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#23 Why Food Trends are for Idiots
Jen Agg on the problems with Canadian restaurants.

Synopsis:

The Black Hoof made Toronto a hip restaurant town, and its imitators pop-up every week, all across Canada. Owner Jen Agg shares good wine and strong opinions about food culture, food trends and food media.

Links:

Jen Agg on Twitter (link)

DouchebagGate (link)

People mentioned: 

David Chang, Matt Galloway, not Corey Mintz.

Topics discussed:

Where did all these loud little restaurants come from? Why did everyone suddenly get all into food? Are food trends just for idiots? Is food culture sexist? Do chefs all think they’re rock stars? Is the Internet better at choosing restaurants than food critics? Is Chowhound just a bunch of fucking jackals? Why are so many celebrated Canadian restaurants not really that good?

Wine served: 

Norman Hardie County unfiltered Pinot Noir (link)

Lucien Crochet “La Croix du Roy” Sancerre Rouge Pinot Noir (link)

 

March 10, 2014
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