberal or knee jerk right wing idealogue..snobby websites run by Comic-Book Guy-like wonks who know shit about shit...food writers who think we give a shit about their depressing, arid, candy-ass personal lives--and who have probably never given nor received decent oral sex in their lives...I could go on all day...
Posted 17 June 2002 - 07:32 AM
"Behold, I teach you the ubermunch. The ubermunch is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the ubermunch shall be the meaning of the earth!" -Fritzy N.
"It's okay to like celery more than yogurt, but it's not okay to think that batter is yogurt."
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