Eating in One of Britain's Most Racially Divided Towns
Census data shows that white and Asian residents of Blackburn, Lancashire are increasingly divided. I visited restaurants in the town's “Asian quarter” to find out how a council regeneration scheme is forging links between the communities.
The Beauty of the British Hospital Canteen
Despite funding cuts and back door privatization, the NHS is still Britain’s greatest achievement. And where better to taste that founding spirit of care and social justice than in its communal dining spaces?
Meet the Chef Putting David Hockney on a Plate
Inspired by the Tate Britain’s major new exhibition of the British artist’s work, chef Garrett Keown has created a three-course dinner featuring Californian peppers and Yorkshire tea-smoked broth.
What It Means to Be a Real Foodie
Foodie poseurs are coming out of the woodwork these days talking a big game about the nuances of food. It's more than just a word on your Facebook profile or the way you pronounce prosciutto.
How Global Food Prices Led to the Rise of Fast Food
With Western convenience, of course, comes high levels of fat, sugar, and salt.
Inside the Secretive Kitchens of Britain’s North Korean Refugees
“There is nowhere in the UK you can buy North Korean food but I cook it for my family at home everyday,” says Lee Min, a North Korean refugee and chef now living in Manchester.
Why the Best Caribbean Food Comes with a Side of ‘Bad’ Service
In many of Britain’s Caribbean eateries, food rules supreme and service is secondary. “Wha yuh want?” is a totally acceptable and to-the-point way for a server to address their customers.
Japan's Geishas Are Forced to Go Undercover to Get Their Fast Food Fix
According to Asia One, Kyoto’s geiko—the regional title for geisha—have hatched a rather Hollywood-esque ploy for acquiring the object of their desire. They have started wearing disguises so as to not be “outed” as geisha while getting their French fry...
Why Everyone Needs to Shut Up About Kale Already
Sure, kale's pretty good for you, but this is overkill. And this whole time, we may have just fallen for some clever rebranding of a bland leafy green.
Newfoundland's History Tastes Like Salted Cod
I’m an eighth-generation Fogo Islander. We were salt cod people and we’d rarely eat fresh cod, because why would you eat that when you have salted cod? It’s just better.
Inside the 100-Year-Old Temple of Finnish Pancakes
With one of the highest populations of Finns outside of Finland, the city of Thunder Bay in northwestern Ontario has a restaurant that's been serving Finnish pancakes for nearly a century.
Sometimes Feminist Social Theory Is Best Explained Through Pizza
Comedian and YouTube enthusiast Akilah Hughes has taken a novel approach to helping people understand the experience of female minorities.
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