Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

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Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below.

Eatocracy: CNN's food blog has partnered with Food & Wine to announce the 100 nominees for F&W's Best New Chef of 2011. As it goes, of course, not a single nominee -- even in the Gulf Coast region -- is from Houston. Dallas has two nominated chefs, while Austin has four. At least we have Star Chefs, I guess...

Eater: National food blog Eater has the news that magazine Saveur -- long known for its beautiful food photography and in-depth food journalism -- will now be printing restaurant reviews as well. As the interview states, "Saveur, at its heart, is a global magazine," so expect the restaurants to be international in scope as well. Long odds on Houston being recognized any time soon are...long.

Houston Foodie: J.C. Reid bit a collective bullet for Americans' palates and tried haggis for the first time this past week. At Feast, naturally. And he found it "not necessarily distasteful." I see more English "delicacies" like steak and kidney pudding in Reid's future...

29-95: Meanwhile, in Alison Cook's world, we live in Las Vegas. (When we're not living in Austin.)

Chili Bob's Houston Eats: Finally, in much happier news, Bruce reports on a new Ethiopian restaurant to hit Houston: Sheger. Like Bruce, I feel any addition to the small but vibrant Ethiopian scene is a great one.

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carriebwc
carriebwc

i have been bitching about allison cook's seeming penchant, as a reviewer who works for a houston newspaper, for reviewing restaurants in other cities. it is annoying.

Lena321
Lena321

...maybe it's to get a way from the uncredentialed children now populating the offices of the Chronicle

Clumsy Plumsy
Clumsy Plumsy

I was kind of teed off at Food & Wine/CNN's Houston snub. I even commented on that page and wrote F&W an e-mail (for all the good either will do). Ah well, life's too short to get too worked up about it...

Skeeter78
Skeeter78

I worry for Alison Cook sometimes.

Wynona23
Wynona23

I must agree that Ms Cook has had moments of clarity blockage lately. I suspect it's because she's featured in that ridiculous supplement that tries so hard to be cool and edgy, that her features and vocab seem so dated by comparison. Like Jane Pauley hanging with bloggers.

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