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PeterCC Oct 18, 2013 11:00 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/mag...

Hat-tip to TonyC for linking to the article on Twitter.

(Not sure if this should go in Food Media & News since it's so L.A. centric...)

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  1. wienermobile RE: PeterCC Oct 18, 2013 11:06 AM

    Nice.

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      chowser RE: wienermobile Oct 18, 2013 03:24 PM

      I thought so. It was accurate. From some comments here, I thought it would be a negative article but it wasn't at all. It's someone (anyone know who?) who understands the community and what brings us all together.

      "but mainly I read it in order to understand other people’s obsessions. It’s comforting — it distracts me from my own obsessions. I don’t think I’m alone. "

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      linus RE: PeterCC Oct 18, 2013 11:20 AM

      "Read Chowhound enough, and you realize that the most obsessive posters are not writing about food so much as they are writing about themselves."

      respect.

      1. JAB RE: PeterCC Oct 18, 2013 12:41 PM

        It was like looking in the mirror!

        1. LurkerDan RE: PeterCC Oct 18, 2013 01:13 PM

          It's a relief to know that I am not a dilettante, but rather a dedicated zealot.

          1. Ruth Lafler RE: PeterCC Oct 18, 2013 01:28 PM

            Is the LA Board going crazy trying to figure out the name of the secret birrierria?

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              JAB RE: Ruth Lafler Oct 18, 2013 01:29 PM

              This was quickly moved from the LA Board to this one.

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                Ruth Lafler RE: JAB Oct 18, 2013 02:21 PM

                But discussion of the birrierria wouldn't be.

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                  losangelicioustimes RE: Ruth Lafler Oct 28, 2013 05:39 PM

                  It was Birrieria de Don Boni, formerly Birrieria Jalisco. That place is hardly a secret. It's only not mentioned in CH b/c they changed their name back in August to memorialize one of the owners who passed away.

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              HillJ RE: PeterCC Oct 18, 2013 03:18 PM

              I'm glad this article was moved to FM&N or I might have missed it. Fun read.

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                chowser RE: HillJ Oct 18, 2013 03:26 PM

                I agree. It really captures our sense of community here. We talk about food. We talk about our love of food. We reminisce about our love of food.

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                  LotusRapper RE: chowser Oct 18, 2013 04:18 PM

                  And about life, really.

                  Great read. Thanks for posting it, PeterCC.

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                    PeterCC RE: LotusRapper Oct 18, 2013 04:28 PM

                    No problem. Again, credit to TonyC for posting the link on Twitter.

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                  LindaWhit RE: HillJ Oct 18, 2013 04:46 PM

                  Agreed. It shows that we're far-flung - whether it's to find the best tapas or northern Indian food in whatever town you're in or to be able to source the best soppressata or heritage pork close to you or online, or how to make the best brisket or rack of ribs.

                3. C. Hamster RE: PeterCC Oct 18, 2013 04:19 PM

                  Author should have read the Barilla thread !

                  1. PeterCC RE: PeterCC Oct 18, 2013 04:27 PM

                    So here's a question for all of you, since the author of the article settled on adding -er(s) to the end of the board name for its inhabitants. Do you call yourselves (and others on the board) Chowhounds (or 'hounds) or Chowhounders?

                    I started with the latter and slowly moved to using the former.

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                      c oliver RE: PeterCC Oct 18, 2013 04:33 PM

                      Since for the majority of the people on the planet, none of those mean anything :) When pressed I'll just say something like "I'm really into food."

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                        LindaWhit RE: PeterCC Oct 18, 2013 04:55 PM

                        If I'm on CH and I'm referring to the global group, I usually call us 'Hounds.

                        Otherwise, with people who don't frequent CH or know about it from my many mentions, I usually just call the site by name but don't refer to the inhabitants as Chowhounds or 'Hounds. Because it's usually not understood.

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                          nickdanger RE: PeterCC Oct 24, 2013 09:46 AM

                          chowhounds. Just don't call me a foodie

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                            c oliver RE: nickdanger Oct 24, 2013 09:57 AM

                            I got over that whole manifesto thing A LONG time ago.

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                              chowser RE: c oliver Oct 24, 2013 12:55 PM

                              Yeah, The manifesto decided that "foodies" were all bad and mindlessly followed others and some read that and mindlessly followed the manifesto.

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                                c oliver RE: chowser Oct 24, 2013 01:09 PM

                                Extremely well said, chowser. Reverse snobbery, if you will.

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                                  HillJ RE: chowser Oct 24, 2013 02:19 PM

                                  So true so true. Proving once again that the minute you label something it begins to lose audience value.

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                                    gaffk RE: HillJ Oct 24, 2013 02:23 PM

                                    Or as a wise man once told me: "Every label is a libel."

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                                      HillJ RE: gaffk Oct 24, 2013 02:30 PM

                                      Great quote, gaffk.

                          2. Dax RE: PeterCC Oct 21, 2013 12:32 PM

                            Jonathan Rich and I had a great discussion about chowhound and other sites. He told me about his birria quest and he sounded like a real hound.

                            While I come off somewhat as a complainer in the article, I liked the article overall. I just wish we had more hounds in my neck of the woods discussing recent finds.

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                              c oliver RE: Dax Oct 21, 2013 12:41 PM

                              I feel the same. A dearth of CHs around here also.

                            2. Tehama RE: PeterCC Oct 22, 2013 05:32 AM

                              I loved reading this! it brought back some neat memories of posts I had read in the past and what an overall sense of community we have. You guys are the best!

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