New York ‘Times’ to Wonder How Bloggers Stay Alive

Josh Ozersky

Eating well is the best revenge on your body.Photo: Josh Ozersky


When we received a voice mail last week from Kim Severson of the New York Times, saying that she wanted to interview us, our natural response was one of delight. Was the topic to be hamburgers or our upcoming book on same? Or perhaps the larger topic of meat? Or perhaps the ongoing efforts of Grub Street? It was with giddy fingers that we dialed Seversons number only to find out that the lady was writing an article on how fat and unhealthy food bloggers are, and to ask us, in so many words, why we were still alive. Apparently, bloggers arent the trenchermen they once were: Off the Broilers Jason Perlow recently had some serious health problems, and even Steven the Fat Guy Shaw of eGullet has gotten on the austerity program. But, as we told Severson, the day we start eating salad shes welcome to our place at the table. Grub Street may cost us the vitality of our once-springy carcass, but by God the work will go on!