food

Chef’s Kiss: Soleil Ho Doesn’t Want to Be the First and Only

Her journey is less about accolades and more about ensuring she isn’t “the only one” in the notoriously exclusive food and restaurant space.

“Diners, Dudes, and Diets” Reveals the Absurdity of Gendered Food

By naming and examining dude food, Emily J.H. Contois gives us the language and historical context for an omnipresent phenomenon we’ve all surely noticed. Read more »

Let It Burn: Transgender Cooks Are Changing Kitchen Culture

Transgender women are making a home in the professional kitchen by refusing in place. Read more »

Gone Rotten: “Bon Appétit” Is Emblematic of the Problem with Food Media

Though there’s a broader spotlight on Bon Appétit’s failures right now, they’re working from an old playbook. Read more »

In Bad Taste: The Alison Roman Fiasco Illustrates the Whiteness of Food Media

We continue to enable the conditions in the food industry that marginalize chefs and food personalities of color. Read more »

Dinner Party for One: Cooking for Yourself in the Age of Social Distancing

Cookbooks are great, but they often aren’t taking into account that some of us are cooking for one. Read more »

The Patriarchy Is in the Pudding

Making Christmas pudding is turning out to be like childbirth or menopause—one of those things women don’t talk about, and when you get there yourself, you realize that it would’ve been great for someone to have mentioned incontinence, vaginal dryness, or the need for inordinate upper body strength... Read more »

For “Great British Baking Show” Contestants, The Real Loss is the Endless Trolling

It’s not just about harassing women online—it’s about re-establishing gendered power dynamics and punishing those who flirt with the domestic on public-facing platforms. Read more »

Food Fight: SNAP Restrictions Are Penalties for Poverty

For the poor in this country, food is often linked to shame and dehumanization. Read more »

Popaganda: Stovetop Social Justice

The Los Angeles-based organization Miry’s List has been supporting thousands of individuals and hundreds of families resettling as refugees in the United States since 2016.   Read more »

A Pleasure to Burn: One Family’s Hot-Sauce Heirloom

In my family, harming yourself is unholy, unless that harm is eyes watering from tasting hot sauce. Read more »

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