The Elizabeth Large blog is pretty good. It has developed quite a following. I comment frequently on it under the name Robert or now Robert from Cross Keys.
The Washington Post has a very snooty food section. They actually had an article about preparing a dinner party for six or eight people that required the hostess to take a day-and-a-half off from work.
Here is the actual menu they suggested for a New Year’s Eve dinner for twelve people:
Roasted Veal Loin with Black Truffle Medeira Sauce
Salmon and Cavier Croque Monsieur with Watercress Salad
Braised Salsify and Jerusalem Artichokes
Sauteed Greens with Ginger, Garlic, and Soy Sauce
Mushrooms en Papillotte
Citrus Fruits with Grand Marnier Sabyon and Citrus Sorbet
Just what I ALWAYS serve MY guests!
Instead of Iranian cavier, they saved money by buying American since it was only $25 an ounce.
To doggydaddy: Yeah, I like the tenor of the SFC’s page. Kind of sophisticated without being snotty. But they sure ripped a new one for Kuleto’s recently, and I used to like that place.
Wed or Thursday because those are the days that the grocery specials generally start.
Our food section is a little short of terrific, but check out Robert St. John’s column on Wednesdays in the Jackson, MS, Clarion Ledger. I really like him.
The Austin American Pravda used to have a pretty good foodie section. But lately they’ve slackened off to being a shill for local eateries catering to the sixth street yuppies and loft dwellers.
Here in Baltimore I enjoy two food writers from the Baltimore Sun who have blogs.
Here’s the link for the Sun’s food section:
Elizabeth Large – http://tinyurl.com/2a2sjm
Rob Kaspar – http://tinyurl.com/25u6x8
For DC I like to follow Tom Sietsema’s column, called "Ask Tom" from the Washinton Post who has an online chat question and answer session each week about restaraunts in the DC metro area. (You’ll have to register to get there, but it’s free.) http://www.washingtonpost.com
I belive that Wed. is pretty much the case nationwide. The circulation also is the highest of the week. Both our local papers here do have a good food section, Boston Globe and the Herald.
===San Francisco’s what, Chronicle? This is an excellent Food section, as you would expect.===
I love the Comical. It was a S.F. must read when I lived there. Its food section was and still is great.
Though I could read it online and used to have it bookmarked on my old computer, I have failed to keep up with what is going on back home. My mom does send me care packages from back there and she most always includes some interesting artcles about the coming and goings in the restaurant business. They had a great column on that aspect of restaurant and cooks large and small. What’s new and opening or what is closing, who is moving where and who isn’t there anymore.
Sometimes I will open a cookbook and have a old recipe from the paper fall out.
Your post caused me to go to their site and I went to the capsule reviews. They have the Roadfood favorite, House of Nanking listed in this article. I think wanderingjew posted on this place too.
However, this one caught my eye. You can’t find a restaurant like this in the middle of Nebraska….
201 Ninth St. (at Howard); (415) 255-2742. Great small plates, California-Asian food served by "gender illusionists" in sexy surroundings. Don’t miss the ahi burgers. – M.B. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Rating: THREE STARS– $$– Noise Rating: FOUR BELLS
Here is that column of all their reviews.
Sadly our local newspaper, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, has not had a food section worth reading in about 10 years.[:(]
Oh, thanks again for the replies, I will follow up on them all. It does seem that some papers run their Food page on Wed, and others on Thurs. Whatever.
Now, I may have mentioned him already, somewhere, but here in LA, we have a guy named Jonathan (sp?) Gold, who writes for the LA Weekly, and he is the first Food Writer ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He is insanely open-minded. He’ll try ANYTHING. Gold worked for a long time at the LA Times, his columns have always been called "Counter Intelligence". There’s a lot of "Roadfood" appeal in his work. Check him out. A little more off center from the typical big city dailies.
But keep feeding me recommendations… I have no doubt there are plenty of fine writers out there working on smallish papers. It kind of bugs me when a paper is so lazy, or cheap, that they just reprint recipes they’ve picked up from AP, you know? I like to read regional stuff from staff in towns all over the place.
Say, it might be fun to explore Food pages from other countries… Any ideas there? Maybe even translations from French, or whatever. Of course, measurements could be tricky, and probably they will call for ingredients that we simply can’t get stateside.
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I do look at the food section weekly here in the local paper the Dallas Morning News. I’ll sometimes look up the main paper in a city on the web if I’m going to be visiting.
I’ve noticed that all of them are so far off the mark when it comes to Chinese food that I sometimes wonder how knowledgeable they about any type of food.
The food section in Knoxville is on Wednesday and I always read it. Sometimes it is good and sometimes it is very bad. I have noticed that many of the cities I visit use th food section on Wednesday???
Paul E. Smith
Salindgren – I’m so glad you mentioned NOLA’s Times Picayune – Contributing food writer Marcelle Bievenu’s recipes on Thurday’s, are some of the best. She’s written several cookbooks as well, but every one of her recipes posted in the paper is a keeper.
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