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Vanity Fair food writer Corby Kummer likened them to a form of culinary dictatorship. New York Times critic Pete Wells says they're "spreading like an epidemic" across the country. They're tasting menus, small portions of several dishes as a single meal. And these days, they're a hot topic.
What do Valley chefs and restaurateurs have to say about the current backlash to this wonderful, terrible way of dining? Here's what a few of them had to say: