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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
cuba

How to Eat Like a Cuban in Havana

If you visit Cuba, you should eat like a Cuban, in places where Cubans usually go. You’ll spend no more than $20 a week, though that can often equal many Cubans’ monthly salaries.
Luis Cobelo
12.29.15
mexico

The Future of Food According to Andrew Zimmern

I joined chef and <i>Bizarre Foods</i> host Andrew Zimmern in Oaxaca, where we ate stone soup and a salsa made from fatty ants, and talked about whether the future was full of Soylent or insect protein.
Alice Driver
9.2.15
longreads

How New Orleans' Restaurant Industry Helped Revive the City After Katrina

Katrina "taught me that New Orleans is bigger than me,” says chef John Besh, whose name and restaurants are synonymous with the city.
Phil McCausland
8.27.15
longreads

How Mission Chinese Transformed noma into a Wonderland of Fried Chicken and 'Titanic'

I watched Danny Bowien and Angela Dimayuga transform the world-renowned restaurant noma into a Gonzo-esque space where beautifully composed dishes including koji-fried chicken paired with weed were served alongside the <i>Titanic</i> soundtrack. The...
Lisa Abend
7.13.15
longreads

The Dark Side of Daiquiri Beach

I went to Daiquirí Beach, tracing the birthplace of that famous cocktail, to find out what’s shaking there today. What I discovered, however, was something I could not have predicted.
Adam Gollner
5.3.15
longreads

How Grandma's Secret Recipe Took Mission Chinese Food to the Next Level

You'll see Josefina's House Special Chicken on the menu at the new Mission Chinese Food, but you won't know the full story until you talk to Executive Chef Angela Dimayuga.
Hilary Pollack
3.23.15
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
longreads

You’re Eating Fake Tortillas, and Diana Kennedy Is Pissed About It

Pushing 90, the reigning legendary dame of Mexican cooking calls for an eater’s revolt, and simply doesn’t take any bullshit.
Daniel Hernandez
5.7.14
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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 Eriksen
4.17.14
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