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Food Critics

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 30 May 2010

Does the future belongs to food bloggers or restaurant critics? With more reviews and opinions online what role for the traditional newspaper critic?

Sheila Dillon takes a look at the history of food critics from Fanny Cradock's Daily Telegraph restaurant reviews of the 1950's through to bloggers swapping notes about fine dining or burgers today. If so much information is becoming available from this new generation of food enthusiasts, do we still need the professional restaurant critics?
Producer: Dan Saladino

Sheila hears views from former New York Times restaurant critic William Grimes, food writer Tim Hayward and chef Richard Corrigan.

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