Something Fishy About the Food Critic


Something Fishy About the Food Critic

Illustration: Shivali Devalkar


here is a new species in town and it is insidious. Its members come in varying shapes and sizes but besides a shared love of food, they have in common an even deeper devotion to spreading this love via social media. Oftentimes you find them perched on the bar chair next to you, phone-hand aimed at the heady beverage in front while the free hand does the real work – burrowing deep inside that vat of free buttered popcorn.

When they’re done there’s not a trace of grease, and 11 #foodporn portraits, which they then proceed to make even more Instagram-worthy, in their #ootd. Behold the new Indian food critic.