This one is big. Over the weekend in Charleston, South Carolina, where ironically I was also shooting an episode of Bizarre Foods , the Strib ’s Lee Dean was attending a journalist convention and submitted the following post to a Taste Blog, where she declared a native Minnesotan dining critic who now writes for the Village Voice in NYC, to be none other than Ruth Bourdain, the Beard Award winning mashup Tweeter.
You can read that post here.
The next day, Washington Post food guru Joe Yonan wrote this in response.
Sietsema is not responding directly, and neither is Ruth Reichl, who is in San Fran, and neither is Bourdain, who is traveling down the Dalmatian Coast. I still think that RuBo is MSP Mag’s own Adam Platt. I think it’s obvious. Long and short of it is I have to tip my hat to Lee; it takes a lot of cojones to be the first to the cheese and try to out the identity of the Twitterverses hottest case of unknown identity. It doesn’t matter if she is right or wrong . . . we will know soon enough, but for now, she deserves a salute for going where no one has gone before.
So what do TV people do for fun on the road? Send each other videos like this one.
I was tipped to it by the incredible Michael Simon, one of the world's greatest videographers and journalists. He sent it to Pat Weiland, one of my producers, who sent it to me. It’s AMAZING.
Husk, McRadys, and FIG in Charleston might represent the most amazing trio of restaurants in any city on this planet. Think I am wrong? Tell me so, pound for pound. Charleston might be the best Chowtown in America. Discuss.
Also, Mike Lata and Sean Brock are better than the hype indicates, which in today's media dense food world is so often not the case with a city’s culinary pride and joy.