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Jewish cuisine
Jewish cuisine

Sephardic Passover Food: Not Your Bubbe’s Matzo Ball Soup

Brisket and gefilte fish feature at many Ashkenazic Passover seders in the US, but the foods of Sephardi Jews are inspired by their roots in the Mediterranean.
Phylisa Wisdom
4.11.17
Books
Books

This ‘Anti-Cookbook’ Celebrates Stealing Recipes

Jonathan Meades, former restaurant critic and author of The Plagiarist in the Kitchen, says that anyone who claims to have invented a dish is delusional. But does anyone actually do that?
Daisy Meager
4.5.17
immigrants
immigrants

Nation of Immigrants: How a Lebanese Restaurant Chain Was Born in Kansas

Alex Harb, the owner of Meddys in Wichita, has his eyes set on rolling out fast-casual Lebanese cuisine across the nation.
Dave Simpson
4.3.17
london
london

How Crossrail 2 Could Destroy One of London’s Oldest Indoor Markets

As proposals for the new rail network threaten bulldoze Tooting Market, we speak to its longstanding food traders and business owners about what the future holds.
Daisy Meager
3.30.17
The Last Bite
The Last Bite

The Last Bite: How Soho’s Oldest Italian Deli Is Surviving Brexit

Lina Stores, long-standing purveyor of regional Italian produce and fresh pasta in London, is already feeling the impact of staff shortages and costly European imports.
Daisy Meager
3.29.17
education
education

How a Lunch Program Is Changing At-Risk Students' Lives

"Most of the men in my life get shot," a ten-year-old girl tells me over a meal at her Baltimore school, where a lunch buddy program has helped disadvantaged students show dramatic improvement in the classroom.
Rachel Anne Warren
3.25.17
Israeli Cuisine
Israeli Cuisine

A Modern Israeli Food Tour of London

To better understand Israeli cooking in Britain today, I joined The Barbary chef Eyal Jagermann and Oxford anthropologist Joel Hart to eat my way around a Turkish grill house, Middle Eastern confectioners, beigel shop, and Iraqi fish joint.
Barclay Bram
3.21.17
The Last Bite
The Last Bite

The Last Bite: The 130-Year-Old London Coffee Shop That Won’t Serve Lattes

Algerian Coffee Stores has been providing Soho’s caffeine fix since 1887.
Daisy Meager
3.20.17
Iranian food
Iranian food

How I Finally Learned to Cook Iranian Food in Time for Persian New Year

Iranians celebrate New Year—Nowruz—on the day of the vernal equinox. Remembering the Persian dishes so loved by my Iranian dad (and spurned by my proudly Turkish Cypriot mum), I asked British Iranian cook Yasmin Khan to help me to prepare a Nowruz feast.
Sirin Kale
3.20.17
Books
Books

How Hunger and Taste Have Secretly Defined the Course of Civilization

In his book Food Fights and Culture Wars, Tom Nealon posits questions like: "Did the advent of the dinner party spark the French Revolution?" and "Did lemonade cure the plague?"
Emily Monaco
3.20.17
MUNCHIES: The Podcast
MUNCHIES: The Podcast

MUNCHIES: The Podcast: Drinking Beers with President Obama’s White House Chef

On the latest episode, we sit down with Sam Kass to discuss what it was like to cook for the leader of the free world, and find out how he convinced Obama to put craft beer in the White House.
Helen Hollyman
3.15.17
Indian Food
Indian Food

How I Brought Modern Indian Food to Bristol

Romy Gill arrived in the UK in 1994 with “a suitcase full of fragrant memories” and the idea to open a restaurant serving dishes inspired by her childhood in West Bengal.
Romy Gill
3.14.17