This very interesting profile of the culinary scholar Michael Twitty reinforces one key point for any reader–that African influences on the United States are basically still ignored. African-Ame
It’s always nice when your enemies lay out the terms of engagement so starkly. I am naturally enough talking about defenders of ketchup. I will cling to my gigantic Heinz ketchup until the end.
I found the comments to yesterday’s post on cultural appropriation bizarre. That’s because many commenters do not seem to have a functional definition of cultural appropriation. There were
I know we need another discussion of the relationship between food and authenticity like we need another post about Hillary or Bernie, Which One Will Save America and Which One is Horrible? But I coul
Authenticity is basically a meaningless concept that says everything about the desires of the user and nothing about the history or meanings of an actual thing which the term is used to describe. Nowh
Vietnamese chicken farmers already see the writing on the wall from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. After NAFTA was passed, American food products, especially corn, flooded the Mexican market. That mad
I don’t know that a meat tax could work in reducing consumption to fight climate change, but at least it’s good to see environmentalists understanding that any such move would need to incl
There’s a new Twitter feed dedicated to the food of the 1970s. You should follow it. Some examples: Checkmate, bitch pic.twitter.com/HpQc7Q0RuZ — 70s Dinner Party (@70s_party) December 12,