An interesting article in today's Sydney Morning Herald with a surprising but welcome endorsement of Grab Your Fork. I wouldn't say that I try to emulate Matt Preston - only he can pull off candy pink trousers and a cravat, I say!
"Like the Tea Party movement, then, aspirational eaters love to upset the status quo. They're a paradox unto themselves: awestruck observers of time-honoured culinary tradition, yet disciples harbouring a secret desire to turn the tables on their teachers.
This paradox is most evident among food bloggers – aspirational eaters who assiduously document, dissect and digest their and others' culinary efforts online. Blogs like Grab Your Fork have become a reliable source of information for food stops, old and new. In their reviews, food bloggers simultaneously emulate and attempt to outdo critics like Matt Preston. "I can't respect food 'critics'. They just eat. I've respect for chefs. But critics?" tweets suziwong66, whose own food blog, Suzi Wong Creations, contains an incisive critique of her own recipes and cooking attempts. Aspirational eaters are both cooks and critics. To their credit, they are often relentlessly self-critical, prepared to eat humble pie when their recipes fail to work."
Click the image above to read the entire article. Are we in the midst of an aspirational eating movement? I say we just want good food and more of it!
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6/04/2010 10:43:00 a.m.