The Sporkful

Going Undercover With NY Times Restaurant Critic Pete Wells

37:07 | May 13th, 2019

3 recommendations

NY Times restaurant critic Pete Wells has been called the most read and most feared food writer in the US. He can make or break a restaurant with one review. How does he feel about wielding so much po...Show More


mm recommended:Jun 7th, 2019

I loved this fun and funny episode so much about NYTimes’ food critic! Loved hearing the “forensic” look into food where you eat something bad over again and again to figure out what went wrong with it, “power dynamics” of food critics vs restauranteurs, how to write opinion on food, what happens wh...Show More

mmAug 11th, 2019

@serena Have you listened to this yet about NYT food critic Pete Wells? One of my most favourite episodes ever.

serenaAug 12th, 2019

@mm wow, that's major praise! Definitely adding to my list. Thanks Melody!

mmNov 11th, 2019

@mickeymcleod This was the NYTimes food critic one I was telling you about that's really good. It's one of my all time favourites. Let me know what you think if you give it a listen!

mickeymcleodNov 11th, 2019

@mm awesome thanks so much 👌🏼

danny recommended:Jun 1st, 2019

Enjoyed this interview with a food critic.

virovalkyrie recommended:Jun 1st, 2019

Food critic is like food spy working his way across all the restaurants. Such an interesting profession!

mmJun 1st, 2019

This sounds like my type of episode. I'm excited. Thanks for echoing this!