Bloggers versus Bauer
A little while earlier I was settling down with a Feb 05 copy of 7x7 Magazine when I literally jumped out of my seat and exclaimed "oh my god!" (a phrase Fred heartily disapproves of, and which I rarely exclaim). I was reading the article entitled Blogger v Bauer (Bauer is San Francisco's most famous restaurant critic, writing for the Chronicle), when suddenly I saw my very own name in print.
A quote from the article:
...we figured chefs might also be getting familiar with food blogs such as Chez Pim (written by Pim Techamuanvivt), Tastingmenu (written by Hillel Cooperman) or Becks & Posh (written by Sam Breach and named for a Cockney term that translates to "nosh") Surely, in this technocentric city, chefs must regularly take peeks at websites such as Chowhound, Citysearch and eGullet...
Despite all my initial excitement at having a name-check, it appears that the chefs don't really give a toss about anything us little blogging and Chowhound people might think. If they do happen to witness any of us rant and rave online, then they might just laugh. Bauer's opinion is declared to be far more influential than ours. And, of course it is, his readership is infinitely larger, so it's hardly suprising.
But it's ok, I'm happy making very little ripples. I do it for love, not for money...
NB. Fred assures me I said "oh my goodness", not "oh my god" as previously thought. I am relieved that my old-fashioned, British, jolly-hockeystick speak came through for me in a moment of need.
I do have some more thoughts on the article. I will post them in the comments section. Bloggers versus Bauer