Robert Sietsema Is Hopeful for the Future of Food Writing

Can't you tell how serious he is?
Can't you tell how serious he is? Photo: Courtesy of Chow

“Why pay expenses and pay a food critic when you can get the same bounce making puffy descriptions of places that open? I’m hoping that once people start treating food as a normal thing and not some source of adulation, we’ll be able to go back to food journalism.” —Former Village Voice food critic Robert Sietsema, who was fired last month after twenty years on the job, says everybody just needs to calm down and eat. [Jew and the Carrot, Earlier, Related]