food safety

Former Detroit Health Inspector Turns Restaurant Horrors into a Photo Show

“I saw a chef take a bowl of cornstarch [and] carry it into the bathroom... When he came back out, there was cornstarch all over his pants, from where he’d put it on his ass."
Jelisa Castrodale

Budget Cookbook Author Shocked to See High-End Pasta Company Stealing His Photo

He seems to be taking it well, jokingly referring to it as “Mac and Cheese-gate” on Instagram.
Jelisa Castrodale

PHOTOS: Lunch on the Port of Tangier, 'Naked Lunch' Style

We travelled to Morocco to follow in the footsteps of William S. Burroughs.
Florian Domergue

The Nostalgic Beauty of Forgotten Pizza Huts

Photographer Ho Hai Tran and his collaborator Chloe Cahill have traveled across continents documenting the reincarnation of the Pizza Hut buildings that once hosted all our childhood birthday parties.
Alex Swerdloff

This Deconstructed 'Dinner Menu' Will Leave You Questioning Everything

Deconstructing dinner through the eyes of a photographer and a chef.
Alex Swerdloff
Fast Food

Let's Talk About These Photos of a Baby Eating a Ton of Taco Bell

They're pretty cute. Also, now we want soft tacos.
Jelisa Castrodale

Delicious Scenes from the Most Deep-Fried Fair in the World

Photographer Chase Hall explores the softer side of stuffing your face with 18-inch corndogs, patriotic nachos, and entire batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Chase Hall

This 22-Year-Old Chef Is Giving New Life to His Father's Old Photo Studio

For 22-year-old chef Theo Friedman, that quest for finding the ideal dining atmosphere has led him to look inward and draw upon his childhood in an unexpectedly tangible way.
Alex Swerdloff
food photography

Martin Parr Doesn't Mind If You Instagram Your Lunch

Waxy sausages, tinned vegetables, white bread: iconic British artist Martin Parr's photos are the antithesis of your carefully arranged avo on toast shot. We met over steak and chips to ask what he makes of the #foodporn proliferating social media.
Tom Jenkins

This Photo of a Potato Sold for a Million Dollars

That story may make the blood of today’s music photographers boil across the land, but there’s no denying that “Potato #345 (2010)” is a good-looking potato. And though Abosch is best-known for his photos, he is also a power connector in Silicon Valley...
Wyatt Marshall

This Surreal Cookbook Turns Food Into Works of Art

A collaboration between a self-taught chef and a self-taught photographer, <i>Papalosophy</i> is a stunning, 210-page cookbook of 80 recipes and a collection of whimsical, bizarre imagery.
Jessica Benavides Canepa
the internet

Researchers Are Lurking Instagram to Survey Teens' Drinking Habits

When the team of researchers prevents their work this week, keep an eye out for the telling photos from that night in August when you guys got super lit in Madison’s grandma’s basement!
Hilary Pollack