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Publication Wed Feb 21 2007

Flyover Tastebuds?

San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer has caused a flurry of food-board discussions, after describing some spring rolls at a new takeout place as "bland enough to appeal to the Midwestern tourist." Chicago foodies are lauding the city's adventurous chefs, like Alinea's Grant Achatz and Moto's Homaru Canto on Chowhound's The Grinder, while others say Chicago is an exception to the rule. Bauer, meanwhile, defends his statement on his Between Meals blog, saying that he thinks most trends start on either coast then eventually make their way to the flyover states ... or as a commenter on his board says, "states that are shaped like a meat cleaver." Is this true? Don't let them tread on the Midwestern palate.

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tom sherman / February 21, 2007 5:48 PM

Dude can talk to me when the 49ers are respectable again. Until then, be gone.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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