Thursday, August 10, 2006

partially serious

Here's my question: How does one become a restaurant critic?
I think I would like that job.
Food? I love it. I'll try pretty much anything at least twice (cause the first time just may have been a dud)...I have a decent palate...and well, did I mention that I love food?
I think it would be fun. You get to order many dishes at many restaurants and then you get to write about them. Sounds like a perfect job to me.

So I ask my question again....anyone know where I can sign up?

9 comments:

Kirst said...

That would be a great job. I don't know where you would sign up for that gig.

--Nathan-- said...

yeah then you could say stuff like "Jordan your cooking only has two moves: Shake and Bake... this gets my worst rating yet... seven thumbs up!"

to which Jordan could respond "But Kristen you love shake and bake, you put it in your coffee"

K said...

well played...

Devo said...

The food critic is the most hated or loved person in the restaurant business.

lu said...

i think i would enjoy that job as well (well, who wouldn't besides super picky eaters?), but do you think that when you first started they would make you review the dodgy places?? maybe you have to work your way up in seniority before they allow to visit the nice places where you are guaranteed a meal.

K said...

i've eaten at mexican roadside taco stands...i can take it.

and i'd be a "nice" food critic. no bad reviews unless they deserve it...

lu said...

tacos el pastor!! ok, i don't even like them but i love to say it.

but i do love the other street side delicacies in mexico. i just buy quesadillas so i can have something to get the guacamole from the dish to my mouth!

thephoenixnyc said...

I know some people wgo do it. Basically they were either English or Journalism majors, or just talented writers who loved food and started writing about it.

Usually for obscure, small or free publications.

Some wrote for free to build a portfolio and then worked their way up.

kris said...

Just start a new blog, eat out all the time, or just make stuff up, and wait for a big newspaper or magazine to discover you. It should only take a couple of months.