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Anthony Bourdain: Motor City Wannabe

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain traveled the world, but his heart was in Motown.


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What's Wrong with Our Food System? Capitalism.

Our food system is working exactly as it should under capitalism.That's the problem. An interview with Food First Director Eric Holt-Gimenez.

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In Praise of Regulars and of Nobu Matsuhisa -- Because People Who Work Hard Are Cool

Honest and earnest hospitality, with no false face or bogus promises, is perhaps the most authentic type of performance art when it comes to matters of dining and drinking.

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Google's Burger Emoji: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

To those who would deny the Google burger because it's messy, I say, get a napkin and get over it.

Food Drink

Mints Rule by Fear But Bonbons Do Not

Forget fresh breath, bonbons breed bon mots.

Politics

'What She Ate' Illustrates How Food Can Shift Balances of Power in Surprising Ways

Laura Shapiro’s portraits alternate between a female’s sense of rebelliousness and capitulation in the struggle for food sovereignty.

Science

'Flavor': It's Not on the Tip of Your Tongue

Do you think cilantro tastes like soap? Do you ever get a hit of barnyard off a fine Bordeaux? Flavor will end up taking wine snobs down a peg while lifting up everyone else.

Interviews

By Wonka, for Wonka, Against Wonka: The Eugene J. Candy Co.

Fickelgrubers, Prodnoses, and Slugworths: modern candy "freak" Eugene J. reflects on the science behind the literary legend, Willy Wonka.

Travel

Eleven Madison Park vs Alinea: The Ultimate Restaurant Grudge Match

On the comparative merits of Eleven Madison Park versus Alinea, on the occasion of Eleven Madison Park being named the best restaurant in the world.

Books

'Egg': Bloomsbury's Eggscellent Mission

Does Humpty Dumpty freak you out more or less than salmonella? Bloomsbury's Object Lessons books offer fodder for daily mindfulness.

Events

On the Glories of Mardi Gras and Trump's Inaugural Just Desserts

I suppose sometimes a cake is just a cake, but more often than not, it’s not.

Books

Three Americans Visited Cuba...

Dan Goldberg, Andrea Kuhn and Jody Eddy visited Cuba three times. Then they wrote a cookbook.

Books

Home Culinary Exploration Has Never Been More Fervent

Ever wondered what the difference between cinnamon and cassia is? The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs will teach you.

Culture

Amazon Go Is Hacking Away at the "Poetics" of Supermarkets

Grocery shopping is one of the earliest forms of schooling that we experience.

Media

Let the Critics Out of the Closet

Anonymity turns restaurant critics into some kind of stealthy ninja with a distant or even adversarial stance, and this benefits no one.

Food Drink

Face It, Foodies: The À la Carte Is Over

Let's not be afraid to entrust more chefs with curating our meals.

Books

To Each Her Own Avocado Toast: Philosophers at Table

Philosophers at Table declares Cartesian dichotomies the ruin of food, with delicious results.

Events

Lick Your Fingers. Bite Your Nails. Now How's That Appetite?

You’ll really feel like you’re in a KFC when those 11 herbs and spices waft up your nostrils on a wave of ethyl acetate.

Culture

Stephen Colbert's Consumption of Junk Food Is Deeply American -- and Catholic

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert examines food in a manner that is Catholic. But also, it engages with food in a manner that is catholic.

Reviews

Questlove's 'Somethingtofoodabout' Is Immensely Satisfying

Questlove’s Somethingtofoodabout showcases how the performing arts necessitate a different kind of creativity.

Books

'Meathooked' Gets Hung-Up on Its Own Problems

Beneath a thin veneer of science journalism lies a vegetarian manifesto.

Food Drink

Soylent: Ingesting the Future

An exploration of lifestyle branding for the coming environmental apocalypse.

Interviews

Effortless Deliciousness: The 'Bite Me' Sisters Have Got It Licked

With Lick Your Plate, their latest cookbook, these sisters endeavour to bring meals humming with deliciousness and humor to your table.

Books

Where Are All the Black Cooks in America's Rich Culinary History?

Rich in culture and historical detail, Toni Tipton-Martin's The Jemima Code acknowledges a culinary legacy too long overlooked.

Food Drink

On the Disturbing Disaster Pornography That Is 'Knife Fight'

Watching the Esquire television network's food show brings to mind how Jean Baudrillard was so right about the ugliness in our reflections of reality.

Books

What You Eat Is You

We all must learn to eat. Yet how we are taught, by whom, and with what foods bode for a lifetime of good or ill. From First Bite to last, you won't be able to stop... until it's finished.

Performing Arts

Alinea Emphasizes Ideology: You Have No Choice But to Think While You Eat

Alinea is my kind of noun, shot through with an intentionality so thorough in its precision and detail that it teeters wonderfully on the edge between magic and psychosis.

Politics

What Can Mushrooms Tell Us About the End of Capitalism?

An anthropologist ties together mushrooms, salvage accumulation, and the end of capitalism’s progress narrative.

Books

'A Change of Appetite' Is a Cookbook Game-Changer

When her physician asked her to lose weight, Diana Henry searched for delicious food that was "accidentally healthy". The wonderful A Change of Appetite is the result.

Books

What's It Really Like When Women Face the (Professional) Stove?

Reading Women Chefs of New York at a local diner with a Chinese shrine above the cooktop, I wondered what those chefs would have to say about women’s roles in professional kitchens.

Books

Hachisu's Relentless Curiosity About Japanese Food Is Our Gain

When Nancy Hachisu wrote, "I could write a whole book about Japanese pickles", she wasn't kidding. Here it is with her second cookbook, Preserving the Japanese Way.

Books

What Can a Book Really Tell You About Whiskey?

If you're old enough to drink whiskey, you're too old for scratch n' sniff.

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