How One of New York’s Top Food Critics Got His Start—By Accident


How One of New York’s Top Food Critics Got His Start—By Accident

How did Adam Platt score the world’s most enviable job, “professional eater” for New York magazine? His new memoir, The Book of Eating, is a scarfable recounting of his travels, told through meals—and of those, his absolute best and worst, remembered and immortalized. Adam details our decade’s rise of food bloggers and restaurant reviews as cultural commentary, and the steady decline of Gourmet magazine, stuffy French food, and stuffier reviews.

Below is a peek at the first few pages, in which Adam describes a lunch with the “Insatiable Critic,” Gael Greene.

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