"Is it all right to boil a sentient creature alive just for our gustatory pleasure?" -- Good ol' David Foster Wallace is getting into some hot water after publishing a lengthy critical article in Gourmet on the Maine Lobster Festival, where thousands of crustaceans are (tortured to death and) eaten each year. Ruth Reichl, editor of Gourmet and my favorite food writer, sort of didn't know what to make of DFW; note to Ruth: you might want to flip through some of his tomes before hiring him again, the footnotes alone will tip you off.

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