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Christopher KImball and "Milk Street"

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MelissaH   

As an editor, I'd wonder if that sort of text was ready for me yet, or if it needed another pass by the author before coming to me.

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kayb   

I would have spoken harshly to one of my reporters had they handed in such to me. 

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gfweb   

 

Such is the quality of internet food writing.

 

No editors = crappy cliche-ridden prose.

 

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On the first page of this thread, I mentioned my take on the writing (in the first issue) with two analogies : "One by Johnny Carson " You buy the premise, you buy the bit" and the other by Ernest Hemingway,  about a "crap detector" in his head, something related to faulty logic principles. " Most of the time, the intro to an article -the premise- didn't sell the rest of the article.    l like the term 'crap detector' 

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Anna N   
11 minutes ago, Norm Matthews said:

On the first page of this thread, I mentioned my take on the writing (in the first issue) with two analogies : "One by Johnny Carson " You buy the premise, you buy the bit" and the other by Ernest Hemingway,  about a "crap detector" in his head, something related to faulty logic principles. " Most of the time, the intro to an article -the premise- didn't sell the rest of the article.    l like the term 'crap detector' 

It is worthy of being quoted in full:

 

"The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit-detector.” –Ernest Hemingway

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