Sunday, September 23, 2007
First of many
The New York Times first food review was published on New Year's Day 1859, with a byline "Strong-minded Reporter of the times" - anonymous food critics at the very start. I found the long essay to be a great insight into NYC life then, plus wonderfully humorous, rather Wodehousian in tone. The pathway for Craig Claiborne, Ruth Reichl, and Frank Bruni, et al was born.