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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
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The Untold Story of Harlem's 'Whiskey Rebellion,' the Civil Rights Campaign for Black Liquor Salesmen

The fight against 'Jim Crow jobs' took blood, sweat, tears, and boycotts.
Cynthia R. Greenlee
2.22.18
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Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor Is the Unsung Godmother of American Food Writing

'Vibration Cooking' was a landmark cookbook. But the culinary pioneer has yet to get her due.
Mayukh Sen
2.20.18
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We Were Promised the World's Most Delicious Mangoes. They Never Came.

Although the ban on India's Alphonso mangoes was lifted a decade ago, they're still virtually impossible to find in America. Here's why.
Myles Karp
2.7.18
san francisco

The Freaky, Fabulous Story of Marlena's, San Francisco's Santa-Studded Drag Bar

Marlena’s may be gone, but everyone has a story to tell about the most Christmassy drag bar—or draggiest Christmas bar—there ever was.
Mayukh Sen
12.19.17
cocaine

Is Cocaine Vegan? It Depends on Who You Ask.

Some people insist that cocaine is vegan. Others cite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.
Mayukh Sen
11.29.17
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Preeti Mistry Is Shutting Down Her Restaurant, but She’s Not Going Away

"It's going to kill me if I try to do it all," says Mistry, who just released 'The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook'. "I'd like to be superhuman, but I'm not."
Mayukh Sen
11.2.17
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Nigella Lawson Is Still Proud to Be an Amateur

As she returns to our screens with a new TV series, the OG domestic goddess speaks about the joy of simple food and being a happily unprofessional chef.
Phoebe Hurst
10.30.17
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Who Is Guy Fieri?

Meeting the man who lives below the frosted tips, and discovering why a little bit of him lives in all of us.
Helen Hollyman
2.16.17
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Wheat As a Weapon of War in Syria

How the Syrian regime, rebels, jihadists, and NGOs are fighting for control of of the country's most powerful resource.
Emma Beals
6.23.16
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You’re Eating Fake Tortillas, and Diana Kennedy Is Pissed Off About It

Pushing 90, the reigning legendary dame of Mexican cooking calls for an eater’s revolt, and simply doesn’t take any bullshit. I had the chance to spend an afternoon at her home in Michoacán, where she expressed her thoughts on the state of Mexican...
Daniel Hernandez
5.7.14
beer

The Walter White of Beer

Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, a Danish chemistry teacher, ended up founding one of the world's most acclaimed microbreweries, Mikkeller. Now, he's running a budding international beer empire that's much better than meth.
Lars Hinnerskov Eriksen
4.17.14