Shop n' Nosh

I am WAY behind on shopping. I know I’ve been writing out gift guides for y’all, but that doesn’t mean that I’m surrounded with foodies in my real life. I have to buy Bionicles and Restoration Hardware tchotchkes like the rest of you. But I generally hate shopping. The only way I can suffer the […]

Zagat and the Wisdom of Crowds

A couple of books have arrived in the mail recently -and set me to thinking about the role of critics – Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants 2008, and Food & Philosophy: Eat, Think and Be Merry, edited by Fritz Alhoff and Dave Monroe (Blackwell Publishing). I opened the Zagat guide and turned to the Minneapolis-St. Paul […]