Some of my fondest memories of great meals are centered around the company first, food second. Yet our relationships are now initiated through a dizzying array of social media that creates a buffer to real friendship, formed through the safety of the web.
If one of Noma's chefs told me the name of her favorite Copenhagen eating place, I would put it on my list. Now there's a nicely designed little guide book to the city based on just that sort of recommendation
Cruise ship dining once conjured up images of gluttons bellying up to the buffet. Now gastronomy trumps gluttony: A more discerning generation of foodies is selecting ships and itineraries based on their culinary allure.