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Pete Wells
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The new fast food: healthy with a side of sustainability. @juliamoskin explores what's nipping at McD's heels.…
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Every time I trip over crowds flowing into multiplying Lafayette St & Bowery cafes I remind myself real estate is killing restaurants
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Any US lawyers want to weigh in on whether it's legal for American restaurants to name no-shows?…
.@cnimbelli Did @OzerskyTV use the same phrase? I was referencing Capote's "That's not writing, it's typing."
.@EricAsimov @CKummer I do love the phrase "destroyed the star system." So cutting, so portentous, so nonsensical.
From @julia_lurie: California farms are sucking up enough groundwater to put Rhode Island 17 feet under.…
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No space for it in review but I loved the choking poster at @grindhausNYC starring @KembraPfahler:…
A review for fans of Russ Meyer, sourdough, white horse, Jefferson Airplane, panisse, heavy metal, and Red Hook:
@pete_wells grew up upstate. Peeling back the tops and then not buying just because kernals crooked or not full to end is pure rudeness
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@pete_wells Totally agree! What do they think they are going to find by peeling back the husks? A crooked row of kernels?
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.@_bonjour Freshness you tell by the silk, not the kernels. As for color, just ask. Or pull back enough for a peek.
.@tastybits @ulteriorepicure And of course peer respect can easily become marketing if the peers are vocal about it.
Exclusive: Danny Meyer's 9/11 museum cafe drops booze & gourmet food for pastry & coffee, via @nypost
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.@tastybits @ulteriorepicure Right. Chefs who don't stoop to marketing want respect of peer. Photos now fastest (if not best) way to get it.
I can't work at a farmers' market because I want to do physical harm to people who shuck corn they haven't bought yet.
How much would you pay for a bottle of water? At an NYC resto yesterday, I was charged $22. Still shocked this morning.
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@bowloftripe @pete_wells The backlash? A place in MPLS doing anti-camera food, under drifts of "snow" or planks of meringue: @heydaympls
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@pete_wells @davidchang the worst thing is to admire a chefs work on Instagram, trek to their restaurant and find the food is tasteless
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.@davidchang Many nights, I'd kill for figs on a plate. I could even do without the plate
A few ways that digital photography may be changing food:
.@shaneferro @robicellis Yes. That's when cupcakes became a symbol of a certain kind of urban femininity. Fro Yo symbolizes nothing.