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Further proof that "New Orleans is like Disneyland for day-drinkers."
04/28/2019
Pepper Bowen is Laying Down the Food Law in New Orleans

Further proof that "New Orleans is like Disneyland for day-drinkers."

Food and environmental lawyer Shawn “Pepper” Bowen downs a What the F**k? daiquiri and talks about the regulation of what Americans eat, working with small businesses, and African American land ownership.

"Could the future of the vegan patty be one of uniform flavor manufactured by a handful of companies?"
04/26/2019
The Future of the Veggie Burger

"Could the future of the vegan patty be one of uniform flavor manufactured by a handful of companies?"

Silicon Valley’s meatless tech burgers are a false kind of moral and environmental revolution

If you were a fabulously wealthy lady in 1950s NYC, this is probably what you ate. (Hint: it starts with "chicken salad ...
04/22/2019
Lunching at Neiman Marcus’s Zodiac Room, the One Place in Hudson Yards That Actually Feels Like New York

If you were a fabulously wealthy lady in 1950s NYC, this is probably what you ate. (Hint: it starts with "chicken salad bejewelled with grapes and almonds, gelatin “soufflés” of orange juice and cream, citrus salad dressed with sweet-savory poppy-seed dressing.")

The Zodiac Room knows exactly who its customers are: mostly women, mostly luxury shoppers, and those of us who wish to spend a meal pretending to be one.

"He stirred up trouble, enough that his mother packed him off to live with his paternal grandfather, who had moved back ...
04/18/2019
Review | Kwame Onwuachi’s new memoir is a must-read on what it’s like to be a young, black chef in America

"He stirred up trouble, enough that his mother packed him off to live with his paternal grandfather, who had moved back to Nigeria, where he was an elder among the Igbo people... Onwuachi learned respect, but he also learned about his ancestors, and how he carries their spirit everywhere, even to America, where it is routinely devalued."

The book recounts his tough Bronx upbringing, the racism he’s faced in the industry, and his first restaurant’s implosion.

Things Shaq can't live without: Peppermint Patties, Three Musketeers and a classic Entenmann’s Cheese Danish.
04/12/2019
What Shaq Can’t Live Without

Things Shaq can't live without: Peppermint Patties, Three Musketeers and a classic Entenmann’s Cheese Danish.

“With a regular suitcase, I can’t even fit two pairs of shoes in it. With a Tumi, I can fit six, seven pairs of shoes, underwear, other things.”

2012 median income for Minnesota farms: >$200,000. 2018 median income for Minnesota farms:
04/10/2019
Farm income in Minnesota has worst year since 1980s

2012 median income for Minnesota farms: >$200,000. 2018 median income for Minnesota farms:

It's been a down cycle for nearly five years, and the trade war and weather have exacerbated the problem.

“Everyone knows I can’t be bought. I take one bite and I know." Meet Marryam H. Reshii, the most badass food critic ...
04/04/2019
What It’s Like to Dine with India’s Most Famous Food Critic

“Everyone knows I can’t be bought. I take one bite and I know." Meet Marryam H. Reshii, the most badass food critic in the game.

Legendary restaurant critic Marryam H. Reshii knows the ins and outs of the New Delhi food scene better than anyone.

"No one associates New York, a city in the eastern United States, with good restaurants. That's beginning to change."—...
04/02/2019
For cramped New York, an expanding dining scene

"No one associates New York, a city in the eastern United States, with good restaurants. That's beginning to change."—L.A. Times Food trolling NYC might be our fave 2019 food moment so far

Can New York become a player in the country's dining scene? It may be on its way.

"'Beneficial probiotic cultures' is not something my halmoni ever talked to me about, though it sure sounds healthy."
03/18/2019
Your Hipster Kimchi Could Never | Noah Cho

"'Beneficial probiotic cultures' is not something my halmoni ever talked to me about, though it sure sounds healthy."

There’s something lost when kimchi becomes just another trendy condiment.

Tired: celebrating St. Patrick's Day with green beer. Wired: celebrating St. Patrick's day with currant-studded soda bre...
03/14/2019
Soda Bread and The Full Irish

Tired: celebrating St. Patrick's Day with green beer. Wired: celebrating St. Patrick's day with currant-studded soda bread and a sausage-bacon-egg-mushroom-tomato full breakfast.

I once lived in a cottage in County Cork, Ireland, with seven other women. We were about a mile from the ocean and even less from The Goalpost Pub, one of the only businesses besides the gas station in the tiny village of Shanagarry. It was here, in Cork, that I learned three pivotal things. The fir...

Even meat-lovers will love this lemony, peppery, tangy whole-roasted cauliflower.
03/08/2019
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe

Even meat-lovers will love this lemony, peppery, tangy whole-roasted cauliflower.

This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.

Meet the farm-to-fork chef who's cooking to prevent suicide.
03/06/2019
California Chef Aims To Help Restaurant Workers Prevent Suicide

Meet the farm-to-fork chef who's cooking to prevent suicide.

The restaurant business can be tough on your mental health, and has led some chefs to suicide. Chef Patrick Mulvaney is helping Sacramento kitchen workers learn the warning signs and ask for help.

From pilaf with black sea mussels to giant Georgian soup dumplings. 😍😍
02/28/2019
Mapping the history of Odessa in 10 delicious dishes

From pilaf with black sea mussels to giant Georgian soup dumplings. 😍😍

From forschmak to Armenian kebabs and the bounty of the Black Sea: tracing the history of Ukraine's multicultural port city through food.

Can we feed the world without destroying it?
02/18/2019
Feeding the World Without Destroying It | Civil Eats

Can we feed the world without destroying it?

In a new book, Food First Executive Director Eric Holt-Giménez argues that responsible, truly sustainable food production will require a convergence of diverse social movements.

We've got a serious poke problem in this country. 😐
02/04/2019
There's a Poke Problem

We've got a serious poke problem in this country. 😐

The traditional Hawaiian dish has been co-opted and reinvented by hipster fast-casual chains around the world. This is not cool.

From abundance to scarcity, what eating in sci-fi says about the real world.
01/28/2019
On the Freaky Foods of Fictional Worlds

From abundance to scarcity, what eating in sci-fi says about the real world.

Pick a science fiction character. Doesn’t matter where they’re from. Now, tell me what their favorite food is. You can’t think of anything, can you? In most fiction, the characters eat. You might k…

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