So anyways, how to write when it's all been written? I decided to write about the writing, which drew me to the restaurant in the first place.
Amidst all the twittering, blogging, gossiping and personality-driven bullshit that has come to define popular food writing today, I don't think most people appreciate how difficult it is to write something beautiful and true and honest about food. Writing that takes time and research - time which many writers who are succeeding in digital media spend talking about themselves (rather than their subjects).
While I'm talking about the forgotten art of a good stock in my own article about Dragon Well Manor, I might as well be addressing what's going on in my own industry. Which is another sort of corner-cutting, derivative decline.
Reading a well crafted story about food these days also feels like time gone by.