Culture

death

A Brief History of the People Paid to Eat Other People's Sins Away

Bread placed on the chest of the laid-out body sucked up the sins of Victorian-era dead, which would then be consumed by a paid professional.
Shoshi Parks
10.29.18
Cultural Appropriation

Meet the Woman Decolonising Bone Broth

Mithalee Rawat sees her bone broth as a way of reclaiming the culture she’s watched be appropriated for decades.
Frances Watthanaya
10.23.18
jewish food

A Guide to the Sleeper Hits of the Jewish Deli

As a Nice Jewish Girl, I was raised on an assortment of nose-to-tail shtetl classics that never made it mainstream.
Rachel Myerson
9.21.18
cake

Bakers Are Tired of Everyone Wanting the Same Instagram-Ready Cake

"Many cakes out there aren't good, but they get away with it because of their presentation.”
Alicia Kennedy
7.25.18
Culture

'Bad Appetite' Puts the Food World's Cultural Appropriation on the Chopping Block

Comedian Jenny Yang uses her nascent YouTube series to showcase underrepresented voices in food.
Tiffany Do
7.23.18
South American food

Meet the Couple on a Mission to Make Arepas as Popular as Burgers

Kathe Cunin and Gus Salguero started Arepa and Co., a Venezuelan restaurant in East London, with one ambition: to get as many people as possible trying the traditional stuffed cornbread.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
6.8.18
Culture

How Drag Queen Bingo Turned a Hamburger Joint Into a Legend

The burgers are huge, the leg-long cocktails are boozy, and the queens are plentiful.
Esther Tseng
5.24.18
Culture

The Tea Dance Is Part of NYC's LGBTQ Living History

It's the best way to reconcile your love of partying with your early-ass bedtime.
Joanne Spataro
4.24.18
pubs

This Small Town Pub Fought the Odds to Become Yorkshire’s Coolest Music Venue

The Golden Lion in Todmorden has hosted British techno legend Andrew Weatherall and Justin Robertson. Mr. Scruff loved the place so much, he refused his fee after playing there.
Kamila Rymajdo
3.12.18
Culture

How Words Like Aquafaba, Kombucha, and Queso Got Added to the Dictionary

We asked Merriam-Webster how they decide what words make the cut.
Natalie B. Compton
3.9.18
Culture

Food Festivals Are the New Music Festivals

From viral pizza parties to chicken nugget festivals, Instagrammable food events are filling a gap in the market for experience-seeking millennials.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
3.5.18
refugees

How an Afghan Refugee is Changing Venice's Restaurant Landscape

Hamed Ahmadi now has five restaurants in northeastern Italy's Veneto region and has helped employ many young refugees from the Middle East and Africa.
Marco De Vidi
1.16.18