Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Muckrakers and Foodrakers

Somebody asked me why I called this blog Foodraker so I said I would explain here in a blog post! Muckrakers were progressive US journalists of the early twentieth century noted for exposing corruption in business and politics. Hence Foodraker is dedicated among other things to exposing pretentious overpriced restaurants! Theodore Roosevelt used the term first in a speech in 1906. He referred to the use of the term in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and was believed to have been alluding to the titles of William Randolph Hearst's publishing empire (see Wikipedia entry here).

1 comment:

  1. Or in culinary terms, being prepared to bite the hand that feeds?