Originally Posted by samblackbones
Anyone else you can recommend?
As I said, the guy has eaten prodigiously. His insights are dwarfed by the food he photographs.
And for gods sake say why you mean what you mean rather than shit like "nouveau riche ignorant bumfuck douchebaggery" - that makes you sound like a mouth breathing knuckle-dragger with an axe to grind.
i would agree with you that his insights are dwarfed by photography. pictures and food labels are always fun to look at. i enjoy his blog in the same way i enjoy the jersey shore. complete with self ashamed tears and guilty masturbating. in the corner. with the lights out.
i put up those quotes as an example of "look up" douchebaggery. a facepalm tree would not be enough facepalms.
the usual cliche misinformation about kobe beef replete with the "i've tried real japanese kobe beef in the US before this" when imported kobe beef has been banned on and off in the US and highly unavailable. he probably had american wagyu and had no idea. let's say he actually had something like imported A5 kobe beef from hyogo. wow he's tried real kobe beef before this? so coool.
english farmhouse cheddar with apple pie is a longstanding tradition.
there was another post where he was reviewing the sake and he said something like "it's a wonderful interplay of rice, alcohol, and yeast" for a $300 bottle of sake. thanks. i had no idea what sake is made of.
he just spend a shit ton of money on admittedly nice places, but it's like everything he eats is beyond him even though after eating at all these places he should have some idea. the sf equivalent of kevineats would be hermesman. only hermesman doesn't pretend to know what he's talking about. he just doesn't actually know. i think
there was one post where at the end of a random meal he showed a DRC he paid for ("$4500 is actually quite cheap for something that goes up to $7000" - oh really? furreals? nowayz.... $4500 is so damn cheap then) and then he proceeds to quote robert parker word for word and include the score (golly gee willikers! 99 points? only $4500? a bargain). and then in the comments he talks about how he does this all the time and already sold 36 bottles of richebourg and la tache.
. everything that is wrong with the wine world encapsulated in two pictures and a few sentences. pure genius in its idiocy
if this still doesn't convey my point to you i have no idea how else to explain this.