Memphis: The Year 2007 in Food and Dining 

Nationally, LA Weekly writer Jonathan Gold's 2007 Pulitzer Prize in the criticism category — the first Pulitzer ever presented to food writing — was a great accomplishment. Not so great was Colby Buzzell's Esquire article about the tamale trail, which presented a disappointingly stereotypical view of the South.

Locally, Commercial Appeal food critic Leslie Kelly departed the Bluff City in early 2007 and now freelances for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. During her three-year stint at the CA, Kelly's enthusiastic, stranger-in-a-strange-land approach drew her share of both loyal followers and angry detractors ...

Read the rest of Simone Wilson's look at 2007 in food and dining.

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