Frank Bruni’s tenure as the food critic for the New York Times garnered him a following and respect that is proving hard to replace since his absence. He’s one NY Times journalist open to talking about his personal life and issues of his past, including an eating disorder, addiction to sleeping pills, and now, his painful experience with gout. Those of us who work in the hospitality industry should take note; I know how easy it can be to subscribe to a lavish protein-heavy diet when you’re surrounded by decadent food and spend your days off eating decadent food at your colleague’s restaurant. I can only imagine how it is for a food critic when you’re working in New York.
A great and insightful read from Frank Bruni:
Red Meat Blues