Josh Friedland Revealed As the Person Behind Ruth Bourdain

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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]