Adweek's annual food issue features articles on David Chang, Anthony Bourdain, and the viral web series Epic Meal Time.
According to a a new social media analytics report, 77% of all opinions on social media about popular beer brands were positive. The report did not indicate whether users were drunk-tweeting at the time of the analysis.
New York Times Dining Editor Pete Wells has been named the newspaper's chief restaurant critic. Susan Edgerley, former metropolitan editor, will take over leadership of the Dining section.
The AP takes a critical look at Gilt Taste, OpenSky, and other sites that have merged food editorial with online sales of food products.
Adweek: "Once the province of how-to cooking shows, food media has extended its reach—but has it become too big?"
In the wake of Sam Sifton's departure as the New York Times dining critic, the Atlantic ponders whether we are witnessing the end of the career food critic?
Sam Sifton, New York Times dining critic and a former editor of both dining and the culture section, has been named the new national editor for the paper by executive editor Jill Abramson.
According to Women's Wear Daily, New York Times resaturant critic Sam Sifton is a "leading candidate" to become the head of the Times' national desk. An anonymous source told WWD that Sifton "would make the leap in a minute -- he has much greater career ambitions than to be restaurant critic." Via eater.