communism

Off-Menu

Today's Special: The Stranded Guy Who Survived on Hot Sauce Is Getting a Year of Free Taco Bell

Also, someone ordered a three-piece KFC meal and allegedly got two pieces of chicken and a deep-fried rag.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.7.19
politics

Marxist Vegan Restaurant in Michigan Closes for Predictably Marxist Reasons

Unfortunately for Grand Rapids' Garden Diner & Café, refusing to be a traditional business proved to not be very good for, uh, business.
Charley Lanyon
12.12.16
Vietnamese Food

How Vietnam's Colonial History Inspired My Menu

A lot of what people associate as traditional Vietnamese fare—things like banh mis, Vietnamese iced coffee, and even some of the spices used in curry—were all brought to the country when Europe invaded.
Tin Vuong
11.5.15
Havana

I Hung Out with Fidel Castro's Former Chef in Havana

I had come to Havana with a mission: find Fidel Castro’s chef. His restaurant is one of a growing number of <i>paladares</i> recently legalized by the Cuban government.
Noelle Mateer
6.10.15
Germany

MUNCHIES Presents: Real Communist Food of the GDR

Our host Stacy Denzel Janmaat leads us on a journey to find what is left of the notorious, Soviet-influenced GDR cuisine, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall.
Stacy Denzel Janmaat
1.16.15
china

I Ate Spoon-Fed Propaganda on the North Korean Border

It’s unsettling to watch North Korean propaganda during dinner, and even more unsettling to lock eyes IRL with a group of North Korean party officials.
Noelle Mateer
11.3.14
longreads

Red Gold

Around one quarter to one third of Cuban food imports currently come from the USA, including beef— but it's as scarce as soap, pens, and smartphones. Whatever meat they are buying from the US, it seems, is being purchased without being inspected.
Adam Gollner
10.6.14
NORTH KOREA

Gouting About Town with Kim Jong-un

The North Korean leader is too busy to attend to international affairs because he's on his honeymoon with his beloved emmental.
Azikiwe Mohammed
10.4.14