Winter Spice Rice & The Community

Winter Spice Rice & The Community

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QnNQpgfqAYU/UJfjVy_KVRI/AAAAAAAACj0/WQuXuE-ocd4/s1600/awesomecloseup.jpg" //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WEpqCR4nSSY/UR5TEy-NE6I/AAAAAAAADcM/q8aSwoi6J7o/s1600/tadaaaa.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"img border="0" height="22" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WEpqCR4nSSY/UR5TEy-NE6I/AAAAAAAADcM/q8aSwoi6J7o/s320/tadaaaa.png" width="320" //span/a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: left;"br //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: left;"Good morning!/span/divspan style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"I am a blogger.  If you are reading this, then there is a high chance you are too.  If not (hello mum!) then you're probably a friend of mine, or someone I know through other blogs.  However I know you, you're here and you're reading this blog./spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"I swear to god, I have a point./span/divspan style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"I'm not sure how many of you know of the recent twitter dispute that happened between a highly regarded Michelin star chef and an amateur blogger. I won't name names, or link up, most of you probably saw it in the news.  I think it's unfair to saddle either with more negative press./spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"An amateur blogger, not unlike myself, wrote a review (that was fairly nice) about a meal he'd had at a restaurant.  The only thing he'd written negatively was the starter.   The chef, seeing this, went to twitter and started a tirade of abuse at him which over the last day turned into a full scale war of words in which everyone stuck their oar in./span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"I don't know, and couldn't be bothered to read, any further into it, so I'm not well researched, but I'm guessing there is two sides to the story, and both are probably in the wrong./span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"What I did see on the news article, was a little comment about how annoying and pretentious all food bloggers were, thinking they 'were all that' when they were nothing.  Underneath, quite a few people were joining in and agreeing./span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"br //span/divspan style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"Food bloggers were suddenly put under the limelight as being "pretentious know it all's" and "think they know better whilst they hide behind there computer screens", or even "That they aren't even professional writers, yet they think they know everything, passing judgment on people like that"./spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"The bittersweet irony in that unprofessionally written comment, making a judgement on a whole group of people, whilst sitting comfortably behind a screen./span/diva href="http://www.forkandgood.com/2012/11/winter-spice-rice-community.html#more"READ THE FULL POST »/a

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