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4 responses to “Can a Dining Critic Write a Magazine Feature?”

  1. Tim Rogers says:

    Short answer: yes.

    Long answer: This isn’t NYC. We don’t have the depth of food-crit talent in this town such that we can have a critic do criticism only, and ask a food writer to do food-related features. Nancy’s our star, and there’s no one else I would rather have had do that story about Badovinus.

    So where’s the supposed conflict here? It’s not like Nancy took anything from Badovinus. Is it simply that Badovinus is now “friendly” with Nancy because they spent time together in San Fran? Well, they’d be that way whether or not Nancy wrote the feature on him. She’s known Badovinus awhile. She knows most of the restaurant people in Dallas. She has organized cruises with them. She has put together cooking competitions between them.

    So there you have it. Nancy sometimes knows the people whose food she reviews. And they know that that fact won’t change what she thinks — and writes — about their food.

  2. NN says:

    Thanks,Timmy. I’m sending Badovinus over with a check for you.

  3. SLR says:

    I don’t know, can she?

    (Can an Executive Editor write a more precise heading?)

  4. Rawlins Nichol Plated says:

    Rest Ass-ured: It would take a lot more than a talented culinary stud (with award-winning hair) whose seething testosterone allure leaves her frothing at the mouth like a rabid mammal in heat— after a third bottle of Dom (reclining on a silken hammock for two beside a tranquil moonlit lagoon on a tropic isle in the gardenia-laced misty nocturne)— to get La Nichols to lower her ethical standards.

    Her halter-neck ‘D’ hostess apron worn over a body suit doubling as a sundress? That’s another thread altogether.