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of British foodways.

NO.53
SUMMER2017

Adam Platt

See our reassessment of Adam Platt in our April Wall of Shame.

Anybody like Platt who describes the pompous New York gastroscenti as “gasbag food pundits and jaded old-media restaurant critics,” and who rips into expense account Manhattan (Oceana with its “rows of white-linen lampshades the size of garbage cans”) with such elan has something serious going for him. Platt does not reflexively mock British food like so many of the gasbags either. (“Sea Change,” New York 23 November 2009, 84)