Listicles often don’t inform the reader and may not be the product of serious research, writes Andrew Sun - who, as a food writer, has written some himself. Photo: Getty Images
Listicles often don’t inform the reader and may not be the product of serious research, writes Andrew Sun - who, as a food writer, has written some himself. Photo: Getty Images
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Mouthing Off by Andrew Sun

Why I loathe lists, especially ‘best restaurants’ lists, that forever tease readers with empty promises

  • The so-called listicle draws us in with its tempting headline, but read it and often it tells us things we already know. Moses has a lot to answer for
  • Food writers are some of the biggest listicle creators, says food writer Andrew Sun, who admits to having created a few lists in his time

Listicles often don’t inform the reader and may not be the product of serious research, writes Andrew Sun - who, as a food writer, has written some himself. Photo: Getty Images
Listicles often don’t inform the reader and may not be the product of serious research, writes Andrew Sun - who, as a food writer, has written some himself. Photo: Getty Images
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