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Jul 26, 2014 09:31 AM

Perhaps The Greatest Food Column Ever

"Why ‘best’ is the worst food word"

The Star. Hooda thunk.

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  1. No, no! It's the "best" column.
    I know as I've read every single food column, by every writer, in every language on earth.

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    1. re: estufarian

      I can't read more than a sentence from Corny Mintz.

      1. re: justxpete

        It's funny, I so intensely dislike his Star column that I can't even bring myself to look at the picture that always accompanies it, but this particular piece was good.

        1. re: Nyleve

          Sounds familiar, but I can't even begin to read it.

            1. re: Nyleve

              Okay, someone needs to explain this. Granted I haven't read a ton of his stuff, but he's always struck me as an above-average writer.

                1. re: justxpete

                  It tells me he has a silly sense of humour, but other than that it explains nothing.

                    1. re: Michael N

                      Nothing? It looks like he is listening for extra-terrestrial life with a big doughnut for an antenna

                  1. re: Michael N

                    There is something insufferable about him. He writes a weekly column in The Star where he has a dinner party with some select group of people and then goes on to discuss the people, their work, their lifestyles and also somehow relates it to whatever dish he has prepared. It just doesn't work for me. I find it pretentious yet, at the same time, inane. Not sure what exactly rubs me so wrong but it just does. I cannot bear to read his columns. On top of everything, I don't believe he is a particularly accomplished cook and his recipes are usually either pointless or just bad. I would so much sooner see that space given to a good food writer who offers both experience and good recipes. I get that this is not entirely about food, but the concept just irritates me. I gather I am not alone.

                    Who knows, maybe if would like him if I met him. In which case I would have to take back at least my first sentence.

                    1. re: Nyleve

                      And his "Toronto elite" t-shirt is oh-so intentionally ironic, just like his unbelievably useless columns *yawn*.

                      Insufferable is an absolutely perfect adjective.

                      And I agree, he may very well be a nice guy, but his persona is absolutely grating, to me.

        2. I agree, but I'll pass on that recipe.

          1. Zzzzzzzzz

            He's not saying anything intelligent people already know.

            And that recipe sounds absolutely disgusting. Count Chocula? Seriously?

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            1. re: BlackMambaSommelier

              I met him once. Never read his column again. Nuff said?

            2. Enjoyable read, but was he being serious about "Dim Sum King"?

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