The Daily Meal has released its fourth annual list of the 50 Most Powerful People in Food, and the results are a little different than you may expect. Chefs don't appear until Jose Andres at #18 -- after that it's only Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich (#26), Danny Meyer (#35), Thomas Keller (#37), Alice Waters (#39), and Tom Colicchio (#45). Journalists and writers have an even poorer showing, with New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells at #17, followed by Michael Pollan (#34), Food and Wine's Dana Cowin (#40), Mark Bittman (#42), and Bon Appetit's Adam Rapoport (#49).
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