Word on the Street: June 2011

Let's blame it all on the Food Network.

May 20, 2011 Published in the June 2011 issue of Portland Monthly

Chefsploitation noun

The increasingly common misconception that anything in the life of a professional chef is automatically interesting, and therefore fodder for reality TV, fuel for local-celebrity gossip, or a gold-plated draw for a fundraiser.

In a diatribe: “How many charity farm-to-table dinners can one city afford? Chefsploitation has gotten out of control! Someone just posted a Twitpic of Matt Lightner’s new haircut.” See: Top Chef Masters, any food blog. Comparable to: art auctions.

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