Late to the party on this, but! Nice to see some love for Gabrielle "Prune" Hamilton's new jawn in last week's DI/DO,** esp after that twerp from the Atlantic dissed her. However, interesting that for character witnesses, they went with Suzanne Goin from Lucques in LA, and Barbara Lynch from the of the Barbara Lynch Gruppo in Boston. Glass half full Cod thinks it's nice to see DI/DO stretch out and abandon the notion that NY is the be all, end all of the food world, and get some quotations from the land of Big Ticket and the land of Kobe. Glass half empty Cod thinks maybe someone felt that since Gabrielle Hamilton has a vagina, it would be important to find other vagina-having chefs for soundbites, and VHCs are hard to find in NYC. It is Boeuf Gras today, but perhaps the NYC dining scene is still un petit peu de fete du saucisson? If so, could we possibly be looking at just another Guiteau Monday?
**Books like this used to show up at TGCHQ on the reg. Is it a) Declining relevance of the Cod b) Declining relevance of blogs c) collapse of publishing industry or d) all of the above?