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Nov 18th 2010 5:33PM Cheers Farley, for writing the truth! The idea that NYC's Eataly is a locavore establishment is a sham and a disgrace to locavorism. It's nothing but foodie commercialism, with big fat names like Mario Batali and concepts like Slow Food behind it. When French or Asian food is imported, New Yorkers balk at carbon footprints, but Italy gets carte blanche in the import/export game. The food in Italy (the country, not the eatery) is obviously fantastic, but you don't need to import tinned tomatoes and dried pasta to "capture" the flavor of the old world. In fact, I bet that most chefs in Italy would be against importing, and favor local sourcing and fresh options instead. Isn't that what Italian food is supposed to be about? (It's also why Italy has the least amount of ethnic restaurants, but that's another story altogether.)
Dec 24th 2009 7:18PM No. I don’t buy that America hates RR because she’s a small town success. John’s sophomoric RR breakdown overlooks some pretty serious grievances. 1. Rachel doesn’t taste her food before mooning over it. 2. There’s no delay between food-in-mouth and “Mmmm, delish!” (I’m not sure which she dumbs down more, TV or food. 3. Whether she is or not, she comes across as insanely phony. 4. But her BIGGEST crime is that she’s a really bad actress—the Sandra Bullock of the food world. She plays dumb, and does it badly. I bet she goes home drizzles truffle oil and caviar on everything. I don’t hate Rachel,. I hate her TV personality. I think there’s more inside that feral upstate NY brain that should be let out as soon as she breaks away from the milquetoast Food Network and its cadre of advertiser and Midwest mom-pleasing food personalities. If you want more about the lameness of the Food Network, brush up on Jeffrey Steingarten’s and David Chang’s anti-Food Network rants. Funny stuff.
That said, perhaps Rachel’s recipes are tasty. I’ve never had them, but Stuffin Muffins? Come on, you know they’re prob delicious. Irish Nachos? I bet they’d be devoured by the snarkiest of food writers.