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The American Palate is Your Passport: On Belonging, Food, and Immigration

Be adventurous, try new things, and immerse yourself in another culture! But only if it costs less than $10 a plate. Read more »

Hungry Ghosts: An Interview with Chef and Author Soleil Ho

The author of new chapbook “Hungry Ghosts” talks about food, writing, and how there’s so much we’re unable to say with mere words. Read more »

A Seat at the Table: The Need for Better Race and Gender Diversity on Netflix's "Chef's Table"

It’s crucial to see the race and gender dynamics at work behind high-end cuisine.  Read more »

"Racist Sandwich" Podcast Serves Up Discussion of Race, Gender, & Food Culture

A podcast at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and nom nom.  Read more »

A Short Resource Guide to Food, Race, and Cultural Appropriation

These podcasts, books, and talks are great starting places for thinking about race and food. Read more »

Cut & Paste: Zines About Food

Food isn’t simple. These five zines tell stories that connect food, family, and identity.  Read more »

I Talked With One of America’s Only Female Sushi Chefs

There’s a strong taboo against women becoming sushi chefs. But that didn’t stop Mikiko Ando.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Snacks

We talk with Top Chef star Karen Akunowicz about how she handles being an executive chef at a super busy restaurant. Then, writer and chef Soleil Ho shares an essay on race, food, and identity and talks about the politics of... Read more »

Backtalk: Donald Trump & Feminism in the Food Industry

This week, the big news is that Republicans are turning on Donald Trump, putting together a viral ad about some of the most sexist things he’s said. We also discuss race and gender at the James Beard Awards and how the restaurant industry is a hotbed of sexual harassment.   Read more »

The Restaurant Industry Is Very Diverse—But It’s White Chefs Who Win Most of the Awards

Since 1990, the James Beard Foundation has put on an annual awards show that, in more ways than one, stands as the food and drink industry’s version of the Academy Awards. In the years since I entered the restaurant world, I’ve repeatedly had the same conversation with coworkers and... Read more »

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