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"I've always hated Zagat. If I'm going to listen to someone else's opinions on restaurants, I don't care if I agree or not. I just want to know who they are. If you follow critics, you know whether they're Francophiles, or if they like a lot of spice. I know what [New York Times critic] Pete Wells's biases are. We mostly agree."

— Ruth Reichl, the final editor in chief of Gourmet and a former restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, in an interview with fashion industry publication Daily Front Row.

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