A logistical question for food writers or anyone with insight:
whenever I read a restaurant review it seems amazing the amount of food-per-meal that is covered. Since reviews have deadlines and writers have to come up with material and get a good overview of the subject, my logical assumption is that a writer is forced to play "Jewish Ping-Pong" with his companions, snatching samples or his companions' food. Can anyone eat four apps, three entrees, several desserts, salads, etc. in one meal?!
Is so, does that mean the opinions formed on dishes are done using mere samples?
Or, if a food critic/writer has to go to a restaurant two or three times in a week to experience enough of the food, doesn't that make anonymity an impractical task?
or do all food-writer have elastic stomachs and metabloism the speed of light?