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May 1, 2011

Sunday reading, from the blogs and beyond

Some food-related reading you may have missed while you were 1) clicking through the absolutely perfect, ex-cathedra (more like ex nihilo) 50 best county restaurants photo galleries, 2) watching the royal wedding on TiVo (or whatever), 3) doing your job.

Eric (Fast Food Nation) Schlosser, writing in the Washington Post, on Why being a foodie isn't 'elitist' - his point is that the people leveling the charge, basically the tools of food conglomerates, are the true elites. I know there's a wide range of opinion out there regarding food activism. What do you think? 

Speaking of food activism, Marion Nestle (her name is pronounced "nessel") weighed in further on New York's pilot program that bans the use of government assisted food benefits for sugary-soda purchases. (Food Politics). Robert Pear in the New York Times on how the soft drink industry is mobilizing opposition to the new policy.

The proposed government guidelines for marketing junk to kids. At issue, self-regulation. (Food Safety News).

Last week was Burger Week over on Eater. I think we should have a burger week on Dining@Large, but maybe in a month or two, when the blog finally gets a new name and when the idea seems original. Who wants a burger week. Or, should it be a crab cake week?


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 1:27 PM | | Comments (7)


Aw c'mon, Richard, they've both been done to death. How 'bout something new (Lake Trout Week, Liver & Onions Week)? You catch my drift ... NOT burgers or crab cakes, please. Thangyaverymuch.

I am ALL FOR liver and onions week ,even if it's just me and you, Dottie!

Reuben week!


Agreed. Step out of the box and stay clear of burgers and crab cakes. I love the idea of Lake Trout and Liver&Onions. If you are afraid that neither of those would generate enough interest, what about Chinese take-out, burritos, fried chicken or cheesesteaks?

Or food truck week since that's what seems to be trending like crazy in Baltimore. What's the single best food truck item.

Hey, Chips in Little Italy, PLEASE bring back the chicken liver dish from a few decades ago.

Okay, I'm in. Sander's Corner (is it still open?) makes great liver & onions. TT Diner's is pretty good. It's not exactly a huge favorite, so not many restaurants serve it. I'd love to know where else to find it.

DON'T get it at Valentino's unless you love gloppy onion gravy. If you want bacon, they put chewy little bacon pieces on the liver and ... wait for it ... smother the whole thing in gloppy onion gravy. GOD it was awful!!

interesting posts - looks like healthy in back in!

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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