Must-read of the week goes to a lengthy piece in The Atlantic that just murders foodies. It’s healthy to remind oneself that not everyone views the world – and the world of food – as you do. The screed is absurd, for all the reasons Robert Sietsema points out and more, but nonetheless worth reading.
Onto other things: Restaurants, this is what we want when we visit your website. The guy pushing you to do Flash, music, etc? He’s padding the contract. Everyone consider Mike Odette’s charcuterie class. Some Mizzou students played snow beer pong last week (well done, gentlemen, well done). The local cooking blog formerly known as Adventures in Cooking is now I Cook, Therefore I Am. A Gourmet blogger wonders: “Whatever happened to the dinner party?” Mark Bittman asks if eating real food is unthinkable, Benihana sued a blogger and the oyster had a pretty good run while it lasted. Finally, we’ll be out of town, but consider hitting Mojo’s next Wednesday night, February 16 when a high school friend of Mrs. SMEs plays her first Columbia show.