Today's Special: Blasphemy!
"Having more people interested in good food is never a bad thing," said food writer Amanda Hesser,
who recently assembled "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." But what she can't stand, she said,
is eating dinner with people who "only want to talk about food and every place where they ate, like,
doughnuts or something, and where the best doughnuts are secretly found. Knowing a lot about food
culture is a good thing. That cataloguing of food experience is becoming tiresome. I'm pro-food experts.
I'm just not so sure I want to have dinner with them or have them judge me on the coffee I drink."