New acquaintances are always curious about the life of a food critic, and in particular, the supposed glamour that comes with the job. I can't tell you how many times people have asked me about getting free food.
Not me. I usually pass along invitations to other writers who don't need to be anonymous. If you're at an event, you might meet one of my coworkers instead of me -- Wynter Holden is often covering things for Chow Bella.
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