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Based on the free e-newsletters I used to receive, I wouldn't do it. YMMV, but for me there wasn't much useful information in them. Are they offering a sample copy of the paid version?

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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Was given a year's subscription of this report as a gift several years ago. Didn't care for them at all back then and only read a couple of them before giving up altogether. I always felt like the whole thing was full of too much hype, like listening to a used car salesman puffing up a deal. Made me want to keep my hand on my wallet and take a shower after reading it.

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I respect him tremendously, his show on food network was a revelation for me and really inspired me in my love of cooking. I remember thinking 'who is this pompous guy doing a show on salt for 30 minutes'. Well I learned a lot and his passion really came through. On top of that I still think his Dean and Deluca Cookbook is great, still holds up well today with great tips and recipes that work and full of flavor.

As for the newsletter, it really is mostly buying tips and promotions. The guy does have a great palate, but then so do I! Is it worth it? just depends if you want some primo Olive oil fresh from around the world and want a source for top quality ingredients. He's your man. If you are looking for Saveur: great articles and recipes look somewhere else.

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In a word, no. Pity, too because once-upon-a-time I thought his opinions were ahead of the curve, cutting edge. Now it seems more like he is simply "shilling" for people with products.

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- M.F.K. Fisher

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