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critiquing the food critic...part 2

This is a review of a Mumbai restaurant that appeared in today's NY times. 

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/03/21/travel/21bites1.html?hpw

I'm reposting the Times of India review from last week for your comparison, & tell me if India's premier newspaper isn't wasting their money employing their current critic.

http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=TOIM/2010/03/17&PageLabel=37&EntityId=Ar03700&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

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critiquing the food critic...

One of the most disappointing aspects of the  food scene in India is the SORE lack of decent food critics.
The job description of a  food critic (even a cartoon one like Anton Ego from the Disney/ Pixar  movie 'Ratatouille') includes having to sample a variety of dishes offered at  the selected restaurant, and explain to the rest of us reading his/her review, about what makes a particular dish special  (positively or negatively), in terms of visual appeal, taste, texture and the combination of flavors. It is not about which socially fashionable joint was paid a visit and the list of what you ordered and whether you liked it or not. Most of our Indian food critics forget that its all about the food & NOT about them.
Listed below are links to two restaurant reviews, published on the same day in two prominent & well respected newspapers.  Independent of which restaurants are being reviewed, I'd like to point out the emphasis of the main subject, viz, the food, in t…