Neal Pollack: Food Blogger

We were previously unaware of it, but hipster writer favorite (and former Philadelphian) Neal Pollack is now a food blogger for Gourmet/Bon Appetit site Epicurious. For Neal, it’s all about gloating all over how cute is kid is… and how he’s training the kid in the fine art of food snobbery:


He’ll gladly consume any pile of crap that the Cold Stone Creamery serves up, and has no problem eating a bowl of gummy freezer-burned Piggly Wiggly-brand electric-green mint chocolate chip at his Nana’s house. If it’s cold and sweet, he’ll put it in his mouth.But these are also the glory days of American artisanal ice cream, and Elijah’s palate hasn’t gone untouched. His best friend’s parents own a gelato shop, and not just any gelato shop–Pazzo Gelato, which has deservedly been on Best Of L.A. lists almost since the day it opened. So most of the time, Elijah’s eating ice cream made from Valhrona chocolate, Santa Rosa plums, dulce de leche, and whatever else was fresh at the market that day. He’s eating white chocolate straciatella instead of Jamoca Almond Fudge, and it costs maybe 30 cents more.To make matters more pretentious, I sometimes take him to Scoops, an ice-cream shop run by a Japanese chef who makes flavors like brown bread, oolong tea, and his infamous bacon caramel. Bacon-flavored ice cream is overkill for me, much less for a four-year-old. Also, Scoops is kind of a pain in the ass to get to from our house, and we can almost walk to Pazzo. While I admire Scoops and want to eat there pretty much every day, the choice is clear.

There you have it. Hipster Parenting 101.

We were previously unaware of it, but hipster writer favorite (and former Philadelphian) Neal Pollack is now a food blogger for Gourmet/Bon Appetit site Epicurious. For Neal, it’s all about gloating all over how cute is kid is… and how he’s training the kid in the fine art of food snobbery:

Tags:

Neal Pollack: Food Blogger