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Random Wed Jan 09 2008

Good Eating with Patton Oswalt

Comedian Patton Oswalt may not ring a lot of bells in your head, though you may know him as the voice of Remy, the rodent gourmand of this past year's Disney eye-candy Ratatouille. One of the highlights of his stand-up is a culinary description at the opposite end of the taste spectrum -- an almost painfully hilarious take on the KFC Famous Bowl. Or, as he calls it, a Failure Pile in a Sadness Bowl. (If this isn't ringing any bells either, for goodness sakes, get yourself up to speed.) Genius.

And what could be more genius than having Patton himself sample this horrendous creation of modern convenience cuisine? Many many thanks to the Onion AV Club for doing just that. Now there's some quality food-writing.

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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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