Of The New York Times' five most recent zero-star restaurant reviews, most places are doing just fine. Are critics out of touch?
There are many ways to critique an art form such as cooking, and like most art forms, the way one sees it differs from one to the other. Opinions are, with no need to repeat a vulgar idiom, commonplace. Everyone has an opinion when it comes to food, even picky four-year-olds.
She joined us to discuss her latest projects, her time as one of America's most high-profile food critics, what it was like to manage Gourmet, and her thoughts on the future of food writing.
"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" may be Thumper's Law in the animated world, but versions of it have been around a bit longer than Bambi. The hospitality industry, more than any other, may have created an expectation of servitude and pandering at all costs.
Living in the information age is amazing. The difficulty is that we can't always know what actually counts as information.
The perfect steak: It's a simple yet elusive goal that some grill masters devote a lifetime to achieving. However, at these meccas of meat, expertly cooked cuts are within easy reach -- lovingly prepared with a minimum of ingredients.
Combining avant-garde cooking techniques with high-tech kitchen tools and a poetic sense of whimsy, molecular gastronomy is equal parts art and science. From deconstructed dishes to playful foams to smoky liquid nitrogen desserts, molecular chefs seek to explore food differently.
While we're all for eating healthy and counting calories, sometimes nothing satisfies our cravings like some crispy-fried wings served with homestyle sides such as waffles and mashed potatoes. Thankfully, fried chicken is currently enjoying a renaissance in America.
When it comes to dining on the cheap, there's no need to settle for fast food or the local greasy spoon. For creative, high-quality cuisine that won't break the bank, take a look at GAYOT's Best Dining Deals in America.
These creative cooks imbue their menus with a unique energy and strong sense of identity.