Recently, the Huffington Post published
Screenshot from HuffPo Self-serving chef attempts amazing acrobatic feat! He beats a dead horse while sitting on a high horse and simultaneously patting himself on the back! Without a net! a whiny rant a blog post decrying the decline of food journalism.
In it, the author (himself a chef/restaurateur turned writer) takes issues with many of the common threads of today's (mostly online) food media coverage. Not being a millennial, he also (predictably) treads the well-worn road of blaming food bloggers, "young people," social media, and people who take pics of their food (i.e., millennials), etc. etc., yadda yadda yadda, ad nauseum infinitum, yawn.
The first thing the author takes issue with is something we do quite often here on Clean Plate Charlie -- weekly, in fact: "The best list."
I edit this food blog, and I'm going to take a moment to stick my neck out and attempt something perhaps no self-respecting journalist has ever attempted: to defend that most-read yet most-reviled of blog posts.More »