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Tasting Notes: It’s your last day on Earth. What are you having for dinner?

Critic Patricia Escárcega talks to U.K. restaurant critic Jay Rayner about his new book.
Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • February 29, 2020
Recently I was interviewed by Jay Rayner, the longtime restaurant critic at the Observer in London, about the differences between American and U.K. restaurant criticism. (In a nutshell: He thinks we American critics are an overly serious,...
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