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Thursday, September 22, 2011

SFoodie's Jonathan Kauffman Makes "Best Food Writing 2011"

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM

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I have the pleasure of sharing a desk pod with SF Weekly restaurant critic Jonathan Kauffman. When we received our copy of "Best Food Writing 2011," including his story "Shark's Fin: Understanding the Political Soup," I slipped it on his desk.

Jonathan arrived this morning by bicycle, saw the book on his desk, and said, "Oh good, I like it when they put me in there without saying anything first."

This is the way one of America's leading food writers accepts yet another validation: nonchalantly.

Jonathan is too modest to blow his own horn, and that leaves me the task of, er, blowing it for him. (God, the things you have to put in your mouth in this job.)

So let me say it in a way that Jonathan would never do: SF Weekly's restaurant critic Jonathan Kauffman is great! He's the only restaurant critic in the Bay Area to be included in this year's edition (7x7's Sara Deseran, in there for "The Feed Frenzy," is a general food writer like myself. BTW, great story, Sara.)

Jonathan's official comment: "Looks like I know what my parents are getting for Christmas."

Sssh, nobody tell them. But we know they'll be proud. As they should be, 'cause we are.

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