Interesting appraisal of The Food Network in the NYTimes business section today, sparked by the canceling of Emeril--what does it mean? It means that the FN is responding to a rapidly changing food and media culture. PBS continues to put out strong how-to cooking shows, the internet allows anyone to post their own food videos, and the culture at large is getting smarter about food. I think it all bodes well.
Jamal Lewis’s blizzard defying performance in Cleveland’s victory over Buffalo sparked this story on how Lewis (“My body is a machine”) eats: No red meat (he’s watching his tummy evidently) and only organic. Thank you, Jamal!
David Leite, of Leite’s Culinaria, has posted what seems to be a reappraisal of my book, The Elements of Cooking. David is a good and generous writer and the site he started has won many deserved awards, and I’m glad for his review.)
And finally, happily, this blog won both its categories in Well Fed’s Food Blog Awards. Thank you everyone who voted! I'm honored espcecially because I really admire the other blogs I was up against. French Laundry at Home also pulled in two awards. Becks n Posh won best city blog. Serious Eats won for best group blog. And 101cookbooks took blog of the year. Congrats, Heidi, and all the other worthy winners (see Well Fed for the complete list).