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Mints Rule by Fear But Bonbons Do Not

Forget fresh breath, bonbons breed bon mots.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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