Today's selection is actually a bit dated, circa 2006. It is Alan Richman's much-reviled pan of post-Katrina New Orleans dining.
Richman's tone, more than his thesis, is what pissed so many off, and though it caught a lot of attention when it was published, I'd forgotten about it till this week, when the media world shouted out a cheer at the return of the Times-Picayune's restaurant review column, which had been dormant since the hurricane.
Richman's an excellent writer, and occasionally funny, even if his haughty sense of humor can seem especially callous here after the Katrina tragedy. Worth reading if you like to think about food and/or tourist culture.
3 years ago