food

Incendiary New Food Industry Documentary "Fed Up" Misses the Mark

A portion of the poster for new documentary Fed Up and an factoid from the film. The line between legitimate health advocacy and body shaming is a precarious one. So what does it look like when yet another food documentary sets out to “... Read more »

The Cost of Kale: How Foodie Trends Can Hurt Low-Income Families

Last month, I sounded off about the new Whole Foods campaign rebranding collard greens as the next big superfood. Their efforts have resulted in public backlash over cultural appropriation and... Read more »

Just Eat It: A Comic About Food and Cultural Appropriation

This comic is about the cultural appropriation of food—the tendency of people to easily co-opt “ethnic” cuisine as their own, while simultaneously obsessing over the “authenticity” of food. Read more »

#FoodGentrification and Culinary Rebranding of Traditional Foods

Since the beginning of January, Whole Foods has been screaming it from their Facebook pages, corporate blog, news affiliates, and tastefully designed signage: “Collards are the new kale!” While at first glance this just seems like a flash-in-the-pan and downright lazy line of ad copy, its casual,... Read more »

Eating Out: Real Talk with “Meaty’s” Samantha Irby

“Food is soothing, and my drugs of choice are the foods that feel the best.” Read more »

Steamed Up: The Slow-Roasted Sexism of Specialty Coffee

Women baristas are now suffering from some of the same setbacks women chefs have encountered for several decades. Read more »

Craving the Other: One woman's beef with cultural appropriation and food

For a long time, Vietnamese food made me uncomfortable. It was brothy, weirdly fishy, and full of the gross animal parts that other people didn’t seem to want. It was too complicated. I wanted the straightforward, prefabricated snacks that I saw on television: Bagel Bites, Pop-Tarts, chicken... Read more »

Food From the Cusps: A Q&A with Kay Ulanday Barrett

This article appears in our 2014 Winter issue, Food. Subscribe today! Kay Ulanday Barrett is a spoken-word artist, poet, performer, and activist who has engaged in collaborations with a number of righteous organizations for racial and gender justice, including the Brown Boi Project and the... Read more »

In New Book "Defiant Daughters," 21 Women Write About Vegans, Meat, and Feminism

Our ethical decisions are our own. But Defiant Daughters, the new anthology of feminist food politics out this spring from ... Read more »

SNAP Judgment: Why No Food Stamps for Felons is a Bad Idea

When Sara Kruzan was seventeen, she was convicted of first-degree murder of a man who had subjected her to sexual abuse and forced prostitution. Earlier this month—18 years after her conviction—the ... Read more »

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