Jonathan Gold Quotes.
Even though my entire writing persona is prefaced on me not being an expert, I kind of am an expert. I know a lot.
I’m lucky to be in food at the moment, because we’re living in a time where so many people are obsessed with it. People will go to food festivals now, and argue over the merits of a taco for hours. It’s about the people who deeply care, and want that exchange of ideas.
In a lot of ways I think food is starting to take the place in culture that rock and roll took 30 years ago, in that eating has become incredibly political. And just as the street has always dictated fashions on music and other things, itвЂ™s starting to happen that way in food.
In a lot of ways I think food is starting to take the place in culture that rock and roll took 30 years ago.
It’s funny how everyone has a bizarre relationship with Google. The knowledge is there, but no one knows how to use it right.
Everybody talks about the internet being the ultimate repository of cooking knowledge. But it’s not. It sucks.
I think every culture is passionate about food; some are just passionate about food and the food is shitty.
When it’s done properly, taco should be a verb.
As a writer of criticism, the consumer thing is the least interesting thing, but as a critic, the single worst thing you can do is send a reader to waste time and money on something – even if it’s something you personally love. You have to indicate the reasons why you love it and they’ll hate it.
I don’t go to McDonalds, but when I was working for Gourmet magazine in New York City, my daughter liked to go there. I was completely paranoid that someone would recognize me there and say, ‘Gourmet critic spotted at McDonalds! Buying a Happy Meal!’