Josh Friedland Revealed As the Person Behind Ruth Bourdain

Case closed.

After years of speculation, several hundred thousand dead ends, and an inordinate amount of potty-foodie humor, the Food Section blogger Josh Friedland has officially "come out" as the creator of Twitter parody Ruth Bourdain. “I never thought the joke would go on so long," he says. So Ben Leventhal was correct. Here's hoping no one feels particularly compelled to create a ribald mash-up of Paul Bocuse and Paula Deen next. [NYT, Related]