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

This Chef Wants to Reclaim 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
9.20.18
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
Culture

This Instant Noodle Dish Keeps the Peace in Prison

Mi goreng (often prepared with peanut butter) is the great unifier in Australian prisons.
Mahmood Fazal
5.25.18
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
5.23.18
Fast Food

Denny's Helped Me Realize I Could Be Both Chinese and American

Much like Denny’s—which first opened its doors as a donut shop in Lakewood, California—I also had my transformational coming of age in the outskirts of Los Angeles.
Kaila Yu
5.16.18
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
4.23.18
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
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
ICELAND

What Eating Shark and Whale in Iceland Taught Me About Ethics

Can eating shark and whale meat between scenic geysers and volcanoes bring us back to a pure, earthly paradise and simpler time?
Carlotta Girola
1.8.18
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