The Blogroll Gazette: The Non-Debate of NYC v. Portland’s Food Carts; Are Fishing Chefs Set to Be the Next Sexy Butchers?


This week in food blogs…

The Food Section noticed that Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani’s new cookbook cover is suspiciously similar to that of Ludovic Lefebvre’s Crave back in 2005: Both feature the chefs catching fish with their bare hands.

The Feedbag pointed to a Citysearch roundup of six songs inspired by New York, including Jay Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” which references his club 40/40, and Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner,” inspired by Tom’s Restaurant (of Seinfeld fame).

Midtown Lunch weighed in on the ongoing debate over which city has better food carts — New York or Portland, Oregon: “In the end it’s not really a fair fight.”

Serious Eats asked if bartending education, which is the latest trend in the cocktail renaissance, is a waste of time. According to a couple of blogger-bartenders, it is.

Eat Me Daily
featured more eye-popping food art, this time by Berlin-based Sarah Illenberger.

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