One anonymous reader left a comment in my post who is the BIG BAD BLOGGER?
I know a lot of restos and chefs who collectively despise Anton. His general ignorance of what real cuisine is (and even the obvious tastes and flavors of dishes), is what shocks most of these cooks, chefs, and restos. Of course, his blogger fans, buddies, or accomplices are jumping to his defense like the good little campers they are. Weeeee!
In my general opinion, he should just stick to average restaurants on his self-indulging little trips. He has neither the palate nor the class for such establishments. He is merely a pedestrian. And as such, his blog should not be the standard of good taste or cuisine. He is not a true food critic. Not a culinary expert. Just a normal consumer. So read his blogs with a grain of salt and with low expectations. Bloggers are treading on the thin line of what true journalism is. Without the training and experience that people in publishing have. True there are some gifted ones and some actual writers who have their own blogs, but in general, bloggers have invaded the very center of life as we know it. Flooding it with experiences that should seriously be kept private. Their "diaries" have been a source of power that unfortunately gets abused very often. I really think there should be a limit to what Blogs should really be and do.
Here's another blind item about another supposed Foodie. I know for a fact that a certain DESSERT blogger also likes to get paid. Of course, you may believe what you will. But I know... she likes to have her cake and eat it too. Don't you? Watch out, you may be next in being exposed.
So to the followers of these so-called Foodies and these eat-pray-love happy vultures called Food Bloggers. You all leave a bad taste in my mouth.""
The blogging community is strong and will definitely weather this blow and see it as an opportunity to mature. Extortion---if it is true, is unacceptable and should be condemned along with people who circulate accusations while hiding in anonymity .....