Complaints Dept.

Jörg Zipprick: “Why the Beautiful Has Replaced the Good”

Regarded in Western Europe, and increasingly so in China, as one of the relatively-few independent-minded, outspoken gastronomic writers and critics, Jörg Zipprick is unafraid of tackling controversial subjects and resisting selling out or writing either thinly-disguised or blatant PR. He has created a large repertoire of praise-worthy, widely-read books and articles. Because he writes mostly […]

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Book Review

Post-Script to “The Society of the Illusionists”. “Polar Opposites Detract”: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List and Slow Food’s ‘Osterie d’Italia’ “.

A few weeks ago at daybreak when the brain is at its most agile, I realized that the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list or W50B (see “The Society of the Illusionists”), had a polar-opposite: the Slow Food’s guidebook “Osterie d’Italia”.The difference obviously has nothing to do with practicality, as the former directs you to 100 […]

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