Sam Sifton: Hard-Traveling NYT Restaurant Critic

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  08.06.09 | 2:53 PM ET

The latest New York Times restaurant critic was unveiled yesterday, and after the announcement the lucky winner, Sam Sifton, took some questions from readers. Among them: Where would he like to travel on assignment for the Times? By his response, I’m guessing we have a fellow travel enthusiast on our hands:

I’m forwarding [your question] to the accountants and news administrators as complete explanation for why I just booked flights to and hotel rooms in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Brussels, Shanghai, Barcelona, Riga, Los Angeles, Seattle, Toronto, Mexico City, Stellenbosch, South Africa and Big Pine Key, Florida (home to the only credibly fantastic ham and pineapple pizza on Earth—no lie).

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

2 Comments for Sam Sifton: Hard-Traveling NYT Restaurant Critic

Ares Vista 08.12.09 | 5:28 AM ET

What a job! I always wanted to be a restaurant critic, but didn’t have any idea where to start. Now I just eat and complain with no one to listen…

HJ Vogelstein 08.25.09 | 2:18 PM ET

I read your Blue Fish recipes with great interest and agree with you whole heartedly on the wonderful qualities of this fish.

The only problem I have with preparing blue fish in an apartment is the lingering fishy odor that remains for a ling time and permeates the whole place.

Do you have any suggestions on how to either curb this odor or sat least get rid of it quickly?

Thank you very much for your kind assistance.

H. J. Vogelstein

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