Photo: Mitch Feinberg
AIGA/NY's The Design of Food Presentation is coming up on Friday, November 20th, 2009, and it's high on our radar. Part of their second annual food-meets-design event, "Today’s Specials," which explores "the visuals behind our favorite victuals," the evening is hosted by erstwhile New York Times dining critic and man-about-town Frank Bruni, and [...]
Here's a bonus video clip of Frank Bruni's visit to The Colbert Report's Green Room, with the terrified assistant nervously reading the menu: "For an appetizer, we have some hummus... from a deli... specials, which you can eat from a bowl... also, you can get milk."
Bruni tells him, "Anything is fine. Surprise me," causing a [...]
In the latest episode of The Tomorrow Show, a weekly webcast about the future, Mo Rocca investigated the future of candy, visiting Jelly Belly headquarters and Mother Murphy's Laboratories, a flavoring company. Turns out the future of candy apparently includes exotic flavors like acai and pomegranate, flavor fusions like chili-mango, and chocolate inhalers. Definitely [...]
Says @michelehumes: "Brunimia [broo-NEEM-ee-uh] -noun- Frequent episodes of eye-rolling and nausea following a Bruni media appearance."
As in "This morning, The Atlantic ran a post by Frank Bruni and a piece by Corby Kummer praising Bruni. I got a wicked case of brunimia coming on."
The backlash begins.
The whole time restaurateurs were working with bad information: Frank Bruni told Slate that the photo he was most know for until now — from the book jacket to Ambling Into History, his portrait of George W. Bush — was actually a doctored photograph:
As you know, I tell the story in the book about when [...]
This morning Nightline posted the article that's paired with tonight's segment with Frank Bruni. The associated slideshow has photographs of Bruni in Air Force One with George Bush, in the Bergdorf Goodman salon contemplating a wig, and above, hanging with Pope John Paul II and Dick Cheney. Nightline's articles online are typically close to word-for-word [...]
Gael Greene tweets: "Just saw photo of Frank Bruni on Grub Street? Would you trade in your clunker and buy a new car from this man?" We don't see it.
While it's possible and likely that Frank Bruni has already filed his final reviews, just in case, do not confuse him with these possible doppelgangers. Make additional suggestions, and we'll add it to the doppelganger matrix.