Past New York Times Critics: They Reminisce Over Food

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Still hasn't found the bulgogi she's looking for. Photo: Melissa Hom

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]