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Scott Walker, Gourmand

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On July 6, 2019
I’m not going to implicate the entire Midwest, largely because Simon is a Wisconsite, but what the hell is going on here? Veggie pizza on the lake! Mmmmmm! pic.twitter.com/iSiILxwibs— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 6, 2019 Ok…….Is that like a chip with ranch, some chopped broccoli and tomatoes, and shredded cheese passing for pizza? Really? What […]

On Authenticity

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On May 23, 2019

All “authenticity” actually means is white people feeling like they having a proper experience looking at other people. That this desire for authenticity–whether in food, music, clot

Beyond Meat

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On April 16, 2019

I used to be a vegetarian for 10 years. That is no longer true. But one strong principle still stands–if the meat is terrible, why kill an animal for it? That’s especially true in low leve

End Ag-Gag Laws

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On January 13, 2019

One of the worst things about modern America are ag-gag laws, passed in many states over the past decade to keep undercover animal rights reporters from finding out and publicizing the abuse to animal

On Tortillas

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On December 22, 2018

Thanks to globalization, the tortilla is in decline. From the city to the countryside, the Mexican tortilla is in crisis. Consumption has dropped nearly 45 percent in the last 35 years, according to t

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This I Believe

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On November 21, 2018
It’s time for the annual truth-telling session of Thanksgiving food: It is largely bad. 1) Turkey is an atrocity. I love how every November we see a zillion articles that read “If you do this one trick that takes 8 days, you will create an edible meal.” Wow, compelling. I loved that brining was supposed […]

Bagelghazi

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On September 13, 2018

Despite my strong opinions about condiments, I am not really a food fundamentalist, at least in terms of what is or is not appropriate about what belongs on a food, with the rare notable exceptions su

Summer Food Thread

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On July 14, 2018

To quote June Carter, it’s hotter than a pepper sprout out there, at least in much of the country. And yet, I still need to eat. Other than eating a huge chunk of Limberger to make everyone with

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I was already blaming ketchup for everything wrong with America, but now here’s some evidence, as we have a Smithsonian piece on how ketchup is emblematic of the entire American industrial food system. Even if it doesn’t see this as negative, maybe you should. In addition to its industrial recipes, Heinz also was instrumental in […]
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