And that’s exactly what happened to Josh Ozersky, a food writer who got married recently in New York and showed poor judgement when planning for his wedding.
The trouble started when he accepted food from his buddies in the business as presents: free bread, dips, seafood, lasagna, strip loins, and a free place to hold the event.
Then he devoted his column on Time magazine’s website to promoting the food and purveyors, never mentioning that his buddies supplied the goods for free, and saying most caterers “aren’t really good cooks” anyway.
Another food writer, Robert Sietsema of the Village Voice, busted him in an open letter, suggesting the food and venue could have cost $24,000 and asking whether he paid. And then the New York Times did a fascinating story about not only Ozersky but the whole issue of restaurants getting an increasing number of requests for free meals.
Time got so many comments on Ozersky’s column that they [Read more…] about Food Writer Busted on Free Wedding Meal