Thursday, February 28, 2008
Why does the Herald's Food section suck so bad?
We live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. We have a restaurant sector that's booming and more and more new places are opening than any time since I've lived here. And what does the Herald decide to spotlight on the front page of its Food section? Casseroles! Not only that, the picture on the front page is a casserole with tater tots! Where are we, Des Moines? Can you imagine the NY Times front paging a tater tot casserole? Miami is about 5 years behind the rest of the country when it comes to educated dining (local sourcing, sustainable farming, etc.) but this paper, and especially this food section, is about 50 years behind the times. There's even a section for "Quick Suppers". Who the heck uses the word "supper" anymore?! Food Editor Kathy Martin has to go and the Herald needs to find someone about 80 years younger to refresh this section and bring it at least up to the 1980's.