Past New York Times Critics: They Reminisce Over Food

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Still hasn't found the bulgogi she's looking for.

You can take the food critic out of the restaurants, they say, but you cannot take the restaurants out of the critic. For Sunday's special food-themed New York Times Magazine, former critics talk about what stayed with them after they left the job: William Grimes had sublime bread pudding at Cannelle and dismal Cherry Coke Jell-O at Hudson Cafeteria. Ruth Reichl waited for bulgogi to go boom, but that never happened. Meanwhile, Frank Bruni's not shy about shouting out both Empellón Cocina and Perla, his current obsessions. [NYT]