Glossy mags vs. foodblogs
Our foodbloogers were called away this week so we're late to the table of the ruckus that's been caused by an article in the March issue of Food & Wine. Columnist Pete Wells looks into food blogs and finds, more often than not, "tiny empires of boredom." And what happens? The emperors get pissed!
Responding to Wells' accusation that "eating a cheese sandwich qualifies as a hot scoop for legions of bloggers," they declared this past Thursday Cheese Sandwich Day. Kalyn's Kitchen does a great job of summing up the drama; it's a good read. Some of the better looking cheese sandwiches of the week: happy and sad, raclette, on black china rice bread, heart-shaped panini, grilled cheese with ham, crustless and spicy in India, and too many to mention. And of course there is now a t-shirt shop, too.
We came to all this through local foodblogger Eddie Lin, whose posts at Deep End Dining escaped criticism. Reading his account of eating still-wriggling octopus tentacles proves why: he's adventurous, brave, possibly insane, and a great writer to boot. He'd probably eat a boot, if there was a good tradition behind it, and enough spices on top.
In honor of the bloggers, we suggest more cheese sandwiches, anytime. Got any good cheese sandwich restaurants to recommend?