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Sure, I could write about impeachment and the decline of American democracy or climate change, or, God forbid, the Democratic primary. But I’ve been occupied with a far more interesting issue of late: Why is it that we refer to canned tuna as “tuna fish” when we don’t do that with any other kind of […]

The Taco Chronicles

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On August 14, 2019

I only got back from Mexico two weeks ago, but when I turned on Netflix last week looking for a different show, I saw something called The Taco Chronicles. Obviously I was going to check that out. Thi

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A Disqualifying Admission

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On July 28, 2019
I routinely dismiss trivial events such as debates. Total waste of time. But this, now this stuff matters. Buttigieg may have just lost California. Asked if he eats salsa mixed with ranch dressing, he said that while he is a “purist,” he will partake in the combo “under certain circumstances” if someone else has prepared. […]

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

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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 level fast food. What possible good is it to eat a McDonald’s burger or Taco Bell taco? That food is […]

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

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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 the nutritionist Julieta Ponce of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, to 125 pounds per person in 2016 from 225 pounds in 1982, […]

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 t

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

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